Create a secure website with Linode and LetsEncrypt!

Spin up your very own website for less than 10 dollars a month with SSL encryption and useful data analytics.
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (42 ratings)
6,461 students
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Manage Virtual Machine
Manage Backend + Frontend Wordpress
Setup SSL and Manage Backend Server
Complete a functional website


  • Should be familiar with basic computer concepts and have a computer.


My course is designed to assist people who want to start their own blog or even small eCommerce store. I utilize Linode virtual machines wordpress instances with LetsEncrypt for free SSL encryption. I will show you how to administrate your site and the server itself via SSH and the wordpress Admin login page. I will go over some useful plugins. By the end of the course you will have a fully operational website secured with SSL and Wordfence.

I will be showing you useful resources and teaching basic web design as well as touching on linux command line and networking principles. The information provided in this course will lay a solid foundation for how websites work and how to administer servers.Make sure to download the pdf in lecture 2. Feel free to ask me questions i respond quickly and all feedback is welcome!

Who this course is for:

  • Bloggers and hobbiests who want to create their own website on a very low budget

Course content

5 sections5 lectures32m total length
  • Overview


IT Professional
Phil Clinton
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 42 Reviews
  • 6,461 Students
  • 1 Course

Hello! My name is Phil and i have been working in the IT field for 5 years. I mainly work in system administration focusing on windows servers. I like to work on projects on the side like spinning up websites and mail servers mainly using Linux operating systems and cloud bases virtual machines. I think that everyone can learn more about technology with hands on experience and improve their knowledge and skillset with the right direction provided.