… but I was always wondering if I could somehow increase laziness time by automating the process. Frances d’Ath While this wasn’t quite my thought as I started working on some git hooks, I realized that so much of what we developers take for granted was built for exactly this reason. I started my git…

Site cloning allows you to quickly create a complete copy of an existing site on SpinupWP, which includes all files, the database, and server configuration (Nginx and PHP-FPM). Cloning is useful for creating staging sites and for quickly testing server configuration changes. For example, you could test upgrading your site to a newer version of…

A few weeks ago the team flew out to St. Louis, Missouri to attend WordCamp US 2019. Our goal was to raise the awareness of SpinupWP as well as speak with existing customers about what they thought of the product so far. It was our first time attending a WordCamp as a sponsor, and the…

Yikes, it’s been two months since I last published an update on what’s new in SpinupWP. We’ve rolled out all kinds of goodies since then that you may not even be aware of… Domain Redirects Today we’ve deployed what we call Domain Redirects. Previously you could add Alternate Domains in addition to your Primary Domain…

What is Load Balancing? Before discussing whether a load balancer is needed, we should ensure that we’re all on the same page when it comes to understanding the function of a load balancer. In its most basic form, a load balancer is a server that distributes network traffic to a series of backend servers. It…

We often get asked which server provider we recommend customers use for hosting WordPress in conjunction with SpinupWP. While this is by no means an exhaustive list of server providers (because there are hundreds), I’m going to cover three of the most popular: DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud. Although comparing DigitalOcean to…

Over the past few weeks, we’ve pushed out some often requested features to SpinupWP. Time for a little roundup of those features… Change Primary Domain Prior to today, when you went to your site settings in SpinupWP the Domain field was disabled. You simply couldn’t change it. If you wanted to change the primary domain…

Like a lot of developers, I’m always paying attention to what the latest ‘new shiny’ thing in web development is. I’ve heard a lot about Gatsby.js lately, so I started to look into it. It turns out that Gatsby is a great way to create a static site using React.js. On top of that, one…

WordPress Caching: All You Need To Know

Published July 16, 2019

Over the last few years of supporting our products at Delicious Brains (notably WP Offload Media and most recently, SpinupWP), one thing has become clear: Caching in WordPress is often misunderstood (and sites run slower than they should as a result). In this post, I hope to demystify some of those misconceptions and provide a…

7 Reasons to Host WordPress Yourself

Published March 12, 2019

Four years ago Ashley published part 1 of what would become our most popular posts to date, our Hosting WordPress Yourself series. The article jumps right into setting up your server, but doesn’t ask the question: Why host WordPress yourself? To begin to answer this question, we have to first understand the options for hosting…

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