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The ubuntu developers have prepared a great web server and have made the process as seemless as possible.
But what if even the official way is still to complicated?
WARNING This guide is aimed at a development environment only and should not be used as a public webserver.
To setup a public webserver follow the directions on the Ubuntu wiki https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Apache My SQLPHP As this is Ubuntu, all the major parts of a typical web server are included (in the main repo, or on the Ubuntu Server CD) and this is a great way to setup a server.
For those of you with already existing Apache/my SQL/php installations it installs everything into /opt so it doesn't conflict with any other installation, and it is completely setup and ready to run.
Install XAMPP Two easy steps: Download the most recent version of XAMPP: (at time of writing 1.5.3a)
The easiest way to start working on files is to link a folder in your home directory into this directory.
My user name is peter so I have /home/peter/public_html linked to /opt/lampp/htdocs/peter.
This is a how-to for setting up a web development environment easily.This guide will install the XAMPP lampp stack into /opt, setup an easy way to start it up and shut it down, and link a folder in your home directory to the webserver.download (Source URL: Extract the archive to /opt using sudo: (make sure you are in the directory that you downloaded the archive to) sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.5.3gz -C /opt Start XAMPP To start it up, open a terminal and type this: sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start Stop XAMPP To stop it, open a terminal and type this: sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stop Additional XAMPP commands To see additional commands, open a terminal and type this: sudo /opt/lampp/lampp Sweet XAMPP Control Panel use the sweet gtk/python control panel: Run in a terminal: gedit ~/.local/share/applications/xampp-control-panel.desktop Paste the following into the open file and save and exit.[Desktop Entry] Comment=Start/Stop XAMPP Name=XAMPP Control Panel Exec=gksudo "python /opt/lampp/share/xampp-control-panel/xampp-control-panel.py" Icon[en_CA]=/usr/share/icons/Tango/scalable/devices/Encoding=UTF-8 Terminal=false Name[en_CA]=XAMPP Control Panel Comment[en_CA]=Start/Stop XAMPP Type=Application Icon=/usr/share/icons/Tango/scalable/devices/"XAMPP Control Panel" will show up in your applications menu under Internet. Test to see if XAMPP is running Once XAMPP is up and running open firefox and go to: You should see the XAMPP test page: of files and uploading XAMPP by default uses /opt/lampp/htdocs as the root web directory.What if you just want a quick web server for development? The XAMPP project bundles Apache, PHP4 & 5, Perl, my SQL, and a bunch of other utilities/applications into an simple package for Mac OSX, Windows, Solaris, and Linux.