I am Prabhakaran from Mumbai(India). In a decision to switch over to the Open Source Web Development. I must have to develop a website using the Open Source Tools within a week. One of my friend suggested me to take the “Big-Leap” i.e. from Windows to Linux and also advised me to install an Open Source Web Development Software tool called LAMP. After so many complications I finally installed a linux distribution called “OpenSuse 10.2” yesterday. I installed OpenSuse 10.2 because my friend gave me the CD. But for LAMP he instructed me to search the net for it. The whole problems started there. The first information i got in the internet about the LAMP is that LAMP is not a software tool but a software bundle, also I came to know thats its an acronym for Linux, Apache, Mysql, Php/Perl. I already know that these softwares are already found in the net individualy. Since, My friend specially mentioned the 'LAMP' word. I searched for the bundle itself. After so many frustating hours of fishing in the net. I finally found a LAMP bundle called “TurnKey LAMP” from some site. Actually its an 150 MB file approx. Its in iso format. The site claimed from which I downloaded the “TurnKey LAMP” claimed that the bundle is having “Linux, Apache Server, Mysql and Php” as a bundle. But currently I am having a “OpenSuse 10.2” linux already. Since I am having another version of linux and not having any software to handle the iso files. I fear to open it. So I searched for the Individual elements i.e for Apache, Mysql and Php individually. This time I downloaded every components successfully (but dont know surely). As a fact, I am only using the Linux from yesterday only, I dont know how to install the individual components too. Wherever I searched help in Net, They are only giving some kinds of commands to execute for the installation and configuration process of all the individual components too. I request you all friends to please guide me in this problem. I have to develop small website within a week. Kindly help.
What I Want?
I want to install and configure the “TurnKey LAMP” in Opensuse 10.2., else wants a link to get a compatitable version of LAMP for opensuse 10.2 and also the instructions to install and configure., else wants to know where to get and how to install and configure all the Individual elements (Apache, Mysql, Php/perl) in Opensuse 10.2. Also dont forget me to tell how to test them finally. Thanks in advance.
you should be able to install apache, mysql, and php through the normal suse package manager. If you have difficulties with that you could try XAMPP http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html just follow the directions on their site. The question I have though is if you only have a week to use these to make a site do you already know php and how to administer mysql databases. If you don't you would probably be better off just making a simple website hosted with apache, then you can add in php and mysql as you learn them.
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Never heard of Turnkey LAMP. I suggest you try XAMPP especially if you've still got your Windows install, then you can immerse yourself gently. XAMPP is portable - meaning you just extract the files and can run the programs without installing.
The constituent programs of LAMP or XAMPP just provide somewhere to place and run your pages. For actual development you need an editor. If you're comforable with text then I recommend Geany. If you need more then there's Kompozer - based on a Nvu.
Note, while the L in LAMP stands for Linux it doesn't mean Linux is part of the package. It just means that's what it runs on. For Windows there are WAMPs and the afore-mentioned XAMPP is X-platform.
Finally, OpenSuse 10.2 is a bit old - get yourself something more ... I don't know ... more like Crunchbang!