Hope y'all are doing well. This is my first post on the forums. I've been working on a little project of mine for the last little while, but I'm at a standstill. Let me give you some context (It might a be gongshow lol). A few months back, I purchased a base tier from Linode with CentOS7. I installed a LAMP stack using this guide HERE. Also, I followed basic server hardening guidelines. With the help of a friend, I installed an instance of Nextcloud. As of right now, the way that I access this instance is by typing the following into the the web browser:
Over the course of the last few months, it has worked great, no complaints. but now, I have to expand the utility of my server. So, I recently purchased a few domains from Hover. Here are my plans:
- Setup the websites for WordPress
- Setup a subdomain on one site for my Nextcloud
- Setup a subdomain on another site for a forum (don't worry, I'm not competing with you guys lol)
- Using Let's Encrypt for HTTPS on both sites
There are future plans, but one thing at time (I've already bitten more than I can chew).
So, here's the thing, I've read so many guides, watched so many YouTube videos that I have no idea what to do right now. I kinda just read one guide, doesn't work, move on to the next.
Anyway... here come the questions. This is my first time working with any form of web server, so be patient please :)
How to change the name servers of the domain?
I use Linode as VPS and Hover as Domain Registration.
How to install WordPress and use it with both of the sites?
I had tried to install WordPress using this guide HERE, but I think I've probably butchered so much stuff before that it wouldn't regardless. I made it to Step 4, but nothing worked after that.
How to setup Let's Encrypt/HTTPS on both sites?
How to associate my Nextcloud instance with a subdomain of one of the domains?
How to setup up a subdomain for a forum?
I have no problem restarting from scratch.
I appreciate any help that you can provide. Sorry if it's a little vague. If you need me to provide a little more precision for anything just let me know. I'll see what I can do. Also, if anyone could provide/write up some form of "Step by Step" guide, it would be super helpful. Problem solving abilities in this area are not the finest :)