Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS – The perfect server setup

In this how-to I will show you how to install and configure Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, Apache web server, PHP and MySQL database server and backup to Google Drive (grive). Ubuntu is one of the most common version of the linux server OS on the web today, with almost 35% market share. It is light and easy to manage, even for the novice. After all, you need to know about 10-15 commands to get you started with Linux OS. The rest of the knowledge will be picked up on the way. The best way of learning is learning by doing.

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Location of the Crontab files

Most of the users are used to edit crontab file using crontab -e, and that is just fine, but where are actual files placed? By defualt, Linux stores cron files under /var/spool/cron/crontab. All cron jobs are stored after the username as per /etc/passwd file. To edit the file directly, you just need to open the file in your favorite text editor and make changes.

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