Ubuntu 13.10 LAMP Server Setup on Rackspace Cloud Server is an Important Step for Administration and to Run Web Software like WordPress. Practically, we have splitter out text based guide – Full step by step guide to Install WordPress on Ubuntu 13.10 on Rackspace in to several parts for creating this series of video guide. Apart from YouTube, this Ubuntu 13.10 LAMP Server Setup on Rackspace Cloud Server Video Guide is also available on Apple iTunes as Podcast.
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Anyway, we are using iTerm2 and oh-my-zsh as Shell on OS X 10.9 running on a 15″ MacBook Pro. Windows Users will need to use PuTTY for Microsoft Windows. FileZilla can be used as SFTP software. All softwares are Open Source and Free Software.
Ubuntu 13.10 LAMP Server Setup on Rackspace Cloud Server Video Guide
Tilde (~) represents starting of a command, you must not copy that part plus the leading space; you will copy paste only the command to your command line tool. Hash ( # ) represents our instruction.
What is not shown
How to generate SSH Keys on your computer and paste on Rackspace Cloud Panel before you spin a server has not been shown. This is for our security.
What is shown
- Creating a Server Instance from Cloud Control Panel
- SSH to the remote server
- Updating, upgrading and distribution upgrading
- Changing the password
- Creating an user – this is an important step
- Changing Port for the user
- Installing LAMP Stack with one command
- Login to FTP Server
- SSH as User
Creating a Server Instance from Cloud Control Panel
It is quite easy and is Web GUI Based. It needs no command but gives us the IP, Password should be copied.
SSH to the remote server
SSH to the remote server demands the specific IP address. The command should be used on any Terminal Emulator on Linux, Mac or via PuTTY on Windows :
~ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
# note : the actual command is ssh email@example.com
# ~ <== this part should not be copied
Updating, upgrading and distribution upgrading
It is quite easy step. && joins two commands; you can use separately :
~ sudo apt-get update
~ sudo apt-get upgrade
~ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
# && joins two commands
~ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get update
Changing the password
It is also quite easy. You just need to type this command :
# it will ask to enter a new UNIX password and repeat it
# no password will be visible as masked characters - nothing will appear
Creating an user and giving the root Privilage
Very easy command :
~ adduser username
But, the next part is difficult :
Output is a config file, ^ means you need to hold control key plus that specified key, example can be ^W ; which means it writes the file. We will edit this part :
# User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
Changing Port 22 Changes the port number to connect.
PermitRootLogin if changed from yes to no, root will be unable to execute commands. That is why we have :
# add at bottom
# user's privilege
username ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
# last step
~ reload ssh
These PHP extensions are usually required but not included in LAMP-Server^ one command installation :
sudo apt-get install php5-curl php5-gd
Login as user
~ ssh -p 80 firstname.lastname@example.org
# ssh -p PORTNUMBER username@IP
This ends our guide on Ubuntu 13.10 LAMP Server Setup on Rackspace Cloud Server Video. Obviously, this is the first step of using LAMP Server Setup on Rackspace Cloud Server. We will proceed further on upcoming days.
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