What is LAMP Stack?

LAMP Stack is a collection of Open sources tools and software which is used to run dynamic Websites and Applications.

LAMP is an acronym of Linux Operating System , Apache HTTP Server , MySQL database and PHP programming Language.

If you would like to Setup LEMP Stack (Linux , Nginx , MySQL & PHP) on Ubuntu , Refer this Article

It will also guides you to setup WordPress website powered by Nginx HTTP Server.

In this article We will see how to setup LAMP stack on AWS.

Setting UP LAMP Stack

Amazon offers a one click software deployment features along with the Operating system.We can launch an EC2 Instance which comes up with a tools such as WordPress , OpenVPN server etc.

But In this tutorial , We are going to deploy LAMP Stack , Which is the combination of App and OS using the Lightsail service.

Lets understand the basics of lightsail before deploying the LAMP Stack on it.

What is Lightsail?

If you dont have much experience with Amazon WEb Services such as VPC , EC2 Instances , Load Balancers , Amazon Lightsail is the best and easy way to start.

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It provides a quick and easy way to deploy and mange instances along with appllications such as WordPress , LAMP stack , Drupal and much more.

This features is mainly for developers who want to setup a test project to run applications without having much knowledge on managing aws services and also to avoid spending time on installing software or frameworks.

Deploying LAMP Stack

To setup LAMP Stack , Login to Lightsail Console

You should see the following page.

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Click Create instance,

Choosing Instance Location

We have to choose the Instance location , For example , I chose Mumbai

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Also You should choose the Availability Zone.

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Choosing Instance Image

Now We have to choose the Operating system , From these two Platforms: Linux and Windows.

If you select Linux/Unix , and If you choose OS only ,You have the option to select one of the following operating systems.

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But In this tutorial , As we are Deploying LAMP stack as a One click software deployment , We choose Apps + OS and then select LAMP (PHP 7)

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And Optionally You can add the shell scripts which will run while the instance boots up.

Under SSH Key pair manager , You can use exiting key pair Or you can create one If you want.

To create a New key pair for this instance , Click Create New

And Click Create ,

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Type the name for the Key Pair and Download the .pem file.

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Choosing Instance Plan

You can choose the Instance plan such as RAM , CPU and HardDisk based on your requirement.

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Provide a name for the Instance , and then add tagging for grouping the resources.

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At last , Click Create instance.

Once the Instance is Created and Running.

If you click the console icon , You will see the below error.

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Lightsail asks us to give a couple of minutes before SSH into the Instance.

After a minutes or two , If you click the Consoel icon again , You should be able login to the Instance.

Once logged into the Instance , If you cat this file bitnami_application_password

You will get the password using which you can login to databases or other components of this stack.

I have just verified whether all the packages are installed and running using the below commands,

netstat -nltp

From the below screenshot , You can see web server and database server is UP and running.Also checked the version of PHP Installed.

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php -v
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If you copy and paste the Public IP Address of the Instance in the browser address bar , You will see this page.

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This is due to some sample web pages already installed under /opt/bitnami/apache2/htdocs folder in the Instance.

Conclusion

We have successfully deployed a LAMP Stack on AWS using Lightsail service.

Hope this article helps you to setup LAMP stack at ease.Thanks for reading this article.

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