Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on an Unmanaged Server

Installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on an unmanaged server

So installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on an unmanaged server is a pretty straight forward affair and although the process will differ between unmanaged VPS hosts, I am pretty confident in saying all you really need to do is select the Linux version you wish to install and hitting "install".

There are over 30 Linxu distros to choose from for Bhost, but I am going to be installing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my unmanaged Server. Specifically, I am opting for "Ubuntu 10.04 minimal i386", there are other versions available with BHost, including "Ubuntu 10.04 minimal amd64" as well as Ubuntu with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl/Python) already installed but I wanted a completely clean install so I can configure it exactly how I want it, with no extraneous software hogging the CPU.
For those unfamiliar with the terminology of Linux and Ubuntu, LTS stands for Long Term Support, you can read more about what that means on the Ubuntu wiki.

And with that done, it's on to the fun bit. Next up, downloading PuTTY and getting in on some SSH action to make our unmanaged VPS more secure.


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