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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 Hackpad, a collaborative document editor

In this recipe, we will install a collaborative document editor, Hackpad. It is a document editor based on an open source editor, EtherPad. Hackpad was acquired by Dropbox, and in early 2015 they open sourced its code.

Getting ready

You will need a system with at least 2 GB of memory.

As always, you will need an account with super user privileges.

How to do it…

Hackpad is a web application based on Java. We will need to install the JDK; Scala, which is another programming language; and MySQL as a data store. We will start by installing dependencies and then cloning the Hackpad repository from GitHub.

  1. Install JDK and Scala. The installation document mentions Sun JDK as a requirement but it works with Open JDK.

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk scala -y
  2. Install the MySQL server. You can get more details on MySQL installation in the chapter handling the database:

    $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server-5.6
  3. Next, clone the Hackpad...