Run Multiple Sites on an Instance: Digital Ocean & Linode
Basic Computer Skills
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of web server technologies and how to set up and manage web servers using Linux-based operating systems. Throughout the course, students will gain hands-on experience with various tools and techniques used in web server administration, including LAMP stack, virtual server hosting, name server configuration, DNS zone file configuration, virtual host file configuration, and cloud server deployment.
The course begins with an introduction to web server foundations, including an overview of the basic concepts and technologies involved in web server administration. Students learn about different types of web servers, including Apache and Nginx, and gain an understanding of the role of web servers in serving web content to clients.
From there, students will dive into the installation and configuration of LAMP stack on Ubuntu, one of the most widely used Linux distributions for web server administration. They will learn how to install and configure Apache, MySQL, and PHP, as well as how to use these technologies to serve dynamic web content.
One of the key challenges in web server administration is hosting multiple domains on a single virtual server. The course will cover this topic in detail, providing students with a thorough understanding of how to configure virtual hosts and manage multiple domains using a single server instance.
In addition to virtual server hosting, the course will cover name server configuration and DNS zone file configuration. Students will learn how to set up and configure name servers using the Linode Cloud Console, as well as how to configure DNS zone files to map domain names to IP addresses.
The course will also cover the configuration of virtual host files, which are used to map domain names to specific web content on a server. Students will learn how to create and configure virtual host files using Apache, and gain an understanding of how these files are used to manage web content on a server.
As cloud computing becomes increasingly important in web server administration, the course explores cloud server deployment on Linode, one of the leading cloud hosting providers. Students learn how to set up and manage cloud server instances on Linode, as well as how to deploy web content to these instances using various tools and techniques.
To ensure secure server administration, the course will cover SSH key pair authentication, a commonly used method of authenticating with remote servers. Students will learn how to generate SSH key pairs, as well as how to use these keys to authenticate with remote servers and manage server resources securely.
Finally, the course will provide students with a solid foundation in Linux, the operating system used by most web servers. Students will learn about the basic concepts and commands used in Linux administration, as well as how to use the Linux command line to manage server resources.
Throughout the course, students will gain hands-on experience with each of these topics, using virtual machines to set up and manage web servers in a safe and controlled environment. By the end of the course, students will be well-equipped to set up, manage, and administer web servers using Linux-based operating systems, and will have gained a solid foundation in the tools and techniques used in web server administration.
Who this course is for:
- Web developers who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of web server technologies and how to manage web servers using Linux-based operating systems.
- System administrators who are responsible for managing web servers and want to expand their knowledge and skills in this area.
- IT professionals who are interested in cloud computing and want to learn how to deploy and manage cloud server instances using Linode.
- Entrepreneurs or small business owners who want to set up their own web servers and manage them independently, without relying on third-party hosting services.