Time to Install Ubuntu Linux Server
Now that you have downloaded and burned the Ubuntu Linux server ISO we can start the installation process. Insert the CD/DVD or USB stick into your server PC (Personal Computer), make sure your PC BIOS is set to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive depending on which you chose to burn the ISO to. Restart your server and off we go!
The first screen you will see will prompt you for your choice of language. Choose your language here.
Next you will be taken to the main install screen where you can start your Ubuntu Linux server install. Your choice here will be "Install Ubuntu Linux Server".
After making your selection the Ubuntu Linux server text based install will start. The first screen will ask you for your choice of language again. This will be the language of the final install. Next you pick your region and keyboard layout and finally your network settings including a hostname for your Ubuntu Linux server.
Next you will have to setup the partitions for your Ubuntu Linux server install. Following a final prompt all partition changes will be written to disk.
Finally the Ubuntu Linux server base system will be installed. This can take some time, especially on older hardware. Be patient.
Following the base system install you will be asked a few more questions before your Ubuntu Linux server is up and running. You will have to select a username and password, whether or not to encrypt your home directory and any proxy information you may need to enter to connect to the internet. Apt will then be configured and we will move on to the selection and installation of software for your Ubuntu Linux server.
In this next section you will choose automatic or manual updates, and check LAMP server and OpenSSH server and the install will continue. Shortly after you will be asked to enter a password for the MySQL root user, while not mandatory it is always a good idea to pick a secure password that you can remember here. Again, it can take some time to install the required packages so be patient. Grub will be installed and installation will complete. Congratulations, now lets update and secure your Ubuntu Linux web server.