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Hands-on Linux - Self-Hosted WordPress for Linux Beginners [Video]

By : David Cohen
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Hands-on Linux - Self-Hosted WordPress for Linux Beginners [Video]

By: David Cohen

Overview of this book

Embark on a transformative learning experience, starting from basic Linux server setup to deploying and managing a full-featured WordPress website. You will start by familiarizing yourself with virtual environments and foundational Linux commands, then swiftly move into remote server management, using industry-standard tools like SSH. You'll gain first-hand experience in configuring web servers with Nginx, managing databases, and ensuring your WordPress site is primed for performance. As you progress, the course delves deeper into the administrative aspects of WordPress, guiding you through user roles, content management, and e-commerce integration with WooCommerce, shaping your site into a versatile online store. Beyond setup, this course elevates your skillset to tackle real-world sysadmin challenges—performance optimization, security hardening, and automation using Ansible—giving you the confidence to manage multiple WordPress instances with ease. The closing sections are dedicated to ensuring the longevity and reliability of your hosting environment, teaching you monitoring with Monit, secure data handling, backup strategies, and disaster recovery techniques. By the end, you'll have not only launched a WordPress site but also ensured its ongoing integrity and efficiency with professional-grade sysadmin skills.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)
Chapter 3
Your First Linux Server
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Section 4
Provisioning and Connecting to Your First Remote Linux Server
In this lecture, I demonstrate setting up a Virtual Private Server (VPS) in one of DigitalOcean's data centers. The whole process takes about two minutes, and you'll be able to easily adapt the process I show here to other "Cloud" providers, in case you're not using DigitalOcean. By the end of the lecture, you'll have your own little Linux virtual machine (VM), happily running in a datacenter somewhere on the planet. This VM will be where we set up our WordPress hosting platform.