Installing & Configuring Wordpress in Amazon EC2

A great way to learn how to setup an Amazon server, connect over the command line and install PHP, MySQL & Apache2.4!
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

This is course is for those that wish to learn how to install Wordpress on an Amazon EC2 server. In the course you will learn how to install PHP5.5, MySQL 5.5 and Apache 2.4 via the command line, using the yum package manager.

There's 5 video lectures, as well as quizzes along the way to ensure you've understand. It should only take 30 minutes to watch the whole course, but to fully understand and to get yourself up and running it may take you longer.

If you're just starting out and would like to learn about Amazon Web Services, and would love to be able to install PHP & MySQL yourself then you should definitely look into this course!

What are the requirements?

  • A good understanding of the Internet
  • A basic understanding of 'servers'. i.e. you already have someone host your website, and you have a domain name
  • This course assumes you have a terminal, and in the videos I use a Mac. Linux/Ubuntu is fine too, but if you're trying to follow this on Windows you may struggle, unless you are comfortable setting up Putty

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Setup a server in Amazon Web Services (EC2)
  • Setup Security Groups in Amazon EC2
  • Connect via SSH to connect to a server in EC2
  • Install PHP5.5, MySQL 5.5 & Apache 2.4 in Amazon EC2
  • Configure Apache Virtual Hosts
  • Secure MySQL, and create a database and user
  • Download & Install Wordpress
  • Change the Wordpress configuration file

Who is the target audience?

  • This is aimed at Wordpress users, and developers who are just starting out in their career. If you want to setup your own server, and get a taste for what it feels to be your own SysAdmin then this course is for you. If you are afraid of technical things, don't want to dabble with the command line, and want things to 'just work' then this course is not for you. If you're up for an awesome crash course and looking forward to learning about Amazon EC2 then you will enjoy this thoroughly!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Amazon Web Services
About Me
Creating a Server
3 questions
Section 2: LAMP Installation and Wordpress Installation
Configuring Apache, PHP & MySQL
Downloading, Installing and Configuring Wordpress
Section 3: Bonus Videos: Amazon Security Groups & Route53
How to configure Amazon Security Groups
How to configure Amazon Route53 DNS
Section 4: delete this

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Instructor Biography

Bobby DeVeaux, Web Development Consultant

I am a Certified ScrumMaster and Zend Certified PHP Engineer, making my first website at the ripe old age of 9, teaching myself HTML in the process. Over my career I have established my self as an Enterprise Developer, dealing largely with Open Source technology such as PHP, MySQL, Linux, Apache, Nginx, MongoDB, CouchDB, Redis, Cassandra, RabbitMQ/AMQP/ZeroMQ and Golang.

Due to my roles, I have also acquired extensive Sysadmin skills that have proved invaluable - very advanced level of expertise using Amazon Web Services (EC2, Auto-Scaling, RDS, S3 & Route53 DNS). I have experience with many popular tools and services; Upstart, Supervisord, Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix, Zsh, Bash/Shell scripting, rsyslog, Puppet, Vagrant, Hudson/Jenkins & Phing to name a handful. Experienced with dealing with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, using apf/iptables as well integrating with cloud firewall services such as Incapsula, CloudFlare and Sucuri.

Well rehearsed with full development lifecycle; from visiting clients and putting together an initial project proposal right through to agile development and providing customer support.

I have also been fortunate enough to work with the marketing side of businesses to help increase revenue (largely through CPA Networks and Google AdWords). Experience in training others how to use analytics software such as Google Analytics and Coremetrics, as well as holding training sessions for many developer tools such as GitHub, Loggly and PHPUnit.

I know run my own company, DVO Media where my focus is mentoring and coaching other developers in an agile environment, either from a Lead Developer standpoint, or as a ScrumMaster.

Specialties: coaching, mentoring, programming, database development, cloud computing, php, kohana, api, rest, silex, symfony2, rabbitmq, amqp, node

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