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Wordpress on Amazon AWS websites are fast, secure, scalable and powerful and can be FREE as well!
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Created by Matthew Barnett
Last updated 1/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use and administer a fully operation Wordpress site hosted on AWS FREE
  • Confidently use the AWS marketplace
  • Use PuTTy and basic command line scripts
  • Install wordpress an unlimited amount of times FREE
  • Use Filezilla to connect to Wordpress in the Amazon AWS cloud
  • Set up a WordPress on AWS instance on cloudflare
  • Aet up A Records at a domain regstrar to point to a new wordpress instance
  • Show off !
  • Build an online web presence with zero expense
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  • I will talk you through everything

ONLY JUST LAUNCHED * How would you like a FREE website, hosted on the same platform as some MAJOR website FREE ? Imagine if you could get the benefit of LIGHTNING fast web architecture all for FREE after simply choosing to decide to take this course!.. wouldn't that be AWESOME!?' **

Wordpress on Amazon AWS might seem like a daunting task. But in this course I will take you step by step through the process of setting up your very own wordpress in the cloud instance hosted on the most robust and fastest platform in the world. The amazon EC2 platform.

  1. Learn how to get your wordpress site set up quickly through amazon marketplace
  2. discover the free tools for deploying infinitely scalable websites in the cloud
  3. Learn step by step as Matt build his own website
  4. Learn how to use SFTP to securely transfer files and change file permissions using filezilla
  5. Set up a brand new Lightning fast wordpress website in minutes FREE of Charge
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants a FREE website !
  • People who want the same power and platform as big name brands
  • People who want to be at the cutting edge of web technology
  • Business start ups that want to minimze expense
  • Anyone who wants full control over their website
  • Web designers who want to set up charged hosting to their clients FREE
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
20 Lectures 25:56

A useful tick list for making sure you are prepared

Getting Set up Checklist
1 page

Wordpress on Amazon AWS is awesome and super fast : Matt gives a brief introduction to what AWS is and why you would want to use it to host your website

Preview 02:21

Installing Wordpress on Amazon Web Services AWS requires preparation. In this section matt talks about the file structure that will make the process of setting up WordPress on AWS easy

Preview 02:09

INstalling Wordpress on Amazon Web Services AWS step by step. Matt breaks down the process into bte size steps that can be completed as you learn

TASK: Go and set up your file structure

Matt uses PuTTy to connect to Wordpress on Amazon Web Services AWS . In this lecture you will find out how to obtain a free copy of this console application

Preview 01:19

PuTTY Gen is used in conjunctionwith PuTTY to securely connect to your Wordpress Instance on Amazon AWS.

It creaes private keys which are a bit like passwords to ensure safe connection to your site.

Preview 01:31

TASK: Go & get PuTTy and PuTTy Gen

TASK : Download and install Firezilla

Cloudflare is a domain name service that enables additional security and speed benefits to your wordpress instanceon amazon AWS. It is a free service ( for our requirements) and will speed your site up to make it SUPER fast !

Setting up a Cloudflare Account

Go now and set up your cloudflare account !

Task: Set up your cloudflare account

To access your wordpress instance you will need to set up an account on Amazon Web Services. Matt walks you through the process of setting up an account with AWS

Setting up and account on AWS

Your next task is to set up your AWS account

TASK: set up account on AWS -Link for amazon sign up

The AWS console can look a bit daunting when you first get there. But matt guides you easily to the areas of interest

The AWS control panel

Matt describes the benefit of the Amazon Free tier. This is what will enable you to set up a FREE lightning fast wordpress website totally free of charge ! its an amazing solution for anyone that wants or needs a website

The Amazon Free Tier

A link through to the amazon cost calculator to help you plan your site usage further down the road

Amazon cost Calculator

The AWS Marketplace

The amazon marketplace is full of goodies to help yo to maximise you EC2 instances. LOADS of free software here. I bet you cant resist installing something else !

Review of this section:

What your checklist should look like about now
1 page
Putting it all together
9 Lectures 24:38

Elastic IP's are fixed ip addresses that you can assign to your new wordpress on AWS instance. This will make your domain management a lot easier in the future

Elastic Ip's

Create elastic IP

Matt shows you how to set up the custom domain for use with your wordpress on amazon aws installation using Fasthosts control panel

How to point your custom domain name

Key pairs add a level of security to your interaction with your wordpress on aws installation . In this section matt shows you how to set up and configure key pairs to use with your install project

Setting up Key Pairs

the .PEM file that amazon produces when you create a key pair is not compatible with some of the software we will be using, So Matt introduces puTTY gen to enable you to format the .PEM file in a way that makes it useful

Changing the .PEM file to a .PPK file

The secret tool for speeding up and simplifying the process of installing wordpress on AWS . Matt introduces you o the bitnami stack available from the amazon aws marketplace

Using the Bitnami Wordpress image

When the wordpress instance is deployed an initial password is automatically assigned. You will need this to access your site. In this lecture matt shows you how to navigate the system logs to locate the auto generated password.

Retrieving the initial password

When the Wordpress instance is first deployed on amazon aws it has a dynamic IP address . By assigning an elastic IP to the instance you save a lot of hassle in the future. In this lecture Matt shows you how to achieve this

How to assign an Elastic IP

Congratulations ! your site is live! and operational ! totally free of charge ! crack open the champagne !

Hooray !
Final Tidy up of your install
4 Lectures 07:27

These are some scripts that you will rn in the terminal console to tidy p the wordpress installation on amazon AWS

Copy the scripts you will need

When the wordpress instance is first deployed on AWS it can pick up the amazon url and not your custom url. By running this script you ensure that there is a consstent naming of your instance in teh database and across files.

Changing the site default URL

Matt describes the code required to remove the somewhat annoying bitnami corner banner from your new installation

Remove the Bitnami corner image

Now that your site on Amazon AWS is set up you will need to get into the admin area to make changes create pages and generally administer your site. Matt shows you how to get a hold of your password and how to login to your site

Loggin into your wordPress Site
3 Lectures 10:17

Matt walks you through setting the name servers and a records on cloudflare

Which will speed up and secure your wordpress installation on Amazon AWS

Make your site more secure and FAST

Connecting to your new Wordpress site with File Zilla

How to get your MySQL Database credentials
About the Instructor
Matthew Barnett
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Matt is a dedicated father of 4 beautiful girls and a busy entrepreneur, practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis,whose passion is seeing the incredible potential of human beings being realised through engaging with their unconscious mind through the effective use of Hypnosis, NLP and though understanding Human Behaviour.

Matt has seen it all ! from humble beginnings he built a million dollar engineering business, he started life as an engineer in the Refrigeration and Air conditioning industry where he was employed as a Project Manager for overseas technology transfers.A very different world from his Hypnosis and NLP Business !

Matt's natural ability to program code, led him to the world of Internet business,getting involved in the dot-com boom where he applied his knowledge of programming, PERL, PHP, JAVA (oo) and C and business process /project Management (PRINCE 2) to assist launching a UK start up, later acquired by the Royal Mail and Rothschild's Ventures.

This gave him time to concentrate on other areas of his life, such as his passion for music song writing and personal development as well as the development of his passion, Hypnosis and NLP training and coaching.

Matt has been studying, coaching and training NLP in personal development since 1998 and is a Certified Trainer of NLP & is a member of the American Board of NLP as well as the American Board of Hypnosis and the Timeline Therapy Assoication. In 2010 he started a training organisation dedicated to teaching NLP and other personal development strategies,

Matt currently runs a number of businesses and leverages his knowledge of Hypnosis, NLP and psychology, technology and marketing to create profitable and exciting projects and products

His latest projects include, a debt management business for small to medium sized businesses. A new Engineering business, dealing with large well known supermarket and high street chains.

Matt is excited about the publication of his new book Entropy(tm) in 2015 and is looking at creating courses to further explain the principals within.

A strong believer in collaboration, Matt is always looking to partner with like minded individuals to spread the word of what is achievable when you put a a dream in motion through persistent motivated action.

His passion for internet marketing and web development is realized through his work in his new media agency and he is developing a franchise opportunity for would be coaches, to maximise results with clients through creating channels for his products and programs.

A new goal to develop a business networking group was born out his frustration around what is currently 'out there' and plans are set for a 2015 launch.

Whats next ?

Current plans extend to the world of publishing. Legal services Accountancy services

Matt is also looking to develop a business incubator to assist fledgling business to get off the ground and become profitable.

On a personal level, Matt is a keen musician and songwriter and is currently writing material for an album release in the near future.

"I am committed to helping each of my Udemy students get the very best out of life, and regularly interact with my students so please do get in touch" Matt Barnett

An Expert in Personal and Business development Certified Trainer of NLP (American Board of NLP) Certified Trainer of Hypnosis ( American Board Of Hypnotherapy) Certified NLP Coach Certified Timeline Therapy Master Practitioner Certified Entropy(tm) Master Trainer