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Install NGINX, PHP, MySQL, SSL & WordPress on Ubuntu

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Install NGINX, PHP, MySQL, SSL & WordPress on Ubuntu

Learn to Install & Configure NGINX on Ubuntu 18.04. Includes MySQL, PHP, PhpMyAdmin, WordPress & SSL Integration.

updated on icon Updated on Jul, 2024

language icon Language - English

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English [CC]

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Lectures -27

Duration -1.5 hours



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Course Description

Hello and Welcome to our latest new course. We are glad you could join us on this exciting new learning expedition!

In this course, we are going to be exploring one of the most powerful Web Server technologies available. One that has grown in popularity exponentially since its release - Yes, we are talking about NGINX.

Whether you are an experienced web developer or new to the industry, you’ve likely heard of the age-old debate between Apache and NGINX. Which one is better, what should you use? This course offers a great introduction into NGINX. We will be covering several important topics, such as:

  • Understanding the difference between Apache & NGINX

  • Installing NGINX on a Digital Ocean Droplet or any Virtual Server of your choice.

  • Modifying the NGINX Block Configuration file for hosting Websites

  • Installing essential components on NGINX such as MySQL, PHP & PhpMyAdmin

  • Securing PhpMyAdmin using symbolic links and NGINX’s built in authentication gateway.

  • Securing your hosted websites with free SSL using Certbot & Let’s Encrypt

  • Installing and Configuring WordPress on your NGINX Server

We will be using Digital Ocean droplets for this course, but you can create a virtual server with any cloud hosting provider of your choice. The configuration steps would be the same, regardless of who you host with. Also, we will be using the latest LTS version of Ubuntu (18.04).

So, if you are ready to dive back into another course and learn a variety of new concepts, hit the sign-up button!

Who this course is for:

  • Students interested in learning about NGINX
  • Students interested in learning the differences between Apache & NGINX
  • Students interested in learning how to deploy a Virtual Server
  • Students who want to learn how to execute commands using Console
  • Students who want to learn how to connect to a remote Virtual Server using an SSH Client
  • Students interested in Installing and Configuring NGINX on Ubuntu
  • Students who want to Install and Configure PHP, MySQL and PhpMyAdmin on NGINX
  • Students interested in learning how to attach a domain name to a website hosted on NGINX
  • Students interested in learning how to install SSL on NGINX using Let's Encrypt
  • Students who want to Install & Secure PhpMyAdmin for Database Management
  • Students who want to learn how to Install and Configure WordPress on NGINX


  • Understand the key differences between Apache and NGINX
  • Deploy a Virtual Server on Digital Ocean with Ubuntu 18.04
  • Attach a Floating IP to a Digital Ocean Virtual Server
  • Connect to a remote Virtual Server using an SSH Client
  • Execute basic commands to a server
  • Install LEMP Stack on a Virtual Server (Linux, NGINX, MySQL, PHP)
  • Configure Name Servers for a Domain Name
  • Configure a DNS Zone File
  • Install a Free Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate on NGINX using Certbot
  • Install PhpMyAdmin on NGINX
  • Secure PhpMyAdmin using Symbolic Links and Authentication Gateways
  • Install and Configure WordPress on NGINX


  • Students will require an internet connection and PC or MAC Computer System.
  • Terminal for MAC users or PuTTY for Windows Users
Install NGINX, PHP, MySQL, SSL & WordPress on Ubuntu


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

4 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 02:06 02:06
  • play icon Apache vs. NGINX 03:10 03:10
  • play icon History of Apache 01:41 01:41
  • play icon Advantages of NGINX 01:55 01:55
Virtual Server Basics
3 Lectures
Install & Configure LEMP Stack (Linux, NGINX, MySQL, PHP)
4 Lectures
Domain Names & SSL
4 Lectures
PhpMyAdmin on NGINX
4 Lectures
WordPress on NGINX
7 Lectures

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YouAccel was founded in 2015 with the mission to be one of the most interactive e-learning platforms on the web. YouAccel is now a leading provider in online training, serving a global audience of over 2 million passionate learners. This includes 6+ Million enrollments, across 50 best-selling courses. YouAccel offers courses across numerous industries from Programming & IT to Business, Marketing, Design, and Productivity.

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