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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 3. Deploying Servers on Ubuntu

Hundreds of different services can be deployed on an Ubuntu Server, and each one of these services can be detailed in an entire book. In this chapter, we will have a look at the essentials of setting up and configuring some of the most common servers that system administrators need. Newbies will get a step-by-step guide, and advanced users will discover the Ubuntu approach towards servers. We will start with the deployment of the famous OpenSSH server. Then, we'll move on to set up a DNS server. After that, we will cover how to turn on a web and an e-mail server. Finally, we will cover how to deploy a database, DHCP, and file server.

The following topics are covered in the chapter:

  • Deploying an OpenSSH server

  • Setting up a DNS server

  • Turning on a web server

  • Deploying a mail server

  • Setting up a database server

  • Setting up a DHCP server

  • Installing a file server