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    Ubuntu Command Line Setup

    OSX ML hosting VirtualBox.
    Ubuntu Server as guest in VirtualBox.
    Apache web server running multiple virtual servers with PHP & MySQL installed.
    Webmin, File Manager on Webmin, FileZilla, phpmyadmin as the administration tools with OpenSSH.
    Dreamweaver on Mac OSX is the development platform.

    Install Ubuntu with LAMP
    1. -- Download Ubuntu Server at www.ubuntu.com/download
    2. -- Download VirtualBox www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads then click "new" to create a new VM.
    - Enter "Ubuntu Server", 4GB of RAM (min 1 GB), VDI, 8GB place on desktop, 
    - select "Bridged Adapter" on Adapter 1, and check "cable attached" (if you don't, DHCP won't work)
    - Run, then select the ISO for Ubuntu Server
    - select English, Install Ubuntu Server
    - Detect KB Layout - 'yes', now select keys from your KB, OTW select 'No'
    - select a hostname
    - select "Guided" & use entire disk
    - select to do updates automatically.
    - select OpenSSH server, LAMP server, Mail Server, hit Tab
    - Input password for MySWL "root" user
    - Select 'No configuration' for mail server
    - Install GRUB boot loader to MBR
    - finished, Select 'Continue' - system reboots.
    - login
    - Test Ubuntu LAMP Server by typing the IP address for Ifconfig - result: the "It works!" page.
    - Use terminal to log into an SSH session (via OpenSSH) with ssh yourname@ip_address
    3. -- Install Webmin
    - wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.610_all.deb
    - sudo dpkg --install webmin_1.610_all.deb  //Note - there may be errors - fix with next line:
    - sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list  - be sure the "universe" lines are uncommmented
    - sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl           apt-show-versions python
    - sudo apt-get -f install
    - select File Manager under Others for easy file management - modify index.html at /var/www to test.
    4. -- Install phpmyadmin to manage mySQL
    - sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
    - select apache2 as the web server, then select "Yes" for advanced options, enter password.
    - in a browser enter: ip_address/phpmyadmin to test phpmyadmin
    5. -- NB - no need for ProFTPD if you select port 22 on FileZilla (below) --
        -- Install webmin ProFTPD module so FileZilla can be used (skip this if you use SSH for file transfer)
    - select the "Un-used Modules" container in webmin
    - select ProFTPD server then select install
    - set directory paths for FTP under ProFTPD server
    6. -- Install FileZilla on the OSX host from the FileZilla website for a very nice file manager.
     
    Create apache virtual hosts
    - go to /var/www and create folders /var/www/site1.com and /var/www/site2.com
    - place an index.html in both files with a line like "this is sitex" so you can id them at testing
    - modify /etc/hosts - enter "127.0.0.1 site1.com" and "127.0.0.1 site2.com" b4 the IPv6 #line
    - modify /etc/apache2/sites-available by adding a file "site1.com" and paste in the following:
     <VirtualHost *:80>
        DocumentRoot /var/www/site1.com
        ServerName www.site1.com
        ServerAlias site1.com
    </VirtualHost>
    - of course, you will do this for every virtual host you want to add - an indefinitely large number of vhosts !
    - sudo a2ensite site1.com - enable the site within apache - do this for each site
    - you may get the message "run /etc/init.d/apache2 reload to activate new configuration" 
    - if you receive "Could not reliably ... FQDN, using 127.0.11... blah, then do this: (REF
    - sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload (you may sometimes receive a different reload instruction as above)
    - test it: enter "site1.com" and "site2.com" in 2 separate browser tabs to prove this is working !

    Resolve the /var/www permission issue to connect to /var/www/virtual-site and load web files
    - type "chown -R yourname /var/www" to allow file transfer via SFTP over SSH (REF)
    -> embarrassingly I can't tell you how much time I spent messing with samba vs symlinks
    -> if you'd like the entire discussion - I learned tons, then vm me at marc at carestandard.com

    Setup Dreamweaver to access Unbuntu server over SFTP and start writing code !
    - in the sites setup you will use the vhost directory as your Root
    - you will use the vhost name (ex. www.site1.com) as the name of the domain.

    Project Complete

    Afterthought - I am discarding FileZilla for File Manager in Webmin. FileZilla behaves too much like a windows application, and now there is no need for an additional port open with it gone.

    1.11.12 - Project continuation.
    Setting a static IP in Ubuntu Server (REF)


     








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