How to manage your own VPS and create websites
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How to manage your own VPS and create websites

A-Z to managing your very own VPS and creating and managing website in there for yourself or your clients.
4.2 (33 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
835 students enrolled
Created by Riyad Arefin
Last updated 11/2015
English [Auto]
Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Manage your own VPS
  • Use SSH
  • Use FTP
  • Install SSL certificates
  • Use web control panel
  • Use web file manager
  • Upload and install WordPress
  • Create websites in you own server
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 01:25:05
+ First things first
2 lectures 02:14

{ I am on pc so I have shown the tools for pc but the tools i have shown are also available for mac and linux. You definitely find them when downloading. Except the one tool called "putty", because if you are using mac or linux you don't need anything for the SSH job. I have covered that on " How to Connect with your VPS via SSH?" lecture }

Before every work, if you start with the right tools, it will make your work much more faster and easier. So in this lecture let's take a look at the tools you need to manage your VPS

Preview 01:37
+ Getting the Virtual Private Server (VPS)
2 lectures 02:54

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. A VPS is more powerfull thn a shared hosting, because in shared hosting many people share the same resources and the provider you are using for your shared hosting service may providing shared hosting service from a VPS itself. So let's see what is a vps and how it works.

Preview 01:03
+ Secure Shell (SSH)
2 lectures 02:50

Secure Shell as known as SSH is a command interface and protocol that used to transfer files in a secure connection from one to another computer. It is the widely used method to transfer files for server admins and web developer.

Preview 00:49
+ The Control Panel
5 lectures 18:04

Use a free control Panel or paid it will work the same thing. But, everyone knows to get something we have to give something, yeah, with a paid control panel you will get more options to play with than a free control panel. So, let's see about the best paid and free control panels.

Preview 01:11
Installing a Control Panel
Closer look at the newly installed Control Panel

Adding domain or website is the most important step, otherwise, let me guess why are you a VPS then? Let's focus on how to add domain names in the control panel in this lacture.

Adding a domain and sub domain in the control panel
+ Inside the Control Panel
3 lectures 07:36
Adding new package and user
Adding database and accessing phpMyAdmin
Adding email for your domain and accessing webmail
+ Setting Nameservers
3 lectures 16:18

DNS stands for Domain Name System system. It is a method that translate an IP address to a domain name. Check how!

What is DNS?
Creating private nameservers
Using External DNS
+ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
4 lectures 16:07
What is SSL?

SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is the standard security technology for web. It creates an encrypted link between a server and a client and transfers all the data encrypted.

Buying an SSL certificate
Installing an SSL

Just installing an SSL on in your domain won't work automatically. for that you need to force that. So, let's check how.

Forcing Your domain for SSL
SSL Quizz
1 question
+ File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
3 lectures 04:01
What is FTP?
Connect with your server via FTP

FTP also known as File Transfer Protocol is a very common way to transfer files from a computer to another.

Understanding FTP
+ Web based file manager
2 lectures 06:38
Installing a web based file manager
Configuring the web based file manager
+ Installing WordPress
2 lectures 05:26
Uploading WordPress Files

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. Let's see how you can install WordPress in your domain with the fanous 5 minutes installation.

Installing WordPress
  • You should be familiar browsing internet
  • You should be familiar with websites, what a web server is and what it does

Learn to buy, configure or manage your own VPS: this course is for them who are paying much for managing their server.

No experience required : You will be able to manage your VPS yourself after watching this video course.

There are over 30 video lectures, each lectures covers an individual topic.

Reason to learn managing a VPS yourself: Web servers is a must essential for presenting yourself online. If you have large website, you will need a personal server for yourself but hire someone for managing your server can be so expensive.

How much you need to pay for the tools to manage your VPS: Well, Zero. I will show you the tools you can use for completely free. I am managing these open source tools for managing my or my client's servers for years.

What you will be able to Do after watching this video course?

You will be able buy a cool VPS for yourself from some industry leading VPS providers, and configure your VPS with a control panel for hassle free server managing.

You will be able to setup and manage servers from scratch yourself.

  • Introduction to all needed server or web technologies
  • The tools you need to manage your own VPS.
  • How to setup and install Control Panel.
  • How to sell services from your VPS
  • Create your private nameservers and also use external DNS.
  • How to get and install SSL for your site.
  • Use FTP for your server.
  • How to install WordPress in your server.
  • How to Create a very basic website for yourself.
  • Some security Notes you need to know.
Who this course is for:
  • This course is for newbies who are not familiar with VPS or other web technologies.
  • No pre programming knowledge is needed to take this course