Ubuntu 18.04 – MySQL and phpMyAdmin

By MalH

Introduction This follows on from the recent post to set up Apache2 on Ubuntu 18.04 Step 1 — Installing MySQL Now that you have your web server up and running, it is time to install MySQL. MySQL is a database management system. Basically, it will organize and provide access to databases where your site can…

Ubuntu 18.04 Apache2 with PHP

By MalH

Introduction When you first create a new Ubuntu 18.04 server, there are a few configuration steps that you should take early on as part of the basic setup. This will increase the security and usability of your server and will give you a solid foundation for subsequent actions. Step 1 — Setting Up a Basic…

Latest Virtual Box Guest Additions Script

By MalH

Ok, so I got sick of looking up the details when was building a new server … so I did it once and wrote a new script for the guest: !/bin/bash sudo apt install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential dkms mkdir -p /media/cdrom mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom cd /media/cdrom ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run cd ~ umount /dev/cdrom

VirtualBox admin using phpvirtualbox (2017)

By MalH

Following on from my previous guide VirtualBox admin using phpVirtualBox, Smart Guide Pty Ltd have taken over support and released a new version 🙂 This guide explains how you can run administer VirtualBox 5.2 on a headless Ubuntu server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not…

VirtualBox 5.2 headless on Ubuntu 17.10

By MalH

Following on from my previous guide VirtualBox Headless on Ubuntu 16.04 I have now updated this for Ubuntu 17.10 as I got a new server 🙂 This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 5.2 on a headless Ubuntu 17.10 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines,…