Welcome to Well House Consultants' website. We offer training courses in a variety of Open Source subjects, including Linux, which is the technology that we're covering on this page. Please follow one of the links at the top of the page if you're looking for another of our technologies.
Courses run at our own training centre in Melksham, Wiltshire, England. Because many of our subjects are niche, we also provide overnight accommodation in our own hotel rooms within our training centre, and you may book the course and accommodation as a single package.
We run public courses, each of which is scheduled to run from 3 to 9 times per year, and on which we accept bookings from different organisations and individuals who wish to learn about Linux following our published agenda. Public courses are all written by ourselves, lead by our own tutor, and limited to just eight delegates per course so that the tutor has plenty of time to answer any questions that arise, and provide personal support during practical sessions.
We also run private courses for individual companies / organisations. Private courses are scheduled to suit our client's needs, and can run at our training centre or at customer premises almost anywhere in the world. Because our course materials are written by ourselves and modular, we can tailor private courses to suit our client's needs.
The Linux operating system is prevalent on servers,
and with good cause. It's an excellent, Open Source
operating system, robust, and with a very wide range of features and
utilities. It's efficient in operation and there are lots of people
who know it and will support it. Linux is a computer scientists
operating system still - in other words it's really not got an ease and
simplicity of operation (the plug and play of Windows)
At Well House Consultants, we can't possibly provide training on every
part of Linux even though it's our own main operating system and we've
been using it for ages. We've chosen to provide a limited range of short
courses to suit the needs of our customer base:
• Linux Basics
- a one-day
introduction for newcomers to Linux, suffient for users who will be
looking after a simple website on a server they do not administer.
• Linux Administration
one-day introduction which follow on from the Linux Basics day.
• Linux Web Server
and configuring the AMP or LAMP - Apache httpd, MySQL and PHP, and their
• Deploying Apache / Tomcat
is a course for delegates who will be deploying Java based applications
and need an appreciation of both the Apache [ex Jakarka] Tomcat and the
Apache httpd server and how they work together.
In combination, the first three courses will give you a good grounding if you're
setting up a web server system within a clean, firewalled environment with
other services such as DNS, network login service if needed, mail servers,
and the external firewall taken care of by others for you. As a combined
course, the 4 days are known as Deploying
We are able to offer some additional Linux elements on private courses -
please do ask us.
We use Apache web servers on this site that you're visiting at the
moment, and on our in house systems and other sites too. Some of these
are quite large sites - www.wellho.net handles hundreds of page requests
every minute from its anthology of 15000 pages, some of which are true
html files, and others are PHP, Perl, Python and Tcl, backed up by
MySQL databases. Apache really does provide poweful servers!