How do I get started administering a Linux system with Linode?
I have been looking to start operating a linux server remotely, using my local computer. I recently discovered your website and I am impressed by the documentation as I am a beginner on Linux and CentOS but am a quick study. I am asking if you have sufficient documentation for one who has been working on servers (managed) for about twenty years but wants to learn server set up and deployment of a website from a linux server.
I'm wondering if Linode has full documentation for someone in my position. I find that Googling everything under the sun both lacks cohesion and is very time consuming.
Thank you in advance for your reply.
I'm glad to hear that you've found our documentation so useful! Learning Linux certainly can be a bit challenging - particularly without any specific guidance - but once you have a firm grasp of the basics it becomes much easier. I've included URLs for a handful of guides that I think you'll find useful:
Static Networking on Linode
IPv6 on Linode
Securing Your Server
Scan for Malware/Vulnerabilities
Recovering from a Compromise
Hosting a Website
Hosting Sites with Apache
Hosting Sites with Nginx
Controlling Network Traffic with iptables (expert level)
UFW (beginner level - for Debian/Ubuntu based systems)
FirewallD (beginner level - CentOS and other FirewallD distributions)
Reboot Survival Guide
Rescue and Rebuild
Diagnosing Network Issues with MTR
This is a pretty big list, and while you may not need every one of these guides, this list should keep you busy for a while. Please do feel free to reach back out if you have anymore questions or need any help interpreting anything in the guides!
Linode Support Team