I really need to completely purge my web server on Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried
sudo apt-get purge apache2 php5 libapache2-mod-php5 mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql phpmyadmin (which hopefully removes all of them). How do I completely purge all of them?
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First you have to remove Apache and all of it's dependencies.
And then reinstall.
If you have any issues with phpMyAdmin, try entering this into the Terminal: