November 17, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10, LAMP Server, Phpmyadmin, Phpbb3

It's been a while since my last post... I didn't talk about Ubuntu 9.04, but don't worry, there wasn't a lot to say...

Anyway, Ubuntu 9.10... In 1 word? ROCKS!!! It's faster, way faster! Looks better, has a lot more of support for your hardware, includes Ubuntu One by default and, not to forget, IT'S FREE!!!

I won't talk too much about Ubuntu 9.10 this time, I'll focus on setting up a LAMP Server with PhpMyAdmin (mysql manager) and PhpBB3 (forum).

It hasn't changed much since 8.10... The guide is almost the same...

System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager > Edit > Mark packages by Task

Just select LAMP Server and Apply, configure as needed.

You just got a LAMP (Apache + MySQL + PHP) Server running, try going to localhost now ;)

Now open your console and type this:

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin phpbb3

Again, configure as needed... Type this on your console now (we're creating access for phpmyadmin and phpbb3 on your www directory)

sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin /var/www
sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpbb3/www /var/www

Try your phpmyadmin and phpbb3 now :P

Now if you wanna (who wouldn't?) change something in your www directory, just run this on console:

sudo nautilus /var/www

That will let you do anything at your www directory ;). Good luck!

Note: another way is just installing the packages, apache2, php5, mysql-server, phpmyadmin, phpbb3. It works the same way :P

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