Install LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on LinuxMint 17.1, 17.2, 17.3 & 18

LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP and now it is called Linux, Apache, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, PHP, PERL, PYTHON, PhpMyAdmin. In the real world 60% of websites are serving by LAMP. LAMP is a bunch of open-source software which is developed by different organizations.

1) Update your system upto date

Use the below command’s to keep your system upto date.

[Update your system to latest package]
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

2) Apache installation

Use the below command to install apache web server. The Apache HTTP Server is called Apache, Apache is a Web server application which is suitable for All LINUX and UNIX distribution and also provide support for windows. It is serving .html, .php, .pl, .cgi, etc ,..Apache is developed and maintained by open community of developers under Apache Software Foundation.

[Install Apache]
$ sudo apt-get install apache2

[Start, Enable & Status Apache service on Systemd Systems]
$ sudo systemctl start apache2
$ sudo systemctl enable apache2
$ sudo systemctl status apache2

[Start, Enable & Status Apache service on SysVinit Systems]
$ sudo service apache2 start
$ sudo chkconfig httpd on
$ sudo service apache2 status

Open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost/ or http://your-server-ip-address/ or

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24 Comments on “Install LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on LinuxMint 17.1, 17.2, 17.3 & 18”

  1. Thank you Magesh,
    I use this article as my go-to when installing a LAMP setup.
    It works perfect.
    I particularly like that you go through the MariaDB setup as well.
    Would like to get it as a pdf just in case this website ceases.

  2. Good walkthrough, but the phpMyadmin doesn’t work. A bit lost with the suggestions in the comments. Also, I picked up another walkthrough so I have MySQ installed rather than MariaDB.

    1. Open terminal si copy paste this line

      This works for all distros…

      sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www/html/phpmyadmin

  3. Hi, I’ve done everything as you’ve said. Everything is working fine, or at least I think so, except phpmyadmin.
    I’m getting 404 Not Found error when I check out http://localhost/phpmyadmin
    Any idea what may be causing it and on how to get rid of it?

    1. Hey, I got this from Linux Mint community. Apparently, we need to configure apache2.conf to work with Phpmyadmin, and then restart apache.
      sudo gedit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
      Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

      sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

      Anyway thank you for taking time out and to put up this post. 🙂

        1. I need to do the same for being able to access to phpmyadmin.

          I follow all the instruction (I’ve done it twice – working on a VM to be sure) and I always get a problem of right between Phpmyadmin & MariaDB

          When i want to do something I get this in phpmyadmin
          #1044 – Access denied for user ‘phpmyadmin’@’localhost’ to database ‘Joomla’

          could You help me?

    1. Thanks for the answer, but as I mention before I’m new at linux, can you point me in the right direction where I can check what ‘ “systemd” daemon ‘ means. Thanks for the help.

    2. After some research now I know what you were talking about Mint 18 ported with “systemd”. All is working now. Thanks.

      Thumbs up for this Article.

  4. Thanks for the time to post this tutorial, amazing help for newbies like me.
    I have couple issues with some of the instructions, can somebody help please.
    I have a fresh installation (Mint 18 Sahara 64-bit, Kernel 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64, MATE 1.14.1)

    First issue with Apache:
    $ sudo chkconfig httpd on
    I got: chkconfig: command not found ,
    I just ignored 🙁 , and I was abble to access the Apache page at

    At mariaDB:
    [Start, enable & status checking Sysvinit System]
    $ sudo service mysqld start
    I got: failed to start mysqld.service: Unit mysqld.service not found
    didn’t try the next two instructions after that message.

    I continued to nex instruction: mysql_secure_installation,
    at root password question when I press ENTER it said: Access denied for user ‘root.localhost’ and keeps asking for it.

    Thank you …

  5. Awesome content mate. I appreciate the write up, had to do a bit of digging with google to find this, but it’s exactly what I needed for my new install of mint 18.

  6. If phpmyadmin does not start add: Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf
    at the end of apache2.conf in etc/apache2/
    and restart apache
    also you can change the localhost directory from www/html to just www or other in httpd.conf
    that is in etc/apache2/sites-enabled

    Used to install Bitnami Lamp with less clicks
    But I think this is better and run at startup, thanks

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