How to tutorials and information about setting up, running, and configuring a server. Most articles are related to Linux and open source.

In this example I am running Ubuntu 7.10 but this should work the same way in more updated releases such as Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 or Ubuntu 11.04 (Unity). The Terminal Server application is installed by default, so this makes things very simple.



In this tutorial we will install Ubuntu Server 11.04 and set it up as web server.In later articles we will use this Ubuntu server to setup websites using wordpress, joomla, drupal and a handful others.

PhpMyAdmin is a web interface to your MySQL databases. It makes managing, creating and configuring your MySQL database a breeze. It is a very common tool and is often installed by default by many web host. In this article we will cover on how to install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu Server 10.04 (LTS). You will need to already have the LAMP stack installed for these steps to work and have your MySQL root password handy. If you need help on how to install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) please visit the following article:

For security reasons I recommend restricting access to phpmyadmin from a specific internal IP address.

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin


Note: The following steps will work for installing open SSH server on a desktop computer as well as Ubuntu server. This can also be done in Debian and Linux Mint.


Lamp stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. These tools are very common for running many websites such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Collabtive...etc. In Ubuntu we can easily install Apache2, MySQL and PHP with one simple command. In later articles we will later setup some of these open source web applications and use the complete LAMP server. If you are interested in following some of theses tutorials please subscribe to the RSS feed.

Since by default the Ubuntu server does not have a GUI we will install LAMP with the command line. If you do have a GUI installed, you can open a terminal and issue the following commands. This goes for your desktop as well. Lets get started.

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^


In Ubuntu you can install all your updates through the command line. You will often have to do this if you are running Ubuntu server without a GUI. Lets take a look at some of the commands to help keep you secure and up to date with all the open-source goodness.

Whether you are a small contractor, an employee of a large company or just want to stay on top of your tasks and projects, Collabtive has a lot to offer. Collabtive is a great open-source tool that allows you to assign task and projects to individuals with completion dates. This can be used to keep track of your own personal projects, share responsibilities with a group or just use it to track time.

Collabtive is an easy to use web-based application that can be configured to allow you access it from anywhere with web access.

In this example we are going to install Collabtive, MySQL, Apache and phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu Server 10.04 (LTS). Let's get started!




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