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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By : Uday Sawant
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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By: Uday Sawant

Overview of this book

Ubuntu is one of the most secure operating systems and defines the highest level of security as compared other operating system. Ubuntu server is a popular Linux distribution and the first choice when deploying a Linux server. It can be used with a $35 Raspberry Pi to top-notch, thousand-dollar-per-month cloud hardware. Built with lists that there are 4 million + websites built using Ubuntu. With its easy-to-use package management tools and availability of well-known packages, we can quickly set up our own services such as web servers and database servers using Ubuntu. This book will help you develop the skills required to set up high performance and secure services with open source tools. Starting from user management and an in-depth look at networking, we then move on to cover the installation and management of web servers and database servers, as well as load balancing various services. You will quickly learn to set up your own cloud and minimize costs and efforts with application containers. Next, you will get to grips with setting up a secure real-time communication system. Finally, we’ll explore source code hosting and various collaboration tools. By the end of this book, you will be able to make the most of Ubuntu’s advanced functionalities.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Ubuntu Server Cookbook
About the Author

Installing Ejabberd

In this recipe, we will learn how to install the Ejabberd XMPP server. We will be using an integrated installation package that is available from the Ejabberd download site. You can also install Ejabberd from the Ubuntu package repository, but that will give you an older, and probably outdated, version.

Getting ready

You will need an Ubuntu server with root access or an account with sudo privileges.

How to do it…

The following are the steps to install Ejabberd:

  1. Download the Ejabberd installer with the following command. We will be downloading the 64-bit package for Debian-based systems.

  2. Make sure you get the updated link to download the latest available version:

    $ wget -O ejabberd.deb
  3. Once the download completes, you will have an installer package with the .deb extension. Use the dpkg command to install Ejabberd from this package:

    $ sudo dpkg -i ejabberd.deb
  4. When installation...