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☑ Publish your projects and services in your own online space securely and autonomously.
☑ Manage your VPS server efficiently and securely in an agile, easy, secure and economical way.
☑ Use the most recent and recommended techniques to manage your services and projects securely on your own VPS server.
☑ Deploy projects online, with high security, quickly and very economically.
☑ Secure connections to your systems and your products, through HTTPS completely free of charge with Letsencrypt.
☑ Master the best practices to ensure all your systems, such as Nginx, MySQL or MariaDB, PHP and similar.
☑ Feel complete confidence in managing your VPS server, without hesitation at any time about what you do.
☑ Install and configure any package you need with the skills learned during the course.
NOTE!!! This course already has a new edition using Ubuntu 20.04 and much more content. Search for Secure VPS in Ubuntu 20.04: LetsEncrypt, Cloudflare and more
So, you want to publish all those projects on your own server, but do not know where to start? Well, this course is what you need :)
Create and configure your Virtual Private Server (VPS), with a high-security rating, from scratch and step by step:
In this course, you are going to create, configure and deploy your VPS server from scratch, set it correctly, with the adequate security measures and the most recommended mechanisms. Always use secure protocols such as SSH to connect with your VPS and HTTPS to protect your websites and projects. Forget the insecure passwords, so you can establish secure connections with your server with the SSH protocol, without problems and achieve anything you need.
Deploy all your projects with your proper domain, with infinite possibilities, at no additional cost. Keep your own space in the cloud for all your jobs, projects and ideas, deploy all types of projects in the same instance and with the number of domains and sub-domains that you want, without having additional costs.
In the course, you will deploy four different projects using Wordpress and Laravel, each one in a different domain or sub-domain.
During the course is recommended to use DigitalOcean, but you are free to create your VPS with the provider you want or need. You can follow the course using any clean instance of Ubuntu 18.04LTS in your selected VPS provider. Everything will be done from scratch and step by step, without relying on additional services.
Install and deploy a complete system with Linux/Ubuntu 18.04, PHP, Nginx and MySQL or MariaDB; in addition to obtaining security certificates in an automated way through Letsencrypt, all for free at no extra cost for your systems.
Why must you take this course?
Because it uses the most recent version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu 18.04) which is a Long Term Support (LTS) version. This version allows you to obtain updates and security patches for at least two years, which means that you can deploy your system in Ubuntu 18.04LTS and you will not have to worry about moving to another version for a long time
Because there is not another online course which explains every step at this level of detail
Because Letsencrypt is a trend, and you will not find content that teaches you how to use it in the way it is done in this course (the correct and simple way)
Because the best standards are used to obtain the highest security rating (A+) in the sites that you ensure following the course
Because today, the main browsers are demanding secure HTTPS connections in any online site or service, and by following the course, you can secure all your systems for free using Nginx and Letsencrypt
Because you will learn to deploy two of the most popular types of projects in PHP, which are Wordpress and Laravel sites
What will you learn and obtain by following and finishing the course?
At the end of this course, you will be able to deploy your VPS server in a very short time and with great ease, using powerful, innovative and safe tools. You will then have your projects online without additional charges, no matter how many domains, sub-domains or projects you put in your VPS, the cost will remain the same.
At the end of all classes, you will have all your projects under a completely secure server, with HTTPS/TLS connections completely free through Letsencrypt and with an A+ rating in the secured sites.
But... What exactly will you learn?
Here you have everything you can get from this course:
Create your own VPS server with Digital Ocean or any provider you choose
Have a safe and friendly system with Linux / Ubuntu in its most recent LTS version (Ubuntu 18.04)
Deploy an Nginx web server in a few minutes and with the best security settings
Deploy a MySQL or MariaDB database server wholly secure and without delay
Easily configure and use Git to deploy the different projects on your VPS via SSH
Obtain external packages and install them globally (composer and Letsencrypt acme·sh as examples)
Create and configure your domain and all sub-domains, without having to pay extra
Point your domain to your VPS server by configuring the DNS entries
Connect to your VPS remotely, quickly and securely using SSH keys
Manage user accounts and prevent automated and external systems from accessing privileges (root)
Learn to use the essential commands (cd, systemctl, cp, sudo, mv, rm, mkdir, reboot, and many more)
Learn how to manage VPS packages with apt easily
Assign permissions on folders and files in the correct way with
Demand for the use of secure connections with SSH, and forget about insecure passwords for all the users
Create and handle users correctly with administrative permissions (sudo)
Deploy different Wordpress and Laravel projects each in a different domain or sub-domain
Understand and take advantage of the use of SSH to connect to your VPS or external services
Connect with third party service through SSH keys correctly
Easily configure a firewall (UFW) and dramatically increase the security of your VPS
Configure your services (Nginx, PHP, MySQL / MariaDB, etc.) to make them more secure
Mitigate DoS and DDoS attacks with proper configuration of the Nginx webserver
Prevent automated systems from trying to access your VPS, through Fail2Ban
Set expiration headers for your projects
Enable the Gzip compression system on your web server
Avoid CSS/XSS attacks with Nginx
Get security certificates for HTTPS connections for your projects with Letsencrypt
Install the security certificates in Nginx correctly, to obtain the A + security rating
Use acme · sh to obtain and automate the installation of Letsencrypt security certificates
Creation and use of domains and all sub-domains that you require easily
How to quickly deploy any project in your VPS
How to deploy complex projects in the VPS (Laravel as a case of use)
And it does not end there! You will have lifetime access to all classes, which includes new future classes and upgrades. You will also have first-hand access to the system of questions, messages, and answers, where I will answer all your questions and comments immediately (I always respond). I will be pleased to help with any problem or doubt you have during the course.
Do not wait anymore. To learn all these skills click on "Register" and start feeling the freedom of having your own VPS.
I will see you in classes :)
Welcome to the course
About the instructor
What will you do and what will you learn
Why is a VPS good?
Be sure to know why do you want a VPS
Preparation of your system and some tools
Creating an account with a VPS provider
[Optional] Create an account in the provider used during the course
Enabling Linux commands on Windows with Git and CYGWIN
Generating SSH keys to access the VPS securely
Your VPS and the SSH protocol
Creation and preparations for the Virtual Private Server (VPS)
Creating your VPS with Ubuntu 18.04
Connecting to the VPS via SSH
Improving the connection flow to the VPS
Keep active the connection to the server
Pointing an existing domain to the VPS server
Pointing the domain to DigitalOcean DNS
Be sure to domain some details about the creation and usage of your VPS
Using and understanding some essential Ubuntu commands
How to explore and navigate through system directories
File management (create, delete, move, copy and display)
Directory management (create, delete, move, copy and display)
Tricks to be agile on the command line
Management and updating of VPS packages with apt
Manage processes with the systemctl command
How to restart the server when required
Assigning an additional user account to ensure good use of the VPS
How to manage user accounts in Ubuntu (create and delete)
How to log in to the VPS with a new user
Assigning and using administrative permissions in Ubuntu
Establishing a security layer on the VPS server
Preventing login as root on the VPS
Configuring and using the Ubuntu UFW firewall
Assigning permissions correctly in Ubuntu
Using Fail2Ban to prevent intruders in the VPS
Installing and configuring Nginx in the VPS
Installing Nginx in the VPS
Allowing access to sites served by Nginx
Where are Nginx and its important files located in the VPS
How does Nginx to handle the requests
Setting up the first site in Nginx
Configuring the subdomains on the VPS with Nginx
Installing and configuring MySQL or MariaDB in the VPS
Installing the MySQL or MariaDB server in the VPS
How to interact with MySQL or MariaDB from the VPS console
Ensuring the installation of MySQL or MariaDB in Ubuntu
Create separated MySQL users for each VPS project
Installing and configuring PHP in the VPS
Installing PHP-FPM (Fast Processing Module) in the VPS
The important files and locations of PHP in the Ubuntu VPS
Securing PHP installation of the VPS
Sending requests from Nginx to PHP-FPM
Making Nginx and the VPS sites more safe and efficient
Preventing access to .htaccess and .git files
Hiding the Nginx signature in the responses
Avoiding clickjacking on Nginx sites
Avoiding MIME confusion attacks in Nginx
Avoiding XSS attacks on Nginx sites
Enabling compression in Nginx with Gzip
Mitigating DoS and DDoS attacks on Nginx
Preventing Nginx sites from being "hijacked"
Installing and configuring useful tools for VPS projects
Install and configure composer in the VPS
Preparing the VPS to establish SSH connections with third parties
Installing additional PHP extensions in the VPS
Deploy a WordPress site in the VPS
Obtaining and preparing the structure of WordPress in the VPS
Deploying and installing WordPress in the VPS
Deploying an existing Laravel project in the VPS
Getting a Laravel project from GitHub
Installing the Laravel dependencies with Composer
Preparing Nginx for the Laravel project
Deploying and configuring Laravel in the VPS
[Exercise] Deploy an existing Laravel project in the VPS
Get the Laravel project from Github
Obtain the dependencies of the project with composer
Set up the assets site for pointing this project
Deploy and configure the Laravel project
[Exercise] Deploy your Wordpress site on the VPS
Get the structure of WordPress
Deploy and install WordPress on the VPS
Using Letsencrypt to establish HTTPS connections on the VPS sites
About Letsencrypt and acme.sh as a client
Installing a Letsencrypt client (acme.sh)
Meeting the Letsencrypt client and preparing the VPS for it
Making sure we can always automatically renew our certificates
Using Letsencrypt to obtain a certificate for each site
Installing each Letsencrypt certificate in the VPS
Configuring Nginx sites to use HTTPS
Resolving an issue with HTTPS and the security headers
Checking the security of the VPS domains
Keep your VPS updated
Upgrading to PHP 7.3
Conclusions and recommendations
Remember to keep your VPS updated
Apply what you have learned in what you need to do in your VPS
Try DigitalOcean without having to pay
A single course that covers all the items needed to build your own virtual private server, is invaluable. It is showing me how, when, and where the integration components are placed and used.
Completely satisfied about this course. Juan is a great tutor and replies in Q&A sections very quickly. Thanks a lot!
Thank you very much. A lot of information related to the course: Secure VPS in Ubuntu 18.04 with Letsencrypt Nginx PHP MySQL.
I cannot recommend more about this course!!! I have learnt so so much on security and successfully deployed my API. I can't thank Juan enough!! His teaching is in great detail, he explains everything very clear, and super fast in response. It was such a great pleasure studying implementing all the security settings step by step. More importantly, to understand them! Compare to study at my university, I'd rather be quarantined at home study Juan's course. Thank you so much for your work Juan!!
I learned a lot of new material with this class. I feel confident in setting up my own nginx/php sites after completing all of the lessons.
I no longer use laravel forge. This has been the most useful course I've taken, at udemy. Be warned, the instructor has a heavy accent, and like other non-english speaker, he speaks rapidly. I found the accent prevents me from mentally wandering off. The information is rock solid, and up to date as of 2020. Excellent!
This course exceeded my expectations! (I expected it to be good based on my experiences with another one of his courses) It is well planned out, explained clearly and why we are doing what we are doing and most importantly it still VERY relevant! I had no issues obtaining A+ rating on all my domains and sub-domains. Also after taking this course I am now closing down my Heroku and Godaddy accounts and moving 100% to Digital Ocean. My experience on this platform was great, I highly recommend as well (tons of options for my geeky studies). costwise - for reference I completed this course over a six day period and used up $0.88 out of my $100 credit so no way I am going to use the credits up before they expire.
Evet.ilk defa serverlarla ilgili bir kursa katıldım.faydalıydı.Ogreticinin aksanı kötü oldugu icin bazı noktalarda zorluk yasadım.Alt yazılar zaten hatalıydı kapattım. Onemli bir nokta ise ogretici Şema kullanarak anlatırsa bazı durumlarda daha iyi olabilirdi ve COmmand kodları cok hızlı yazıp dersi anlattıgı icin videoyu durudurup geriden takip etmek zorunda kalıyordum. Bunlar dısında faydalı bir kurs idi.
Very informative. Have been looking for a straightforward tutorial on VPS management for a long time. This one is it!
Very nice course, it has opened my eyes into vps I wish there were more examples like installing phpMyAdmin, uninstalling ssl, working with Load balancer deploying with CI and all that kind of stuff, but hopefully Juan makes a super advanced DevOps course in the following months/years. Thank you for this course.
Content is good but some things that need to be there like phpmyadmin setup, redirect of www to non-www, etc they all are the basic requirements of projects. Otherwise, the course is good and if you are a beginner or intermediate level then you should complete this course. It will enhance your skill and you will understand how the thing works internally in the server.
I recommend this course to everyone who wants to host their site on VPS. This course is not only practical but also gives students every step from the start to fully functional. I will not complain why some material is not too detailed or not too complete. You can find it yourself on your favorite search engine.
I went through the class a year ago and am going back through it with the updated content. I also want to learn how to deploy a Laravel app.
I was really blown away by this course. I knew absolutely zero about servers, so much so that I use Heroku & Go Daddy for all my server needs. After, taking this course though, I feel pretty confident in beginning my journey with Server Administration. I am a Full-Stack developer, and knowing servers has been a weakness in my repertoire. JuanD smashed that quick for me and I am forever grateful! I think the only constructive feedback I have would be to go into more depth on what's specifically needed for NGINX & package maintenance. Maybe this can be expounded on more later. If you don't know servers like I didn't, this is the course for you! I tried some other courses that were super expensive, and extremely old and/or modern. None of the examples worked!!! With JuanD's course, you'll be flying through NGINX & security with no problems! Thanks JuanD!
Thank you, Juan. This course does exactly what it promises: I've managed to eventually gather all parts together and go through the complete flow from purchase of domain to fully functional and secure VPS.