Install Bitnami LAMP Stack directly

January 27, 2016 9.4k views
LAMP Stack PHP DigitalOcean Ubuntu


Is it possible to install a Bitnami LAMP stack directly (without using their launchpad)
I prefer PHP7 and ubuntu and I assume this one has both:

If its possible, what are the SSH commands I should run?


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  • Hi,

    I want to know if its possible do either of following without using Bitnami launchpad.

    • Install LAMP stack with PHP7 and other components included in Bitnami package (i.e. FastCGI, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, ModSecurity, SQLite, Varnish, ImageMagick etc.) in a fresh ubuntu server or
    • Install LAMP stack with earlier PHP (I think if I install via Launchpad, it installs Php 5) and other components included in Bitnami package in a fresh ubuntu server, then upgrade the PHP to PHP7

    Any of the above works for me.

    Bottom line is I need following things:

    • PHP7
    • Fresh Ubuntu
    • Include all bitnami components (i.e. FastCGI, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, ModSecurity, SQLite, Varnish, ImageMagick etc.).

    I think they have both of the above in here (the link I provided in my first post)

    I just don't know if its possible and how to use them in DigitalOcean.

    Thanks for replying

  • Try getting the installer, found here:

  • How do I install it in DigitalOcean droplet? What are the commands I should run?


  • @addresshr - The closest thing I can think of to match Bitnami is to start off with a 1-click LAMP droplet and then using your preferred package manager (or installed control panel) to install the individual components that match the pre-installed Bitnami packages. It's a pain to figure out which packages match, but you'll end up with a finer control of how much bloat to leave out/in of your system once you do figure this out.

  • warren and gndo, thanks for the answers.
    So here's what I have done so far.

    Then ran the following commands
    chmod 755
    /root/ --mode text

    It installed without any errors.

    Then I read this note about "What are the "development" and "production" modes for applications" in Bitnami Wiki (link provided by warren)
    If my assumption is right, then in the above, I installed a development mode version which means it not as secure as Bitnami's recommended "LAMP Stack 5.5.31-0 (64-bit)"

    So I installed that (i. e. to another fresh Ubuntu 14 x64 and it gave me lot of errors. It didn't occur me to take a screenshot or something of these errors. I'll redo it later and let you know about those errors.

    Im going to try to run that 5.5.31 stack installer in a Debian x64 because that was the OS Bitnami Launchpad used. Maybe I won't get those errors on that.


  • Hey,

    Just tried running this one:

    in fresh Debian 8.2 x64 droplet. I got the same errors I got in Ubuntu 14 x64. Check this screenshot:

    What can I do?


    Turned out it was a insufficient memory problem as stated in the warning I got before installing.
    Tried it with a 4GB Debian 8 droplet and worked like a charm.

  • @addresshr - Also, you may need to create swap space to virtually increase your memory, specially if you use the 1GB droplets.

  • The link you provided gives me 404. But no worries. I googled it and found it.
    Thanks a lot for all you do.

    I think best way now to do what I need is install their recommended LAMP stack and upgrade the PHP.


3 Answers

Check the installer link for the Bitnami LAMP stack:

Then follow the Bitnami instructions - some of which are here

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