Apache HTTP Server – Building a LAMP 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 Software Foundation recommends compiling HTTP Server from source. Estimated time (this post only): 10 minutes * varies slightly by distro Apache Prerequisites You may […]

Development Tools – Building a LAMP Server

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This is the fourth article in a series on building the ultimate LAMP Server. Here we will cover setting up development tools for use in compiling software. While most distributions come with a set of development tools you can install from their repository, there are some that we may wish to compile manually, usually because […]

Install Linux – Building a LAMP Server

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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. Estimated time (this post only): […]

Setup Virtual Machine – Building a LAMP Server

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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 a LAMP Server From Source

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This guide covers building a LAMP server (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP) mostly from source. Most guides out there on this topic simply have you using the old versions of Apache, PHP, and database engines that ship with your Linux distribution. This is not ideal for developers that want to test against new and future versions […]

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 […]