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I hate asking stupid questions but I have googled and searched the Linux webpages.

I tried https://bitnami.com/ but I don't want to go back there.

Where can I download LAMP?

And does LAMP include Firefox?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux - Many Linux distributions include Firefox by default, and most have a package management system that lets you easily install Firefox.


  • arochester
    arochester Posts: 368

    You don't download LAMP by itself, it depends what Distro you have. For example you might have Ubuntu and you can put LAMP on that.

    Try Googling: how to install lamp [name of distro e.g. Ubuntu]

    Look at e.g. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntuhttp://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-install-lamp-on-ubuntu ,  https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/486


  • christaliise

    I am building a website and very tired of Windows being so slow among many other things. I understand the majority of websites around the world run on Linux, that being the case I feel I should learn Linux at the early stage.

    I have read https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux - What is Linux? - Just like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X, Linux is an operating system. An operating system is software that manages all of the hardware resources associated with your desktop or laptop. To put it simply – the operating system manages the communication between your software and your hardware. Without the operating system (often referred to as the “OS”), the software wouldn’t function.

    I have decided to buy a new laptop and chosen Lenovo G40-80 80E400J7PH 14-inch Core i5-5200U/4GB/500GB/Intel HD Graphics/DOS

    But I'm trying to get Linux loaded into that laptop.

    I understand Ubuntu for example is an OS based on Linux, but your advice appears the opposite.

    Not only will I need an OS, I'll also need a browser, and curious when I read "Many Linux distributions include Firefox by default ..."

    https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-ap - That page does not exist.

    http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-install-lamp-on-ubuntu - The following tutorial presumes you understand what a LAMP Server is, how to work a website from the back end and how to install software using either the Software Centre or the Terminal. It also expect experience running other Basic Terminal Commands.

    AND I note the contents - Contents 1. Install Apache 2. Install MySQL 3. Install PHP 4. Restart Server 5. Check Apache 6. Check PHP - I've installed xampp into my Window 10 laptop so should be able to do the same into the Lenovo.

    https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/486 - This page appears more helpful, however it says "We will not cover how to install Linux the L of LAMP, because Linux Mint is already installed in your computer."

    If a distribution is necessary, how do I choose? I would prefer to learn Linux first, then later use a distribution if I find necessary.


  • arochester
    arochester Posts: 368
    edited April 2016

    First the link


    LAMP stands for Linux Apache MySQL and PHP. The Distro provides the Linux bit.

    Ubuntu distributes the Free bits, because of legal considerations, but it is easy to install the Non-Free bits. Linux Mint might be an easier choice for you. It is "based" on Ubuntu and already has the Non-Free bits




  • christaliise

    I understand what LAMP means.

    But can I download Linux alone just the same as the many website have done all around the world?

  • arochester
    arochester Posts: 368

    Yes. One useful souce is https://livecdlist.com/

  • saqman2060
    saqman2060 Posts: 777
    edited April 2016

    I am confident there are Linux distros that come with LAMP pre-installed. It is basically a LAMP server. LAMP can be installed on any Linux distro. You just need to install the packages manually. You alreay have Linux install, now you need to install , Apache, MYSQL and PHP.

    LAMP is just a grouping of programs used to turn a Linux system into a Linux web server. It is not a server or a program of its own. 

    If you are using Ubuntu or Mint, you can use a commandline program called "tasksel" and install all the packages in the LAMP set. When "tasksel" opens, you will see a long list of different system roles you can have you Linux system play. One of them is a LAMP server. If"tasksel" is not installed by default on Mint, type this command in a terminal,

    #sudo apt-get install tasksel

    Then run the application,

    #sudo tasksel. 

    Give this article a read, https://www.linux.com/learn/easy-lamp-server-installation

  • imort
    imort Posts: 5
    edited May 2016


    LAMP is not a software or tool you can download, it's a stack of software and can be transcribed as Linux-Apache-Mysql-PHP, so you'll need to have it on your server to have LAMP stack installed.

    You can install Apache, MySQL and PHP from your distributives repositories as well, which is not a problem usually.

    Please take a look at this article for example.

  • christaliise

    I have read https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux - What is Linux? - And found it confusing.

    However, I have a better understanding of Linux now.

    I had chosen Ubuntu, but I'm not impressed, and intend trying Linux Mint.

  • gexacor
    gexacor Posts: 4

    > Where can I download LAMP?

    LAMP is just acronym for Linux Apache MySQL PHP

    So all you need is to install any Linux distribution you like on your computer, desktop, laptop or virtual machine (or virtual server) and then install and configure the rest of the party.

    It can sounds challenging but it's not so hard.

    Most of the distributions have already precompiled packages included so you can run just 'apt-get install apache2' for example and have installed and ready to go web server on your side. Good enough if you doesn't need a production server for several thousands users in a second but that's another story.

    Take a look here for the article about installing, configuring and using LAMP on your server, it can help you.


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