Dynamic web page construction in Ubuntu – Part 1: installing a LAMP server

Introduction

In this topic (which will span through several posts) I will share my experiences in creating a dynamic web page on the example of www.epska.org, the site I am currently building on my own from scratch (unlike this blog, which is done using the Drupal CMS). It is dynamic on several levels: 

1. content is separated from design using a .css file
2. navigation menu, header and footer are separated from the content of the page by using the php include function.
3. content is dynamically extracted from a MySQL database

The business

In this first part, we will install and set up a working localhost server – for debugging or (in case you have your own server) actual hosting of the web site.

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How to set up an OJÄB VPN connection in Ubuntu GNU/Linux

1. Required packages

You’re gonna need “network-manager-pptp” package installed.
If you can connect to the Internet somewhere else (like in a Coffee
bar or sth) open Synaptic package manager, search for and install the
“network-manager-pptp” package (or enter “sudo apt-get install
network-manager-pptp” from a terminal).

If you don’t have Internet available anywhere you can also find
this package on the Ubuntu install CD if my memory is good (somewhere
buried in the folders).

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