Linux Cloud Technologies 2013

  Build the cloud on Linux!  This year looks very promising for Linux when it comes to building your private cloud using open source technologies.  Finally, Linux-based software and application

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Linux Cloud Technologies 2013

Ubuntu 12.04 Web Server

by on May 8, 2012 at 11:28 pm
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The Ubuntu Web Stack

In this article, I’m going to be outlining the steps to install and configure a complete web server on a base install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server edition.

I personally don’t prefer to install package groups relating to “LAMP” or similar during initial installation because I’m simply too lazy to review each and every package that is included in those groups, and what the dependencies are.  By installing the required packages using apt-get, this allows you to install just the software you’re looking for, without worrying about dependencies.  This software stack is time tested; we’ll install on Ubuntu’s latest release, and test a few popular applications while we’re at it!


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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server Edition

by on May 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm


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Why Ubunut?

Installing a server is not always the same process as installing a desktop.  In this guide, I hope to cover all the basic steps for complete beginners, with some helpful hints and tips along the way.  This guide is also available as a freely downloadable ebook (coming soon!)

Let’s get started!


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Fun With Debian Linux

by on May 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm
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Fun With Debian

What’s fun about Debian Linux?  Everything.  The amount of packages available for Debian Stable, currently Sqeeze, is astounding.  Stability is second to none, in my opinion, and uptime is measured in months and years.  In fact, in most production Debian systems I help manage, the number 1 cause of server downtime is hardware related.  In fact, I’d say that’s the only cause of downtime for quite a few production environments.  If you keep Debian patched and secure, your administration experience will be blissful.


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Linux in Production?

by on May 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm
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Linux in production

It’s 2012.  Linux will be turning 21 this fall!  It’s hard to imagine computing life before Linux in comparison to the modern age.  GNU/Linux has revolutionized our entire society; countless devices run on Linux.  In fact, I’m writing this post from a Linux distro installed on my laptop, and the server this site is hosted on runs Linux.  I’m fortunate enough to have a great career; at work I get to play with Linux all day long!


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