Simplest LAMP Set-up

Having just moved this blog from Windows to Arch Linux, I’m keen to stress how easy it was.

Installing Arch isn’t supposed to be easy, but I think it is, it’s not graphical with bells and whistles but it’s simple and concise. Once I had Arch up and running, I had a quick look at the Arch Wiki and soon had a fully working LAMP set-up.

I think that has to be the most painless install of Apache, MySQL and PHP I have ever done. Well done Arch 🙂

4 Responses to “Simplest LAMP Set-up”

  1. Marc Says:

    Hmmm, I’ve never seen Arch Linux. I wonder how it compares to Ubuntu, SuSE, etc.? What is its “claim to fame”?

  2. Adam Says:

    Marc, thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Arch is similar to Debian and Gentoo in some ways, it has no fancy GUI installer but you have complete control over your distro. A base install takes no time at all (no X) and then you’re free to add what you want.

    More details on The Arch Way

  3. Mike Says:

    Hmm, I may try this as the base for a MediaWiki machine – I’m still looking for something small and light that will be ideal to run from VMWare.

  4. Adam Says:

    Give it a go Mike. This might be helpful – MediaWiki on ArchLinux. That way you can just download the package and install with pacman (Arch’s package manager).

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