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 a headless system. Estimated time (this post only): 40 […]

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 […]

Managing a Linux Virtual Machine

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This article serves as a cheat guide for managing a Linux virtual machine. Most of this applies to physical Linux machines as well. Look for future updates to cover different hypervisors, distributions, etc. This is all pretty basic stuff that experienced Linux users are probably already aware of. But a cheat guide like this can […]

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 […]