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Ansible Playbook

Ansible playbook for base and initial configuration of the web server hosting my personal websites. After successful execution of this playbook, however, there is still some manual work to import databases, copy site content, etc.


Before you can run this, a few things are assumed:

  • You have a clean, minimal Debian 9, Ubuntu 16.04, or Ubuntu 18.04 host up and running
  • You have a user account with password-less SSH access to the machine
  • You have sudo privileges on the remote host
  • You have created a hosts file with something like:


Once you've satisfied the the above assumptions, you can execute:

$ ansible-playbook web.yml


  • Update packages for Ubuntu 18.04 (mariadb, nginx, tarsnap currently using packages for 17.10 artful)
  • Switch from cron-apt to unattended-upgrades


Copyright (C) 2014 - 2018 Alan Orth

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