Chapter 5Guide to Common Ubuntu Servers

WHILE LINUX HAS BEEN USED AS a desktop operating system for a long time, it has arguably been used longer and by many more people as a server. Over the years Linux has accumulated hundreds of different services either ported from another operating system or developed primarily on Linux. This means that when you want to use Ubuntu as a server, there are literally hundreds of different servers Ubuntu could be, many of which can be installed by a simple call to a package manager.

It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to document all of Ubuntu’s possible services in a book, much less a chapter. What I realize, though, is that among the hundreds of services you could install, there are a handful ...

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