Install a LAMP Stack on a Linux VM in Azure

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Azure / Database / Web

LampStack

LAMP stack is a group of open source software used to get web servers up and running. A LAMP stack consists of the following different elements:  Linux – Operating System,  Apache – Webserver, MySQL – Database Server,  and PHP – Programming language(or at times Perl or Python).

Setup

For this tutorial you will require: An Microsoft Azure account and a SSH tool of your choice like PuTTY.

Setting up a Linux  Virtual Machine on Azure

  1. Sign into / sign up for a Microsoft Azure account
  2. Click on Virtual Machines
    VM
  3. Click New on the bottom left corner of the page
    New
  4. Select from Gallery
    Gallery
  5. Select Ubuntu
    Ubuntu
  6. Give your VM a name and provide a user name password
  7. Configure your VM
    • Select your region
    • Add HTTP endpoint
      Port80
  8. Click next and wait for your VM to be provisioned.

Shazam ! In about 10 minutes or less you have a Linux  VM ready to start web application development up and running.

Shazam! Linux VM on Azure

Disclaimer: It took me exactly 11 minutes to setup this up running including to taking all the screenshots.

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