Amazon Lightsail Training Series: Course 2, Connecting and hosting static websites

Chase Raz, University Instructor, Corporate Trainer

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15 Videos (1h 37m)
    • Amazon Lightsail Training Series: Course 2 Introduction

      1:15
    • Connect to Lightsail via the browser

      1:43
    • Download your Keypair to access Lightsail

      4:37
    • Connect using SSH via PuTTY on Windows

      13:32
    • Connect using Terminal on macOS or Linux

      8:02
    • Create an SSH Tunnel to Lightsail

      7:13
    • Transfer files via SFTP with FileZilla

      3:21
    • Presentation: Review LAMP's abilities

      4:44
    • Host a single static website

      6:12
    • Navigate to Apache's configuration

      11:37
    • Backup Apache's configuration

      0:56
    • Include VHOSTs in Apache's configuration

      11:40
    • Configure Apache VHOSTs for multiple sites

      8:40
    • Point more domains to your Lightsail Instance

      10:16
    • Verify that all sites work

      3:40

About This Class

Note: This is the second course in the Amazon Lightsail Training Series.  All courses are available to you with your paid subscription to Skillshare.   

  • Course 1, Creating your VPS Instance
  • Course 2, Connecting and Hosting Websites (This Course)
  • Course 3, Using MySQL and phpMyAdmin for dynamic sites (Coming March 2018)
  • Course 4, WordPress Installation and Management (Coming April 2018)
  • Course 5, SSL Encryption using Certbot and Let's Encrypt (Coming April 2018)

This this second course in the Hosting Websites on Amazon Lightsail series, you'll learn a number of ways to connect to your Lightsail VPS instances including the web client, macOS terminal, or PuTTY on Windows.  You'll also learn how to connect an FTP client such as FileZilla using SFTP (FTP via SSH).

After connecting to your Lightsail instance, the connections will be used to first host one, and then multiple, static websites.  Future classes in the Hosting Websites on Amazon Lightsail series will detail how to get access to MySQL--which is already installed--in order create dynamic sites and web apps.  For now, Apache configuration files will be introduced to allow for one Lightsail VPS instance, and therefore one Static IP address, to power multiple distinct websites at different domains, subdomains, or any combination thereof. 

About the Instructor

The Hosting Websites with Amazon Lightsail training series is taught by Chase Raz, a University Instructor, Corporate Trainer, and Consultant with nearly a decade of experience teaching adult students, both academically and vocationally,  in the disciplines of business, technology, and marketing.

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Chase Raz

University Instructor, Corporate Trainer

Chase Raz is an instructor of digital marketing and business technology at Full Sail University and a corporate trainer for Polk State College's Corporate College. Chase has almost a decade of experience teaching business and technology topics to a wide array of adult students; from college students to executives. It is Chase's mission to help others achieve their desired success within business. Chase also owns RCR Business Ventures, a firm specializing in venture development.

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