With a new server running Ubuntu as described in install Linux on Windows 10, you can set up a LAMP stack by installing Apache, MySql and PHP. This LAMP install will be set up for a trouble free later install of Moodle.First update your software to the latest – run these commands
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
Now install Apache and MySql
sudo apt install apache2 mysql-client mysql-server php libapache2-mod-php
sudo service mysql start
sudo mysql_secure_installationThis secures the MySql service. MySql must be running and this command must be run by the sudo user.
- When asked “Would you like to setup VALIDATE PASSWORD plugin?“Choose “N”
- Now set the Mysql root user (IMPORTANT do not forget that password! Write it down)
- Answer Y to “Remove anonymous users?”, “Disallow root login remotely?”, “Remove test database and access to it?”, “Reload privilege tables now?“
Mine returns PHP 7.2.19-0ubuntu0.18.04.1. If the command returns a version of 7.3 or higher, change the version number in the following command:
sudo apt install graphviz aspell ghostscript clamav php7.2-pspell php7.2-curl php7.2-gd php7.2-intl php7.2-mysql php7.2-xml php7.2-xmlrpc php7.2-ldap php7.2-zip php7.2-soap php7.2-mbstring
Restart Apache webserver.
sudo service apache2 restart
You may see Failed to enable APR_TCP_DEFER_ACCEPT so run
sudo service apache2 status
You should see Apache2 is running
Check your install by going to a browser and typing
localhost in the browser bar and you should see the Ubuntu Apache page. Now you have a Lamp stack and are ready to install Moodle as described in install Moodle on Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux.