The Complete Illustrated Step by Step Guide to Creating an Ubuntu LAMP Server Part 1.

Monday, July 26th, 2010 | How-To, Linux

Part 1 – Basic Linux Installation.

Hello, I’m going to go over how to create a basic LAMP server, a Backup plan for that LAMP server and some basic guide to maintain the server.
First step is we are going to use Ubuntu as the Linux distro, specifically the Ubuntu Server edition. It can be found here, http://www.ubuntu.com/server/get-ubuntu/download. So burn the iso and pop it in. Screenshots are on the bottom.

  1. Going through all the menus first you have the Language Selection
  2. Main Menu, Choose Install Ubuntu Server
  3. Another Language Selection Screen
  4. Region Selection,
  5. Keyboard selection screen (you can do automatic and follow the prompts, I just choose US keyboard as I know my own keyboard).
  6. Here you can enter the hostname. I personally used something I can remember anything works but it’s nice if it’s something meaningful so you can easily identify the computer on the network.
  7. Check the timezone.
  8. How you would like to partition the disk. I picked Guided – with LVM.
  9. Select the disk,
  10. Agree to the changes,
  11. I’ll let LVM handle any volumes I’ll make so I don’t need to split up the partition. As such I just let it use max
  12. I agree to write changes again,
  13. Enter your name for your first user account.
  14. Then the username.
  15. And your password twice,
  16. Then it will ask if you would like to encrypt your home directory. I have no need so I said no.
  17. I don’t have an HTTP proxy so leave it blank unless you do.
  18. Configure Automatic updates, I choose No automatic updates as I can do this myself. I don’t want the possibility of the system going offline without me around. Up to your preference though.
  19. Software Selection. I didn’t choose any I will choose the package individually later. Right now I just want a basic Ubuntu installation.
  20. Configure the boot loader. Since this is a fresh installation there is no boot loader so say yes to install one.
  21. You are done, move onto part 2 of this guide to configure remote access.
  • Language Selection
  • Install Ubuntu Server
  • Language Selection
  • Region Selection
  • Keyboard selection screen
  • hostname
  • Check the timezone.
  • Guided – with LVM.
  • Select the disk
  • Agree to the changes
  • max
  • Agree to the changes again
  • Full real name for user account
  • Enter username
  • And your password twice
  • Encryption no
  • if you have a http proxy, no
  • Configure Automatic updates
  • Software Selection, just press continue
  • boot loader
  • done

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