I am normally a windows user, and have played with linux only a little. I do code some, so am not completely at a loss for command line.
I have a fileserver that runs 2ksp4, without issue. I have a need now to put up another fileserver. I could do this with a windows product. However, I also want to install apache/mysql/php on this machine so that my web guy has an easier time working on the local copy before uploading it to the real webserver, which obviously runs apache/mysql/php.
While I don't implicitly understand all of this, it is none the less my job. I had initially tried FreeNAS along with a dozen other distros, thinking to put a standard linux OS on and run with that. However, the box this is going on is older, and while a good machine, those distros would not install.
I then tried OpenFiler, but was really not happy with it. I tried Turnkey core, and it has installed easily, and the web interface makes it a bit easier for the inexperienced *nix user. I used apt to load apache2 onto the core. Some research reveals really that the LAMP package is everything I need for the web design aspect, and that most likely the fileserver package is what I would need for the data storage aspect, which is the main purpose of this machine.
So the question then is, what am I to do. I already used apt to fetch the LAMP package and the FileServer package, and they did install according to the logs. But I am unsure really if this is the proper method. When you install a package such as FileServer, I assume that the web interface will be a bit different than if you install the LAMP or the core package?
Is there a sequence that I should be following? Are there certain commands to "engage" a package after you install it? For example, if you install the FileServer package onto the core, do I expect to see any utilities/configs for the aspects of that package?
I apologize for the lack of any understanding. Command line should pose no problems, as long as I understand what commands I should be executing.
Any feedback appreciated.