How WordPress Emails Work

December 27, 2020

Recently we came across a question on a WordPress related Facebook group about WordPress emails. The way the question was posed made us realize that many users might not really understand how WordPress emails work. In particular the individual posting the question thought that there was a central control area for WordPress emails. And they…

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Add Your Existing SSH Key To The Root User Account

October 29, 2020

So, you’ve provisioned a server but your host didn’t install an ssh key-pair for you. Which likely means that you’re just logging in with a password. But, you do have an ssh key-pair already and instead of generating another one unique to your server, you would like to use the existing one. The easiest way…

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Extract The SSH Public Key From A Private Key File

October 27, 2020

So, you’ve lost your public key but still have your private key. Or, maybe, you’ve downloaded the private key portion of the SSH key-pair that AWS (Amazon Web Services) generated and now you need the public portion (because AWS doesn’t give that to you for some reason). It’s actually quite easy to get the public…

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5 Best-Practices For New Servers Built On WPCloudDeploy

October 3, 2020

After you deploy a server using WPCloudDeploy you have multiple options to help protect it and keep it running properly. 1. Turn On Malware Scanning & Detection Before you do anything with your new server, you probably want to check the reputation of the IP address it was assigned. Many IP addresses can be placed…

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Resolving A Conflict Between Cache-Enabler and Beaver Builder

September 4, 2020

WPCloudDeploy uses the Cache-Enabler plugin as part of its caching stack. But recent updates to it seems to have broken the Beaver Builder page builder (and likely some other plugins as well).

There are two symptoms of this conflict…

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Adventures In Building WaaS Sites

August 5, 2020

“WordPress as a Service” is something that developers have been doing for a number of years. But it’s only in the last couple of years that the concept has really taken off. This is because you have more reliable plugins such as WPUltimo and more plugins that are multisite aware and works well with “white…

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Our Experience With WPUltimo Hooks

August 2, 2020

WPUltimo is the only plugin of it’s kind. But, unfortunately, its hooks and filters are very poorly documented . Since we’ve been using it for various projects recently we’ve learned a few things. So, in this article we’ll try to share what we’ve discovered – hopefully some of you will find it useful. We definitely…

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Do Not Let A Single Failure Take All Your Clients Offline

May 27, 2020

A few weeks ago I was perusing one of the hosting groups on Facebook and encountered a post where a developer said that he was hosting 300 of his customers ON THE SAME SERVER. As if not to be beat, another one popped up and said he had 563 of his customers on the same…

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8 Best-Practices For Sites Built On WPCloud Deploy Servers

May 25, 2020

So, you’ve created your first server and fired up your first site. But, as with any other profession, there are certain “best practices” – things you can do to make sure that your site is running optimally. So, here are some things you should do as soon as practically possible: 1. Get Some Protection Place…

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A Dozen+ Ways To Fire Up Your Own WordPress Server

May 25, 2020

If you’ve been around the WordPress ecosystem for a while, you’ve probably toyed with the idea of running your own WordPress server(s). There are three reasons you might want to go down this road: Costs: Deploying your own WordPress server can generally be cheaper when you are running multiple WordPress sites. Security: Managing your own…

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The Five Levels of Caching In WordPress

April 9, 2020

id you know that there are 5 different places that caches can exist in any given WordPress installation? Not all installs use all levels but understanding where they are and why they’re there can help you in troubleshooting some thorny issues that caches can cause.

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Installing And Managing WordPress From The Command Line

March 19, 2020

The command line can be faster and easier for a lot of tasks. But its not for everyone. Still, if you’re someone that is comfortable there, then read on for a surprise. WPCloud Deploy Command Line Tools The architecture of WPCloud Deploy is one of a loosely coupled connection between our plugin and your WordPress…

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