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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

Creating a local repository with Git CLI

Now that we have the Git binaries installed, let's take a step forward and create our first local Git repository.

Getting ready

Make sure that you have installed Git.

How to do it…

We will take a common path by starting a new pet project, where we will simply create a new local directory, add some files to it, and then realize, Ohh I am gonna need a version control system:

  1. So, yes, quickly create your new project:

    $ mkdir mynewproject
    $ touch mynewproject /index.html
    $ touch mynewproject /main.js
    $ touch mynewproject/main.css
  2. Add some sample content to these files by editing them:

    Now you need to create a Git repository for this project. Sure, Git covered you with the git init command.

  3. Make sure you are in the project directory and then initialize a new repository, as follows:

    $ cd mynewproject
    $ git init

This will initialize a new empty repository under the project directory. A new hidden directory gets created with the name .git. This directory will contain...