Our SysAdmin has been in an accident and is out of action (Coma) for a while and we're in desperate need of setting up Confluence on our clients domain, as the resident "java drinker" at work I've been tasked with setting up Tomcat+Confluence on an Ubuntu LTS server.
Honestly I don't know much about the sysadmin stuff and need some guidance. I have a Ubuntu server, we have a domain and we need to ensure that wiki.ourclientsdomain.com points to our tomcat instance.
Do I need to update my /etc/hosts entry so that it will accept the subdomain and tell it to point directly to my tomcat? Do I need to setup an Apache proxy or are there any guides out there for these basic things?
We're unable to recruit or hire a sysadmin at short notice, so any help would be greatly appreciated. We were using a control panel before on our windows machines (Plesk?) but we have none in this new "self hosted" solution our admin got us.
The main [client].com is running on IIS6 hosted in our office, I'm not allowed to touch that, we use Plesk to configure that and add A records etc for the domain as well as manage IIS duties if required.
Essentially, I'd like to do this on our Ubuntu LTS.
- Setup Tomcat with just Confluence (this I can do fine)
- Have wiki.[client].com point to /confluence on the tomcat box (need help here)
- host a lighttpd instance to serve our files when they goto downloads.[client].com (the above will help me with the DNS bits, I can setup the server and probably setup some vhosts?)
Do I need to install bind9 to manage the DNS's?