Estimated Completion Time: 1 Hour | Difficulty: Beginner
With the web constantly expanding it is important to learn the basics and demonstrate our abilities to help the web grow. Having a web server for development or personal reasons can provide a quality of life of the administrators.
I have found Digital Ocean to be a great host for a VPS and they simplify the process immensely. I will be showing you how to create an account and VPS with Digital Ocean, how to configure the VPS to act as a web host, and finally how to use your web host to work for you. We will be using the LAMP (Linux, Apache2, Mysql, and PHP) stack to develop this server. LAMP will give us access to a web server with Apache2, a database connection with Mysql, and server-side processing with PHP.