Quick & easy LAMP installation on Linux Mint 18

This worked for me on version 18.1 Serena Xfce

Install Apache

sudo apt-get install apache2

Verify: open browser with URL http://localhost/

Install PHP 7

sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php

Create test file

sudo vi /var/www/html/phpinfo.php


<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Now point your browser to http://localhost/phpinfo.php

Install MySQL & phpMyAdmin

sudo apt-get install mysql-server php-mysql phpmyadmin

Verify: open browser with URL http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ 

Bonus: Connect LibreOffice to MySQL

Install connector:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-mysql-connector

Open LibreOffice Base - the database wizard shows

Connect to an existing database, select MySQL

Connect directly

Enter database server data

Setup user authentication & test connection (use credentials entered when installing)

Save ODB file & proceed, you should be able to see the list of tables and operate normally with the database.