Managed Databases VS Managed Database Servers – It Matters to WordPress Admins

October 6, 2023

Many cloud providers and a few independent firms now offer ‘managed databases’ as a service. In theory, this can be great for WordPress users. But that’s only under very specific circumstances. And, in fact, managed databases are a bad idea for many WordPress admins. Managed Databases With managed databases you get a single database, not access to a full database…

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WordPress SaaS: Multi-tenant vs Multisite vs Standard Sites

May 19, 2023

There are three deployment strategies you can use when building your SaaS on WordPress. We cover these three deployment types in our prior article, Planning a WordPress SaaS. However, the comparison between the three deployment options is just part of that article. In this article we’re just pulling that information out so it can stand on its own. If you…

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All About Updating Your WordPress Based SaaS (WaaS)

May 15, 2023

Understanding what you need to do to update your WaaS is an important consideration when deciding what architecture you will use to deploy it. This article on covers the three primary WordPress SaaS architectures along with the options for updating files, database and configuration data.

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The Ultimate Guide To Building A SaaS On WordPress – Part 3

May 12, 2023

Introduction In part one of this series you configured your WPCloudDeploy (or OpenSaaS)account, created a basic template site and connected it to your WooCommerce store. Then, in part 2, you fleshed out your template and got it to the point where you have a basic MVP (minimum viable product). In this part of the series we’re going help you start…

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The Ultimate Guide To Building A SaaS On WordPress – Part 2

May 8, 2023

Introduction In part one of this series you configured your OpenSaaS or WPCloudDeploy All Access account and created a basic template site. In this part of the series we’re going to select a base template and then tweak the template site to lock down permissions and remove menu items that are not suitable for your customers. Select a Template In…

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The Ultimate Guide To Building A SaaS On WordPress – Part 1

April 27, 2023

Prefer a Video Course? Check out How To Build A WordPress SaaS Video Course Introduction If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about building a SaaS project using WordPress as the foundation. There are a number of reasons to build a SaaS project on WordPress. Among these are: As you might expect, there are a number of…

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Techniques for Updating Your WP SaaS: Multisite vs Single Sites vs Multitenant Sites

April 26, 2023

When you build a WordPress based SaaS, updating your customer sites is one of the most critical tasks on your plate. Read more about the differences in update processes for Multisite, Single Sites and Multitenant SaaS architectures on

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Linux Command Line Redirection To Files

April 25, 2023

There are many times when you’re working on the command line where you need to redirect the output of a command into a file. New users typically use the following: mycommand > myoutputfile.txt The command is not wrong – it’s perfectly valid as long as you understand what might be missing. The issue with it is that the text file…

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Managing Linux Updates

April 20, 2023

When you run your own servers one of your most critical responsibilities as the server owner is making sure the software stack is up to date on all security fixes. In WPCloudDeploy you can quickly view the number of pending updates in your server list – you just need to look at the health column (usually the last column in…

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