Setting up a blog server

Ok, so here’s how I went about it!  First, I installed a first attempt of the WordPress MU 2.3 on apache on an Windows XP machine.  Execpt, having learned about apache and virtual hosts and installing mysql on a Windows PC I discovered that XP only allows 10 concurrent connections so after a 100 hours of work.  I abandoned the first blog server as being a learning curve and pushed on to blog server mark 2.  This time I went and ventured into the world of linux and installed Ubuntu server 8.04 LTS which was a real learning curve.  I used the following videos to help me through my initial steps and to install a web interface called webmin to control the computer.  I did not want to install the desktop onto the server for security and resource reasons so whilst this made things harder I’ve come out of the experience having learned a whole lot more.

1. How to set up Ubuntu

I have watched many of these videos about setting up Ubuntu but at the time these were the videos which I followed.

Part 1

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Part 2

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2. How to install Webmin

I used this video as a faster way once I understood what I was doing.

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To start with I found these two videos useful. Part 1

Now webmin requires a file on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS which is no longer supported. You can use this link to sort that issue.

Installing Webmin on Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (Lucid)

Other than that you can follow this video.

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Now part 2

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Now that we have a web interface installed we will look at how to set-up wordpress.

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