Published March 2011
A beginner’s guide to production Linux is a course aimed at users and developers who want to start running their own web server.
Whilst it’s pretty easy to get a virtual private server and get it running with Linux; straight out of the box many systems won’t be suitable for a production environment, and, may even be susceptible to being hacked.
The course covers configuring and securing a base CentOS 5 install, installing PHP and MySQL and configuring them to work with the Nginx web server.
Andrew has around a decade of commercial Linux system administrator experience. He is a Red Hat Certified Engineer, and has significant experience in building and high availability web servers built around the LAMP stack.