If for any reason you need to completely uninstall or remove lamp stack PHP, MySQL, and apache 2 on your Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 system. So for this, you can type these commands on the terminal: such as sudo apt-get remove –purge php, sudo apt-get remove –purge MySQL, sudo apt-get purge apache2 apache2-utils apache2.2-bin apache2-common, sudo apt-get autoremove and sudo apt-get autoclean.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to completely remove lamp stack php MySQL apache 2 on ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 system.
How to Completely Uninstall LAMP Stack Apache PHP MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04
Here are some methods to completely remove LAMP stack Apache 2 PHP MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04:
Approach 1: Stop Apache and MySQL
To uninstall or remove Apache 2 or MySQL server, you must stop first, for this, you can use the command:
//stop apache 2 server sudo systemctl apache2 stop //stop mysql server sudo systemctl stop mysqld
Or if you run these commands without stopping Apache 2 or MySQL server, it will show an error on your terminal window.
Approach 2: Uninstall Apache 2
To remove Apache 2 and its config files, you can use this:
//remove apache 2 sudo apt-get purge apache2 apache2-utils apache2.2-bin apache2-common sudo rm -rf /etc/apache2
This will completely remove Apache 2 and its associated config files from your system:
Approach 3: Remove PHP 8.x OR 7.4
Completely uninstall PHP 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 or 7.4 on Ubuntu 22.4, you can use these commands, sudo apt remove –purge php8.x-fpm and sudo rm -rf /etc/php/8.x
//remove php sudo apt remove --purge php8.x sudo apt remove --purge php8.x-fpm sudo rm -rf /etc/php/8.x
Here X denotes PHP Version.
Approach 4: Uninstall MySQL
To remove completely MySQL and its related packages, files, and created groups, type these commands on the terminal:
//remove mysql and it's extensions sudo apt-get purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common mysql-server-core-* mysql-client-core-* //remove configured files sudo rm -rf /etc/mysql /var/lib/mysql //delete the user and group created for MySQL sudo deluser mysql sudo delgroup mysql //Removes unnecessary packages and dependencies sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean
Here is the video tutorial for how to remove lamp stack php MySQL and apache 2 ubuntu 22.04:
Congratulations, you have successfully uninstalled Lamp stack PHP, MySQL, and Apache 2 from your Ubuntu 22.04 system! If you no longer need Lamp Stack, your system should now be clean of all Lamp Stack related files groups, and directories.