Setting up an Ubuntu web server from scratch

Open Source Glasgow
Open Source Glasgow
Public group

The Avalon Bar

25 Kent Rd · Glasgow

How to find us

There'll be a meetup sign on the table, next to my laptop - also it's a tiny lounge, you won't miss us :)

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This is a monthly event to teach newcomers how to set up a basic Ubuntu web server.

Suitable for complete beginners but if anybody with more experience wants to come along and help out the new people, please feel free to join in!

I'll have my laptop plugged into a big screen and we'll work alongside the group to talk you through how to set things up.

We'll use Amazon Web Services to set up an EC2 instance and install Ubuntu on it. Then install a webserver, a database and show you how to securely connect to it.

This event is in conjunction with a 'Learn to program from scratch' (web/PHP) event that I'm also hosting, so if you'd like to learn some of the very basics (how to transfer files, get your environment set up etc) we'll cover that too.

Alternatively, you can skip the programming part - you might want to try installing any software you are interested in (like Wordpress, Pleroma or any new projects you'd like to try out) and we'll help you get them set up.

There is a suggested donation of £1 to cover meetup costs - there'll be a donation jar next to me on the night.

You'll need a laptop to get the most out of this session.

More details available on the wiki at