From start to finish: What can you do with a Linux server?

Your Linux server is powerful, but are you taking advantage of all it has to offer? Linux expert Jack Wallen has developed the “Start to Finish Series” to help you get the most out of your operating system.

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Linux is one of the most popular (and powerful) operating systems in existence today. Why Linux loyalty? There are several reasons. For starters, it is free and open source software that is stable, secure, and flexible.

According to the most recent data, 90% of all public clouds run on Linux. And if you are here, you have also chosen to take advantage of the operating system.

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An operating system capable of doing what Linux can do is certainly complex and has a steep learning curve. Fortunately, there is a lot of support available to guide you.

The TechRepublic Premium “Start to Finish” series explores the different things you can do with a Linux server. Best of all, it explains these concepts in detail, from start to finish, without skipping any steps. Written by our own Linux expert, Jack Wallen, these resources are invaluable in getting the most out of the operating system.

To note: These resources explain many concepts, but they do not delve into installing Linux. We’ll assume you’re already up and running and ready to move inside the platform.

Do you want to host a company information website and an e-commerce site? Do you need to host both a public website and an internal website for your organization? You can make either scenario happen in the same hardware through Linux and Apache.

This resource explains the process of hosting multiple websites on a single server using the Apache web browser. Apache is free and open source web server software that allows you to deploy websites over the Internet. And it is the most commonly used web server on Linux operating system.

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Many platforms depend on databases to function, including your cloud tools, your content management systems (CMS), your HRM software, even your internal applications and pre-built tools. Therefore, you should know how to deploy a database server.

In this walkthrough, we explain the entire process of installing a database, configuring the database for remote access, creating new databases, and accessing the databases. users.

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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is used to query a directory service on a network, which makes it useful for things like authentication. Using an LDAP server, users can log into their accounts from any machine on your internal network. But LDAP can do more than just authenticate desktops. You can also use it to validate usernames and passwords through Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, OpenVPN, and Samba.

This guide will walk you through installing OpenLDAP on Ubuntu Server 20.04, setting up a management GUI, and authenticating computers to the server.

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Kubernetes describes itself as “a portable, extensible, and open source platform for managing workloads and containerized services, which facilitates both declarative configuration and automation.” As you can guess, it takes serious administrator expertise and developer skills to get the most out of the technology. However, the result is an application that can scale automatically, eliminating the need to manually provision resources when your needs change.

In this resource, we’ll walk you through the process of deploying the Kubernetes cluster. Next, we will explain how to deploy an application on the cluster and connect to this application from your local network.

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Git is the most popular version control system, loved by developers across industries, and used for projects of all sizes. It tracks changes in code, making it a valuable tool for developers who collaborate on projects. And luckily, Git was developed specifically for the Linux operating system.

While Linux and Git work together seamlessly, installing and using the tool can be a bit difficult for new users. In this resource, you will learn how to use Git, from installing to checking out changes from the remote repository.

We’ll cover how to create a local repository, how to add files, how to validate and upload files, how to connect Git to a remote Github repository and more. It’s the only guide you need to take full advantage of all that Git has to offer.

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