NGINX, Apache, SSL Encryption - Certification Course
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NGINX, Apache, SSL Encryption - Certification Course

Install, Configure, and Secure NGINX & Apache on an Ubuntu Server using Digital Ocean & Let's Encrypt SSL
4.2 (393 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.
59,106 students enrolled
Created by YouAccel Training
Last updated 6/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Deploying a virtual server on Digital Ocean
  • Working with dynamic, static and floating IPs
  • Using Terminal for remote authentication
  • Installing and configuring LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04
  • Testing PHP
  • Hosting Multiple Domains on one Apache Virtual Server
  • Configuring Virtual Host Files and Directives
  • DNS Zone File Configuration
  • Understanding the difference between Apache & NGINX
  • Installing NGINX on a Digital Ocean Droplet or any Virtual Server of your choice
  • Modifying the NGINX Block Configuration file for hosting Websites
  • Installing essential components on NGINX such as MySQL, PHP & PhpMyAdmin
  • Securing PhpMyAdmin using symbolic links and NGINX's built in authentication gateway
  • Securing your hosted websites with free SSL using Certbot & Let's Encrypt
  • Installing and Configuring WordPress on your NGINX Server
  • Types of SSL Certificates
  • How SSL Certificates Work
  • SSL Certificate Status Reports
  • Redirect all Domain Variations to HTTPS
Course content
Expand all 58 lectures 03:35:47
+ Apache Web Server Configuration
14 lectures 01:06:45
Apache Installation and Testing
02:33
Installing MySQL Database Management System
02:39
Installing and Testing PHP
08:57
Installing PhpMyAdmin for Database Administration
05:09
Introduction to Virtual Hosts
04:45
Directory Structure, Permissions and Test Files
02:45
Configuring Virtual Host Files and Directives
08:32
Name Server Configuration
08:28
DNS Zone File Configuration and Testing
02:53
Installing SSL for each Domain using Lets Encrypt
07:21
Summary and Next Steps
01:11
+ NGINX Web Server Configuration
25 lectures 01:31:13
Apache vs NGINX
03:10
History of Apache
01:41
Advantages of NGINX
01:55
Deploying a Droplet on Digital Ocean
04:19
Attaching a Floating IP
01:06
Connecting to your Virtual Server
03:25
Install and Configure NGINX
01:40
Install and Configure MySQL on NGINX
07:23
Install and Configure PHP on NGINX
10:29
Creating a PHP Test File
02:41
Modifying Domain Name Servers
02:52
Configuring DNS Zone Files
04:39
Updating the NGINX Block File Configuration
03:10
Installing Lets Encrypt SSL on NGINX
08:25
Installing PhpMyAdmin
04:47
Securing PhpMyAdmin with Symbolic Links
03:01
Securing PhpMyAdmin with Authentication Gateways
02:58
Enabling Authentication Gateways
04:15
Introduction to WordPress
00:43
Creating a Database for Wordpress
03:08
Installing PHP Extensions for WordPress
01:24
NGINX Block Configuration for WordPress
03:11
Downloading WordPress
03:01
WordPress Configuration
04:00
WordPress Setup
03:50
+ Bonus: SSL Certificates Explored + Practice Project
19 lectures 57:49
Introduction to SSL Certificates
03:26
Traditional vs. Digital Certificate
03:33
Types of SSL Certificates
03:59
How SSL Certificates Work
04:14
Obtaining an SSL Certificate
03:16
Introduction to Lets Encrypt
01:58
Server Preparation
00:52
Domain Name Server Administration
02:55
Introduction to Digital Ocean
01:56
Droplet Configurations
00:58
Creating a Droplet
01:55
Install PuTTY-Terminal and Connect
02:41
Install LAMP Stack - Apache, MySQL, PHP
05:14
Configure DNS on Digital Ocean
03:40
Droplet Basic Configurations
02:24
Installing Lets Encrypt
03:31
SSL Certificate Status Reports
02:05
Redirect all Domain Variations to HTTPS
06:38
Auto Renewal with cron jobs
02:34
Requirements
  • Basic Computer Skills
Description

Welcome to our latest course, which will guide you through the process of installing, securing, and configuring NGINX or Apache on an Ubuntu web server. You will also learn to encrypt all web traffic, using a Free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt.

APACHE Section:

This course begins with exploring the most widely used web server technology available, Apache. Statistics show that Apache is used to run over 65% of all web servers around the world. Understanding how to work with Apache, is an instrumental part of the web development process. Students will learn the following key concepts:

  • Deploying a virtual server on Digital Ocean

  • Working with dynamic, static and floating IPs

  • Using Terminal for remote authentication

  • Installing and configuring LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04

  • Testing PHP

  • Hosting Multiple Domains on one Apache Virtual Server

  • Configuring Virtual Host Files and Directives

  • DNS Zone File Configuration

NGINX Section:

NGINX is now considered the most powerful, efficient, and secure web server technology used to host web applications of all sizes and complexity. The software is open-source, and is designed for maximum performance and stability. It also aims to correct many of the short-falls of Apache, when it comes to delivering content to your end user. NGINX can be used for web serving, reverse proxying, caching, load balancing, media streaming, and much more.

The NGINX Section of this course will help you understand the following key concepts:

  • Understanding the difference between Apache & NGINX

  • Installing NGINX on a Digital Ocean Droplet or any Virtual Server of your choice.

  • Modifying the NGINX Block Configuration file for hosting Websites

  • Installing essential components on NGINX such as MySQL, PHP & PhpMyAdmin

  • Securing PhpMyAdmin using symbolic links and NGINX's built in authentication gateway.

  • Securing your hosted websites with free SSL using Certbot & Let's Encrypt

  • Installing and Configuring WordPress on your NGINX Server

SSL Certificates - Let's Encrypt

This section of the course offers an in-depth look into the role of SSL certificates when it comes to server security and web traffic encryption. We start with a thorough introduction which includes exploring different types of certificates and how they work. From there, students create a droplet on Digital Ocean and configure their own free SSL certificate using Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority. This section of the course combines theoretical and hands-on training. Students have the opportunity to practice some of the concepts explored in the previous two sections, while also learning about free SSL Certificates, such as Let’s Encrypt.

Who this course is for:
  • Students Interested in learning the Foundations of NGINX, Apache & SSL Encryption
  • Students interested in learning how SSL Certificates work
  • Web Developers interested in setting up NGINX on a Ubuntu Server, with MySQL, PHP, & PhpMyAdmin
  • Web Developers interested in setting up APACHE on Ubuntu with LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Students interested in learn how to install and configure WordPress on NGINX