Welcome to my shortcut bootcamp for learning how to manage Linux servers from the command line.
- Learn how to manage Linux servers (somewhat like a pro).
- Make money as a webhost, or managing servers.
- Save time learning only the most important commands. And no more waiting for busy admins or slow hosting support!
My courses will help you manage Linux servers with mostly minimal effort (just like the pros). I been there before. I know how scary it is to end up on the command line without clickable objects or even a clue of what things you can (or have to) do. So I laid out commands in a manner that’s easy to learn, easy to understand, and easy to remember. The ultimate goal is to get you comfortable swimming in the command line in the shortest time possible!
- I assume you’re not here because you’re a GUI-hating Linux g33k.
- You’re here because you want quick actionable real-world skills that can change your life as a web developer. Possibly even open new doors for your business managing your own servers.
- The other side benefit too is you learn how to talk to server people. And better incorporate different server solutions into your cloud infrastructure.
- Bottom line…having even basic CLI knowledge is POWERFUL!
Courses are taught through short 5-20 minute videos. Easily digested for quick learning. New lessons and topics added over time, as decided by me and/or requested by members. You’ll receive email updates when lessons are updated or added.
PS: my site is the only official place to purchase my course. Other sites are stealing my content and selling for less elsewhere. I do not receive money from them and have no idea if they have my most recent videos.
- DEC 19, 2021 – Linux courses now for sale $200 each, $600 for all 3. Once I finish the courses, they become $300/each. Courses will never go on sale again (you guys already know this about me).
- The first Linux course is projected to finish before January 15.
Linux Basics – Intro to CLI
- Logging into SSH (pass & key auth)
- Navigating directories
- File management & permissions
- File transfer
- Disk management
- Server resource diagnosis
- Running Linux commands.
Linux Admin – Server Management
- Setting up Linux on server
- Locations of important config files
- Configuring services
- Monitoring & Management
- Server diagnosis & troubleshooting
- Hack repair
- Webhosting strategy (technical & business)
Linux Configs – Software Installs & Configs
- Control panels – cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, CyberPanel
- Software packages – GZIP/Brotli, CSF, Redis/Memcache
- Workflow tools – Git, WP-CLI
- still more topics to be confirmed and some may have to be broken into separate courses (all included under the package, of course)
Linux Admin Courses (PACKAGE)
- Includes all Linux administration courses.
- Also includes any future Linux courses I make.
- Basically, this is a LIFETIME everything deal.
Frequently Asked Questions
What level user are these courses for?
These courses are made for the absolute Linux newbie (first time swimming in the command line).
- INTRO course teaches you how to swim.
- ADMIN course tells you where to swim.
- CONFIG course walks you through setups for common stack and software installs, as well as regular workflow tools.
The goal is to get you super comfortable and familiar with the command line. So you can do many tasks yourself or understand how to follow online guides written by others.
Can you be a professional Linux admin after this course?
Yes and no.
“Yes”, because you’ll be good enough to manage your own servers and execute command line tasks on your own. Even if certain aspects are too technical or scary, you’ll at least be able to ask for help in a much more detailed way and get better answers. For sure…you’ll be comfortable enough to adventure more with servers and ultimately develop the experience you need to turn pro.
“No”, because you won’t be fast or efficient enough to do complex tasks. The same Linux task can take 5 hours for the beginner or 5 minutes for the pro. So it’s likely, you’ll only enjoy (or find it worthwhile) doing it for your own servers rather than managing servers for clients (especially ones you didn’t set up and have weird configs).
My course is intended to get you in the water, having fun. Once you know how to swim…you’ll have to learn much more to be a true server [email protected].
How much do Linux admins make?
Traditionally, Linux admins are considered “lower skill” in the systems-admin world.
- Sys-admins are cheap and easy to find. $25/hr can get you a guy with 5-10 years experience.
- The better ones are dev-ops or systems engineers. Good ones cost more like $45/hr and up.
HOWEVER…their skill is extremely valuable in today’s fast-moving world. Imagine a massive water leak without a plumber on hand. How much financial damage would you have in an hour if it wasn’t fixed?
Same goes for servers. The skill is essential in any situation where you’re running mission critical services and applications. Knowing how to fix things yourself can save you a ton of money and headache. Knowing how to fix things for clients can make you an absolute hero.
How does this course compare to other Linux courses out there?
I love that I’m not a classically-trained systems administrator. And by that, I mean that I self-learned on the job over the years managing my own servers…instead of from a class or textbook. I focus only on the most common tasks and commands. And I structure my Linux workflow to fit alongside my application development tasks, not against them (like in the usual developer vs sys-admin conflict).
I feel most Linux courses (or books) are TOO comprehensive, too detailed, too much time wasted on things nobody actually deals with on a day-to-day. They scare off prospecting Linux users right away with too much lecturing on Linux-philosophy and GUI-shaming.
I think you should start with my course to learn how to do 95% of the day-to-day Linux stuff. Then on your own time, like when you’re not busy, read the hardcore Linux stuff for a fuller context of how the Linux ecosystem works within today’s cloud infrastructure (and all the various options available). Personally, I just think my course is wayyyy more fun and empowering than anything else out there.
What if I’m poor and don’t have money?
I don’t offer discounts regardless if you’re poor, wife is dying, car blew up yesterday, lost your job, whole family has cancer, you’re my #1 fan, etc.
Free (and incredible) knowledge exists in Google. Please give that a try.
What’s the refund policy?
No refunds…unless you threaten to post negative reviews of me online. At which point I’ll give you back your money. But will think of you as those people who ask for refunds after watching the movie.
What I’d rather you do is give me feedback to improve the course. But you have to be fair. I can’t be spelling out every detail for people who aren’t at the minimum technical level to attempt this.
I’ll post as soon as they come in. Will screenshot directly so you can see exactly how people felt and whether their experience/skills relate to yours.