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How to Set Up a MySQL and PHP Environment in Ubuntu

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PHP, which stands for “PHP Hypertext Preprocessor,” is a computer language that is used to create dynamic web applications. Since the server is responsible for fully executing the syntax and commands we provide in HTML sites or PHP pages, PHP is classified as a server-side embedded scripting language. Results from PHP-based applications are often shown in a web browser, with the server handling the underlying processing.

In theory, the server will function in response to a client’s request. Here, the client is making a request to the server via a uniform resource locator (URL). The server will do the following actions when PHP is used as an embedded scripting language on the server side:
Take in input from the browser/client.
Server-side page retrieval
Follow PHP’s suggested instructions to update the document.
The server sends a request to the client to reload the page.

So why are we using PHP?
PHP is cross-platform, meaning it can be run on a variety of operating systems.
PHP stands for Personal Home Page and it is a free and open source
PHP is simple to learn.

MySQL’s popularity among web developers is due to the many benefits it offers as a database processing program:

As a web developer, you may rest easy knowing that this software is available under a free license (open source).

Its data files are rather tiny in size.

Successful Outcome.

MySQL database systems are user-friendly because of the large number of available client programs that use a graphical user interface (GUI) to facilitate data manipulation.

The percentage of Internet hosting servers that employ MySql as their database management system.

Hot backups, cold backups, and concurrent multi-user access are all possible.

It’s not too difficult to set up PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu Desktop 11.10. To begin, we’ll use the Ubuntu Unity menu to launch the Synaptic Package Manager. The next step is to search for Synaptic and launch it. After that, the Synaptic application will load. Synaptic requires a ‘Reload’ and a few minutes of waiting time while it updates from the repository if it has not been synced with the Ubuntu repositories. Type ‘php5′ into the search bar once the updates are finished installing, and a list of programs related to php5 will appear. Search for php5, php5-cli, php5-cgi, and php5-MySQL, and then mark the one you want to install by right-clicking on it and selecting “Mark for Installation.” Use the command’mysql-server’ again to install MySQL Server. In addition, launch the ‘phpmyadmin’ application. This tool is used to prepare data from a database for integration into a PHP application. After all desired applications have been checked, the installation procedure can begin by clicking the “Apply” button. You will need to know the root password for the MySQL database server in order to complete the installation.

If your Ubuntu Server doesn’t come with the graphical user interface tool Synaptic, then you’ll need to use the command line to install PHP and MySQL. Following is a single command line that will install all of the aforementioned software:

At the prompt, type: $ sudo apt-get install php5 php5-cli php5-cgi php5-mysql mysql-server phpmyadmin [enter].

Type Y and hit enter to confirm. As soon as you enter a password for the MySQL database server administrators, the installation process will start.

Assuming you have finished installing everything, you can attempt to connect to a MySQL database using the PHPMyAdmin tool. Users of Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop can access the MySQL database’s login page by opening Mozilla Firefox and navigating to the address localhost/subdirectory/phpmyadmin. Make use of the credentials you set up during setup.

If you’re using Ubuntu 11.10 server, remote access to your server is the most convenient way to ensure everything is running smoothly. If your server’s IP address is 192.168.10.1, for example, you would need to use a different computer to navigate to the URL IP Address of server/phpmyadmin/. The next page you visit is MySQL’s login screen.

That’s all there is to it when it comes to setting up PHP, MySQL, and phpMyAdmin on the Ubuntu operating system.

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