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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


In this chapter, we will learn how to set up a popular version control system: Git. A version control system, also known as revision control system, can be thought of as a repository of files that record every single change in a file. Every update to a file or set of files is recorded as a new version, with some metadata about that specific modification. Metadata contains details of who made the change, a small comment explaining why the change was made, details on exactly what changed in each file, and a timestamp. You can easily switch back to an older version when needed.

Version control systems are generally used to track software source code, but they can be used with virtually any type of file. It is necessary for collaborative work where two or more people are working on the same file. Everyone maintains their own local copy of each file and works on them. When a person satisfactorily completes his work, he sends the updated file to the central repo. Others can synchronize...