Deploy a Linode Linux server (LAMP) from scratch!

I decided on a whim yesterday to switch my website from my old (slow) VPS to a fully unmanaged (and way more fun!) Linode server. Linode is a hosting company that basically gives you a blank server, and you choose the Linux installation, and you have to set up your own stack. Much more fun and great way to learn how to administer your own unmanaged server :)

If anyone is interested in getting command-line savvy, I can walk you through one or more of the below:
1) Install your own Ubuntu server
2) Learn how to install AND secure your own LAMP stack (Apache, PHP, MySQL in this case)
3) Install WordPress
4) Configure mod_rewrite so that Clean URLs work
5) Migrate a WordPress installation from one server to another using an example WordPress installation & database
6) Install and use git (basics)

I know there's a lot of stuff up there so happy to just cover one or two and more if time allows. Attendees who wanted to follow along would need to get access to an unmanaged server of your choice (I'll be using Linode and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so best if you are able to also install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). You can do a 1-month Linode server for $20.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - this was started a while back, I'm no longer available this day

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Soooooo wish I could make this, but now out of town on business. Looking forward to the next - great idea.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to StumbleUpon Offices

    March 14, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    The 10th sounds good to me. I work at Folsom and 3rd, so not too far away.

    March 13, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Nice, let's do it!! I am kind of slammed in March but maybe sometime in April?

    March 13, 2013

  • Kristen

    I would like to attend, schedule permitting! Is it ok to attend as someone who is only knowledgeable about software development?

    January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I'm always up for improving my really miserable unix sysadmin skills.

    November 28, 2012

  • Sasha

    cool! wish i were on the west coast for this.

    October 22, 2012

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