Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, part of Learning Linux for PHP Developers (2014).
Currently, we've got a configured virtual machine, but no server.…Let's change that by selecting Sandbox over on the…left, then clicking Start to turn on the server.…The virtual computer will turn on.…As this is the first time, a warning will appear saying that the keyboard…has been captured, meaning that whatever you type will be in the virtual machine.…To get out of that mode, press the Host key, which is shown…in both the message and the lower right hand corner of the screen.…On the Mac, it'll be the left Cmd key.…You can safely tell VirtualBox to never show that message again.…
Once that's out of the way, VirtualBox will boot the mounted Ubuntu disk…image to the boot CD menu, which will ask which language to use.…English is a good default in our case, so press Enter.…The boot menu has a number of options,…including installing Ubuntu, but wait a moment, we're…going to use a version of Ubuntu that is…optimized for virtualized environments by changing the mode.…Press F4.…A list of available modes will be shown, including Normal, which is…
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?
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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