Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Turnkey Linux Hub Taps Ubuntu and Amazon to Manage Web Apps in the Cloud

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2011-04-15 Print this article Print
Shell in a Box

Shell in a Box

Turnkey Linux appliances ship with a Web-based terminal application.
Turnkey Linux Hub 1.0 is a Web-based service that sits atop Amazon's Web Services to provide cloud hosting and backup capabilities for the line of Web application software appliances offered by the Turnkey Linux open-source project. Turnkey Linux appliances, which cover a broad range of popular open-source, Web-based applications, are built atop the current Long Term Support version of Ubuntu and abide by Ubuntu's system administration conventions. Atop this Ubuntu base, Turnkey Linux layers Web-based admin tools and a slick backup and restore utility, which creates encrypted backups of files, databases and lists of installed packages, either to Amazon S3 or to another local or networked location. For a look at the product in action, check out the gallery below, and be sure to read eWEEK Labs'. full review
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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