Hi all im a noob on Ubuntu/Linux World,

So i need some that give a full tutorial to How to install Xampp from apachefriends.org correctly on Ubuntu 11.10 + all beyond Ubuntu for 32 bit and also 64 bit Desktop Version.. and also i need this:

  • Make a Folder on Your Home Folder and Linked to htdocs from Apache Web Server
  • Make a GUI interface for Xmapp
  • Start Xampp when Ubuntu Boot Up or Start Ubuntu

(Note: i ask it for both X86 and X64 so people in the further can see the tutorials)

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What i did was i download from apachefriends.org for now and i also what to say that I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10 X64 bit for Dell Studio 1558 processor intel i3

i will let you know guys which solution was the best, and it is for a Desktop Version of Ubuntu 11.10 (Laptop 15 inch screen ^_^ ) not Server Ubuntu

  • if you need any technical specs of my Computer pleas let me know i will add it to the Question
    – Ran Shemer
    Commented Oct 29, 2011 at 16:34
  • Try following these instructions written for ubuntu 11.10 . It also tell you to start the lampp during boot and how to secure your server . This tutorial should also work for ubuntu 10.04 and above menatronics.blogspot.in/2012/01/…
    – user50975
    Commented Mar 17, 2012 at 8:39
  • Hello? Any update?
    – Lucio
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 20:31

2 Answers 2


Why not just do sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ libapache2-mod-perl2 ? The lamp-server^ package should install Apache2, MySQL, PHP, (which should already be set up to work together). The libapache2-mod-perl2 should add Perl support to Apache.*

For permissions, I usually do this:

sudo adduser <username> www-data
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www
sudo chmod -R g+rw /var/www

Then you can make a link in your home folder that points to the webserver directory:

sudo ln -s /var/www /home/<yourusername>/www

By default, when you install Apache this way, it is started on boot.

I think it would be much easier to use the Ubuntu's way to install software on Ubuntu. That way, you will automatically get updates to your software through the package manager.

*I haven't done this before. You may need to follow the end of this page from the heading "Configure a cgi-bin directory" on.

  • i didn't test bro because that the only way i know to used and right now i have data in MySql so it should work, so for now unistalling or lose data i should go where i know
    – Ran Shemer
    Commented Oct 30, 2011 at 19:05

several months ago i've solved that problem when i change my 32bit to 64 bit. note: xampp for linux called lampp. because lampp was compiled for 32bit so when you want to using in 64bit ubuntu, 32bit shared libraries must be installed. sudo apt-get install ia32-libs (64bit ubuntu only)

  1. Download lampp in http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html
  2. for each user has a web folder (example /home/astro/public_html), uncomment this configuration on lampp apache configuration

    sudo vim /opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf

from #Include etc/extra/httpd-userdir.conf to Include etc/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

you can change default folder name in /opt/lampp/etc/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

  1. Actually lampp was included GUI for start or stop daemon (like xampp in windows) sudo /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/xampp-control-panel.py (must using a root privileges using sudo, but you can do some trick like changing sudoers,etc).

  2. and for "Start Xampp when Ubuntu Boot Up or Start Ubuntu". sudo ln -s /opt/lampp/lampp /etc/init.d/lampp sudo update-rc.d lampp defaults

hopefully works and sorry for my english :)

  • after i run sudo /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/xampp-control-panel.py i got this error (xampp-control-panel.py:11290): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",
    – Ran Shemer
    Commented Oct 30, 2011 at 18:57
  • Heads up: The ia32-libs packages was finally dropped from the latest Ubuntu releases.
    – LiveWireBT
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 6:16

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