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What Questions Should Have This Tag?:

  • Questions related to Ubuntu Server (As opposed to Ubuntu Desktop), and the Ubuntu Server core.
  • Any questions related to installing services and programs on Ubuntu Server

Some Basic Definitions:

Server - A device on a network which provides "services" to other devices (most commonly file sharing,mail, printing, or shared disk space)

Ubuntu Server - An Operating System (OS) which (through software/hardware) allows the device(s) to perform server functions.


Brief Introduction to the Subject:

Packages and programs that are included in the Ubuntu Server core include web servers, databases, DNS, etc. Some of these programs include:

  • Apache 2 web server
  • MySQL Database
  • Postgre SQL Database
  • PHP 5
  • Bind 9 DNS Server

These programs can be set up and installed separately from the Ubuntu Server Core, but questions regarding those programs should be tagged with that program's tag.


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