MySQL/MariaDB – Building a LAMP Server (2020)

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This covers installing MySQL and MariaDB from source. You can skip the sections for versions you don’t wish to support. Only install what you need. Even though I am assigning different ports for every installation to avoid conflicts, you may not want to set them all to automatically start in order to conserve resources; instead […]

Apache HTTP Server – Building a LAMP Server (2020)

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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 PCRE Although your distro probably already has PCRE installed, the Apache website recommends compiling the most […]

Development Tools – Building a LAMP Server (2020)

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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 the distribution contains very old versions. Important: you can probably skip most of this […]

Install Linux – Building a LAMP Server (2020)

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Here we will cover how to install Linux, focusing on a variety of different distributions for use as a LAMP server. Estimated time (this post only): 45 minutes * varies by distro Why Not Install a Desktop Environment? A web server does not need a desktop and installing one only consumes resources and possibly introduces […]

Setup VM – Building a LAMP Server (2020)

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This covers setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) for use as a LAMP server for testing purposes. I chose VirtualBox because it is free in most cases and runs on many platforms. If you plan to install your LAMP stack on an existing VM, another hypervisor, or a physical machine, you can skip this article […]

Building a LAMP Server (2020)

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Let’s learn how to build a LAMP server (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP) mostly from source. Not only is this educational, but it allows developers to test multiple versions of databases, scripting languages, etc. I’m going to keep this simple so anyone who can use a computer can do it. For the most part, you can […]

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 […]

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 […]