Hands-on Linux: Self-Hosted WordPress for Linux Beginners

A practical, project-based crash course to take you from 'Linux Beginner' to 'Junior Sysadmin'

Hands-on Linux: Self-Hosted WordPress for Linux Beginners
Hands-on Linux: Self-Hosted WordPress for Linux Beginners

What you'll learn:

  • Learn basic Linux system administration by setting up a WordPress hosting platform
  • Configure a production-grade WordPress install on Linux
  • Set up and configure the popular MySQL database
  • Tune webserver performance and set up caching for lightning-fast page loads
  • Be comfortable working with an nginx web server
  • Configure monitoring for your web hosting server
  • Create and manage Linux system users
  • Manage Linux file permissions
  • Understand the basics of how HTTP, the Web protocol, works
  • Understand basic and more advanced Bash shell concepts and skills
  • Schedule commands to run periodically on Linux with Cron
  • Manage remote servers using SSH
  • Automate repetitive tasks with Ansible, a powerful automation and configuration management tool
  • Create and Restore website backups, both on the filesystem and in the MySQL database
  • Effectively perform security hardening on Linux servers and services


  • Know what Linux is
  • Know what servers and web hosting are
  • Know what an IP address and a domain name are
  • Have a working Internet connection and a Windows, Macintosh, or Linux computer to follow along on
  • If you already have a webserver somewhere, great! If not, I'll show you how to set one up for around $5/month.


Learn Linux and System Administration basics in a practical, project-based course designed to get you *using* new skills as soon as you learn them.

By the time you finish, this course will have taken you from 'Linux beginner' to the skill level of 'Junior Sysadmin,' and you'll have a production-grade WordPress hosting platform that you can use to host any number of WordPress sites for friends, family, and clients.

Other courses focus on slow memorization of theory, which doesn't always produce the best results. This one throws you into the mix from the word "go." Even if you've never installed Linux before, you'll be installing and configuring software from the command line, managing system services, working with a remote server, hardening security, scheduling backups and testing your disaster recovery plan, performing basic scripting and automation, and setting up monitoring for your infrastructure.

While you're doing this, you'll get a slow drip of theory, giving you just enough background to hang your new practical knowledge on and ensuring that you know what's going on underneath the covers.

Over the course of a few afternoons, you'll have completed a serious (and seriously useful) project, understand the basics of Linux and system administration, and be comfortable on the Linux terminal; ready to take on larger and more complicated projects or build on the foundation of your WordPress hosting platform.

Who this course is for:

  • This course assumes little to no knowledge of Linux, and will teach the basics of Linux and Infrastructure Engineering.
  • The course is designed for people who learn technical material best when it's presented in a practical, project-based way.
  • Aspiring Linux, Cloud Infrastructure, or Devops Engineers
  • The course is designed for people who want to set up a professional-grade WordPress hosting platform (running a WordPress blog or e-commerce site), NOT for people who just want to get a simple WordPress site set up for blogging.

Course Details:

  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of completion

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A practical, project-based crash course to take you from 'Linux Beginner' to 'Junior Sysadmin'