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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:46 PM

Lazy Sunday: Decided to install and teach myself Ubuntu 17 Server

So far, so good. It's strange, though, for a person coming from Windows.

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Reply Lazy Sunday: Decided to install and teach myself Ubuntu 17 Server (Original post)
Currentsitguy Apr 2018 OP
Lefty Apr 2018 #1
Currentsitguy Apr 2018 #3
762Justice Apr 2018 #2
Currentsitguy Apr 2018 #4
762Justice Apr 2018 #6
foia Apr 2018 #5

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:54 PM

1. Why are you using the server version?

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Response to Lefty (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:58 PM

3. Trying to offload our business website

From the Exchange/AD server. Having everything on one box just makes me nervous, and really I'd like the website outside of the DMZ.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:58 PM

2. I haven't messed with 17 yet.

I have a lot of stuff on 16.04 LTS.

I prefer Debian in general, but the really nice thing about Ubuntu is that there is a huge amount of community support, and a lot of the most useful configuration examples are done for Ubuntu.

What are you planning on doing on the box?

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Response to 762Justice (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:00 PM

4. Eventually setup a webserver

This copy I am running inside of VMWare on my Surface.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 03:51 PM

6. That is a fine use for it.

If your site is all static content, putting up a web server is very straightforward and well documented.

Don't enable more than is absolutely necessary, and be sure to run the

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

pair of commands on a pretty regular basis.

If you want to get deeper into it, check out LAMP style servers for beginners. That is very well documented too.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 02:23 PM

5. I've never used it as a server but I used to set up my travel laptops with it as a dual boot

because Windows wasn't totally reliable and if Windows went tits up on the road then Ubuntu gave me access to my files and The Internet. I never switched over to it from Windows but it was nice to have and pretty easy to work with when I did need to.

(I used to be pretty technical on Unix earlier in my career so that probably made it easier to understand Linux.)

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