ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation
I find this approach to be quick, easy and uncomplicated.
There are a lot of tutorials for how to do this if you search for them. When I was getting started, I found Remo Laubacher's book: "concrete5 Beginner's Guide", Second Edition, by Packt Publishing to be invaluable in learning how to use bitnami.
Hopefully this gets you started.