With this article I would like to guide you through a basic setup of a linux server. The following pages can be suited for the ones who want to install their first server at home, using a dusty old computer as I did, without buying subscriptions on hosting sites or for the ones who have a fresh virtual private server (maybe one of the computers in the nice server-room) and want to start web-developing.

A dusty old PC! No, probably that one is too old…throw it away and buy a Raspberry Pi it will draw less power!

In this tutorial we will get a lamp stack installed on a Ubuntu 17.04 LTS machine to enable your server to host websites. LAMP stands for Linux Apache MySQL and PHP. It’s an acronym representing a Linux operative system with an Apache web server, a MySQL database and a PHP scripting language.