Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 10 minutes

A LAMP stack is a Linux-based server with appropriate services implemented in conjunction. LAMP is short for Linux Apache Mysql Php(or Perl). This tutorial will be using the Ubuntu distribution, but any distro can be used.

Now that the stack is fully installed, further configurations should be made to secure and manage the Lamp server. There are many security options and procedures available on just that. After restricting access rights, it is important to modify the configurations for Apache as well as any modules with it if necessary. It is recommended that the administrator learn and implement the iptables utility to assist as a highly-customizable firewall. Although there are more simplistic methods of accomplishing such tasks, one should keep in mind the cost of convenience over control.

How to deploy a LAMP stack

Step 1 of 4

Update and Upgrade using your package manager

Using your distribution's package-manager, update your repositories and upgrade your currently installed packages.
Since this tutorial is using Ubuntu, we will be running:
sudo apt update
After the system is done updating, run:
sudo apt upgrade -y
to upgrade the currently installed packages to newest versions. You will be asked [Yes/no] before it installs, enter "yes" and the installation will proceed.