Try Ubuntu 22.04 Lts Beta on Proxmox Virtual Machine

Ubuntu is the only Linux distribution I am using right now. I prefer to use LTS version. LTS means long-term support version. It is released every two years. The last version is Ubuntu  22.04LTS. The next one is Ubuntu 24.04LTS. It will be released on April 25, 2024. So now it is the Beta version.

See the life cycle of Ubuntu releases.

I downloaded the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Beta build from the official website.

Then in my Proxmox VE installation, I uploaded the ISO file to the location of ISO images.

Create a new VM, with this ISO file, ubuntu-24.04-beta-live-server-amd64.iso, 2.81G.

The first thing I installed on the VM is Webmin Panel.

Install the Nginx with the default.

sudo apt install nginx
davidyin@u24:~$ nginx -V
nginx version: nginx/1.24.0 (Ubuntu)
built with OpenSSL 3.0.10 1 Aug 2023 (running with OpenSSL 3.0.13 30 Jan 2024)
TLS SNI support enabled
configure arguments: --with-cc-opt='-g -O2 -fno-omit-frame-pointer -mno-omit-leaf-frame-pointer -ffile-prefix-map=/build/nginx-uqDps2/nginx-1.24.0=. -flto=auto -ffat-lto-objects -fstack-protector-strong -fstack-clash-protection -Wformat -Werror=format-security -fcf-protection -fdebug-prefix-map=/build/nginx-uqDps2/nginx-1.24.0=/usr/src/nginx-1.24.0-2ubuntu7 -fPIC -Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=3' --with-ld-opt='-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -flto=auto -ffat-lto-objects -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now -fPIC' --prefix=/usr/share/nginx --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --error-log-path=stderr --lock-path=/var/lock/nginx.lock --pid-path=/run/ --modules-path=/usr/lib/nginx/modules --http-client-body-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/body --http-fastcgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/fastcgi --http-proxy-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/proxy --http-scgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/scgi --http-uwsgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/uwsgi --with-compat --with-debug --with-pcre-jit --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_realip_module --with-http_auth_request_module --with-http_v2_module --with-http_dav_module --with-http_slice_module --with-threads --with-http_addition_module --with-http_flv_module --with-http_gunzip_module --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_mp4_module --with-http_random_index_module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-http_sub_module --with-mail_ssl_module --with-stream_ssl_module --with-stream_ssl_preread_module --with-stream_realip_module --with-http_geoip_module=dynamic --with-http_image_filter_module=dynamic --with-http_perl_module=dynamic --with-http_xslt_module=dynamic --with-mail=dynamic --with-stream=dynamic --with-stream_geoip_module=dynamic

Install the MariaDB server

sudo apt install mariadb-server

Add the password to the root user of MariaDB

sudo mysql_secure_installation


davidyin@u24:~$ sudo mysql_secure_installation


In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we'll need the current
password for the root user. If you've just installed MariaDB, and
haven't set the root password yet, you should just press enter here.

Enter current password for root (enter for none):
OK, successfully used password, moving on...

Setting the root password or using the unix_socket ensures that nobody
can log into the MariaDB root user without the proper authorisation.

You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer 'n'.

Switch to unix_socket authentication [Y/n]
Enabled successfully!
Reloading privilege tables..
 ... Success!

You already have your root account protected, so you can safely answer 'n'.

Change the root password? [Y/n]
New password:
Re-enter new password:
Password updated successfully!
Reloading privilege tables..
 ... Success!

By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone
to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for
them.  This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation
go a bit smoother.  You should remove them before moving into a
production environment.

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]
 ... Success!

Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'.  This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]
 ... Success!

By default, MariaDB comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can
access.  This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]
 - Dropping test database...
 ... Success!
 - Removing privileges on test database...
 ... Success!

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]
 ... Success!

Cleaning up...

All done!  If you've completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB
installation should now be secure.

Thanks for using MariaDB!

Go back to the Webmin panel and click the link “Refresh Modules”. Then check the Server /  MySQL Database Server.

Here I can add a new database, add new users, etc.

Install PHP 8.3 which is in the default reposit.

sudo apt install php8.3 php8.3-fpm php8.3-cli php8.3-common php8.3-mbstring php8.3-gd php8.3-intl php8.3-xml php8.3-mysql php8.3-zip php8.3-curl

Check the version in the terminal window

davidyin@u24:~$ php -v
PHP 8.3.6 (cli) (built: Apr 15 2024 19:21:47) (NTS)
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v4.3.6, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v8.3.6, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

Check the php8.3-fpm status

sudo service php8.3-fpm status

Up to now, I can add a new website on the server. I leave it for you.



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