Installing Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop for Drupal Development

These are the steps I went through to get my new install of Ubuntu 12.04 up and running.

Server Setup - Setting up phpmyadmin, MySQL, PHP and Apache. If you are exposing Apache to the world then I would advise disabling PHPMyAdmin from remote access. Simply add the following to /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf

    Order Deny,Allow
    Deny from All
    Allow from 192.168.x.x/24 - Wild card Apache vhosts. - dnsmasq, its quite a bit lighter than Bind.

Drush Setup

  1. sudo apt-get install php-pear
  2. sudo channel-discover
  3. pear install drush/drush

 Java Installation


Download PHPStorm and copy the directory into ~/Applications. Once you've installed PHPStorm  you can create a desktop shortcut and add it to search by going to Tools > Create Desktop Entry.

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