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I'm rather new to this, and I'd like to play with administering a linux box.

Things I need to know how to do:

  • Setup subdomains
  • Setup FTP accounts
  • Setup full domains / add domains
  • MySQL setup / install / management
  • LAMP setup / install / management

This is probably going on a CentOS distro. I'd like links or a break down on how I can learn to do this. I am comfortable with a command line, but I'm trying to move from shared hosting to a VPS and would like to have some idea on how deep the water is before I do.

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Well... install VirtualBox, download Centos, see the docs listed below, and have at it. Also take a look a programs like Puppet/Chef/etc. if you want to automate some of that administration. –  Joe Internet Apr 17 '10 at 4:35

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RUTE

RHEL docs

That'll get you most of the way there. Make sure you find a box that you don't mind nuking and reinstalling on, because the best way of getting a handle on it is destroying it a few times.

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The worst possible thing that can happen when learning is that everything goes according to plan. –  David Rickman Apr 17 '10 at 3:33

Lots of good stuff at howtoforge as well.

LINK: HERE

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Be careful with HTF though. Some of their instructions are... suspect, and without the proper knowledge already in place it's hard to know what to avoid doing. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 17 '10 at 4:16
    
@Ignacio, very true. I generally use them as a template for process rather than as a step-by-step tutorial. –  David Rickman Apr 17 '10 at 4:38

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