First off, installing Apache:
[[email protected]]$ sudo apt-get install apache2 Setting up apache2-mpm-worker (2.2.22-1ubuntu1) ... * Starting web server apache2 apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName [ OK ] Setting up apache2 (2.2.22-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin ... ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Note the seemingly error line: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName
Though it’s not an error, it recurs every time Apache is restarted. It can be fixed by editing httpd.conf
kdesudo kate /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
This file is usually empty. The error message can be fixed by adding the following to that file:
Visit http://localhost/ in any browser and you can test Apache. If installed properly, you get a default page:
It works! This is the default web page for this server. The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.
sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5
After installing php, Apache may need to be restarted to use the new config.
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
To test PHP, create a test page:
kdesudo kate /var/www/testphp.php
sudo emacs /var/www/testphp.php
Add the following contents:
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Now, open this page: http://localhost/testphp.php
The last step is to install MySql
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
You will be asked to set up a root password. I left it blank. I was asked for the mysql root password no fewer than three times!
Next, install Phpmyadmin:
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql phpmyadmin
Make sure that you choose to reconfigure Apache2 during MySql installation:
Configuring phpmyadmin ├───────────────────────────┐ │ Please choose the web server that should be automatically configured to run │ │ phpMyAdmin. │ │ │ │ Web server to reconfigure automatically: │ │ │ │ [x] apache2 │ │ [ ] lighttpd
You get another prompt asking for a database to be configured:
┌───────────────────────────────┤ Configuring phpmyadmin ├───────────────────────────────┐ │ │ │ The phpmyadmin package must have a database installed and configured before it can be │ │ used. This can be optionally handled with dbconfig-common. │ │ │ │ If you are an advanced database administrator and know that you want to perform this │ │ configuration manually, or if your database has already been installed and │ │ configured, you should refuse this option. Details on what needs to be done should │ │ most likely be provided in /usr/share/doc/phpmyadmin. │ │ │ │ Otherwise, you should probably choose this option. │ │ │ │ Configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common? │ │ │ │ <Yes> <No>
Hit Enter twice when asked for the user and MySql app password.
Now, restart Apache:
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
You can login to Phpmyadmin by visiting http://localhost/phpmyadmin
When trying to login as root and without a password, you will be greeted by a message: “Login without a password is forbidden by configuration (see AllowNoPassword)”
To fix this,:
kdesudo kate /etc/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php
And edit the corresponding line in the file so that it reads like this:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = TRUE;
by uncommenting the line from the following block:
/* Uncomment the following to enable logging in to passwordless accounts, * after taking note of the associated security risks. */ // $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = TRUE;
Now you will be allowed to login as root without a password.
Joel G Mathew, known in tech circles by the pseudonym Droidzone, is an opensource and programming enthusiast.
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When away from the tech world, Dr Joel G. Mathew is a practising ENT Surgeon, busy with surgeries and clinical practise.