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Setup Apache Virtual Hosts The Easy Way - #18


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Published: May 29, 2020


Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
24:14 minutes

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Using our sub $100 Linux development server running on a VirtualBox install, we can create virtual hosts for our development domains. We can use Rover's Virtual Host Manager bash script to accomplish this with only a few lines of code.

After you install the bash script you can literally create a new Wordpress website on your development server in less than 2 minutes. Follow along as I walk through installing and using the script to build a fully functional website. I even time myself...with all of my talking I was still able to do it in under 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

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0:00 Intro

01:38 View Roverwire VirtualHost Manager on GitHub

02:39 Install VirtualHost Manager using wget

02:56 Apply permissions to the downloaded

04:53 Create our first virtual host

06:26 Modify Window's Hosts file for new virtual host

08:09 View new virtual website test.local

08:30 Add test index.php file to the virtual website

09:56 Delete our first virtual host

11:13 Recap of installing WordPress from the command line

12:28 Get install script for WordPress from thedevdrawer.com

13:17 wget WordPress files using the command line

15:19 Setup WordPress database

16:23 Install WordPress

17:12 Give www-data user access to the new virtual website

18:36 View newly created WordPress website

20:31 Install WordPress on New Server Speedrun (less than 2.5 minutes)

Applications Used

Virtual Box v6.1: https://www.virtualbox.org/

Ubuntu Server v20.04LTS: https://ubuntu.com/

RoverWire Virtualhost Manage Script: https://github.com/RoverWire/virtualhost

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