Why even bother with linux?
Whenever working on a client to server architecture it is always good practice ( in my opinion) to test and implement virtual environments of the actual production of the software project being deployed. In this blog post, I will be talking about how to setup Linux ubuntu in our case to do just that. But why Linux? I am glad you asked as we all know Linux is taking over, it’s everywhere from embedded devices to cloud environments, although some of this instructions will work on other systems with slight modifications. My focus is to get up and going with Linux, so let us get started.
Lets meet those requirements
Go ahead and grab the latest version of virtualbox and get it installed once that is up and running go ahead and download a fresh copy of ubuntu server. Now let’s go ahead and setup VirtualBox to get ready to install that ubuntu server. After having ubuntu installed, meaning that the ubuntu is ready to accept commands let’s move on into configuring the ubuntu server.
Configuring the ubuntu server
Let’s setup a static IP address
Now restart the machine and SSH should work
Testing out the server
Add some changes to the default html file
Make sure you can see some of the changes that you made
Congratulations on setting up a virtual server now