In this lesson, you will learn how to install Apache, MySQL and PHP. Visit Install & Setup Ubuntu for a tutorial on installing Ubuntu Server (a Linux OS) on Oracle VirtualBox.
To install, type the following command:
sudo apt-get install lamp-server^
The above command will install Apache, MySQL and PHP, along with any dependencies.
Sudo is used to do certain administrative tasks. It is like when you install something on Windows and a window pops up asking if you are sure you want to install. Linux allows you to just type sudo and it will assume you are sure.
apt (Advanced Packaging Tool) is the software that deals with software packages. apt-get allows you to work with those packages. You will use it for things like installing and updating software.
Indicates that you are installing a set of applications