Course description

Learn to use the Linux operating system and build a server in your own home.

Building a home server is an excellent way to learn how to use the Linux operating system. It also allows you to reuse any old laptop or desktop computer you have lying around at home for something everyone in your home can use:

- Save files from your laptop, phone, etc to one central location

- Download and watch movies from the internet

- Upload your photos, view them from your phone and back them up to the cloud

Building your own server will take you behind the scenes on how an operating system really works. Using software which is 100% free, you will learn:

- How to install, maintain and secure a working Linux server

- What are the differences between the various Linux versions

- How to use your server as a personal secure web server and file server, and where to get ideas for other uses for it

- Key linux command line skills and how to put them to practical use

- How to troubleshoot common problems as they happen

Using skills which are directly relevant to the workplace, you will learn how to monitor, secure and backup your own private server. The downloadable guides also provide a wealth of information for you to take away and study at your own pace.


Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in IT and/or Linux


What you'll learn:

  • How to design, build and administer a Linux home server
  • How to find, install and run applications that will be useful at home

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Server Setup

  • 3

    Getting Started with Linux

    • Getting started with linux commands

    • Finding your way around the file system

    • Text editors nano

    • Text editors vi

    • File permissions

    • File ownership

    • Where to get help

  • 4

    Installing Apps - Getting to the Fun Stuff

    • Samba file server v2

    • Self hosted web apps

    • Web server

    • Setup database admin user

    • Database administration with phpmyadmin

    • Wordpress

    • Photo gallery 01 install

    • Photo gallery 02

    • Movie server

  • 5

    Server Security

    • Home network security

    • Backups 01 setup cloud storage

    • Backups 02 backup your server

    • Install ufw firewall

    • Updating your server

  • 6

    Monitoring your Servers Performance

    • Command line tools

    • Using htop

    • Using ncdu

    • Performance esm

  • 7

    Wrap up

    • Conclusion

  • 8

    PDF Guides

    • All PDF guides for the course

Meet your instructor!

Dermot Downey
Professional systems administrator, educator and author

Dermot has over 15 years experience in IT and network administration in the pharmaceutical and financial industries. He has also been an educator on topics such as IT security and Unix administration.

He holds certifications in Cisco networking, network security and Linux administration, and has supported Red Hat, Debian and AIX systems in professional enterprises.

He believes in having fun in your work and enjoying what you do. He is passionate about IT systems, and believes strongly in passing this passion and skillset on to the next generation of IT enthusiast.

Private Label Rights (PLR)

This course is available with Private Label Rights (PLR). 

When you buy a course with private label rights on Uthena, the author of the course gives you permission to download the course and sell it as your own on your website according to the terms of the PLR license included.

If you would like to know more about the license terms, please visit this page.

After purchasing, you will have access to the course on Uthena and you will receive the PLR license with a download link and a special bonus.


See a sample of the PLR license.

Take this course today!

"The Ultimate Linux Home Server Course"

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