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Ubuntu Server Essentials

By : Abdelmonam Kouka
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Ubuntu Server Essentials

By: Abdelmonam Kouka

Overview of this book

Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system built on top of the Debian architecture. It is used to make operating systems for multiple platforms, including phones, desktops, TVs and mobiles. It has made some serious progress in the realms of efficiency and user friendliness. With evolving technology trends, demands on software have changed, with more and more skilled users. Over the past few years, services such as Facebook, Twitter, and push notifications on smartphones mean that users are used to being up to date with everything that happens all the time. With SignalR, the applications stay connected and will generate notifications when something happens either from the system or by other users. This provides new opportunities for the system administrators, to enter this new and exciting world of real-time application development. This is a concise and a cost-friendly guide, packed with up-to-date essentials on Ubuntu Server fundamentals. It will guide you through deploying and configuring Ubuntu servers in your office environments. You’ll start by installing Ubuntu Server, then move to the most useful aspect —the command-line interface inside it. You’ll extend your knowledge by learning how to administrate and configure Ubuntu Server. You will also see how to deploy services on Ubuntu Server and find out how to secure it. You’ll get to grips with the virtualization and cloud computing facilities provided by Ubuntu, and finally, you’ll gain some very useful tips.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Chapter 2. Configuring and Administering Ubuntu Server

After installing the Ubuntu Server, you will need to administrate it. If you are a newbie, this chapter is mandatory for you. So follow it to the letter. If you are an advanced Linux user who has experience working with other distributions, you can consider the experience of trying a new distribution similar to that of driving a new car. The car certainly has a steering wheel, a gas pedal, and a brake, but it still takes you a minute to adjust the mirrors, find out where the gauges and controls are, and adjust the seat until you feel comfortable. Think of this chapter as that minute or two behind the wheel of a new car.

To reach this goal, we will follow this plan:

  • Administering using the command line

  • The package management of an Ubuntu Server

  • The network configuration for an Ubuntu Server

  • Performing essential system administration tasks