How to Install LAMP PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Easy Guide

April 19th, 2018 by thelinuxevangelist

Install LAMP PHP 5.6 Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

You are Welcome! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install LAMP PHP 5.6 in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS GNU/Linux.

And to achive this Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP PHP 5.6 Installation you have first to Setup the needed PPA Repository.

Finally, the LAMP Stack 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 PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. First Open a Shell Session
    Or Login into Server Shell
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Ubuntu desktop.

    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install LAMP PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal
  2. How to Install PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu GNU/Linux:

    PHP 5.6 Install Ubuntu
  3. Then to Install Complete LAMP Stack

    sudo apt install apache2 mysql-server php5.6-mysql

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

  4. And for Installing the PHP 5.6 Apache Module

    sudo apt install libapache2-mod-php5.6

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

  5. How-to Enable Apache2 mod_rewrite Module on Ubuntu

    Enabling Apache2 Rewrite for Ubuntu
  6. 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:

    <?php
    phpinfo();
    ?>
    

    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:

    http://localhost/info.php

    How to Install LAMP PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - PHP Info
    You should Successfully see the PHP Info notice similar to here above :)

  7. How-to Create an Apache 2 Virtual Host on Ubuntu:

    Ubuntu Apache2 Virtual-Host Quick-Start

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