Many developers have been turning to Virtual Private Servers to host their projects, and with good reason: unlike in a shared hosting environment, you are not running the risk of someone else's badly written code resulting in poor performance or (worse yet) your site being compromised because of someone else's insecure programming. But setting up a secure VPS takes a bit of work. This course will take you through the basics of setting up a fast, secure VPS on either DigitalOcean or Vultr. We'll set up an Ubuntu 14.04 server with the most commonly needed software.
I have twenty years of experience in professional software development, and twenty years of experience as a University level educator and researcher.
As an entrepreneur, I have worked with a broad range of clients, including Thomson Nelson, Hewlett Packard, the Royal Bank of Canada, Keybank, Sprint, and many, many others. I also have extensive management and project management experience. I have led teams of fifty developers and artists on multi-million dollar projects, and much smaller teams on much smaller projects.
As a professor, I have taught in a wide variety of course areas, including Computer Science, English, Irish, and American literature, and a number of "crossover" courses that bridge the liberal arts and technologies.
I have won regional, national, and international awards for my work in the IT field, and have also won awards for my teaching and research efforts as a University professor.