Ubuntu : Web Server Cheatsheet

Server First Set Up

Installation of Apache, PHP and MySQL

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-php5 mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql

Set up Apache virtuals hosts

sudo cp /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/example.com.conf
sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/example.com.conf

Example :

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    ServerName example.com
    ServerAlias www.example.com
    DocumentRoot /var/www/example.com
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

And :

sudo a2dissite 000-default
sudo a2ensite example.com
sudo service apache2 reload

Set up domain DNS records

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Ubuntu common operations

Extract a .tar.gz

tar -zxvf file.tar.gz

MySQL common operations

List MySQL users

SELECT User, Host, Password FROM mysql.user;

Create new MySQL user

CREATE USER 'jeffrey'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypass';

Change MySQL user password

SET PASSWORD FOR 'bob'@'%.example.org' = PASSWORD('cleartext password');

Delete MySQL user

DROP USER 'jeffrey'@'localhost';

Create MySQL database

CREATE DATABASE dbname CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;

Grant MySQL privileges

GRANT ALL ON db1.* TO 'jeffrey'@'localhost';