Cloud servers are remarkably reliable these days and require only a little maintenance to keep them running smoothly and securely. SpinupWP is an unmanaged service, which means that you’re responsible for that little bit of maintenance. The advantage being that your server is very unlikely to go down while you’re sleeping because of someone making…

Server Software Updates

When we talk about “server software” we mean the software running on your server, from the operating system kernel to the software packages like Nginx and PHP that run in the operating system. We do not consider scripts and web software like WordPress and its plugins server software. Security Updates All servers provisioned using SpinupWP are…

Server Paths and Locations

Package Config Locations When you provision a server using SpinupWP we use best practices to set up and install all of the required software packages your server will need to run WordPress properly. This includes installing packages (such as PHP, Nginx, MySQL, etc.) in default locations and not using customized packages as some other hosts might…

How Many Sites Should I Have on a Server?

Summary For small brochure style sites, we recommend no more than 10-20 sites on a 1 CPU / 2 GB server For sites that require more resources like WooCommerce installs, we recommend 1 site on a 2 CPU / 4 GB server It’s better to distribute your sites across more servers with fewer system resources…

Troubleshooting Backup Failures

While it’s not a common occurrence, there may be an instance where backing up your site files and database might fail. SpinupWP will actively notify you of this, both in the app and by email, so you’re made aware of it as soon as it happens. Two of the most common reasons for failed backups…

Site Cloning

If you’re moving a site to another server in your SpinupWP account, you should use the Move Site tool as it clones your site to another server with less steps, saving you time. Site cloning allows you to quickly create a complete copy of an existing site on SpinupWP, which includes all files, the database,…

January 2019 Upgrade

We’ve recently released an update to SpinupWP that will enable SFTP/SSH access on a per-site basis and provide security isolation between your sites by running each site as a separate system user. Upgrading is a multi-step process that involves first running some upgrade routines on the server and running different upgrade routines for each site….

Understanding PHP Pools

As described in Understanding System Users all sites deployed via SpinupWP are owned by a unique system user. This provides security isolation on the server because a site user cannot read or modify another site’s files. Each site is also deployed with a PHP-FPM resource pool, which is owned by the site user. This prevents…

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