Self Web Hosting with Ubuntu 16.

New Horizon would like to offer a new training course to residents in Temple DP site. This is a remarkable opportunity to get training in very important technologies.

Instructor: Irfan Rizvi

20 hours duration.

Starting Week ending 23rd August

Watch the notice boards for more information on dates and times


Introduction to the course:

  • What are you going to learn?
    • Self Hosting of wordpress on a VPS
    • Different Plans offered by web hosting providers
  • How it can benefit you?
    • Tell your story to world
    • Marketing
    • Advertisement

Introduction to Technologies:

  • Linux VS. Windows
    • Different Linux available: Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS etc.
  • What is IP address?
  • What is Domain name?
  • What is WordPress?
  • SSH
  • Putty
  • WinSCP
  • Webserver Apache Nginx
  • Database – MySQL
    • Tables
    • Rows
    • Columns
    • phpMyAdmin
  • PHP

Introduction to Ubuntu 16.04

  • How to connect to the servers using putty.
  • Introduction to Ubuntu CLI.
  • Navigating between different directories using basic commands
    • Mkdir
    • Cd command
    • Ls and ll command
    • Chown and permissions
    • Ctrl + z and fg
  • Introduction to nano
  • Creating a new user
  • Securing Ubuntu
    • Why is it important?
    • What can be done to secure ?
    • Disable root login and use public key authentication.
    • What are ports of a computer?
    • What is UFW?
  • Installing Apache and configuring it
  • Installing MySQL and configuring it
  • Installing PHP and configuring it
  • Installing WordPress
  • Configuring WordPress
  • WordPress Training
    • Writing your first post
    • Making a page
    • Making a menu
    • Installing a plugin
    • Installing a theme
  • Making a sitemap
    • Why is it important
  • Putting it altogether on a live server and making a website live
    • Buying a domain name
    • Buying services from a web hosting provider
    • Directing Domain to your server
  • Introduction to vhosts for multiple website hosting

What does it mean to be a refugee?


About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons, meaning they fled their homes but are still in their own countries. Others, referred to as refugees, sought shelter outside their own country. But what does that term really mean?

Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain in a TED-ED lesson.

Charity Status Approval


I’m very pleased to announce that New Horizon has been registered as a charity with the Charities Regulator. See here for more details.

All charities operating in the Republic of Ireland must be fully registered on the Register of Charities. It is an offence for an unregistered charitable organisation to carry on activities in the State.

This is a very considerable step forward for the organisation. It establishes and documents a management structure, and records our child protection and data protection policies.

This makes it much easier to succeed in funding applications in future. Funders can be assured of the NH’s stability and that funded tasks will be performed to a high standard.

I’d like to thank everyone involved with the application and everyone who has worked so hard for New Horizon over the years. Special thanks to Chris McDermott and Teresa O’Hara who worked so tirelessly on getting the application prepared and approved.

Best regards