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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)

Cloud computing for the Ubuntu Server

Cloud computing is one of the latest trends and hottest subjects in the IT world, and the Ubuntu Server is one of the leading OSes in this field, especially with its infrastructure based on OpenStack deployed by big names such as NASA, NSA, HP, AT&T, Alcatel-Lucen, and so on.

In the following section, we will explore two of the best open source Clouds that we can easily deploy on the Ubuntu Server—one for file sharing and the other for PaaS—as well as the best part concerning OpenStack deployment on Ubuntu.

The ownCloud software

The ownCloud software allows you to create and use a storage server and share files online. In the next section, we will see the technologies used in ownCloud software.

The technology used in ownCloud

The ownCloud software uses the WebDAV protocol to seamlessly access a server through a network drive on Linux, Windows, or Mac. There is also sync software for many platforms (Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, and so on) so that you...