The Austin Linux Meetup Message Board › Linus Server "Admin" newbie
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I host a bunch of websites for my design clients, and recently I started hosting our sites on a dedicated virtual server at (mt) media temple. So far so good, I know absolutely nothing - ZERO - about server administration. I'm a graphic designer with a bit of programming experience. So I'm in way over my head and I really don't want to screw things up.
Is there a class or workshop anyone can recommend that I take (looking for something down and dirty - just an introduction) so I know a little about this server and what kinds of things I should be doing with it? Maintenance and whatever else.
Also, I should have more than enough memory for 10 websites all running WordPress with pretty small databases. Yet my memory usage is running at 97%. I read that's okay, but if anyone has any thoughts on that, I would be appreciative.
Welcome to the Linux Meetup, and thanks for your post. First thing you might consider is that this meetup is a collection of people who are have a range of experience that you might find helpful. If you can come to the meetings, it'll help.
There are several books out that are good. Austin Community College offers a webmaster certification course that has Linux courses. Also, perhaps (based upon your request) we'll dedicate a Meetup to this topic. You might also find some useful info with Google.
I hope to see you at a meeting soon.