Heavymetalhero.net Origin Story

A few months ago I decided I wanted to learn Linux. I already had Linux Mint installed on a old MacBook Pro but I wanted to really learn Linux. I wanted to learn the command line, Vim, and all the other skills to make me a 1337 h4x0r.

One day I was browsing Reddit and came across r/linuxupskillchallenge. It’s a 21day challenge that exposes you to different Linux concepts throughout the month. On January 30th I completed the challenge.

The challenge encouraged setting up a server for the course and when it was over I couldn’t stomach the idea of taking my beautiful new server offline. I wanted to do something with my server and become a legit system admin. Apache2 was already installed from the challenge so I added the rest of the LAMP stack. After many problems with MySQL it was good to go. I installed WordPress and here we are.

So now I have a WordPress site. What better way to learn than on a live server in front of the entire world.