This is most certainly not to disparage hosting companies who offer shared hosting plans for WordPress (they’re paying some bills around here, and we really do love them), but if you are ready to take your hosting to the next level, often the options are to pay a hefty fee, or to completely surrender control of what plugins or themes you are allowed to use, or both.
Adam Sewell is here to tell you of a third option: becoming your own sysadmin.
Adam is an entrepreneur and developer who founded tinyElk studios where they develop plugins. He’s joining our Power User track this year, and we are excited to have him.
Adam will help to demystify what is going on behind the scenes at the server level, and show you how you can set up your own blazing-fast DigitalOcean VPS to host WordPress for just $5 per month.
While this talk is directed at Power Users, note that a bit of Linux command line knowledge will be useful to get the most out of this session. Don’t be scared of the command line. Read up on it before you come!
Grab your ticket today.