Ubuntu Server Guide
Welcome to the Ubuntu Server Guide! This site includes information on using Ubuntu Server for the latest LTS release, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa). For an offline version as well as versions for previous releases see below.
|Basic Install||Install Server Edition using the installer|
|Automated Install||Automate installation using autoinstall|
|Cloud Images||Run Ubuntu Server Edition on a public cloud provider|
|Docker Images||Run Ubuntu Server software in LTS Docker OCI containers|
Refining Your Infrastructure:
|Networking||Register network devices|
|Networked Storage||Configure multiple I/O paths for storage|
|Security||Protect your server and network|
|Virtualization||Separate your services into virtualized environments|
|High Availability||Cluster systems redundantly to minimize down-time|
|Monitoring||Ensure infrastructure availability|
Configuring Your Services:
|Databases||Install database servers|
|Backups||Establish your backup plans|
|Mail Servers||Set up e-mail services|
|Web Servers||Set up web services|
There are a couple of different ways that the Ubuntu Server edition is supported: commercial support and community support. The main commercial support (and development funding) is available from Canonical, Ltd. They supply reasonably- priced support contracts on a per desktop or per-server basis. For more information see the Ubuntu Advantage page.
Community support is also provided by dedicated individuals and companies that wish to make Ubuntu the best distribution possible. Support is provided through multiple mailing lists, IRC channels, forums, blogs, wikis, etc. The large amount of information available can be overwhelming, but a good search engine query can usually provide an answer to your questions. See the Ubuntu Support page for more information.
Improving the Documentation
If you find any errors or have suggestions for improvements to pages, please use the link at the bottom of each topic titled: “Help improve this document in the forum.” This link will take you to the Server Discourse forum for the specific page you are viewing. There you can share your comments or let us know about bugs with any page.
PDFs and Previous Releases
Below are links to the previous Ubuntu Server release server guides as well as an offline copy of the current version of this site:
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