If you need to add Linux to your data center, consider giving Ubuntu server a try. Follow these steps to install Ubuntu server 16.04 and the Webmin GUI admin tool.
Chances are, you have to look to open source to power some aspect of your business. If that aspect happens to be a server in the backend of your workflow, you’re in luck because there are a number of solid choices. One such choice is Ubuntu.
Many believe Ubuntu is only a desktop distribution, but they’re wrong. Ubuntu also comes in a very powerful server flavor that is well suited to aid you in the expansion of your company’s data center.
If you’ve never installed a Linux server, you might be surprised to learn that it’s quite easy. Although some distributions do not offer a fancy GUI-based installer for their servers, even the NCURSES installers make the task simple.
I’ll walk you through the process of installing a Ubuntu server. I hit the important steps of the process and offer screenshots where necessary, so that you can have a Linux server up and running in no time. We’ll also add the Webmin admin GUI to make managing your Ubuntu server much, much easier.
For this installation, I use VirtualBox running on an Elementary OS Freya host to install a guest Ubuntu 16.04. As I mentioned, the process is completely NCURSES.