New droplet + LAMP

Posted March 24, 2017 3.3k views


When a new droplet is created, is LAMP automatically included?



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Unless you’re using one of the one-click images, no, you’ll receive a barebones OS which you’ll need to build on (i.e. install a LAMP/LEMP Stack).

If you want to auto-deploy a LAMP Stack, when you click on Create Droplet, you’ll see three options:

One-Click Apps

Click on One-Click Apps and then select LAMP on 16.04 (third column, fifth one down).

When you create a droplet you can select from many disk images to start off with. To launch a LAMP server, on the create page click on the One-Click Apps tab and select the LAMP on 16.04 image. This will let you start out with an Ubuntu 16.04 droplet with a LAMP stack pre-installed.

  • Hi Guys,

    Ok, I have done that. When I try to access via the IP address, I get “Please log into your droplet via SSH to configure your LAMP installation.” I thought this was already setup? I have tried starting apache2 with a variety of instructions but nothing works. The DO tutorials don’t help either. How do I check what has been installed as part of LAMP?



    • Apologies guys, I now see this is the default page in apache2. I’m listing the commands now to check apache2 status, etc. I think I am almost there.



Hello there,

For example, if you spin up a droplet using when selecting the Ubuntu 20.04 image it will not come with a LAMP stack pre-configured.

However, we also have one-click app droplets from our marketplace. This is the link for the one-click LAMP stack droplet which you can spin up with a single mouse click.

The other option will be to configure it manually by following this tutorial:

Hope that this helps!

by Erika Heidi
A “LAMP” stack is a group of open-source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic websites and web apps. This term is actually an acronym which represents the Linux operating system, with the Apache web server. The site data is stored in a MySQL database, and dynamic content is processed by PHP. In this guide, we will install a LAMP stack on an Ubuntu 20.04 server.