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Build your own Linux server on the cloud

Jul 05, 2012, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

TurnKey Linux, until recently, was built on Ubuntu Linux 10.04. Now, the core TurnKey Linux is in the process of being migrated to old, but rock solid Debian Squeeze (6.0.4) Linux distribution. But, you as someone who just needs a server Right Now don't need to worry about what's happening in the background. No, all you have to do is pick the appropriate TurnKey Linux server.

You see, TurnKey offers over 45 different, ready-to-run servers. These include a basic Linux Apache; MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl (LAMP) stack; multiple content management systems, such as Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress; communication systems, including Zimbra e-mail and ejabberd instant messaging; programming platforms; and basic office servers such as a file server and a primary domain controller for Windows networks. In short, no matter what you need a server for, TurnKey probably has one ready to go.

To get one of your own, here's how you go about doing it.

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