Configuring Static ip address in Ubuntu server
Ubuntu installer has configured our system to get its network settings via DHCP, Now we will change that to a static IP address for this you need to edit Edit /etc/network/interfaces and enter your ip address details (in this example setup I will use the IP address 172.19.0.10):
sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
and enter the following save the file and exit
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
Now you need to restart your network services using the following command
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
You need to setup manually DNS servers in resolv.conf file when you are not using DHCP.
sudo vi /etc/resolv.conf
You need to add look something like this
Install SSH Server
If you want to access your server remotely through SSH you need to install SSH server for this you need to run the following command
sudo apt-get install ssh openssh-server
You will be prompted to insert the installation CD again and this will complete SSH server in your Gutsy lamp server.This is really simple and easy server installation for new users and who wants a quick server.
GUI Installation for Ubuntu LAMP Server
If you are a new user and not familiar with command prompt you can install GUI for your ubuntu LAMP server for this you need to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list file once you have enable you need to use the following command to install GUI
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
The above command will install GNOME desktop if you want to install KDE desktop use the following command
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
Installing Webmin in Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.
You can install webmin for your server web interface to configure apache,mysql servers.Now we will see how to install webmin in Ubuntu 7.10
Preparing your system
First you need to install the following packages
sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl
Now download the latest webmin using the following command
Now we have webmin_1.370_all.deb package install this package using the following command
sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.370_all.deb
This will complete the installation.
Ubuntu in particular don’t allow logins by the root user by default. However, the user created at system installation time can use sudo to switch to root. Webmin will allow any user who has this sudo capability to login with full root privileges.
Now you need to open your web browser and enter the following
Now you should see similar to the following Screen
Once you enter into the webmin you should see similar to the following screen
If you want to configure Apache,Mysql server you need to click on Servers on your lefthand side you should many servers are ready to configure
This is very Easy to configure most of the servers and Enjoy your new Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon LAMP Server