Ubuntu FAQ

The Take 2 Hosting User FAQ includes answers to many frequently asked questions as well as links to valuable information you may find useful while utilizing our services.

Please note that many of the links provided in this FAQ are not directly hosted by Take 2 Hosting.

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Installing the Webmin Control Panel

If you would like to administer your server using a browser-based control panel you may install Webmin.

To install webmin just run these commands:

wget http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/webadmin/webmin_1.460_all.deb

apt-get install libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl

dpkg -i webmin_1.460_all.deb

Once installed you will be able to log in with your web browser at "https://YOUR_SERVER:10000/" using the login information provided in your "New Server Information" email.

We recommend that you periodically check for updates to Webmin. This can be easily done by logging in to Webmin and selecting:

Webmin -> Webmin Configuration -> Upgrade Webmin

Make sure both the "Latest version from www.webmin.com" and "Check GnuPG signature on package?" options are selected. Click the "Upgrade Webmin" button and the latest version will be downloaded and installed automatically for you.


If you would like to run virtual servers by using Xen you will have to install some packages and change your kernel boot options on your dedicated server.
apt-get install ubuntu-xen-server

You will not have normal serial console access under Xen. To gain Xen console access, you must add 'com1=38400,8n1' to the kernel line in your /boot/grub/menu.lst . After saving the configuration change, you must reboot the server. Then run


If you would like to install Microsoft Windows under Xen we have provided a FAQ here.

Using APT-GET for Updates to Software

We highly recommend using apt-get or aptitude for software updates and ease of use.
To update your server, as root, run:
  apt-get update
  apt-get upgrade

Configuring Additional IP Addresses

If you have ordered additional IP addresses then you need to configure them on your server. Please configure all of your additional IPs at the time they are assigned to you.

Start by editting the file /etc/network/interfaces and adding the following:
auto eth0:0
iface eth0:0 inet static
        address YOUR_NEW_IP_ADDRESS
        broadcast YOUR_NEW_IP_ADDRESS

Then, as root, run
/sbin/ifup eth0:0

Repeat that process for each additional IP address you have to configure, incrementing the :0 number each time. For instance, for your second additional IP would the 'iface' line would read "iface eth0:1 inet static". Your third additional IP would be eth0:2 and so on.

Some Basic Documentation for Ubuntu