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 using do-release-upgrade 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…

Using SSH Keys

To encourage security best practice in SpinupWP we disable SSH password authentication by default. Instead, authentication with your servers is done using SSH Keys. How Do SSH Keys Work? The Secure Shell (SSH) protocol allows you to securely connect and authenticate to remote servers over an unsecured network using end-to-end encryption. SSH keys provide a more…

What Does Ubuntu “LTS” Mean?

One of the minor inconveniences in owning and managing your own web servers is knowing which operating system to use. There are a wide variety of open-source Linux distributions (or distros) available for your web server. SpinupWP recommends using either Ubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 20.04, which are both LTS releases. If you do a bit…

What’s Installed on Your SpinupWP Server

SpinupWP servers are always set up with the latest stable software versions so you don’t have to worry about the nitty-gritty of keeping up with best practices. When you spin up a new server using SpinupWP the following software will be installed: Nginx (with HTTP/2 enabled) 1.18 PHP-FPM 7.2/7.3/7.4 MySQL 8.0 or MariaDB 10.4 (depending…

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: This list will definitely be updated in the future. To get an email when it is updated subscribe to…

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