Other images, including DVDs and source CDs, may be available on the cdimage server. Ubuntu is distributed on four types of images described below.The desktop CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later.Warning: Messing with Apache and PHP on a live web server can cause serious problems! This command should also install the development tools, which PHP will need to properly configure itself for Apache. Install My SQL and Postgre SQL Most people use My SQL, but almost all PHP installations seem to have Postgre SQL installed as well.Do this only on a development system or on a system that is not critical to your operation! I think it’s always good to keep your options open, and you might take a look at Postgres at some point.For this article, I will be comparing Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 – The most popular Linux distribution.
The problem is, there seems to be a lack of clear, coherent instructions online about compiling PHP on Ubuntu from source.
UPDATE: I have a new USB Flash drive image you can download and flash, which has everything on this page, so go here.
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