How to Set Up Your Own Cloud Server from Scratch

Create a cloud server for personal use or to start a cloud hosting business. Everything you need to know!
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 34 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2013 English

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Have you ever wanted to have your own cloud server? Have you ever thought about starting a cloud storage business? Well, the first step is to get that server set up, and this course will teach you how!

About the Course

This course walks you through setting up your own cloud storage service using Digital Ocean. You will be shown how to install, set up and administer everything you need to get your cloud server up and running. While learning server technologies on your own can be difficult and time consuming, this simple, step by step course will have you up and running in about 30 minutes. This course is what you're looking for!

What Can You Use Cloud Storage For?

Lots of things! If you currently use a service like Google Drive or Dropbox, your own cloud server is an inexpensive and fun replacement, saving you money.

If you're a web developer, mobile app developer or game developer, you can use your cloud server to archive files as well as test and run your applications and games.

If you're an entrepreneur looking to break into the tech sector, you can use your server as a business. You can sell space to people who don't know how to set up their own server (99.9% of us), and create a monthly income stream for years to come.

What are the requirements?

  • A computer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To set up your own cloud server
  • To install all the necessary elements of a cloud server
  • To understand how your cloud server works
  • To set up FTP access
  • To set up e-mail access

Who is the target audience?

  • IT professionals
  • IT beginners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Game developers
  • Web developers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course
An introduction to the series and what we're using to set up.

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Section 2: How to Set Up Your Own Cloud Server
Creating the server and connecting via SSH using Putty.

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Creating a user account and installing the Apache HTTP server.

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Installing a MySQL server.

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Install PHP, simple!

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Locating the public Apache directory and creating a test file.

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Setting up an FTP server and accessing our server using an FTP client.

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We attach a domain to our server so it's public friendly!

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Installing the PEAR Mail package so we can send SMTP email with PHP.

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Section 3: Conclusion
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