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Guide to learning more about Centmin Mod

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by eva2000, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    There is a lot of information documented and posted about Centmin Mod and to new folks it can seem overwhelming. So here's a quick 6 step guide to learning more about Centmin Mod.
    1. Get into the habit of reading the official site documentation, faq and getting started guides everyday. Make it a routine to read 1 new page per day everyday as you'll learn something new everyday. In 30 days you'll have read 30+ pages and learnt quite a bit :)
    2. Get to know Centmin Mod 123.09beta01 branch it's the next scheduled stable release and if you check out the 123.09beta01 change log, each new or improved feature has a link to a forum post or thread. Make it a daily routine to read about at least 1 change log feature in 123.09beta01 list by following it's linked post/thread.
    3. Get a cheap test VPS you can practice Centmin Mod installs, upgrades and setups on. Or install locally on your PC/laptop VirtualBox or VMware so you can create test virtual guest servers. This is how I develop and test Centmin Mod. For example, CentOS 7 install on VirtualBox. I test new code for Centmin Mod in VirtualBox guest OS servers first. Then move testing to test VPSes and then to production VPSes and published/committed code. Make it routine to reload/reinstall fresh CentOS 6/7 OSes and reinstall Centmin Mod once a week, fortnight or monthly. Practice makes you more familiar with the routine and more comfortable with menu options and additional tasks outlined in getting started guide. The System Admin and Web hosting sub forums have relevant topics or news for system administration/management of your server or finding the latest dedicated hosting or vps hosting deals related to Centmin Mod.
    4. Watch/Subscribe to or follow the Centmin Mod Github Commit forum threads. Each and every Centmin Mod code committed gets a new thread entry there for you to read or participate in.
    5. Watch/Subscribe to or follow the Centmin Mod Insights sub forum for deep dive into inner workings of Centmin Mod itself. Example, Developer Overview: How Nginx is installed on Centmin Mod LEMP stack.
    6. Added: July 24, 2017. A 6th step is to search this forum and deliberately read all the threads where Centmin Mod user's reported errors or issues and read how the issue was resolved/fixed. Learning from others' problems and issues is another way to learn ;)
    FYI, outlined how I learn here.
     
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    I have been doing a few of these steps and I am learning a lot, There is certainly a lot to learn, I'm currently learning about the letsencrypt SSL installation :)
     
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  3. inthecloudblog

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    George your unstoppable.
    This is precisely what I needed.
    I think I'll be processing this in a slow way though.
    I've also brought to the forums a pal of mine @Tango.
    I try to be always encouraging both in let and wht also.
     
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  4. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Great to hear :)
    Cheers... you'll all be on your way to becoming Centmin Mod experts eventually https://community.centminmod.com/threads/attention-future-centmin-mod-experts.8021/ :D
     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Added a 6th step to 1st post
    • Added: July 24, 2017. A 6th step is to search this forum and deliberately read all the threads where Centmin Mod user's reported errors or issues and read how the issue was resolved/fixed. Learning from others' problems and issues is another way to learn ;)
     
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