Installing LAMP on ubuntu

LAMP – Linux Apache Mysql Php

If you are thinking of web development and you are a free and open source software lover, then LAMP is the ideal tool for you in developing high-ended dynamic web applications…

Here, i’ll show you how to install LAMP on a Linux system that is running the Ubuntu flavor OS…..

So let’s get started…….

  • Install Apache 

We install Apache first – which is the web server.

Open the terminal by: ctrl+alt+t and copy, paste the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install apache2

Enter the password to grant administrative privileges and press enter….

In order to test whether apache is running or not open your web browser and type:


You will see a default folder, open it and you’ll see the message: It Works!  Continue reading


Insert data into MySQL using php, jquery, Ajax

This is a simple example for inserting data into a mysql database using php as the server-sided programming language.. This uses ajax via jquery for inserting the records… For those of you who do not know what jquery is – jquery is a javascript library with a lot of functions which lets u write less code, which is highly efficient .. You can download this latest version at the website… So let’s get started…

  • Construct Database:
We Create a Database called zwaroop. Add a new table myTable with fields: ID as INT, Name as VARCHAR(50),    Email as VARCHAR(50).
For those who are using LAMP, WAMP, XAMPP etc.. this is straight forward… Go ahead to your web browser and navigate to http://localhost/phpmyadmin, which is a GUI that allows you to construct your database as quickly as possible.

So far we have.,

Database Name: zwaroop

Table Name: myTable

Field Names: ID, Name, Email

  • Create home.php file
This is our basic html page that the user will be viewing it…
<title>zwaroop's home</title></pre>
<!-- include jquery library file-->
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<label>ID: </label> <input id="ID" type="text" />
<label>Name: </label> <input id="Name" type="text" />
<label>E-Mail: </label> <input id="Email" type="text" />
<a id="insert" title="Insert Data" href="#">Push into mysql</a>
 <!-- For displaying a message -->

<div id="message"></div>
  • Create insert.php file:
Create a page called insert.php, this page include all the server-sided code for inserting data into our mysql database. Assume our front-end html page consists of 3 input boxes that takes the ID, Name and Email… So here we go,