1. Welcome to day 1. Today we will get started on setting up your server. You can follow our video link for day 1 and there are also written instructions provided at the links at the bottom of this email. Enjoy!

    Tasks For Today

    - Register with Amazon
    - Create an EC2 instance
    - Setup your elastic IP address

    What you need

    - Phone (you will get a call)
    - Credit Card number
    - Email address

    Links
    aws.amazon.com/free
    develpreneur.com/amazon-aws-registration/
    develpreneur.com/setting-up-an-aws-ec2-free-server/
    develpreneur.com/elastic-ip-creation-and-assignment-in-aws/

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  2. Welcome to day 2. Today we will learn how to use our server via Putty and we will create a user on the server for our usage. We again have some links at the bottom of the email to help you configure your system if you struggle with these steps.

    If you need help, send us an email at info@develpreneur.com

    Enjoy!

    Day 2 Goals
    1. Download, install, and configure Putty (Windows)
    2. Mac Example
    3. Create a user for yourself

    What you need
    1. You security key file (downloaded when you created EC2 server it is a .pem file)
    Your Instance elastic IP address.

    Links
    Putty Downloads: chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
    develpreneur.com/connect-configure-ec2-instance/
    develpreneur.com/ec2-instance-add-user-account/

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  3. Welcome to day 3. Today we will install the popular LAMP stack on your server. LAMP is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. These four technologies are the operating system, web server, database, and programming language that are used by thousands of web applications including the popular WordPress blogging software.

    If you need help, send us an email at info@develpreneur.com

    Enjoy!

    Day 3 Goals
    1. Download, install, and configure LAMP on your server
    2. Start/Stop your services
    3. Your first file

    What you need
    1. Putty
    2. Your Instance elastic IP address.

    Links
    Putty Downloads: chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html (you should have this from yesterday)
    develpreneur.com/native-lamp-amazon-aws/

    Helpful Snippets
    Install LAMP packages:
    sudo yum install -y httpd24 php56 mysql55-server php56-mysqld
    Set folder permissions:
    find /var/www -type d -exec sudo chmod 2775 {} +
    Set File permissions:
    find /var/www -type f -exec sudo chmod 0664 {} +
    Create a php info script:
    echo “” >> /var/www/html/phpinfo.php

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  4. Welcome to day 4. Our step today will be to install Wordpress on our server. This is a popular blogging application that is free and powerful. We will get a look at just a few features today after getting it installed, but there is more to come next week.

    If you need help, send us an email at info@develpreneur.com

    Enjoy!

    Day 4 Goals
    1. Download, install, and configure Wordpress on your server
    2. Start/Stop your services
    3. Your first plugin

    What you need
    1. Your Instance elastic IP address.
    2. Your database password (you set it in day 1)

    Links
    develpreneur.com/installing-wordpress-ec2/
    develpreneur.com/managing-wordpress-plugins/

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  5. Welcome to day 5. Wordpress is installed and today we start customizing it. We will load a few more plugins that we will review next week and we will find a theme for our site to give it a more distinct look and feel.

    If you need help, send us an email at info@develpreneur.com

    Enjoy!

    Day 5 Goals
    1. Add some more plugins (AdRotate, Google Analytics Dashboard, Social Share)
    2. Finding a theme and configuring
    3. Pages vs Posts

    What you need
    1. Your Instance elastic IP address.
    2. Your WP admin account and login

    Links
    develpreneur.com/managing-wordpress-plugins/
    develpreneur.com/managing-wordpress-themes/

    Saturday Assignment
    Create an about me page on word press
    Write your first blog article, maybe a welcome to my site or reason for your site/business post. Feel free to email us your site address and let us know if we can share it we other students. This is a great way to start getting traffic to your site early on and some community feedback.

    Sunday Assignment
    What would be a good domain name for your site? Pick a few in case someone has already scooped up your idea.

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