This question might be an odd one to ask. However I'm a noob on linux/networking and trying to set my old Ubuntu desktop running computer as a web server and place that in my server cabinet which will link to few other computers, linked to the same LAN and those could access my Ubuntu web server. This Ubuntu computer(CPU tower) is gonna loose it's monitor, keyboard and all the other peripherals and go inside my server cabinet. And this machine should only work withing office working hours (turning on/off required).
My problem is after set up this CPU tower inside the server cabin. 1. After someone turn on the machine, how to login as a user without glancing at a monitor? 2. When this machine needs to be turned off, is there any suggestion how to perform it?
Additionally, I know I 'm gonna install openSSH server and turning off and other operations can be performed via SSH.
Is this is the way small offices configure there web servers?