Howtoforge has a nice user submitted article explaining the steps it takes to install Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) on Ubuntu for beginners. The article includes installing apache, testing the apache install, installing PHP, testing the PHP install, and installing and configuring MySQL.

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HOWTO: Setup a Debian/Ubuntu LAMP Server

Build Your Own Debian/Ubuntu LAMP Server – Quick & Easy Do it Yourself Installation

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  • Apache 2 – Linux Web server
  • MySQL 5 – MySQL Database Server
  • PHP4/5 – PHP Scripting Language
  • phpMyAdmin – Web-based database admin software.

Note: Linux + Apache + MySQL + PHP/Perl together commonly known as LAMP Server.

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