Have been working on the idea of streamlining (almost strip streaming) a LAMP installation on a Ubuntu box so far have made some scripts available on github
This allow you to get the required software packages from the apt repo and then install mysql and apache2 with the required modules for most sites.
The lamp config also has apache turning script include and some default apache template files for sites allowing http and https sites.
I’ve also added a script which allows you to create self signed ssl keys.
Hope you enjoy it, and find it useful.