lampi (LAMP installer for ubuntu)

Updated: Friday, 04. October 2019 04:46 PM UTC

The lampi script can install the required packages automatically and setup LAMP for you. It can also be used to create custom sites (both http and https) on localhost.

The installation is only for Ubuntu, other functionality (like setting up custom sites) are available for other Linux flavors as well


lampi is a single script. You can install it or run it from anywhere by specifying its path. This is how you can install it:

sudo chmod +x
sudo ./
i.e just give the file execution permission and run it, or you can manually copy the lampi script to a standard bin (e.g /usr/local/bin) directory and assign execution permission to it.


  1. To install a basic LAMP installation with a default setup, run sudo lampi -i
  2. To install a basic LAMP with SSL site (https) run sudo lampi -i -s
  3. To simply setup a new site run sudo lampi -n site-name -dr document-root, where site-name is the desired name of the local site and document-root is the directory where you want to create this site.
  4. Do the same as no. 3 but enable SSL (https too): sudo lampi -n site-name -dr document-root -s


To create a site named in ~/example, run the following:

sudo lampi -s -n -dr ~/example
The above command will create a site (with both http and https) in ~/example (/home/user/example) directory. The site will be accessible through the URLs: and

For https site you will have to add exception to your browser for the SSL certificate

If you haven't installed the LAMP yet, then just add a -i flag to the above command:

sudo lampi -i -s -n -dr ~/example

Amazon AWS EC2

On amazon aws ec2 ubuntu server instance, you can setup your LAMP server pretty easily:

git clone
cd lampi
sudo ./
Now to install LAMP, run sudo lampi -i

sudo lampi -i -n -dr /var/www/ -nip
The above will install LAMP stack and create a website named in /var/www/ (the -nip option is required if you want to expose the site publicly)


lampi [-n, -dr, -i, -ri, -u, -s, -so, -rm, -rmd, -nfo, -nsr, -nip, -f -nu, -v, -h]
Option Alt. option Explanation
-n [name] --name [name] server name (default localhost)
-dr [path] --doc-root [path] arbitrary document root
-i --install install LAMP
-ri --reinstall reinstall LAMP
-u --uninstall uninstall LAMP
-s --ssl enable SSL
-rm [name] --remove [name] remove a site
-rmd [name] --remove-with-dir [name] remove a site and it's directory
-f --force force
-nu --no-update do not run apt-get update
-so --ssl-only configure for https site only
-npa --no-php-myadmin no php my admin
-nfo --no-info do not create info.php
-nsr --no-server-restart no server restart
-nip --no-ip no ip, i.e use * instead of
-v --version show version info
-h --help show help


  1. All options to lampi are optional. If any option is not passed, it will be defaulted to some predefined value.
  2. The -u flag uses apt-get purge i.e it will remove LAMP as well as its configuration.

Tested On:

  1. Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
  2. Xubuntu 16.04 LTS
  3. Ubuntu 16.10
  4. Amazon AWS EC2 Ubuntu 16.04 server instance.