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Linux Server Administration - Learn the Basics

When you first get started with building websites, you're likely to find your way to shared hosting providers like GoDaddy, 1&1, and others.  The truth is that there's just so much more you can get out of your web server when you have full control of your environment.  Cloud hosting providers like Rackspace and Amazon give you that control for much less than the cost of a traditional dedicated server.

You can:

- Use whatever language / database system you want

- Save money!

- Write scripts to automate tasks

- Create your own virtual hosts (this can come in really handy when how you match requests gets more complicated)

- Host several of your own / client sites without having multiple hosting bills

- Increase security of your applications

(and wayyyyyyyyy more cool things)

In this meetup, Calvin will walk you through a basic setup using both Rackspace Cloud and Amazon Web Services.  Learn some basics about how DNS, HTTP and Linux work and gain the knowledge and confidence to administer your own web server from the command line.  Newbies welcome!


(We do need a meetup location, if anyone can help with that!)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Calvin for the presentation! Lots of good information and discussion.

    August 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    McFarland sciences building - room 101!

    August 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just waiting for details on the room #, it will be in the Math / CS building

    August 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like Lipscomb University will host us!

    August 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    TEK systems' space is occupied Thursday. Anyone have other suggestions?

    July 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, waiting to hear back from TEK systems. If that's a no go we can meet at a coffee shop or something.

    July 30, 2012

  • Robert Bernhardt M.

    Blake Davenport would be one to talk to.
    They had a meeting there for some tech group in the past so may be interested. And I figure its good advertising for them.

    July 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That would be great, Robert! Would you happen to have a contact there who might be able to get this approved?

    July 8, 2012

  • Robert Bernhardt M.

    Teksystems of Nashville may have afterhours space.

    July 8, 2012

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