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…

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…

Anyone who’s trying to improve the performance of their WordPress site eventually turns to caching. There are a ton of WordPress page caching plugins available, but limiting yourself to cache plugins alone means leaving significant performance improvements on the table. If you’ve been reading the Delicious Brains blog for any amount of time, you’ll likely…

This is article 5 of 5 in the series “Deploying WordPress” In my last article we looked at how to use some popular hosted services to set up automated deployments for our WordPress site. In this article, we’re going to look at a specific type of deployment that can be used to eliminate downtime during…

This is article 12 of 12 in the series “Hosting WordPress Yourself” In part 11 of Hosting WordPress Yourself I demonstrated how to update a server’s packages (including PHP). However, I didn’t show how to upgrade the server itself, because it’s not something I recommend. Personally, I don’t ever upgrade a server’s operating system (OS)……

This is article 4 of 5 in the series “Deploying WordPress” In my last article, we looked at different methods of deploying a WordPress site using Git. We also looked at using an external CI service (such as Travis) to automatically trigger a deployment on your remote git repo. In this article, we’re going to…

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