Sunday, October 2, 2011

Install Xampp on Ubuntu

How to easily install Xampp on Ubuntu
Remember Xampp is a Lamp (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environement ideal for developement, not suitable for production sites for security reasons. But it comes really handy to start developping right from start.
This install Xampp on Ubuntu comes with all the packages you need

1. DOWNLOAD

First go to the oficial donwload page:

http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html

I've downloaded the latest version Xampp Linux 1.7.7:

http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-linux-1.7.7.tar.gz

This file is downloaded in my Desktop folder, do not extract the file, leave just the way it is.


2. INSTALL

Now you need to log in as the system administrator root, open the console and type:

cd Desktop 

sudo -s


Extract the downloaded file to /opt

tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.7.tar.gz -C /opt

That's it, XAMPP is now installed in the /opt/lampp directory.

3 .Solve the httdocs permission problem

When you try to copy and paste your files to the httdocs directory you get a permission error, sol ve it with:

sudo chmod 777 -R /opt/lampp/htdocs/



4. Lunch Xampp

Now launch xampp with:

/opt/lampp/lampp start


check that everything works, open your browser and type:

http://localhost
Ah, it works!


5. Add your web sites to Xampp

Now to add your web sites go to :

mkdir /opt/lampp/htdocs/my-web-site-1
mkdir /opt/lampp/htdocs/my-web-site-2
mkdir /opt/lampp/htdocs/my-web-site-3

Before copying your files, run again:
sudo chmod 777 -R /opt/lampp/htdocs/

Now you can copy your own files there, then you can navigate to them by typing in your browser:
http://localhost/my-web-site-1
...
etc

To see database browse to:
http://localhost/phpmyadmin

To stop Xampp:
/opt/lampp/lampp stop

If you want to uninstall Xampp on Ubuntu
To uninstall XAMPP just type in this command:

rm -rf /opt/lampp

do you?

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