How to Install LAMP with PostgreSQL and PostGIS
How to Install LAMP with PostgreSQL and PostGIS on Ubuntu
Welcome to EDIS Global VPS Hosting's comprehensive guide on setting up a LAMP environment but with a twist - we're swapping out the MySQL component for PostgreSQL and its spatial extension, PostGIS.
- An active EDIS Global VPS Hosting account.
- A VPS running Ubuntu 20.04 or later.
- Basic knowledge of terminal operations.
Always ensure your server is up-to-date with the latest packages:
Begin by installing the Apache web server:
To check Apache's status:
To install PHP and necessary extensions:
Verify the PHP installation:
Install PostgreSQL along with some contrib packages:
Check the status of PostgreSQL:
Now, install PostGIS:
Note: Replace <VERSION> with your PostgreSQL version, e.g., 13 for PostgreSQL 13.
Switch to the postgres user and enter the PostgreSQL environment:
Now, create your database and enable PostGIS on it:
(Optional) To create a new user:
While setting up, always remember to secure your installations:
- For Apache: Set up firewalls, disable directory listings, and use SSL certificates.
- For PostgreSQL: Change default PostgreSQL user passwords, restrict remote access, and regularly backup your database.
- Regularly update all components of your stack.
You've successfully set up a LAMP stack with PostgreSQL and PostGIS on your EDIS Global VPS! This hybrid setup allows you to harness the power of traditional web hosting with the spatial capabilities of PostGIS. Always ensure to monitor, maintain, and back up your server for optimal performance and safety.
Remember, EDIS Global is here to support you every step of the way. For more tutorials and support, visit our knowledge base or contact our dedicated support team.