You may have noticed over the last few years the rise of companies focused solely on WordPress hosting like WPEngine, Flywheel and Pagely. While these services are awesome, they can be a tad on the pricey side when compared to a Virtual Private Server (VPS). In part one of this series, I will go over the main steps to setting up and managing your own server. You can think of this tutorial as a prequel to Ashley’s series, with a little more explanation of some of the details and tailored more towards a beginner. Setting up Linode For this tutorial we’re going to use Linode, as it’s affordable and fairly easy to setup. They actually have a promo code you can use for a $10 discount, essentially paying for your first month. Bonus! Use promo code DOCS10 for $10 Credit on a new account. Alright, so the very first thing we’ll need to do is create an account at Linode. Once you have created an account, start with the Getting Started tutorial they provide. We are going to follow this guide, highlighting some of the key parts along the way. When setting up your Linode, start with the lowest end for now (Linode 2048), you can always resize your Linode if you need more resources
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