On HowToForge today, there's a new tutorial for those working with an up and coming version of linux, gaining more and more popularity all the time - Ubuntu. The tutorial details how to get a solid LAMP installation up and working on such a machine.
I, like many others, made the decision to attempt an install of Ubuntu 6.06 server with the preconfigured LAMP option without having ever attempted using Linux before. My goal was to build a setup that I could host my personal web site from. Embarking on this journey I had no idea how much knowledge I lacked and in turn would learn in my quest to host.
Hence, I am writing this as a partial documentation of my trials and tribulations with hopes of aiding all Linux noobs on the steps necessary to create a basic Linux, Apache2, MySQL5 and PHP5 system with FTP. Again, this document is tailored to complete Linux beginners and is in no way a complete guide to attacking such a setup. It will get you up and running but will need security hardening like no other.
He starts from the very beginning (a very good place to start) with the installation of version 6.06 of the Ubuntu server, including the LAMP option. With things installed, he shows how to get to a GUI environment and get to the configuration screen of the local Webmin installation (after installing it). Setup is as simple as a few clicks and form fields away, making customizing your server a breeze.