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Starting with the Turnkey LAMP Applicance

Pramod Kumar's picture
I have got a Server with no operating system installed. Now what steps i need to follow to install a turnkey appliance with wordpress. It is compulsory to install a virtualisation software first. Which Virtualisation software should i start with. I need to install the Wordpress in two days. Please guide . Currently i am having an new server with no OS Installation.
Alon Swartz's picture

Bare metal deployments are supported when installing from an ISO. If you want Wordpress, I'd recommend installing TurnKey Wordpress.

So basically, download the ISO, burn it to a CD, insert into server, boot, choose "Install to disk".

You should be up and running with wordpress in a matter of minutes.

Good luck.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Unless you have older hardware (and even then) I think a hypervisor OS as a base is a great idea.

As many who have been on here a while will know I am a strong supporter of ProxmoxVE and can highly recommend it. It's an open source offering that uses a combination of OpenVZ (container virtualisation - Linux guests only) and KVM (full virtualisation - suitable for any x86/x86_64 OS including Windows). It is based on x64 Debian (so needs a compatible CPU) and also requires CPU supported virtualisation (VT) to for KVM. It is ideal for headless operation as it has a quite powerful WebUI. It also supports clustering and other advanced features.

Other options include Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), VMware ESX/ESXi or Windows Server 2008 w/ Hyper-V. I haven't used UEC but it may be a good option if you plan to use the cloud as its apparently compatible with EC2 (so you can easily migrate VMs from local server to cloud - and back again).

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