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Deploy Ubuntu server

March 13, 2014

This post is part of my Your own Virtual Private Server hosting solution project. Get the latest version of this article here: https://gist.github.com/9468612.

Introduction

Why Ubuntu?

The only decisions you have to make is wether to install it on your own or deploy it as an VPS (Virtual Private Server).

You can host an online VPS installation by several providers.

If you want to install it on your own on hardware or virtual machine, you can download it from the offical Ubuntu website.

Unregarded of the installation and deployment strategy your server must…

  • ...be secured with a dedicated firewall, that only allows http, https and ssh.
  • ...being accessed with ssh keys.
  • ...being accessed with an user without root privileges (only root substitution should be possible).

Personally I recommand to use the LTS (Long Term Support) version, compared to the latest releases they’re more stable and secure.

Source

Ubuntu server offical Website

Categories:  Web server

Tags:  aws , azure , deployment , private , project , rackspace , ubuntu , virtual , vps

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