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How to turn your Raspberry Pi into a LAMP Web Server

About: Many projects you use your Raspberry Pi for may need your Raspberry Pi to be a web server. A popular package is LAMP which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. LAMP is not a package in itself but 3 packages in one. LAMP is the Linux equivalent. You may hear it called a WAMP server or MAMP server if you are using Windows or Mac as your operating system. Since the Raspberry Pi runs on Linux we will be installing a LAMP server.

The 3 packages we will be installing are:

  • Apache – Apache is a popular HTTP Web Server.
  • MySQL – Used as our SQL database system
  • PHP – Server Side scripting language that is applied to our websites

Objective: To turn the Raspberry Pi into a LAMP Web Server (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

Material: You will need the following:

  • Raspberry Pi (Click the link to check out the price on Amazon. Usually around $37 with free shipping)

Instructions: Installing LAMP is easy. Simply type the following commands Continue Reading