Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video What's a LAMP, and why does it matter?, part of Up and Running with Linux for PHP Developers.
…We're using VirtualBox as a hypervisor, so we have a place to install Linux.…But what should we be running on Linux?…A LAMP, of course.…But, what's a LAMP?…Well, LAMP is what's known as a solution stack, which is a computing term for a set…or a group of software that's been selected…to perform a specific task without any outside dependencies.…LAMP is specifically a web server solution stack that serves…dynamic database-driven high-performance websites using…only free and open-source software.…
Sound familiar?…Well, it should because it's incredibly popular among web hosts.…Almost 60% of the web is served using a LAMP in one form or another.…The word LAMP is actually an acronym, starting with…Linux as the operating system to run the software.…Then Apache HTTP Server as the web server itself.…MySQL is used as the database management system, and finally,…PHP as the scripting language that builds the dynamic webpages.…Why this particular combination of software?…Well, we'll start with Linux.…
Linux distributions are purpose built to be whatever the need should be.…
The demonstrations are performed with the Ubuntu LTS distribution of Linux, but the skills taught here are also applicable to other Linux distributions. Every command is described in detail in context, and a comprehensive quick reference is provided for convenience.
- What is Linux, and why should I use it?
- What's a LAMP, and why does it matter?
- Creating and configuring a virtual machine
- Working with the Linux command line
- Configuring the servers, including Apache virtual hosts
- Building a development server dashboard
- Using PHP package managers like Composer and PEAR
- Installing Drupal, WordPress, and more on the server
- Self-hosting Git repositories, including a web interface
- Enhancing the server with debugging and profiling
- Exporting a virtual appliance to use on another machine
- Server troubleshooting techniques
Skill Level Beginner
Q: The pecl installation of uploadprogress fails, saying it is not a valid package archive. How can I install uploadprogress?
A: There is a bug in Ubuntu's pecl that was introduced after the course was recorded; the workaround command is "sudo pecl install -Z uploadprogress"
Q: Where can I get the exact versions of the software used in this course?
<div id="pastingspan1">A: The course is designed to be forwards compatible and should be functionally equivalent with future minor and major versions. With that said, some may want to use the precise versions used during the development of the course. For reference:</div> <div id="pastingspan1"> </div> <div>*VirtualBox 4.3.10 - https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads</div> <div id="pastingspan1">*NetBeans IDE 8.0 for PHP - https://netbeans.org/downloads/</div> <div id="pastingspan1">*SourceTree 1.8.1 (Mac), 1.5.2 (Windows) - http://sourcetreeapp.com/</div> <div id="pastingspan1">*Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS - http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server</div> <div id="pastingspan1">*PuTTY 0.63 - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html</div>
Q: In Windows, git operations ask for a password. Why?
A: Make sure that pagent (PuTTY agent) is running and has the private key loaded. See Chapter 3, movie 4 for details.
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basicswith Kevin Skoglund10h 26m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Creating a Virtual Machine
3. Using the Server Command-Line Interface
4. Initial Server Configuration
5. Building a Development Server Dashboard
6. Installing PHP Applications for Site Development
7. Source Code Management
Introducing Git2m 16s
8. Enhancing the Development Server
9. Advanced VirtualBox Techniques
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