Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing the Exim email server, part of Up and Running with Linux for PHP Developers.
…Most web applications send transactional emails such as…notifications on events or lost passwords and so forth.…Therefore we'll need to setup a simple email server.…Exim is an open-source, lightweight mail transfer agent or MTA.…We don't need a robust configuration as we're…not sending email to the public, just to yourself.…Therefore we can use any existing email account that has SMTP support.…Gmail supports SMTP and provides free email so I use Gmail as an example.…
From the terminal, first thing I'm going to need to do is install Exim 4.…So sudo apt-get -y for yes install exim4.…The next thing we'll do is configure Exim.…There are only 2 configuration changes that we actually need to make.…Sudo dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config.…We can say OK to this message.…We're going to choose General type of mail…configuration, mail sent by smarthost; received via SMTP.…
sandbox.dev is a good mail name, so click OK.…And OK again.…OK again.…Other destinations which mail is accepted.…Sandbox.dev, again, is okay.…We don't want to relay mail, so OK.…
The demonstrations are performed with the Ubuntu LTS distribution of Linux, but the skills taught here are also applicable to other Linux distributions. Every command is described in detail in context, and a comprehensive quick reference is provided for convenience.
- What is Linux, and why should I use it?
- What's a LAMP, and why does it matter?
- Creating and configuring a virtual machine
- Working with the Linux command line
- Configuring the servers, including Apache virtual hosts
- Building a development server dashboard
- Using PHP package managers like Composer and PEAR
- Installing Drupal, WordPress, and more on the server
- Self-hosting Git repositories, including a web interface
- Enhancing the server with debugging and profiling
- Exporting a virtual appliance to use on another machine
- Server troubleshooting techniques
Skill Level Beginner
Q: The pecl installation of uploadprogress fails, saying it is not a valid package archive. How can I install uploadprogress?
A: There is a bug in Ubuntu's pecl that was introduced after the course was recorded; the workaround command is "sudo pecl install -Z uploadprogress"
Q: Where can I get the exact versions of the software used in this course?
<div id="pastingspan1">A: The course is designed to be forwards compatible and should be functionally equivalent with future minor and major versions. With that said, some may want to use the precise versions used during the development of the course. For reference:</div> <div id="pastingspan1"> </div> <div>*VirtualBox 4.3.10 - https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads</div> <div id="pastingspan1">*NetBeans IDE 8.0 for PHP - https://netbeans.org/downloads/</div> <div id="pastingspan1">*SourceTree 1.8.1 (Mac), 1.5.2 (Windows) - http://sourcetreeapp.com/</div> <div id="pastingspan1">*Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS - http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server</div> <div id="pastingspan1">*PuTTY 0.63 - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html</div>
Q: In Windows, git operations ask for a password. Why?
A: Make sure that pagent (PuTTY agent) is running and has the private key loaded. See Chapter 3, movie 4 for details.
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basicswith Kevin Skoglund10h 26m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Creating a Virtual Machine
3. Using the Server Command-Line Interface
4. Initial Server Configuration
5. Building a Development Server Dashboard
6. Installing PHP Applications for Site Development
7. Source Code Management
Introducing Git2m 16s
8. Enhancing the Development Server
9. Advanced VirtualBox Techniques
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