server setup in Ubuntu

This page isn't a tutorial on setting up a LAMP in Ubuntu, but rather notes on how to set it up. I just did this in Ubuntu, and wanted to document what I did so if I have to do it again, it'll go much quicker. (Though, it was pretty quick, actually.)

The basics of it are on I did have to add sudo apt-get install php5-gd to get GD support for Drupal.

Since I used a VirtualHost to set my doc root to a folder in my /home directory, I used the Ubuntu Wiki article.

Getting the mod_rewrite to work, I did sudo a2enmod rewrite (plus restarting apache2). Make sure to use AllowOverrides All in the appropriate file.