I just got myself a slicehost basic slice to play around with so I can learn how to setup web-servers.
I have Ubuntu 10.04.2 installed on the server.
I was able to successfully get the server up and running from scratch, these were the things I did - following this tutorial. I know this is probably just a starters tutorial, so, I was wondering if you guys can tell me what you like to do while setting up production servers.
These are the steps that were followed :
sudo apt-get install apache2 php5-mysql libapache2-mod-php5 mysql-server
'ServerTokens Full' to 'ServerTokens Prod'
'ServerSignature On' to 'ServerSignature Off'
Add the website to the server :
sudo usermod -g www-data root sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www
More steps :
1) Create another user account and Disable the root account.
2) Change the port for ssh.
Please feel free to add the things are left out/done wrong that you would otherwise do for a production server. Much appriciated, thanks! :)