Ubuntu Server is a powerful and must have addition to your network, allowing you to provide access to a wide range of applications all in a centralized location without the need for third-party resources, in todays age I have found way to many business are relying on web-based applications to manage and store their data, from grocery stores to major corporations that willingly include your personal information to their systems that are not even housed or maintained within their facilities, a way to common practices such as this is why your information falls into the hands of the wrong people, aether because the business will willingly sell your information to third parties for a substantial fee or because of the negligence of the IT Administrator, for what ever the reason being, in almost every case relying on others to handle your data is not a good business practice. Setting up your own private server has become more simple and can provide your network with better security when properly setup. this guide is to show you how simple it is to get a basic development server installed using Linux. After installation however it is up to you to further you knowledge on how to better secure and maintain your server using the vast resources that are available. For more resources please visit the Ubuntu Server Information page that contains many links to downloads and documentation.
1.) Download ISO.
After making sure that your system meets the minimum requirements for running Ubuntu Server you need to download a copy of Ubuntu Server. Then you need to create your installation media aether by burning the image to a disk, DVD or creating a bootable USB thumb drive.
2.) Boot Installation Media.
Insert your newly created install media in your machine, if you are using the USB option please make sure you system is set up to boot to it. once inserted you can power on your machine to restart it.