Install and configure a basic LAMP server using MariaDB on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver.
A working install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
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Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
The LAMP stack is easily one of the most popular web server stacks in the world, and that’s nothing new. LAMP has been powering a huge portion of the Internet for quite some time.
If you’re an open source purist or you just don’t care for Oracle as a company(a lot of Linux users don’t), you can choose to set up a LAMP server on Ubuntu using MariaDB instead of the traditional MySQL. MariaDB is an open source drop-in replacement that was forked from MySQL several years back. It’s an excellent solution for LAMP setups where you want to avoid Oracle’s open source database.