Linutop OS as server

Setting up a web server

All the commands listed here have to be typed in a terminal (in the menu, Accessories Terminal).

Apache HTTP server

To install the Apache web server, install the apache2 package:

$ sudo apt-get install apache2

To make sure it is installed, start firefox and go to the url http://localhost.

The web pages have to be copied in /var/www by default.


To install PHP, install the libapache2-mod-php5 package:

$ sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5

To make sure it works edit /var/www/test.php:

$ sudo gedit /var/www/test.php

Put this line in the file and save it:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Go to http://localhost/test.php in firefox, you should see the PHP informations page.

MySQL Database server

To install a database server (MySQL), install the mysql-server and associated tools:

$ sudo apt-get install mysql-server php5-mysql

A password will be prompted for the root user. It is the MySQL administrator login/password, needed to perform actions on databases.

To install a frontend for the sql server use:

$ sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

Questions about phpmyadmin configuration will be asked, select apache2 for the first question, select no for the second. Go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin in firefox to use the frontend. The login is root and the password is the MySQL one.