Newbie q's

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Squidge, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    Hi all, i am new to Unix and building servers.

    I am currently looking to build a Ubuntu Server that will host a site, but i also want this server to be able to email as well. So all the contact details for the website get emailed from the same server, could someone telll me if this is possible? is there a how to:?

    i will be using the GUI interface, instead of cmd line

    thank you in advance

    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  2. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    Anyone care to offer some advice? :eek:
  3. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    99 % of server dont have GUI due to its a waste of memory and unneeded program that is running

    most stuff is admin like via control panels like ISPconfig so on
    so once installed than you have an web GUI to admin / run it all

    do an search at the top for ISPconfig and im sure you will find one for the Ubuntu ver X.XX what your running
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Yes, that's no problem.

    I wouldn't install a desktop on a server because it eats up too many of your resources and is a security risk.
  5. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    Thanks for the link, i have been reading through it :D

    How easy is Unix Ubuntu to use? i have never used a unix based system before?
  6. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    if you doing an following an howto ... it should be almost easy as
    just follow the steps

    if not
    than it may take some trail n errors to get your head around it all
    if you got a good friend / place to post problems you run into ... than its easyer than trying one your own
    u go batty and gray easy at times

    but once you get hang of any linux OS than its simple to use any other one :)
  7. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    if you need an somewhat UI ... you can try webadmin
    it will let u do a lot of via an web UI ... but even than i will personal turn it off when i dont need it
  8. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    Thank you so much for your help. I will let you know how it goes :eek:

    I think i will just follow the how to.

    Is there a way of turning of the GUI as i think that has already been installed
  9. zcworld

    zcworld New Member

    if you installed the server edition
    there is no GUI at alll
    its all command line
  10. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    My friend did this:

    <code>sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop</code>
  11. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    The only GUI type admin interface I would suggest is
    webmin ,
  12. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    I would like to thank you all for you input.

    One last question, can i run firefox on the server?
    Do you have any good suggestions for a Unix FTP server? Fillezilla? Double Commander etc?
  13. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    yes, you can use FireFox if you download the correct version.

    use (one of) the FTP server(s) that came with the OS.
  14. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    hello again;
    i have followed the formentioned tut on setting up the perfect server.

    I am able to conect using webmin, whilst inside my home network: using a fixed IP

    But when i try to conect externally i am unable. Could someone possibley help me on this?

    Thank you in advanced
  15. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    192.168 addresses are non-routable, they can not be accessed from outside that address space.
    Do you have a routable ip address? Try from your server and then try to connect to that.
    And don't forget to configure webmin to listen at the routable ip address
  16. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    Thanks for your quick response.

    I have got my IP, how do i set webmin to listen to that IP address?

    Sorry i am really new to Unix systems
  17. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    Thank you very much. Is that for http?
  18. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    So do i need to set up a service on the router?

    I have FTP and HTTP services pre-set on the router
  19. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    Thank you very much. Really sorry about asking all the questions. I am brand new to Unix. But am reading alot of stuff about it. So fingers crossed the questions will come to end soon :D

    Thanks again
  20. Squidge

    Squidge New Member

    i'm back again.

    I have installed the basic LAMP and SSH server software, configured the Network file to look like this:
    But i still cannot connect outside of my network. I have set up HTTP and FTP forwarding on my router, and have also set a new service for Webmin on my router as well. Could someone point out where i may be going wrong? Thank you in advance :(

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