Ubuntu Server explanation guides

Our explanatory and conceptual guides are written to provide a better understanding of how Ubuntu Server works and how it can be used and configured. They enable you to expand your knowledge, making the operating system easier to use.

Explanation guides

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If you’re not sure how or where to get started with a topic, these introductory pages will give you a high-level overview and relevant links (with context!) to help you navigate easily to the guides and other materials of most interest to you.

Alternatively, our Tutorials section contain step-by-step directions to help outline what Ubuntu Server is capable of while helping you achieve specific aims, such as installing the operating system or customizing software.

If you have a specific goal, but are already familiar with Ubuntu Server, take a look at our How-to guides. These have more in-depth detail and can be applied to a broader set of applications.

Also, take a look at our Reference when you need to determine what commands are available, and how to interact with various tools.