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I need your help.

  1. I wanted to install php , mysql and apache server

  2. How to run php web application in server?

  3. How to connect php web application to mysql?

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IMHO you would be better off asking this question in serverfault. – karel Apr 24 '13 at 15:41
but i want to execute my own code ..... HOW TO EXECUTE MY CODE MAN???? – user230341 Apr 6 '14 at 12:58

This answer provides details on LAMP and PHP Install. This answer provides the details on "how to run php" on your web server.

In this answer you'll get the steps on how to install MySQL. But the details on how to connect php into mysql are too long and probably off topic right here. So I suggest you to first meet the requirements to properly run LAMP.

Additionally you may wish to have a look at this post on howtoforge, of which I place here the relevant things for your convenience:

Installing LAMP On Ubuntu For Newbies

In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux.

Install Apache

To start off we will install Apache.

  1. Open up the Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal). (Ctrl+T also works)
  2. Copy/Paste the following line of code into Terminal and then press enter:

    sudo apt-get install apache2

  3. The Terminal will then ask you for you're password, type it and then press enter.

Testing Apache

To make sure everything installed correctly we will now test Apache to ensure it is working properly.

  1. Open up any web browser and then enter the following into the web address:


You should see a folder entitled apache2-default/. Open it and you will see a message saying "It works!" , congrats to you!

Install PHP

In this part we will install PHP 5.

Step 1. Again open up the Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal). Step 2. Copy/Paste the following line into Terminal and press enter:

sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5

Step 3. In order for PHP to work and be compatible with Apache we must restart it. Type the following code in Terminal to do this:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Test PHP -- To ensure there are no issues with PHP let's give it a quick test run.

Step 1. In the terminal copy/paste the following line:

sudo gedit /var/www/testphp.php

This will open up a file called phptest.php.

Step 2. Copy/Paste this line into the phptest file:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Step 3. Save and close the file.

Step 4. Now open you're web browser and type the following into the web address:


The page should look like this:

enter image description here

Good luck!

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I just get a blank page when I do this. I can run a .html file but the php files just turn up blank. If I type in just 'localhost' I get this: post_title; ?> > 'postThumb', 'alt' => ''.get_the_title().'', 'title' => ''.get_the_title().'')); ?> 'postThumb alignleft', 'alt' => ''.get_the_title().'', 'title' => ''.get_the_title().'')); ?> What do? – GoProCameraByGoPro Mar 11 '15 at 22:07
Does it occur when you try to reach localhost or the localhost/testphp.php ? – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Mar 12 '15 at 5:18
The results you are receiving like ".get_the_title()." etc, seems to be related to a CMS like Wordpress, Joomla, etc. Please verify your current www folder has an index.php and check its contents. If you need further details on this it will be great if you open your own question to receive the proper help. This question seems to be solved for now. In addition, there is a site in which you can find help for WP CMS, but if it is related to a different one you should find the proper forum to request for help as this is an Ubuntu related support place. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Mar 12 '15 at 22:03
But, if you have these issues by running the code provided in the answer then please make sure you have already installed all the recommended software in order to get the right results. Remember that you need PHP5 installed to have Apache process PHP files, you need to install the PHP module for Apache: sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Mar 12 '15 at 22:05
Please check this answer: and inform if you succeed. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Mar 14 '15 at 16:35

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