Chapter 3. Linux for Different Purposes

The plans we make to set up a server infrastructure or a data center are generally the same. We always try to organize services between the servers that we are running, respecting our needs. Servers operating on a Linux system can be used to run multiple services at once or just one depending on how much processing power that service will need and its position inside the network. Following the needs of the users, system administrators should always be ready to set up or to take down services in their infrastructure. Usually, for a basic system installation, there will be a number of services already installed but not well configured.

This chapter will cover some of the main Linux services that most users ...

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