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How to install XAMPP on Ubuntu (16.04+)

What is XAMPP?

As described in the xampp official website, XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP. It basically sets up an apache server to run php scripts or applications on it, plus a MariaDB database (which is the updated form of MySQL databases). It comes all in a single installer with a bunch of extra tools and extensions already pre configured. In this guide we'll go step by step on the process of downloading and installing xampp and how to use it.

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How to install LAMP on Ubuntu (16.04+)

What is LAMP ?

Lamp stands for linux, apache, MySql and PHP. When we talk about installing LAMP, we're referring to install this group of software over a linux environment, which is typically used to host websites or applications that use PHP such as Wordpress, Drupal, or the Laravel framework. In this guide we'll be installing and configuring each of these components one by one to achieve what is called a LAMP stack.