Configuring a LAMPP server for PHP development

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These instructions should work fine on any Debian-based distribution such as Debian, Ubuntu, LinuxMint, Xubuntu and Kubuntu.

The letters LAMPP stand for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and PhpMyAdmin. Linux is the operating system we are using and the rest are services that we need to install and configure to complete our development environment.

Most professional, high performance and high traffic web servers in the world runs on Linux. It is always a great idea to develop your project on Linux from the very beginning and avoid compatibility problems in your project when you want migrate it to a live server.

You can install a LAMPP server on your own Linux desktop, in a Linux server or in a Linux virtual machine. All these options can be used for the development of PHP projects, but for this article we are going to focus on Linux desktop. Feel free to add more alternatives and document them in the following list.

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