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   >  Why Create a Server?
   >  Wired or Wireless LAN?
   >  Configuring a Home LAN
   >  Downloading Ubuntu Server
   >  Creating an Install USB
   >  Installing Ubuntu Server
   >  Introduction to OpenSSH
   >  Installing OpenSSH
   >  Starting & Stopping OpenSSH
   >  OpenSSH Configuration
   >  Introduction to RAID
   >  Installing a RAID Software
   >  Creating RAID Partitions
   >  Creating the RAID Device
   >  Creating Logical Volumes
   >  Mounting Logical Volumes
   >  Auto Mounting RAID Arrays
   >  Testing a RAID1 Array
   >  Troubleshooting RAID1 Problems
   >  Introduction to NFS
   >  Configuring the NFS Server
   >  Configuring an NFS Client
   >  Troubleshooting NFS Problems
   >  Introduction to Samba
   >  Installing Samba
   >  Samba Daemons
   >  Configuring Samba
   >  Verifying Samba Config
   >  Adding Samba Users
   >  Mapping Client Users
   >  Windows Client Config
   >  Linux Client Config
   >  Troubleshooting Samba
   >  Introduction to Firewalls
   >  Listing Firewall Rules
   >  Changing Default Rules
   >  Changing Specific Rules
   >  Example Firewall Script
   >  Introduction to DLNA
   >  Using DLNA
   >  Installing MediaTomb
   >  Starting & Stopping MediaTomb
   >  Accessing the MediaTomb GUI
   >  Configuring MediaTomb
   >  Adding Content to MediaTomb
   >  Removing Content from MediaTomb
   >  Configuring Transcoding
   >  Debugging MediaTomb
   >  Introduction to Proxying
   >  Server Side Installation
   >  Server Side Configuration
   >  Configuring Proxy Clients
   >  Troubleshooting Proxy Problems
   >  Introduction to Webservers
   >  Installing the Webserver
   >  Controlling the Webserver
   >  Installing PHP Support
   >  Using PHP
   >  Installing mySQL Database
   >  Using mySQL
   >  Index of Sections


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Power Up!

This guide is intended for users new to Linux who are setting up a Linux server in their home. As a result, we have endeavoured to keep the articles short and simple if at all possible - and provide links to other sites if more detail is required.

Linux provides a huge amount of server functions of which we could not possibly cover all: instead, we aim to show how to achieve all the things a typical home server user will need. We try to do this via step by step screenshots where possible.

It is assumed that readers are familiar with the concepts covered in our Desktop Guide - and are comfortable with using the command line in particular

Browse our list of server topics if you cannot find what you are looking for!


Why not salvage that old PC in your cupboard and use it as a server? The great thing about Linux is that it is not heavy on resources so, unless your PC is really old, you can repurpose it as a home server to store all your files, backups or stream digital content to your television.

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