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Ubuntu Install LAMP using Tasksel

Tasksel installation

First we need to install Tasksel (Tasksel is a Debian/Ubuntu tool that installs multiple related packages as a co-ordinated “task” onto your system. This program is used during the installation process, but users can also use tasksel at any time.)

open teminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and execute the command

sudo apt-get install tasksel

 install tasksel

After installing Tasksel open the tasksel

sudo tasksel


Move the cursor using arrow key and keep cursor near LAMP server and press space button from keyboard for selection, after selecting you can see a star inside the square bracket  (press the space again for remove selection )

select for install

Press enter key for proceed installation

while installing it will ask for mysql user password and confirm password. Provide password and press enter key to proceed



You are done with the installation,

You can see a www folder created in /var folder.

Open your browser and type http://localhost you can see a default page.


Now you can create your php files inside /var/www/html (Document root) folder, if you kee the folder outside html folder (/var/www) it will not work.

How to change document root

Open default.conf file (located in /etc/apache2/site-available/000-default.conf) with super user permission

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf


You can see the DocumentRoot /var/www/html, this you can change to /var/www (you can set any of your folder as document root just give your folder path after DocumentRoot )


Save this file

create a php file outside html folder (/var/www) and add some content


Restart apache and test http://localhost/index.php in your browser


By bm on September 25, 2016 | ubuntu | A comment?
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