In the previous chapter, we learned to install and configure our personal work environment so that we would be able to hit the ground running. In this chapter we are going to put on our administrative hats and roll out the servers that we can then use to deploy our MEAN stack apps. We will roll out Ubuntu and Linux servers and install both MongoDB and MySQL databases. These servers can be used to deploy MEAN stack-type applications, as well as to deployment of a Linux server will be helpful in the future, as we will be using it to deploy our app, as well as connecting to the database and running cron jobs. With these servers deployed and configured, we will be able to tackle just about anything that comes our way and see the code in action.