Web Development Masterclass – Online Certification Course

Web Development Masterclass - Online Certification Course

Web Development Masterclass – Online Certification Course

Cloud Computing | Web Apps | Linux | Web Servers | DBMS | LAMP Stack | HTML | CSS | JavaScript | PHP | + More

Language: english

Note: 4.4/5 (8,710 notes) 439,652 students

Instructor(s): YouAccel Training

Last update: 2022-09-08

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the essentials of Local and Wide Area Networks
  • Setup a basic network.
  • Register a domain name with Domain Privacy
  • Forward a domain, renew and administer a domain
  • Configure Nameservers and DNS Zone Files
  • Create and Configure a Testing server on a Local Windows or MAC System.
  • Configure a Production web server on popular cloud hosting platforms.
  • Create disk backups and install disk images on a virtual server
  • Setup Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine
  • Install and configure WAMP for Windows
  • Install and configure MAMP for MAC
  • Administer a remote server using PuTTY or Terminal
  • Proficiently navigate the Linode Virtual Server Dashboard
  • Configure Security Settings on a Virtual Ubuntu Server
  • Scale a virtual server up and down depending on needs
  • Install LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, PhpMyAdmin) on a local and remote server
  • Setup users and access privileges on an Ubuntu server
  • Upload files using FileZilla FTP Client
  • Proficiently Program in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, and AJAX
  • Create mobile responsive web applications using Bootstrap
  • Create unique animated objects using jQuery
  • Create and administer MySQL databases using PhpMyAdmin
  • Create Web-based Login Authentication using PHP and MySQL
  • Create the famous “Google Search Suggest” Feature using AJAX and PHP
  • Create server and client side validation algorithms for web forms.
  • Use Google Apps for Work to setup a customized business email address



  • Students will require an internet connection and PC or MAC Computer System.
  • Please note that all required downloads are free.
  • Text Editor such as Text Wrangler (MAC) or Notepad++ (Windows)
  • FileZilla FTP Client (Downloaded in Section 9).
  • PuTTY and PuTTY Key GEN for Windows users (Downloaded in Section 8).
  • WAMP Server for Windows Users and MAMP Server for MAC Users (Downloaded in Section 7).
  • Tight VNC Viewer for Windows Users and RealVNC Viewer for MAC Users (Downloaded in Section 8).



This course offers a comprehensive look into the entire web development process – from local server configuration using WAMP and MAMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) to production deployment using the latest web technologies including: LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, PHP and MySQL) for Ubuntu, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, XML, and AJAX.

The content is ideal for those interested in working as a web developer, launching a web application, or devoted enthusiasts. The concepts explored in this course are suitable for individuals of all skill levels. Each module starts with the fundamental concepts and gradually transitions into more advanced material.

What makes this course unique?

This course is specifically intended to teach students to develop web applications using the most efficient methods and the latest web technologies. Through live demonstrations we teach the importance of using scalable cloud hosting infrastructures during the development process. This includes small informational websites of only a few pages to advanced ‘big data’ style, dynamic web applications. We go through several live examples of web development and Linux based server configurations on popular Cloud hosting providers such as Linode. 

Section 1 & 2 (Introduction, How the Internet Works)

The course begins with with an overview of learning objectives. We then explore how the internet works, including the composition and transmission of data packets over both local and wide-area Networks. Next we take a look at the HTTP and HTTPS protocols as applicable to client and server side communications – including DNS Lookups. This section will also teach students how email exchange works over SMTP and IMAP. The role of Network Ports and Firewalls are also introduced.

Section 3, 4: (The Web Development Process, Planning a Website)

Students will gain an understanding of all the steps involved in the web development process.

Section 5: Web Hosting and System Requirements

We conduct an in-depth case analysis of web hosting solutions including: Shared, Virtual Private, Dedicated and Cloud Hosting.

We provide an overview of various packages offered by different web hosting companies and weigh the pros and cons of each one.

Students are also introduced to the importance of web server scalability and the advantages of cloud hosting over traditional hosting services. We also examine the infrastructure requirements of popular, resource intensive applications such as Netflix and Facebook to emphasize the importance of avoiding costly mistakes in the initial stages of development.

Section 6: Domain Names

We provide an overview of the domain name registration process. This includes the role of registrars and TLD (Top Level Domain) administration by ICANN. ccTLD’s (Country Code Top Level Domains) are also explored.

Students gain hands-on experience with the registration process using popular domain registrars. We provide a comparison of different registrars and register a sample domain name using GoDaddy. Other topics of discussion include: domain name privacy and administration, auto-renewal, domain forwarding, and name server assignment.

Section 7: Testing Environment

Students are introduced to configuring a local testing server on a PC or MAC system using WAMP (Windows) or MAMP (MAC). The lessons provide a detailed guide on installation of the packages and an overview of the interface.

Section 8: Production Environment

Students acquire the skills needed to optimally configure a live production environment for securely hosting web applications on a cloud server (Linode). The section starts with an overview of different cloud hosting providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Linode and Digital Ocean.

We then provide a live demonstration of server setup using Linode. This includes deployment of Ubuntu and installation of LAMP Stack (Linux) on the Linode Server using remote access consoles such as Terminal (MAC) and PuTTY for Windows.

Students gain an in-depth knowledge of server maintenance, file and directory commands. We also explore SSH Authentication for multiple users and file permissions to reduce security vulnerabilities. Remote Desktop connections for server administration are taught, using Tight VNC (Windows) and RealVNC (MAC).

A thorough overview of the Linode server management console is conducted, to show students how to scale servers, change root passwords, manage the DNS Zone file and create back-ups.

Section 9: FTP Setup

Students learn the role of an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client to connect to a remote server, through a local machine. We provide a live demonstration on file upload using FileZilla and explore the FileZilla Interface for connection management.

Section 10: HTML Development

This section explores HTML. HTML is a key fundamental building block when learning to develop websites. Students initially learn the basics of HTML page structure and gradually transition into working with spacing, text formatting, lists, images, videos, links, anchors, tables, forms and much more. We include several projects, where students are shown first-hand, how to develop and code html web pages from scratch.

Section 11: CSS Development

Students learn to use CSS to create stylish, responsive web page layouts. We start by discussing the parts and types of CSS rules, followed by CSS classes, DIVS, and ID’s. Students gain significant exposure to various formatting options, including margins, padding, font properties, backgrounds, transparency, positioning, link styling and CSS tables. This section includes a hands-on web development project where students utilize the concepts explored in the lesson.

Section 12: Document Object Model (DOM)

As a precursor to JavaScript, we explore the DOM (Document Object Model). We explain its usage and application in manipulating HTML and CSS elements.

Section 13: JavaScript Development

We introduce students to JavaScript coding to add interactivity to static HTML and CSS pages. The section starts with discussing JavaScript placement, using both internal and external scripts. We then take a look at JavaScript output, variable declarations, arithmetic operators, objects, strings, math functions, arrays, conditional statements, loops, functions and events. Students also go through two hands-on projects that will further solidify their knowledge of the concepts explored in the lessons.

Section 14: JQuery Library

We explore the jQuery library and many of its unique features, used to create stunning, animated web pages. We start with the basics, from embedding jQuery into web pages to working with Selectors. Students then explore working with events, toggling, fading, sliding, and other forms of animation. The lessons also teach students how to work with callbacks, chaining, dragables, accordion menus and many other functions.

Section 15: Bootstrap Framework

Students are taught to use the Bootstrap framework for responsive, mobile-first – front-end development. As one of the leading open-source development libraries, Bootstrap is an essential part of the developers coding arsenal. The section begins with teaching students how to include essential Bootstrap files into web pages. It then explores the Bootstrap Grid system and popular layout strategies for optimal cross-device and cross-browser compatibility.

Students gain exposure to just about every Bootstrap component, from typography, tables and images, to jumbotrons, wells, alerts, buttons, glyphicons and progress bars. The section includes several hands-on exercises that will walk students through the process of creating stunning layouts, complete with modals, carousels, popovers, drop-down menus, forms and much more.

Section 16: PHP Development

Students gain exposure to creating dynamic web applications and functionality using PHP. We start with the basics, including variable declaration and data output. The lessons then transition into working with objects, conditional statements, loops, functions, arrays and form validation.

Section 17: MySQL Database Integration

Students learn to unleash the true power of web application development with MySQL database integration. We start with the basics from database and table creation, to user management. Next we explore the execution of commonly used SQL statements for database modification and administration. Students are also taught how to create database connections and execute SQL statements from PHP scripts.

Section 18, 19 (XML, AJAX, & Development)

We explore XML and AJAX integration to create dynamic content, without page refresh. The lessons cover several hands-on training exercises that will encompass many of the exciting functions AJAX offers. Students will build a website complete with database integration, registration forms with server-side validation, user authentication, and a SMTP-based contact submit form.

Section 20: Google Apps for Work

Students learn to create a customized business email address using Google Apps for Work. Email administration is also explored, along with alias creation.


Who this course is for

  • No prerequisite knowledge required
  • Students interested in a career in web development
  • Students interesting in starting a web based business
  • Students who want to transition from basic shared, vps or dedicated hosting packages to sophisticated cloud hosting solutions
  • Students wanting to update or learn new programming skills using the latest web scripting languages
  • Web Development enthusiasts


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Course Learning Objectives
  • How the Internet Works
    • The Internet Overview
    • The HTTP Protocol
    • The HTTPS Protocol
    • The SMTP Protocol and Local Mail Delivery
    • Outbound Mail Delivery
    • Network Basics – LAN and WAN
    • Network Ports and Firewalls
  • The Web Development Process
    • Web Development Process Overview
  • Planning a Website
    • Web Application Planning Overview
    • Quiz 1
  • Web Hosting and System Requirements
    • Web Hosting Packages Overview
    • Shared Hosting
    • Dedicated Hosting
    • VPS Hosting
    • Cloud Hosting and Case Study
  • Domain Names
    • Introduction to Domain Names
    • Domain Name Registrars
    • Domain Registration
    • Registration and Privacy Protection
    • Control Panel Sign-In
    • Auto-Renewal and Domain Lock
    • Domain Forwarding
    • Nameservers
    • Update Registration Information
    • Quiz 2
  • Testing Environment
    • Introduction to Testing Servers
    • Installing WampServer – WAMP
    • Installing MampServer – MAMP
    • WampServer Menu
    • Localhost File Test
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
    • History of Linode
    • Intro to Cloud Computing
    • Benefits of Cloud Computing
    • Cloud Computing Service Models
  • Cloud Computing Service Models
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS
  • Cloud Server Deployment on Linode
    • Linode Account Setup
    • Exploring the Linode Cloud Manager
    • Enabling TFA on Linode
    • Deploying a Linode Virtual Instance
    • Exploring the Linode Instance Dashboard
    • Remote Server Admin via SSH
    • Password vs SSH Key Authentication
    • SSH Key Pair Authentication on Windows
    • SSH Key Pair Authentication on MacOS
    • Connecting with LISH
    • Adding SSH Public Keys to Linode
  • Linux Foundations
    • Introduction to Linux
    • The Linux Filesystem
    • Linux Maintenance Commands
    • Linux Directory Commands [Part 1]
    • Linux Directory Commands [Part 2]
    • Ubuntu Basic Server Configuration
    • Introduction to User Accounts
    • Creating a Non-Root Account
    • Securing the New User Account
    • Disabling Root User Access and Password Authentication
  • Web Server & Database Foundations
    • Introduction to Web Servers
    • Self Hosting vs Hosting Provider
    • Web Server Software (NGINX vs Apache)
    • Introduction to Databases
    • SQL vs NoSQL Databases
    • Database Transaction Standards (ACID vs CAP)
    • CAP Theorem for NoSQL Databases
    • Characteristics of SQL vs NoSQL DBMSes
    • Key Terms: Stacks, Frameworks, & Languages [Part 1]
    • Key Terms: Stacks, Frameworks, & Languages [Part 2]
    • Key Terms: Stacks, Frameworks, & Languages [Part 3]
  • LAMP Stack Installation and Configuration
    • Installing LAMP Stack on Ubuntu via Command Line
    • Installing LAMP Stack using Linode Marketplace
    • Testing PHP on Apache
    • Testing MariaDB Connection from PHP [Part 1]
    • Testing MariaDB Connection from PHP [Part 2]
    • Remote Server Administration using Linode GLISH
  • Foundations of Server Security
    • Introduction to Server Security
    • Introduction to Firewalls
    • Network Firewalls
    • Securing SSH with a Network Firewall
    • Strict Network Firewall Policy
    • Hosted Software Firewalls UFW
  • Server Scaling
    • Introduction to Scaling
    • Vertical Scaling
    • Horizontal Scaling with Auto Load Balancers (NodeBalancer)
    • Instance IP Swaps
  • Server Images and Backups
    • Introduction to Images and Backups
    • Creating a Custom Image
    • Linode Backup Service
    • Linode DNS Manager
    • Amending GoDaddy Name Servers
  • FTP Setup
    • FTP Client Installation
    • FileZilla Overview
    • FileZilla Uploading
    • FileZilla Interface Basics
    • Quiz 3
  • HTML Development
    • Introduction to HTML
    • Basic Structure of a Web Page
    • HTML Head Tags
    • HTML Body Tag
    • HTML Paragraph Spacing
    • HTML Line Breaks
    • HTML Non-Breaking Space
    • HTML Header Tags
    • HTML Text Formatting and Decoration
    • HTML Inline Text Formatting
    • HTML Unordered Lists
    • HTML Ordered Lists
    • HTML Image Insertion
    • HTML Embedding Videos
    • HTML Absolute vs. Relative File Referencing
    • HTML Link Creation
    • HTML Anchor Tags
    • HTML Tables
    • HTML Nested Tables
    • HTML Merging Cells
    • HTML Text Wrapping
    • HTML Table Background Image
    • HTML Table Cell Alignment
    • HTML – Introduction to Forms
    • HTML Form Tags and Attributes
    • HTML Forms – Post vs. Get
    • HTML Forms – Input Text Fields
    • HTML Forms – Select Menus
    • HTML Forms – Check Boxes and Radio Buttons
    • HTML Forms – Text Areas and Buttons
    • HTML Iframes
    • HTML Project – Introduction
    • HTML Project – Header
    • HTML Project – Callout
    • HTML Project – Image Insertion
    • HTML Project – Text Insertion
    • HTML Project – Links and Form
    • HTML Project – Tabular Data
    • HTML Project – Footer
    • Quiz 4
  • CSS Development
    • Introduction to CSS
    • Parts of a CSS Rule
    • Types of CSS Rules
    • CSS – Color Names and Codes
    • CSS Classes and Spans
    • CSS Divisions – DIVs
    • CSS IDs
    • CSS Margins
    • CSS Padding
    • CSS Text Properties
    • CSS Font Properties
    • CSS Borders
    • CSS Backgrounds
    • CSS Transparency
    • CSS Width and Height Properties
    • CSS Text on Top of Images
    • CSS Display Properties
    • CSS Static Positioning
    • CSS Relative Positioning
    • CSS Absolute Positioning
    • CSS Fixed Positioning
    • CSS Float Property
    • CSS Clear Property
    • CSS Z-Index
    • CSS Styling Links
    • CSS Tables
    • CSS Project – Introduction
    • CSS Project – CSS Rules
    • CSS Project – Navigation Rules
    • CSS Project – Responsive CSS
    • CSS Project – Page Elements
    • Quiz 5
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
    • DOM Introduction
    • DOM Manipulation
  • JavaScript Development
    • JavaScript – Introduction
    • JavaScript Placement
    • External JavaScript
    • JavaScript Output
    • JavaScript InnerHTML
    • JavaScript Commenting
    • JavaScript Constants
    • JavaScript Variables Introduction
    • JavaScript Assignment Operator
    • JavaScript Arithmetic Operations
    • JavaScript Arithmetic Operations Continued
    • JavaScript Operator Precedence
    • JavaScript Data Types
    • JavaScript Objects
    • JavaScript Object Output
    • JavaScript Strings
    • JavaScript String Length
    • JavaScript Special Characters
    • JavaScript Random Numbers
    • JavaScript Min and Max Function
    • JavaScript Math Round Function
    • JavaScript Arrays
    • JavaScript Array Attributes
    • JavaScript Arrays – Pop – Push – Shift – Unshift
    • JavaScript Changing and Deleting Elements
    • JavaScript Splicing an Array
    • JavaScript Sorting an Array
    • JavaScript Joining Arrays
    • JavaScript Conditional Statements
    • JavaScript Comparisons
    • JavaScript Booleans
    • JavaScript For Loops
    • JavaScript For-In Loop
    • JavaScript While Loops
    • JavaScript Do-While Loop
    • JavaScript Break and Continue
    • JavaScript Functions
    • JavaScript Events
    • JavaScript Project 1 – BG Color Changer
    • JavaScript Project 2 – Photo Gallery
    • JavaScript Project 2 – Completion
    • Quiz 6
  • jQuery Library
    • Introduction to jQuery
    • Embedding jQuery
    • jQuery Syntax and Selector Intro
    • jQuery ID Selector
    • jQuery Class Selector
    • jQuery Other Selectors
    • External jQuery File
    • jQuery Events Intro
    • jQuery Events – mouseenter and mouseleave
    • jQuery Events – mousedown and mouseup
    • jQuery Multiple Event Handlers
    • jQuery Hiding-Showing
    • jQuery Toggle
    • jQuery Fade In-Out
    • jQuery Fade Toggle
    • jQuery Fade To
    • jQuery Slide Down
    • jQuery Slide Up
    • jQuery Slide Toggle
    • jQuery Animate
    • jQuery Animate – Multiple Params
    • jQuery Animate – Relative Values
    • jQuery Animate – Queue Functionality
    • jQuery Stop Method
    • jQuery Callback Functions
    • jQuery Chaining
    • jQuery Draggables
    • jQuery Accordian Menu
    • jQuery Get Content – text and html
    • jQuery Get Content – Val
    • jQuery Get Content – attr
    • jQuery Set Content – text – html – val
    • jQuery Set Attributes – attr
    • jQuery Append and Preprend
    • jQuery – After and Before
    • jQuery Remove and Empty
    • jQuery Filter Remove
    • jQuery Add Class
    • jQuery Remove Class
    • jQuery Toggle Class
    • Quiz 7
  • Bootstrap Framework
    • Introduction to Bootstrap
    • Embedding Bootstrap
    • Bootstrap – Basic Page Structure
    • Bootstrap Grid System
    • Bootstrap Three Column Layouts
    • Bootstrap Typography
    • Bootstrap Tables
    • Bootstrap Styling Images
    • Bootstrap Jumbotron
    • Bootstrap Wells
    • Bootstrap Alerts
    • Bootstrap Buttons
    • Bootstrap Button Groups
    • Bootstrap Justified Button Groups
    • Bootstrap Glyphicons
    • Bootstrap Badges and Labels
    • Bootstrap Progress Bars
    • Bootstrap Pagination
    • Bootstrap Pager Pagination
    • Bootstrap List Groups
    • Bootstrap Panels
    • Bootstrap Dropdown Menus
    • Bootstrap Collapsibles
    • Bootstrap Collapse Panel
    • Bootstrap Collapse List Group
    • Bootstrap Accordian
    • Bootstrap Tab Menus
    • Bootstrap Pill Menus
    • Bootstrap Dynamic Tabs and Pills
    • Bootstrap Navigation Bar
    • Bootstrap Collapsible Navigation Bar
    • Bootstrap Forms – Vertical and Inline
    • Bootstrap Inputs
    • Bootstrap Form Control States
    • Bootstrap Input Sizing
    • Bootstrap Carousel
    • Bootstrap Modal
    • Bootstrap Tooltip
    • Bootstrap Popover
    • Bootstrap Scrollspy
    • Bootstrap Project – Themes Intro
    • Bootstrap Project – File Overview
    • Bootstrap Project – Script Overview
    • Bootstrap Project – Script Overview Continued
    • Quiz 8
  • PHP Development
    • PHP Introduction
    • PHP Preparation
    • PHP File Test
    • PHP Syntax
    • PHP Variables
    • PHP Variable Scope
    • PHP Global Keyword
    • PHP Static Keyword
    • PHP Echo vs Print
    • PHP Data Types
    • PHP Objects
    • PHP Strings
    • PHP Constants
    • PHP Operators
    • PHP Conditional Statements
    • PHP ElseIf Statement
    • PHP Switch Statement
    • PHP While Loops
    • PHP For Loops
    • PHP Functions
    • PHP Functions Continued
    • PHP Arrays
    • PHP Multidimensional Arrays
    • PHP Sorting Arrays
    • PHP Superglobal Variables
    • PHP Forms Introduction
    • PHP POST vs GET Basics
    • PHP Form Output and Validation
    • PHP Form Required Fields
    • PHP Validation Continued
    • Quiz 9
  • MySQL Database Integration
    • Introduction to MySQL Databases
    • Introduction PhpMyAdmin
    • PhpMyAdmin Interface Overview
    • MySQL Security and Root Superuser
    • MySQL Creating a Database and Table
    • MySQL Creating a New User
    • MySQL Database and Table Specific Privileges
    • MySQL Modifying and Deleting a Table
    • MySQL Modifying and Deleting a Database
    • Introduction to SQL
    • SQL Statements in PhpMyAdmin
    • Connect to MySQL Database using PHP
    • MySQL Database – Import Data
    • SQL Select
    • SQL Distinct Keyword
    • SQL Where Clause
    • SQL And Operator
    • SQL Or Operator
    • SQL Order By
    • MySQL Insert Into
    • MySQL Get Last ID
    • MySQL Insert Multiple Records
    • MySQL Prepared Statements
    • MySQL Delete Records
    • PHP Header Function
    • PHP Isset
    • MySQL Update Records
  • XML l AJAX
    • Introduction to XML
    • XML Basics
    • XML Schema
    • XML Parsing
    • XML Parsing Continued
    • Introduction to AJAX
    • AJAX – Search Suggest Tutorial
    • AJAX – Database Select Menu Tutorial
    • Quiz 10
  • Development Project
    • Development Overview
    • Project Setup
    • Index Page Overview
    • Home Page Mods
    • About Page Mods
    • Blog Page Mods
    • MySQL Database Creation
    • Creating a Registration Form
    • Registration Status using JavaScript and AJAX
    • PHP Validation – Encryption – Session
    • Login Authentication – Part 1
    • Login Authentication – Part 2
    • Login Authentication – Part 3
    • Login Authentication – Part 4
    • Logout – Terminate Session
    • Contact Page – Google Maps API
    • Contact Form – AJAX Integration
    • PHPMailer Installation
    • PHP Form Validation and Email Transmission
    • Production Server Migration
  • Google Apps for Work
    • Google Apps for Work – Introduction
    • Google Apps for Work – Registration
    • Google Apps for Work – Admin Console
  • Final Exam
    • Course Exam
  • Bonus: SSL Certificates – How to Secure your Server
    • Introduction to SSL Certificates
    • Traditional vs. Digital Certificate
    • Types of SSL Certificates
    • How SSL Certificates Work
    • Obtaining a SSL Certificate
    • Introduction to Lets Encrypt
    • Preparation
    • Domain Name Server Administration
    • Introduction to Digital Ocean
    • Droplet Configurations
    • Creating a Droplet
    • Install PuTTY-Terminal and Connect
    • Install LAMP Stack – Apache, MySQL, PHP
    • Configure DNS on Digital Ocean
    • Droplet Basic Configurations
    • Installing Lets Encrypt
    • SSL Certificate Status Reports
    • Redirect all Domain Variations to HTTPS
    • Auto Renewal with cron jobs


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