Building LAMP Server – Apache HTTP Server

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This is the fifth article in a series on building the ultimate LAMP Server. This covers installing Apache HTTP Server from source. Even for distros which maintain current versions, the Apache Foundation recommends compiling HTTP Server from source. Estimated time (this post only): 15 minutes * varies slightly by distro Apache Prerequisites The Apache Foundation […]

Building LAMP Server – Install Linux

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This is the third article in a series on building the ultimate LAMP Server. This covers how to install Linux, focusing on a variety of different distributions. Since the purpose of this machine will be to act as a server, we will focus on setting up headless (no desktop) installations. Some of these screenshots are […]

Building LAMP Server – Setup Virtual Machine

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This is the second article in a series on building the ultimate LAMP Server. We will cover setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) for use as our test server. This focuses on VirtualBox on a Windows or Linux host. If you plan to install your LAMP stack on an existing VM, another hypervisor, or a […]

Building LAMP Server

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This is an updated version of my guide to building your own LAMP server for development purposes. What will make this guide different from the previous ones (in addition to using newer versions of the various software), is that I will be providing steps for different Linux distros as well as installing additional packages I […]

Choosing a Linux Distro

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I’ve been an advocate for Linux since I started with Slackware in the mid-90s. One of the most basic questions those interested in switching to Linux ask is "which distribution (aka distro) do I use?" With more people becoming unhappy with how Microsoft has hijacked their computers with Windows 10 (automatic updates installing/uninstalling software for […]

Groupware for the SMB

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I have researched groupware/collaboration software for years in search of the ideal solution for the SMB (see my previous post regarding a Zimbra turnkey solution). I can’t say there is any cookie-cutter solution for all small and medium businesses. The considerations usually come down to the following in my experience, both as an IT Director […]

Free Collaboration Appliance For The Linux Noob

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Collaboration suites are becoming more and more common in even the smallest of businesses. Email, calendars, tasks, etc. are integrated even on cheap cell phones now so it is not unheard of for an IT consultant to be asked to deploy a collaboration server for shops with only a handful of computer users. Yet once […]

PHP Security

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This is more a rant than an actual How-To guide. I recently tried to upgrade my version of phpBB on one of my websites and ran into a 500 error. Not a big deal since I could upgrade manually but while searching their forums I ran across another user with the same problem. What irked […]