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I am from mac os x background. To control my apache, mysql, and php, I used to use MAMP tool available for mac os x.

On my ubuntu, I have installed all the required softwares but, I want a good UI tool to control my apache. To be specific, I change my document root too often, so I want a GUI tool to where I can just browse for desired document root, and restart the server.

Is there any such tool available?

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The equivalent tool to MAMP for Linux/ Ubuntu is LAMP.

I believe this is what you are looking for.

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MAMP is more than an installer. You can manage various aspects of your web dev environment, but probably the most commonly used is you can stand up a new site on your system with it's own domain name in seconds. It makes web development easy. So things that install Apache, PHP & MySQL only satisfy the least important aspect of what MAMP does.

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Sounds like XAMPP might be what you're looking for -

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Basically inorder to use apache, mysql and php you need to install each component as they are all different programs for different purpose:

sudo apt-get install php5 mysql-server php5-mysql apache libapache2-mod-php5

and you need to start/stop mysql and apache as:

sudo service apache2 start/restart/stop
sudo service mysql start/restart/stop

I think mysql supports upstart as well so you can do:

sudo start/restart/stop mysql 

Or you can install tasksel and install LAMP stack:

sudo apt-get install tasksel

and in terminal do:

sudo tasksel and choose LAMP Server which will install all required components for apache, mysql and php.

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If you use unity you can use a quicklist for starting/stopping LAMP after installing: What Custom Launchers and Unity Quicklists are available?


There is xampp.

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