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Getting Started with Vagrant, SSH & Linux Server Administration

###Let's install Vagrant###

###Select a Vagrant Box from https://vagrantcloud.com###

#add it to your list of boxes
vagrant box add hashicorp/precise32
#create a new folder for your project & init vagrant
vagrant init hashicorp/precise32
#run your new machine
vagrant up
#ssh into your new machine
vagrant ssh

Now you are connected to a new machine!

  • hit exit to disconnect

###Let's make this feel like the real world by adding a fake domain name###

  • open the Vagrantfile and uncomment the private_network line & change to your desired IP
    • config.vm.network "private_network", ip: "22.22.22.22"
    • run vagrant reload
  • make a fake domain for that ip
    • run sudo open /etc/hosts -a "Sublime Text" to open your /etc/hosts file in Sublime Text
    • add this line to the end of the file and save 22.22.22.22 mytestsite.com

Nice! Now going to mytestsite.com will connect to our machine!

###Let's install nginx so we can see if our "domain" is working###

#always update apt-get on a new machine
sudo apt-get update
#install nginx
sudo apt-get install nginx
#start-er up
sudo service nginx start

Now, go to mytestsite.com...you should see Welcome to nginx!

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