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HOW-TO: Install MySQL Server with phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this post, I will show you how to install MySQL server with phpMyAdmin to manage it. phpMyAdmin requires Apache2 to be installed, refer to this guide if you don’t already have it installed.

Once you are logged on to your Ubuntu instance, launch Terminal if in GUI or just issue the commands below (server – without GUI):

MySQL Server

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

Verify the packages that will be installed, then type y for yes and press Enter

You will see the installation begin then pause to ask you to configure a root password for MySQL. (This is different than the machine root account password) – Enter your new MySQL root password then press Ok

In the next prompt, confirm your root password and press Ok again

Assuming no errors,

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HOW-TO: Install PHP7 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Installing PHP7 on Ubuntu is very simple. Once you are logged on to your Ubuntu instance, launch Terminal if in GUI or just issue the commands below (server – without GUI):

Install PHP without Apache2

For only when you want to install PHP Command Line Interface to run PHP scripts without a web server

sudo apt-get install php-cli

If you have Apache2 Web Server installed

– follow this guide to install Apache2 Web Server if not already installed

sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php

Verify the packages that will be installed, then type y for yes and press Enter

Thats it! To verify that PHP is working, create a new phpinfo file in your Apache2 directory (default – /var/www/html/) and name it info.php

sudo vi /var/www/html/info.php

This will create a new blank file in /var/www/html/ called info.php

Write the code below in the file then save and close

<?php phpinfo();