Setting Up an Ubuntu Webserver

quick and dirty 😉 i guess you can setup ubuntu yourself 🙂

i use xubuntu (less eyecandy, more performance with less memory)

before i install the server i remove all games, mail clients and such useless things for a webserver.

set the pc name with

sudo gedit /etc/hostname

download lampp from

set root password with

sudo passwd

extract archive with

tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.7.tar.gz -C /opt

start it with

/opt/lampp/lampp start

get your ip with


put your files into


to access from a windows pc install samba with

sudo apt-get install samba

install samba config gui or use


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