This build document outlines the installation and setup of a basic LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) web server using Ubuntu 9.04. Please note we have updated this doc for Ubuntu 10.10 here: Installing Ubuntu 10.10 Server 64-bit (General Purpose LAMP/Web Server)
This build will be broken up into 3 parts:
In this build we will be using ubuntu-9.04-server-amd64.iso, which can be downloaded via BitTorrent or from the Ubuntu website.
After downloading the iso file, you must either burn it to a CD or if this is a virtual machine you may mount the iso file to your VM’s CD-rom drive.
To begin installation, insert CD and boot server. When installer boots, select English.
At Ubuntu welcome screen, select Install Ubuntu Server and press Enter
Select English and press Enter
Select Country and press Enter
Select No to skip keyboard detection
Select Country / keyboard layout
Install begins and runs for a few minutes
Enter a hostname for your server
Choose disk partition method. In this build we will select guided – use entire disk and setup LVM (Logical Volume Manager). If you wish to setup a custom partitioning scheme choose Manual.
Select your hard drive / disk
Select Yes to write changes to the disk
Verify you want to use the entire disk, press Enter to continue
Select Yes to write changes
Enter your username
Enter your password (and once again to confirm)
When asked to encrypt home directory select No
Enter proxy server if any (in this build we leave blank)
Select install security updates automatically
Select Software to install. Use up/down arrows and space bar to select. Select LAMP server, mail server and openssh server. Press Enter
Enter root password for MySQL database (and type again to confirm)
For mail configuration, select Internet Site and press Enter
Enter hostname/domain name for mail server
Last of install files get installed
When done, press Enter to finish. System will reboot. Make sure to remove CD-rom
Next Section: Ubuntu Server Configuration
If you have questions or problems with this build please leave a comment below.
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