There are two ways to install Lobby in Linux :

Lobby Standalone

Lobby Standalone's Linux version is a portable version. It works in all Linux distributions that has Bash.

Lobby will be then opened in your default browser. Then, finish installing Lobby.

Change Host

By default, Lobby Server runs on You can change it by opening file and changing the first variable :

# "hostname:port" where Lobby Server should be running


Install Apache & MySQL Server (Debian) :

sudo apt-get install apache2 mysql-server

Install Dependencies :

sudo apt-get install php5-mysql php5-curl php5-json libapache2-mod-php5 unzip

As you may know, the localhost site directory on Linux systems is


So, we install Lobby in this directory.

In older systems, it was "/var/www". So, if you're installing on an older system, replace the "/var/www/html" location mentioned in the Lobby Docs with just "/var/www"


After installing Lobby, change the permission of Lobby Directory (/var/www/lobby) to Read & Write.

An easy way is to do this is by the following commands :

sudo chown -R root:www-data /var/www/lobby
sudo chmod -R ug+rw /var/www/lobby
sudo chmod -R o+r /var/www/lobby

The above commands will make root the owner and sets the group as "www-data" ie web server. And the second & third command will make the owner & group have full permissions whereas others will only have read permission.

Lobby on a Domain

Lobby can also be installed on a special domain in localhost. By using this, you can access Lobby easily from a domain. Examples :

Subin has written a tutorial on creating a localhost site :

  1. How To Create A localhost Web Site In Linux Using Apache Web Server
  2. Create a localhost Website in Ubuntu 11.04 & Up