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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By : Uday Sawant
Book Image

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

Starting and managing Docker containers

So, we have installed the latest Docker binary. In this recipe, we will start a new container with Docker. We will see some basic Docker commands to start and manage Docker containers.

Getting ready

Make sure that you have installed Docker and set your user as a member of the Docker group.

You may need sudo privileges for some commands.

How to do it…

Let's create a new Docker container and start it. With Docker, you can quickly start a container with the docker run command:

  1. Start a new Docker container with the following command:

    $ docker run -it --name dc1 ubuntu /bin/bash
    Unable to find image 'ubuntu:trusty' locally
    trusty: Pulling from library/ubuntu
    6599cadaf950: Pull complete
    23eda618d451: Pull complete
    Status: Downloaded newer image for ubuntu:trusty

    Once a container has been started, it will drop you in a new shell running inside it. From here, you can execute limited Ubuntu or general Linux commands, which will be executed...