Questions related to Ubuntu Server, and server-related packages.
What Questions Should Have This Tag?:
- Questions related to Ubuntu Server (As opposed to Ubuntu Desktop), and Ubuntu Server Core
- Any questions related to installing services and programs on Ubuntu Server
Some Basic Definitions:
|Server||A device on a network which provides "services" to other devices such as web content, file sharing, email, printing, and shared disk space|
|Ubuntu Server||An Operating System (OS) which (through software/hardware) allows the device(s) to perform server-related functions|
|LAMP||An acronym for a typical web server meaning Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP|
|LAMPP||An acronym for a more generalised web server meaning Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, PostgreSQL|
Brief Introduction to the Subject:
Packages and programs that are included in the Ubuntu Server core include web servers, databases, DNS, etc. These programs include:
- Apache 2 web server
- MySQL Database
- PostgreSQL Database
- Bind 9 DNS Server
These programs can be set up and installed separately from the Ubuntu Server Core, but questions regarding those programs should be tagged with that program's tag.