LAMP Stack for Humans – now available on Amazon

Lampstack-SoftcoverMy book LAMP Stack for Humans is now available on Amazon, as Paperback and for Kindle Devices!

In this 284 page guide I’ll walk you through the process of turning an old laptop into an always-on server. You can use it to run web applications in the comfort of your own home or office – no “cloud” required.

Together we will configure the entire server: you will learn how to install CentOS, Apache, PHP and MySQL (or MariaDB) and WordPress. I will show you how you can reach your server from other computers on the network and how to create regular backups.

Perfect for the Linux newbie and those who want to get started with web applications without spending money “in the cloud” (in my opinion THE WORST expression for describing remote computers).

If you’re an avid reader of this site and have always wished that some instructions would be presented in a more cohesive form rather than in snippets, then LAMP Stack for Humans is perfect for you.

Grab your free sample today, or read the entire book for free via Kindle Unlimited!

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Jay is the CEO and founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or draw on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at http://wpguru.co.uk and http://pinkstone.co.uk.

4 thoughts on “LAMP Stack for Humans – now available on Amazon

  1. Hi Jay
    I have a question regarding WP adding a Landing page for an existing site, meaning to add a new page which only displays a big logo in the start and be able to make that logo a roleover logo, and then the click would navigate a user to the main ( index page) if you will. i am new to WP and PHP wise I am still learning so I would not know how to add an extra page as the index page and the first index page turns say into a home.html. How would you do that? I trying to learn PHP and WP to what I work with in HTML & CSS and front end designs.
    Beforehand allow me to thank you for you time, help and assistance,

    Best Regards
    Falkon

    1. Hi Falkon, that’s a VERY off-topic question for this post…

      WordPress does have a way to display a static page as front page, instead of the default blog posts. You can change it like this:

      • for the blog, create a new page with a title (no content is necessary)
      • head over to Settings – Reading
      • under Front Page Displays, select your pages
      • hit Save and refresh the front page

      As for the roll-over image: insert an image into your static front page, then link that image to wherever you want (you can do that with Add Media from the page creation dialogue).

      Hope this helps!

    1. Not yet, simply because not enough has changed to warrant an update. The book discusses how to install and configure CentOS 7, which is still the latest CentOS version out there (it’s supported until 2024). I’m planning an updated version when CentOS 8 comes out, but that’s still a couple of years away.

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