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Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 11Setting Up Web ServicesConfiguring Apache, MySQL,PHP, and FTP

The Internet is the environment where Linux has its greatest popularity. Fortunately, Ubuntu Server makes a very good Internet server. In this chapter, you'll learn how to set up your server as an Apache web server, including support for PHP and MySQL. We'll also set Ubuntu up as an FTP server. Although the focus in this chapter is on Apache, you'll also learn how to enable the MySQL server so that the database administrator can create new databases in it. Creating MySQL databases is a rather specialized job, however, and so I won't go into great detail about that here.

Setting Up Apache

From a technical perspective, you could say that a web server is just a special kind ...

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