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I am new to this forum. I am wondering if I can install LAMP on my Ubuntu desktop and use it as a server?
yes you can
there might be an issue with your ISP
also i take it you are not aware that LAMP stands for
well ubuntu is Linux
Mysql is basically a dead database
-- Oracle bought it and is killing it off , MariaDB is it's replacement
and i have ALWAYS been a proponent of building and installing the first 12 or so installs of the apache stack
BY HAND building the source code so that one LEARNS HOW TO SET UP AND CONFIGURE IT!!!!
then and only then use a prepackages rpm or deb install from the package manager
( this is about the only thing i recommend NOT !!!! using the package manager for )
it is VERY easy to set up a VERY VERY VERY insecure web server
but is is much more difficult to set up a SECURE INSTALL
and a insecure apache install BEGS !!!!!!!! for the "bad guy's" and "script kiddies" to turn your install into a ZOMBIE!!!!!!!
it is a bleeping BIG red sign saying "take over my server " NOW !!!!
LEARN how to set up and run a secure server !!!!!