In this tutorial you will learn to install LEMP in your Linux OS

LEMP is a web stack consist of a bundle of software and frameworks which are used for building full-stack web application.

A Stack usually consist of database, server-side and client-side technologies, web server and Operating System, sometimes back-end technologies are cross platform so there is no specified Operating System.

If you are using Linux Distribution Os, we strongly recommend you to install LEMP in your system.

LEMP stands for

  • L Linux Operating System
  • E Nginx Server
  • M MySQL Database
  • P PHP

Login in to your Linux OS as a Root before installing LEMP and make sure that your APT package should be up to date before installing this package. If your APT package is not up to date run the below two commands

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Ngnix Installation

Install Ngnix

sudo apt install nginx

Run the below command to check Ngnix status

sudo service nginx status

To start your Nginx

sudo service nginx start

To stop your Nginx

sudo service nginx stop

If you want to start Nginx automatically at OS startup use the below command

sudo systemctl nginx enable

If you want to disable the automatic Nginx startup

sudo systemctl nginx disable

Now you are ready to run the nginx on your browser, Type: http://localhost/ or http://x.x.x.x/ (ipadress)

This is how your output will look like.

Mysql Installation

Install Mysql Server

sudo apt install mysql-server

To customize your root password run the below command

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Set your “mysql_native_password” for mysql user (“root”)

First, Enter into your Mysql in Terminal following the below command

sudo mysql

Now, To list all users in your mysql run the below command

SELECT user,authentication_string,plugin,host FROM mysql.user;

Now you can change your Mysql password for a user by using below command

ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'password'

To tell the server to reload the grant tables, perform a flush-privileges operation.


After Completing your setup you can exit from the Mysql by running below command


Start your Mysql Service

sudo service mysql start

Stop your Mysql Service

sudo service mysql stop

Reload Mysql Service

sudo service mysql reload

Restart Mysql Service

sudo service mysql restart

PHP Installation

First you have to add PPA Run the below commands.

sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Finally Run the Update and Upgrade Command to Complete the installation

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

PHP Versions

If you want to install required PHP packages use following command

Php -v 5.6

sudo apt install php5.6 php5.6-common php5.6-curl php5.6-dev php5.6-gd php5.6-intl php5.6-json php5.6-mbstring php5.6-mcrypt php5.6-mysql php5.6-soap php5.6-tidy php5.6-xml php5.6-zip php5.6-fpm -y

Php -v 7.0

sudo apt install php7.0 php7.0-bcmath php7.0-common php7.0-curl php7.0-dev php7.0-gd php7.0-intl php7.0-json php7.0-mbstring php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-mysql php7.0-soap php7.0-tidy php7.0-xml php7.0-zip php7.0-fpm -y

Php -v 7.1

sudo apt install php7.1 php7.1-common php7.1-curl php7.1-dev php7.1-gd php7.1-intl php7.1-json php7.1-mbstring php7.1-mcrypt php7.1-mysql php7.1-soap php7.1-tidy php7.1-xml php7.1-zip php7.1-fpm -y

Php -v 7.2

sudo apt install php7.2 php7.2-bcmath php7.2-common php7.2-curl php7.2-dev php7.2-gd php7.2-intl php7.2-json php7.2-mbstring  php7.2-mysql php7.2-soap php7.2-tidy php7.2-xml php7.2-zip php7.2-fpm -y

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