If you are looking for Web Server or FTP server and you don’t to have a complicated process, xampp can be considered as your choice.
The most thing I like from XAMPP is separate setup with the Linux system and it’s easy to use. So, next time I don’t need it, I just remove its directory, and that’s it. I don’t need to do uninstall process.
XAMPP has been tested to work on SuSE, RedHat, Mandrake and Debian, mean it works with Ubuntu.
There are 4 steps to do before you can run XAMPP on Linux.
Step 1. Downloading
First, you have to download the program from http://apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html.