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 Linode

Linode is a popular alternative to DigitalOcean, offering affordable servers from data centers located around the globe. Standard Linodes offer a good balance of performance and cost and are well suited for deploying a web server tuned for hosting WordPress websites. Let’s go ahead and connect a Linode server to SpinupWP. Before you start this…

How to Install WordPress on Vultr

Vultr is a popular alternative to DigitalOcean, offering affordable servers located around the globe. Their High Frequency Compute instances are noticeably fast and are well suited for WordPress hosting. Let’s go ahead and connect a Vultr VPS to SpinupWP. Before you start this process, you will need to sign up for a Vultr account if…

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…

Whitelisting IP Addresses

If you wish to restrict SSH access to your server using IP whitelisting, you will need to whitelist the following IP addresses to allow SpinupWP to connect to your server: 67.205.131.221 67.205.148.70 68.183.120.65 192.34.58.2 157.245.128.167 104.248.115.117 167.172.3.240 157.230.201.194 This list will definitely be updated in the future. To get an email when it is updated…

PHP Disabled Functions

To help keep your WordPress sites secure, SpinupWP disables the following PHP functions by default: disk_free_space disk_total_space diskfreespace dl exec opcache_get_configuration opcache_get_status passthru pclose pcntl_alarm pcntl_exec pcntl_fork pcntl_get_last_error pcntl_getpriority pcntl_setpriority pcntl_signal pcntl_signal_dispatch pcntl_sigprocmask pcntl_sigtimedwait pcntl_sigwaitinfo pcntl_strerror pcntl_waitpid pcntl_wait pcntl_wexitstatus pcntl_wifcontinued pcntl_wifexited pcntl_wifsignaled pcntl_wifstopped pcntl_wstopsig pcntl_wtermsig popen posix_getpwuid posix_kill posix_mkfifo posix_setpgid posix_setsid posix_setuid posix_uname proc_close proc_get_status…

Upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS

You might be seeing this when SSH’ing into your server: We strongly recommend against upgrading a server this way for the following reasons… Downtime Think about the last time you updated your computer to a new major release of macOS, Windows, or Linux. It takes a long time! If you upgrade your server, all your…

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…

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…

How to Install WordPress on Google Cloud Compute

Let’s go ahead and connect a Google Cloud Compute VM Instance to SpinupWP. Before you start this process, you will need to sign up for a Google Cloud Platform account if you don’t already have one. Once signed in, navigate to Compute Engine > VM Instances and click Create. When adding a new VM instance…

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