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  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 14.04 Web Server Tutorial

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by on April 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

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 14.04 LTS server edition.  Not only will you learn how to install a complete web server or “LAMP stack” from the command line, you’ll also understand a little bit more about how each service works.  Ubuntu LTS releases are proven server platforms, and 14.04 brings many needed updates to the LAMP stack, most notably Apache Server 2.4

I personally don’t prefer to install “Web server” package groups during server install time.  I like to install each necessary package one by one to ensure I only have the software that I require for my operation.  This tutorial is also useful if you’re running Ubuntu 14.04 desktop version and want to install a LAMP stack for testing or development purposes.

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Ubuntu 10.04 rescue information

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by on January 12, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I recently encountered a problematic server running Ubuntu 10.04 server.  The problem was simple, and so was the solution, but there were many hurdles in the way that, if you’re not familiar with them, will prevent you from accomplishing the task.  This should apply to later Ubuntu distros as well.

Scenario:  The server is a Dell, on the other side of the country.  You have only DRAC access, no ability to manipulate anything physically.  Somehow, the root password was changed, and now no one can log into the server remotely. (more…)

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Install Magento in Debian Linux

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by on June 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Magento is a freely available shopping cart / ecommerce solution in production use all over the internet.  In this article, I’ll be outlining the steps to install Magento Community edition in Debian Squeeze.  It’s really quite simple if you’re using Apache2.  While NginX is supported by the latest release of Magento, the steps to install using NginX won’t be outlined here, but may be in another article in the future!

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Configuring CentOS 6 Web Server

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by on May 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Centos 6 in 3DIn this article, I’m going to be outlining the steps to install and configure a complete web server on a base install of CentOS 6.  (Which should be compatible with Scientific Linux 6 as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6)

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 yum, 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 CentOS’s latest release, and test a few popular applications while we’re at it!
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Ubuntu 12.04 Web Server

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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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Fun With Debian Linux

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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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