How to Install LEMP Stack (Nginx, MariaDB, PHP7.4) on Ubuntu

Step 1: Update Software Packages

Before we install the LEMP stack, it’s a good practice to update repository and software packages by running the following commands on your Ubuntu 18.04 OS.

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Nginx Web Server

Nginx is a high performance web server and very popular these days. It also can be used as a reverse proxy and caching server. Enter this command to install Nginx Web server.

sudo apt install nginx

After it’s installed, we can enable Nginx to auto start when Ubuntu is booted by running the following command.

sudo systemctl enable nginx

Then start Nginx with this command:

sudo systemctl start nginx

Now check out its status.

systemctl status nginx

nginx -v

Step 3: Install MariaDB Database Server

sudo apt install mariadb-server mariadb-client

After it’s installed, MariaDB server should be automatically stared. Use systemctl to check its status.

sudo systemctl status mariadb
sudo systemctl start mariadb
sudo systemctl enable mariadb

Now run the post installation security script.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

To check Mariadb Version to make sure you are on latest.

mariadb --version


As you can see, we have installed MariaDB

Step 4: Install PHP7.4

Install the php 7.4 and Extension everything need for WordPress or Nextcloud or forum.

sudo apt install php7.4 php7.4-fpm php7.4-mysql php7.4-cli php7.4-common php7.4-json php7.4-opcache php7.4-readline php7.4-mbstring php7.4-xml php7.4-gd php7.4-curl php7.4-redis php7.4-apcu -yy

Start Php7.4-fpm

sudo systemctl start php7.4-fpm

Enable Php7.4-fpm to will start after you reboot.

sudo systemctl enable php7.4-fpm

Check Status Php7.4 to make sure it was Active.

systemctl status php7.4-fpm

You had Success set up Lemp Stack

go ahead test out http://YOUR-IP.

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