How to Install LAMP PHP 5.6 on Ubuntu Based OSes

April 19, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install LAMP PHP 5.6 Ubuntu

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install LAMP PHP 5.6 in Ubuntu GNU/Linux Based Systems.

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

Furthermore, this LAMP Setup is valid for All the Last LTS Release like: 14.04, 16.04, and 18.04.

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 GNU/Linux distributions.

How to Install LAMP Ubuntu - 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 Ubuntu - 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 see: How to Enable sudo

  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 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 - 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.

    GNU/Linux Apache2 Virtual-Host Quick Start

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