View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help -- New to Linux and would like to set-up a server.

September 11th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Hello folks,

I am planning on setting up a server so I can install business applications like oscommerce, magento, zencart, etc. but the problem is I am new to Linux (Ubuntu) and have no clue where to begin.

I picked Ubuntu because of it's huge community support and I'd appreciate if you guys could go through the trouble explaining what I should know before setting up a server.

It will be strictly for e-commerce purposes so I have no other use for it but I may try out the desktop version since it looks like a fun OS to use. :KS

Thanks in advance and looking forward to talk with you guys.

September 11th, 2008, 11:10 AM
For a nice but a bit complicated install, check out: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP

If you just want a fast download-and-run solution, check out http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

Or, you can do it really professionally and compile apache, php and mysql yourself :)

Good luck :)

September 11th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Znupi! That was pretty quick. Thanks for the heads up!