Recent Tutorials: Upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & More

The latest Ubuntu release dropped last month, and Linode’s documentation team has been pushing to update some of their staple docs to match. From getting started with their LAMP and LEMP guides, to finding info on Redis, Nagios (via a community contribution!), you can find guides to help you get started with the new release.


Linux Package Management

Get an overview of the tools through which developers attempt to increase the overall quality and coherence of a Linux-based operating system. Full Guide

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Learn the quick and easy steps to upgrade your Linode to Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr). Full Guide

Install Lamp on Ubuntu 16.04

Install and test a LAMP stack, the most common web stack for web-hosting servers, on Ubuntu’s latest LTS distro, Xenial Xerus. Full Guide

Install LEMP on Ubuntu 16.04

Install and test a LEMP stack. The LEMP stack replaces the Apache web server component with nginx. Full Guide

Deploy Redis on Ubuntu or Debian 8

Deploy Redis — an open-source, in-memory, data-structure store with optional disk writing — and get an overview of best practices for maintaining Redis instances. Full Guide

Install Nagios 4 on Ubuntu and Debian 8

Read about the best way to install Nagios — a monitoring and alerting tool for your servers, applications and services. Full Guide


Of course, you could subscribe to the Documentation Newsletter and see these in your inbox each week. These newsletters also include special information, such as for this week: “…if you’re a contributor, keep an eye on our Github repo, as our guidelines are getting an overhaul real soon”.


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