How-to Install LAMP on Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux Easy Guide

January 16th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

LAMP Quick-Start for Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial

Hello Xubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install LAMP Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS 32/64bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

First of all the Xubuntu 16.04 default LAMP Stack is coposed by: Apache, MySQL and PHP 7.

So thanks to the new Zend Engine 3.0, your PHP 7 apps see up to 2x Faster performance and 50% better Memory consumption than PHP 5.x.

In conclusion LAMP is de facto Web Development Standard. Today, the products that make up the LAMP stack are included by default in nearly all Linux distributions.

How-to Install LAMP Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install LAMP Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal
  2. Then to Install the LAMP Web Server

    sudo apt install apache2 php mysql-server php-mysql

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  3. How-to Enable Apache2 mod_rewrite Module on Xubuntu

    Enabling Apache2 Rewrite for Xubuntu
  4. And for Installing the PHP 7 Apache Module

    sudo apt install libapache2-mod-php

    Please note that this package ONLY works with Apache’s prefork MPM, as it is not compiled thread-safe.

  5. Finally to Test LAMP WebServer Installation
    Access the Server document’s location:

    cd /var/www/html

    Create a PHP Info file:

    sudo nano info.php

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    And Append:


    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor ;)
    Set the www-data as User and Group:

    sudo chown www-data:www-data info.php

    Then Open on Browser the URL:


    How-to Install LAMP Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial - PHP Info
    You should Successfully see the PHP Info notice similar to here above :)

  6. How-to Create an Apache 2 Virtual Host on Xubuntu:

    Ubuntu Apache2 Virtual-Host Quick-Start
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