How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux Easy Guide

October 25, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

LAMP Ubuntu 16.04 Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install LAMP Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS GNU/Linux Desktop/Server.

First, currently the Ubuntu 16.04 default LAMP Stack is composed of: 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.

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

LAMP PHP 7 Lubuntu 22.04 Installation – Step-by-step
  1. First, Open a Shell Session
    Or Login into Server Shell
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop.

    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install LAMP Ubuntu 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 see: How to Enable sudo

  3. How to Enable Apache2 mod_rewrite Module on Ubuntu.

    Enabling Apache2 Rewrite for Ubuntu
  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 see: How to Enable sudo
    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:
    In case Replace “localhost” with your Server IP in the above URL.
    How to Install LAMP Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu.

    GNU/Linux Apache2 Virtual-Host Quick Start

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