Archive for the ‘Internet & Network Services’ Category

Assessment 1 Word Document

March 15, 2011

Assessment 1 Word Document


Assessment 1 Online Videos

March 15, 2011

1. Installing Ubuntu Server 10.10:


2. Installing LAMP Server on Ubuntu:


3. Installing phpBB on the Ubuntu 10.10 LAMP Server:

Assessment 1

March 14, 2011


The application I have chosen to install for my first assessment in Internet & Network Services is phpBB. PhpBB is free open-source software that is available under the GNU General Public License. It stands for PHP Bulletin Board and is essentially a free open-source internet message board built on PHP and MySQL.

A Brief History:

phpBB was first created by James Atkinson  in June 2000. The idea came about as he wanted to create a UBB-forum like solution for his wife. Due to it being open-source software it was soon releases on the very popular website SourceForge. Here it quickly rose in popularity due to its easy installation and vast customizable features. Since its release in 2000 two main uupdates to phpBB have been released. Those being phpBB 2.0 and phpBB 3.0 released in April 2002 and May 2007 respectively.

Assessment 1:

What I plan to do for this assessment is to successfully install a LAMP Server using Ubuntu Server 10.10 and to have phpBB 3.0 running on the server. I will have instructional videos on the instillation of both the server and phBB3 and include basic steps on how to initially configure and create forums on the new phpBB installation.

References Used:

Installing LAMP Server on Ubuntu 10.10

February 22, 2011

In our last lab for Internet & Network Services class we were given the task of installing a LAMP server on the Linux operating system Ubuntu 10.10 and have WordPress running using that server. LAMP is an acronym for an open-source software that provides the four main components to build a web server. Those four main components are:

  • Linux
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • MySQL
  • PHP

In my first attempt to install the server in class I ran into great difficulty. I was unable to attach WordPress to the MySQL database which ended up in me receiving a “Could Not Connect To Database” error message every time i tried to open WordPress in a browser.

On my second attempt to install the server I had a lot more success! This was in great part to the useful instructions provided to us by our lecturer Tim Horgan at his blog. The following article provided detailed and simple instructions on how to successfully create the server and also to allow WordPress to successfully talk to the MySQL database.

After successful completion of the lab I was able to run WordPress using the newly installed LAMP Server on Ubuntu. This can be seen in the screenshot below: