Adam Sewell is a father, husband, and entrepreneur. Most of his time is spent with his IT support company, MyGeek Technologies, and then split among his other projects, including tinyElk Studios, which develops plugins for WordPress and provides high end hosting for very large WordPress installs.
One plugin they’ve created is a ticketing system called Simple Desk.
Learn more about Adam at his website
Follow on Twitter: @adamsewell
In this session will be be covering how to setup and secure a simple WordPress web server from scratch (and only for $5/month). We will be using NGINX, PHP-FPM, and MariaDB to configure a blazing fast WordPress VPS from DigitalOcean.
We’ll also cover a few tricks on how to handle lots of traffic from our little VPS. Bring your coffee (and I do accept beer as tips) and let’s talk system administration.
Note: Some Linux command line knowledge is helpful and will be required to get the most out of this session.