In this WordPress course you’ll learn how to install WordPress on a Virtual Private Server from start to finish.
It is recommend you are: familiar with WordPress and have a basic Linux understanding.
You can use any VPS you like (ideally running Ubuntu), the course itself uses a VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 with Digital Ocean – getting started with this setup is covered first of all in the course.
Next, you’ll learn how to install and setup a LAMP stack consisting of Apache 2, MySQL and PHP.
Then a MySQL database for WordPress is setup, followed by Apache 2 and PHP tweaks for WordPress.
The course then moves on to installing the WordPress files from scratch by downloading the source code; extracting and configuring the file system correctly (Linux file permissions and ownership); and, finally the WordPress script (wp_config.php) is configured correctly.
Lastly, the course covers the front-end web interface install steps for WordPress and basic WordPress site configuration.