Newbie with LAMP perhaps, but what is your OS background?
If you have no Unix/Linux then a hand holding distro is
probably what you are looking for.
I'm not even going to mention any names because there are so many, many messages about that!! (Ok like Ubuntu - seeing as you asked...)
LAMP works fine under everything!
(Although I do have a few complaints about my last MySql install on a remote Server using Fedora.)
Obviously I still like it, 'cause I'm still here (after how many years?)
Saying that: that LAMP works under everything! You should look into finding issues about Video support etc. find out what is supported by your current system...
BTW: I have just posted a very basic web dev template for HTML/CSS in a PHP environment. Once you get your system up, you may find this of interest..