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Put simply, Ubuntu is the easiest to troubleshoot and upgrade, has the best community support, has the superior package manager (apt-get), and finally and most impressively, can be deployed and ready for production in 30 minutes. Here’s how.

Step 1: Download and Burn the Ubuntu Server ISO.

Step 2: Run the Install, select LAMP server when prompted.

Step 3: Add additional needed modules using apt-get.

Total time elapsed (not including downloading and burning): 30 Minutes.
Cost: $0, 1 CDR.
Result: A blank server was converted to a fully functional, configured and live webserver, ready for production use.

In a nutshell, this is one of the main reasons I use Ubuntu for web hosting.

20 Comments Written by Soleil Golden in Servers at 6:00 am