Setup a Virtual Web Server using Linode or Digital Ocean

Setup a Virtual Web Server using Linode or Digital Ocean

Setup a Virtual Web Server using Linode or Digital Ocean

Deploy, Configure, and Scale a Production Virtual Web Server on Linode or Digital Ocean. Install LAMP Stack + More

Language: english

Note: 4.7/5 (369 notes) 117,642 students

Instructor(s): YouAccel Training

Last update: 2019-07-04

What you’ll learn

  • Deploy a Production Web Server using Linode or Digital Ocean
  • Configure LAMP Stack on Ubuntu
  • Navigate the Linode and Digital Ocean Interface
  • Execute commands to a Virtual Server using PuTTY for Windows or Terminal for MAC
  • Administer Basic Maintenance Commands to a Ubuntu Server
  • Configure Host Name, Date, and New Users on a Ubuntu Server
  • Configure Web Root Permissions for Apache
  • Install and Configure TightVNC or RealVNC for Remote Server Administration using a Visual Desktop
  • Scale, Backup, and Configure DNS Zone Files on Linode and Digital Ocean



  • Basic Computer Skills



This course offers an in-depth, hands-on overview of setting up and configuring a production web server, using Linode or Digital Ocean. Virtual Cloud Servers have become the industry standard for hosting web applications of all sizes and complexity. This includes small static web pages, to dynamic, database driven web sites that handle thousands of simultaneous processes. Regardless of the project, virtual servers offer a solution that provides web developers a scalable infrastructure that can easily adapt to a changing environment.

The course starts with an overview of the registration process on Linode. From there, students quickly jump into deploying and configuring a server using the latest Ubuntu LTS distribution. Students will become familiar with the Linode admin interface, and start executing basic commands using the web based remote access console. We then explore remote access administration using more complex tools such as PuTTY for Windows, and Terminal for MAC.

Students will install and configure LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin) on the Ubuntu server. We show students how to secure the server through SSH Authentication, directory permissions, and disable root user access.

The course explores remote visual desktop configuration using TightVNC & RealVNC.

Once students have a firm handle on server configuration on Linode, we take a look at another major cloud provider – Digital Ocean. This section of the course provides an overview of the Digital Ocean Admin panel where students will deploy and configure a “Droplet”. We will explore some of the unique features Digital Ocean offers, such as Floating IP’s and Space storage.

Students learn to backup, resize, and configure DNS Zone files on both cloud hosting providers.


Who this course is for

  • Students interested in hosting Web Applications of all Sizes and Complexity
  • Students interested in hosting with Digital Ocean or Linode
  • Students interested in building Dynamic, Scalable, Hosting Infrastructures
  • Students interested in Learning how to Secure a Virtual Web Server using SSH Authentication
  • Students interested in Learning how to access a Ubuntu Virtual Server Remotely and Administer Commands
  • Students interested in learning Basic Ubuntu commands
  • Students interested in learning how to administer a server using Terminal for MAC, or PuTTY for Windows


Course content

  • Production Server Setup using Linode
    • Introduction & Overview
    • Cloud Hosting Registration
    • Creating a Virtual Server
    • Linode Settings and Configuration
    • Deploying an Image – Ubuntu Latest LTS Version
    • Linode Dashboard
    • Remote Access
    • Download PuTTY and PuTTYgen – Windows
    • Launch Terminal – MAC
    • Intro to Command Console
    • Connecting with PuTTY – Windows
    • Connecting with Terminal – MAC
    • Maintenance Commands
    • File and Directory Commands
    • Installing LAMP Stack
    • Server Host Name and Date
    • Creating a User – Ubuntu
    • Ubuntu SSH Authentication – Windows
    • Ubuntu SSH Authentication – MAC
    • Web Root Permissions
    • Remote Desktop Connection
    • Installing Tight VNC Viewer – Windows
    • Installing RealVNC Viewer – MAC
    • Ubuntu Desktop Basics
    • Disable Root and Password Access
    • Re-sizing a Linode Server
    • Creating Backups on Linode
    • Changing Root Password through Linode
    • Linode DNS Manager
    • Amending GoDaddy Name Servers
  • Deploying a Virtual Server on Digital Ocean
    • Deploying a Virtual Server on Digital Ocean
    • Creating and Attaching a Floating IP
    • Intro to Terminal and Root User Authentication
    • Apache Installation and Testing
    • Installing MySQL Database Management System
    • Installing and Testing PHP
    • Installing PhpMyAdmin for Database Administration


Setup a Virtual Web Server using Linode or Digital OceanSetup a Virtual Web Server using Linode or Digital Ocean

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