Ubuntu Linux Server Basics

Learn Ubuntu Server administration in 3 days with this step-by-step course for beginners.
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  • Lectures 47
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Linux is the fastest growing operating system in the world. Get the Ubuntu Server skills you need to succeed, in only 3 days.

Let's be honest; technical books are boring. Sure, you could learn Ubuntu Linux server administration from some long-winded encyclopedia, but why waste all that time?

Udemy's video content delivery system will have you operating your own Ubuntu sever in mere hours.

If you want to increase your IT skills, this course is a great place to start. More and more companies are utilizing Linux servers in their day-to-day operations. So, don't be left behind!

All course updates are 100% FREE. Buy this course one time and you own it for life. Not only that, but you will also gain lifetime access to me as your personal instructor. Have a question about Ubuntu Server? Just ask! You, as my student, will always be my #1 priority.

Wait, are you still reading this?! The course comes with a genuine 30 day, no hassles, money-back guarantee. So, there is absolutely nothing to risk here. Enroll today!

What are the requirements?

  • For maximum learning, students will need access to an extra computer that can be used as an Ubuntu Linux Server. An old Desktop PC and/or laptop with a CD/DVD drive or a USB slot should be sufficient. Additionally, the student must have access to either a blank USB thumbdrive or a CD/DVD burner. Using these components to install Ubuntu Server will be covered in the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create and run your very own Linux server
  • Install Ubuntu Server from scratch, like a boss!
  • Rock the Linux shell with basic server commands
  • Harness the power of SSH for remote controlling your server
  • Link two hard drives together in RAID 1 with 'mdadm'
  • Share files with Windows systems using Samba
  • Automate server tasks like a pro with cron jobs
  • Run your own web server with Apache
  • Become an Ubuntu Server Pro in Only 3 Days!

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for beginners, especially users who have never installed or operated an Ubuntu Linux Server. The course is designed to take students step-by-step through the process of installing and configuring a server from scratch. No experience with Linux or other server environments is necessary. Intermediate users are encouraged to enroll at their own discretion. For example, if they are in need of a basic knowledge of RAID, SSH, Samba, cron jobs, and/or Apache. Advanced users will already know how to use such features and are therefore discouraged from enrolling in this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Linux & Installation Guide


This course is designed for complete beginners, so don't worry if you've never touched a computer server or Linux before today. The course includes everything you will need to know about installing and operating an Ubuntu Linux Server.

As my student, you are my #1 priority. So, please feel free to get in touch with me and ask questions or seek clarification on anything related to Ubuntu Linux server administration. My desire is that you learn and retain the information.

Enjoy the course, and let me know how I can best serve you.


What is a computer server?
What is Linux?
What is Ubuntu?
Downloading Ubuntu and preparing installation media
Installing Ubuntu Server
BONUS VIDEO: It's Snowing in Texas!
8 questions

This quiz will test your knowledge of preparing and installing Ubuntu Linux Server. Remember that different scenarios call for different methods of installation. You should seek to master multiple methods in order to be prepared for real-world environments.

Section 2: Day 1 - The Basics
Security 101: 'Sudo' and the 'root' user
Getting Around (ls, cd, mkdir, nano, rm, rmdir)
Reading Files & Shell Navigation Tips (TAB, cat, &&, "", \ )
Managing output (grep, less, |)
Copying and moving files (mv, cp, rsync)
How do I turn this thing off? (shutdown)
BONUS VIDEO: System runlevels (telinit)
Root privileges (sudo, su, /etc/sudoers)
Finding help when you need it
14 questions

Test your knowledge of Ubuntu Linux Server basics!

Section 3: Day 2 - System Management
Changing the system date and time
User & group management, Part 1 (adduser, addgroup, passwd)
User & group management, Part 2 (passwd, userdel, groupdel)
Installing programs and understanding dependencies (apt-get, do-release-upgrade)
Basic networking (ifconfig, ifup, ifdown, /etc/network/interfaces)
File permissions, Part 1 (ls -l)
File permissions, Part 2 (chmod, chown, chgrp)
BONUS VIDEO: Managing file permissions with ACLs (getfacl, setfacl)
Managing the filesystem, Part 1 (df, fdisk, parted, mkfs)
Managing the filesystem, Part 2 (blkid, mount, umount, /etc/fstab)
11 questions

Test your knowledge of basic Ubuntu Linux Server commands.

Section 4: Day 3 - Core Features & Functions
Introduction to RAID
Creating a RAID 1 array with 'mdadm'
Removing a RAID array
Creating a simple fileserver using Samba
Setting cron jobs to automate tasks
Remote connecting to the server via SSH
Configuring Apache
11 questions

Test your knowledge of the common functions and features that server administrators use every day.

Section 5: Extra Tips & Tricks
Web browsing with 'links'
GUI Management with Webmin
Using WinSCP for Windows
Process Management (ps, top, fg, kill)
Creating Simple Shell Scripts
UPDATE: 'no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864' error FIX
Section 6: BONUS SECTION: Basic MySQL and Installing PHP
Getting the File
Tarballs and Compression Explained (.tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2)
Setting Things Up
Working in MySQL
Database Creation
Fixing Errors (It Happens...)

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Instructor Biography

Cody Ray Miller, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and IT Professional

Hello, my name is Cody Ray Miller and I love teaching valuable skills to motivated students! I am passionate about helping you achieve your life goals, whether that means advancing in business, acquiring the technological skills needed to excel at work, or improving the quality of your personal life.

I have a diverse set of certifications, interests and experiences—including a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology—which enable me to teach a variety of powerful courses, from computer server administration to marketing psychology and stargazing.

As my student, you are my #1 priority. Each and every one of my courses are carefully designed to accommodate a wide variety of learning styles and personality types. If something is unclear, or you need help understanding anything within my course, just send me a message and I will be happy to spend some one-on-one time with you in order to clarify the course material and make sure that you both learn and retain the subject matter.

Thank you for your interest in my courses, and in me as an instructor. I look forward to seeing you in one of my lectures very soon!

Cody Ray Miller

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