How to install and configure Apache, PHP, MySql and phpMyadmin (LAMP) on Linux Mint

LAMP named as an acronym of the Linux operating system, the Apache HTTP Server, the MySQL relational database management system and the PHP programming language.

L – Linux
A – Apache
M – MYSQL
P – PHP

On Windows Click Here: How to install and configure Apache,PHP,MySql and phpMyadmin on windows

On ubuntu Click Here: How to install and configure Apache,PHP,MySql and phpMyadmin on ubuntu

Step 1:
Installing apache

The Apache HTTP Serveris the world’s most used web server software. Open Terminal. To open terminal click the Main Linux Mint Menu, then go to system tools and select Terminal or type terminal in the search field or click the Terminal icon in taskbar. And type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install apache2

Type your linux mint password and press enter.

Type y and hit enter to confirm apache installation.

After the successful installation , open your favorite browser and type

http://localhost/

in the address bar and press enter. If you will see ‘It works!’  in the Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page, then your apache works fine.

apche2
Step 2:
Installing PHP

PHP is a server-side scripting language. To install php on linux mint open terminal and type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php

Type your linux mint password if needed.

Type y and hit enter to confirm PHP installation. This will install the latest php version that is 7 on linux mint.

After the successful installation restart Apache using the below code

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

or

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Test PHP installation

To test PHP is installed, Type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo xed /var/www/html/phpinfo.php

in the terminal and type your linux mint password if needed. It will open the phpinfo.php file in xed. Type below code in the phpinfo.php file, save and exit it.

<?php phpinfo() ?>

Now open your favorite browser and type

http://localhost/phpinfo.php

in the address bar and press enter. If you will see the below page , then your php works fine.

php
To check the installed PHP version in terminal, type the below command in terminal and hit enter.

php -v

php-version
Step 3:
Installing MySql

To install Mysql in your linux mint system, open terminal. And type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Type your linux mint password if needed.

Type y and hit enter to confirm MySql installation.

During the installation you will be prompted for a password. Choose something secure and type the password and hit enter.

If asked again, repeat the password and press enter.

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To install the mysql client, type the below command in terminal and press the enter key in your keyboard

sudo apt-get install mysql-client

To check the MySQL server status, use the below command

sudo systemctl status mysql

Install php mysql, php curl and php json modules:

To install php mysql, php curl and php json modules use the below command in terminal.

sudo apt-get install php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl php7.0-json

Step 4:
Installing phpMyadmin

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web.

Open your terminal. And type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Type your linux mint password if needed.
Type y and hit enter to confirm phpMyadmin installation.

During the installation you will be prompted for a webserver configuration. Select

apache2

(already selected) press enter.

Now  you will be prompted for a configure database for phpmyadmin wjth dbconfig-common.

Select ‘Yes’ to configure database for phpmyadmin wjth dbconfig-common.

config-phpmyadmin

Now you will be promped for phpmyadmin configuration. Type your mysql application password for phpmyadmin
and press the down arrow key to point ok and hit the enter key.

config-phpmyadmin

Again confirm the password and press OK.

config-phpmyadmin

restart your apache server using

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Type your linux mint password if needed. And restart your pc.

Open your browser and type

http://localhost/phpmyadmin/

in the address bar and press enter. It will open the phpmyadmin admin login page
Type your mysql root username and password to login.

phpmyadmin

In case phpMyAdmin is not working or you get an empty phpmyadmin page, then please do the following steps.

In your terminal windows, type the below command :

sudo xed /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

it will open the apache2.conf file in xed with root permission.

Add the below line at the end of the file and  save and the exit it.

Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

apache-config-file

Restart apache service using the below command.

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Then type the below code in terminal.

sudo apt-get install php-mbstring php7.0-mbstring php-gettext

Then restart mysql using the below command.

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart

Then open your browser and type

http://localhost/phpmyadmin/

in the address bar and press enter. It will open the Phpmyadmin admin login page.

Type your username and password to login.

You’re now ready to start building your local website. just put all of your files into

/var/www/html/

If you forget your username and password, just type the below command in terminal

sudo xed /etc/phpmyadmin/config-db.php

Note down the username and password.

phpmyadmin-config-file

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15 Responses

  1. CasperW says:

    Thank you so much for the very clear instructions.

  2. Patrick says:

    Thanks very much or the very good set of instructions

  3. Daniele says:

    Many thanks, a great post with lots of details. Just tweeted,,:)

  4. Jason says:

    Thank you so much. I was following old guides and trying my best to get this figured out. luckily I came across this guide and everything is now working in order. I can’t thank you enough

  5. TechArtist says:

    That was too quick and easy

  6. Fredrick says:

    Mad respect. Thanks a bunch. That was very helpful.

  7. walter sao says:

    Grazie mille, funziona alla grande

  8. Dave says:

    Thank you very much this was very helpful. And as said above a big time saver.

  9. Juan says:

    Thanks a lot bro, this quick tutorial saved me tons of time! thank you very much!

  10. mohamad says:

    hi
    i went through your way to install apache2 and mysqlserver and phpmyadmin
    but after instalation of phpmyadmin when i entered localhost/phpmyadmin
    it showed me 404 not found what should i do to fix it ?

  11. Jorge M says:

    Thanks a million. This was very helpful. I did not have a clue to begin with but was able complete it following your steps.

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