Make WordPress Hosting Easy with Plesk on DigitalOcean

Host your WordPress website on DigitalOcean and simplify WordPress WebOps with Plesk hosting platform
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (296 ratings)
9,284 students
Make WordPress Hosting Easy with Plesk on DigitalOcean
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (296 ratings)
9,284 students
Set up a private virtual server with the Plesk hosting platform on DigitalOcean.
Deploy a new WordPress website or move your existing website to your new server.
Use the Plesk WordPress Toolkit extension to secure, update, and maintain your WordPress website.

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of concepts such as "website," "IP address," "firewall," "server," and "DNS".
  • Web browser and SSH terminal (e.g., PuTTY).
Description

Do you want to move from a slow and limited shared hosting account to your own lightning-fast cloud server, but are afraid it will be too difficult? Do you want to make WordPress hosting simple by offloading time-consuming operations like deployments, updates, and staging? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, then this course is for you!

In this course, you will learn how to set up your own private server on DigitalOcean. With the help of the powerful yet simple Plesk hosting platform, you will be able to deploy a new WordPress website or move your existing website to your own new virtual server. You will also master the WordPress Toolkit, an extension to Plesk that takes care of time-consuming WordPress maintenance tasks, including security, regular updates, and creating a staging environment.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner web professionals curious about website hosting on DigitalOcean.
  • Web professionals interested in moving from a shared hosting setup to a private virtual server in the cloud.
Course content
6 sections • 25 lectures • 48m total length
  • Introduction
    02:03
  • Bonus lecture: About Plesk Obsidian
    00:29
  • Signing Up with DigitalOcean
    02:23
  • Creating an SSH Key Pair on MacOS or Linux
    03:29
  • Creating an SSH Key Pair on Windows
    01:56
  • Deploying a DigitalOcean Droplet with Plesk Onyx
    03:26
  • Logging in to Plesk Onyx for the First Time
    03:02
  • Overview of the Plesk Platform
    02:48
  • Pointing Your Domain's DNS to Your DigitalOcean Droplet with DomainConnect
    02:22
  • Using DigitalOcean DNS Service for DNS Hosting
    01:48
  • Securing your Plesk Server
    02:48
  • Before we continue…
    00:49
  • Introducing WordPress Toolkit
    02:55
  • Creating a New WordPress Website
    01:14
  • Importing Your Existing WordPress Website to Plesk
    01:24
  • Managing a Remote WordPress Website
    01:23
  • Securing Your WordPress Websites
    01:22
  • Updating WordPress on Your Website
    02:40
  • Setting up Automatic Updates for WordPress Websites
    01:06
  • Creating a Staging Environment
    01:00
  • Publishing from Staging to Production
    01:09
  • Introduction
    00:34
  • Setting Up the Domain's Mail DNS Records: MX, SPF, DKIM
    03:04
  • Setting Up WordPress to Send Mail through Plesk's Mail Service
    02:27
  • Bonus Lecture: Thank You and Good Bye!
    00:26

Instructor
Training & Certification
Plesk University
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 690 Reviews
  • 21,268 Students
  • 5 Courses

Plesk is an innovative and highly popular WebOps and hosting management platform for web agencies, web developers, IT administrators, and service providers. Plesk University is a free online training and certification resource, full of interactive and immersive courses, which anyone can use to learn all about Plesk and its extensions.