I would like to let everyone know that in the past six months to a year I have diverted my focus from networking -> web server management and web development/design.
Reason for this change is due to me being a little bored with networking and looking for a change to see how else I can broaden my knowledge base. Before I get into any details, all I can say is OMG!!!
Again before I get into a few details about my progression I would like to take a moment to give a big SHOUT OUT to Brendan Otoole for imparting some of his knowledge. You have been a great help in passing on your wisdom regarding web server management/design/development!
Since the conceived idea of me undertaking some web skills I have accomplished the following:
- Started on shared hosting with CDs
- Quickly moved off this to a VPS (several actually)
- Complete Linux server management
- Learnt Cent OS 7.0 isn’t quite as good as I thought it was
- Dropped back to Cent OS 6.5
- Learnt Cron
- Learnt Tar
- Learnt a lot more about hosted DNS
- Just finished learning SSH security methods
- Global off-site backups
- Managing several domains/subdomains
- Managing blogs
- Managing online billing packages
To add a little frustration to the mix because all blog posts have a touch of frustration to them;
I have been work on setting designing and developing a “responsive” open cart theme for my partner as she is running a candle business. Well so much for that idea since 5 days open cart decided to realise a “responsive” theme!!! GRR thanks and damn you! open cart.
However it doesn’t stop there, I follow the instructions provided to upgrade from v220.127.116.11 -> 18.104.22.168 and you guessed it, doesn’t go as planned. Its a good thing that I practice what I preach and have daily backups of everything 🙂
Moving forward I have restored the backup and am working on understanding why it failed the upgrade.
If anyone has any thoughts please let me know.