Can I Resize or Upgrade My Server Myself?

SpinupWP is a cloud-based server control panel, which means that you have complete control over your virtual servers, and SpinupWP helps you manage them. With that level of control, it’s essential to know that it doesn’t mean that you should do something just because you can do something. You might want to resize a server…

Changing Nginx Settings

SpinupWP uses Nginx to serve web requests. The global nginx.conf file is located at /etc/nginx/nginx.conf. You should avoid editing this file unless you are sure you want to make a global change for every site on your server. When you create a site in SpinupWP, a new Nginx config is created for that site with…

Changing PHP Settings

PHP settings are controlled using php.ini files. When you deploy a server via SpinupWP, a default php.ini file is created with sensible default values. However, you are free to update these values. Each version of PHP has its own php.ini file, which is located here: /etc/php/{PHP_VERSION}/fpm/php.ini Any changes made to this file will impact all…

Connect to Your Server via SSH on Windows

Unlike macOS or Linux-based distributions, Windows does not come with a built-in terminal application that you can use to access an Ubuntu server via SSH, using public/private key authentication. However, you can use an application called PuTTY to generate an SSH key and use it to connect to your server’s command line. Download and Install PuTTY…

Connecting to your Database

Once you have created a database in SpinupWP you can manage the database in two ways: using the command line (CLI) or using a desktop app. Using the CLI To manage the database using the command line first you need to SSH to your server: ssh user@123.456.78.91 Once you are logged into your server you can…

Enable Passwordless Sudo

When adding a new server to SpinupWP via the custom provider method you will be asked to specify the SSH user that will be used by SpinupWP to provision the server. This Linux user requires root privileges and must be able to run sudo commands non-interactively. If you see the following error, you need to…

File Ownership and Permissions

In order for some of WordPress’ features to function, it will need write access to your site’s files and folders. This is true of the following features: Media Library uploads Adding/updating plugins and themes Updating WordPress core If you manage WordPress core, plugins, and/or themes via git, Composer or some other deployment process, WordPress will…

Freeing Up Disk Space

There are often situations where you need to perform a disk space check on your Ubuntu server. Perhaps you checked the dashboard widget and saw your disk usage was too high, or you received a warning about a backup failing, and you ended up here. The Disk Usage command To quickly hunt down files or folders…

How to Add Cron Jobs

A UI to configure cron jobs right from the SpinupWP dashboard is on the roadmap, but if you are looking to add cron jobs for your sites right now, then here are the manual steps you need to take. Non-Root Cron Job If the scheduled command doesn’t need to be run as the root user, it…

How to Install WordPress on AWS Lightsail

Looking to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for hosting your next WordPress site but you’re not familiar with deploying AWS EC2 instances? We recommend that you use Amazon Lightsail. Amazon Lightsail extracts away a lot of the complexities around AWS and makes it simple to spin up virtual servers, while still using the same underlying…

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