I'm new in server-side programming. I need lampp and mysql running on my computer. I have installed mysql using tasksel lamp-server, and then install php with apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 phpmyadmin. And now I have now ideas how to use them. In xampp on Windows I needed only to copy my php files in htdocs directory. How to run php files in Linux and connect them to my MySQL?
Maybe you should install the following software first.
sudo apt-get install apache2 sudo apt-get install mysql-server sudo apt-get install mysql-client sudo apt-get install php5 sudo apt-get install php5-gd sudo apt-get install php5-mysql sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
and then, you should configure you server. 1, Test apache, open you browser, and enter 127.0.0.1, if "It Works!" appears, okay. 2, Test php, create a file under /var/www, and name is "index.php", the content is:
<!--?php phpinfo(); ?-->
save and open the url "127.0.0.1/index.php", the php info should appear, if not, make sure you have proper permission.
3, Configure and test you phpmyadmin. first, run as root,
sudo -i #run as root cd /etc/apache2/conf.d
and then create a file named "phpmyadmin-web.conf" or other you like, and the content of the file is:
Alias /phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpmyadmin <directory usr="" share="" phpmyadmin=""> AllowOverride All </directory>
finally, you also should make a symbol link:
sudo ln -s /var/www/phpmyadmin /usr/share/phpmyadmin
then restart you apache server
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Now, you can use your ubuntu as a lamp server.
I'm not sure if I understood your question, but if you just installed the
lamp-server, you should have implicit installed
apache web server.
AFAK the default directory where you have to put your files into is
/var/www/. Just go to
http://localhost (or which host you're running on) and check if you see something.
Per default the apache server, and the mysql database should be started automatically after boot. So you don't have to start them as with
If you're seeing any output on
http://localhost it should contain a description, how to change the content. But it should be placed under
The mysql connection is the same as on windows, as you write it in PHP. The mysql database should run on the port
Also you can check this site where getting PHP running with
tasksel is described.
What I have understand is, you want to install xampp server just like you did using Windows.
If this is what you want, download and install xampp from here
This xampp suite contain apache server, mysql server, php, perl, and phpmyadmin.
Installation and configuration instructions of xampp can be found here
This way, you don't need to install mysql or php separately.
If you follow instructions correctly, you will find your htdocs directory at /opt/lampp/htdocs