Learn to be a server admin

Server administration is a hard task. It’s not just about optimizing performance – it’s also about controlling costs, by efficiently utilizing resources to ensure you’re not using more than you need, while also maintaining high security standards to protect your valuable data.

Ubuntu server is one of the most used web servers in the world, far outstripping Windows Server. The market share would be even greater, but many individuals stick with Windows server because the familiar environment makes them feel safe, warm and fuzzy inside.

Some see the lack of the familiar environment as a flaw – and yes, it is – Windows server management is much more straightforward than it is for Ubuntu servers. I mean, with your familiar user interface, you’ll probably be able to guess where to find most functions, whereas, with a command line interface for Ubuntu, this is not so easy.

If you are looking to move away from Windows, you’re probably doing so to reduce your costs, increase security or improve system stability. Our EBook, featured below, will help guide you through some of the core Ubuntu features.

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  • Roberto says:

    Ubuntu may be difficult for those users who migrate from Windows but I seem Ubuntu server quite easy as I am using Ubuntu desktop in my day to day life. I am surely going to read your magazine.

  • Brenda says:

    In Windows server I can perform all the operation from UI and now in Ubuntu I need to do all the things manually from terminal. But Linux server has several benefits over windows so it’s worth to move to Ubuntu. I wish I found your magazine earlier!

  • Harry says:

    I was searching for tutorials about Ubuntu server administration and came here from Google. The magazine is easy to understand and those screenshots are very helpful and help me to learn things fast. I’ll recommend this to my all admin friends.

  • Bob says:

    I think that this is the best guide ever on the web to learn Ubuntu server from scratch. I am saying this from my experience with this magazine. It explains every difficult task with proper explanation and screenshots. Worth reading it.

  • Netshock says:

    Thank you for your kind comments!! Let me know if there is anything I can do to improve the guides.