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…

Wasabi Storage Provider

This guide aims to help you set up Wasabi for storing site backups. Start by signing in to Wasabi. Create Bucket Click Create Bucket. Enter a unique bucket name. A good naming scheme is “domain-name-backups” for example, “disney-com-backups”. Select a region that’s geographically close to your server location. This will improve the time it takes to…

Site Backups

This guide aims to help you set up automated daily site backups. Site backups are full backups of your site files (media, themes, and plugins) and database. Storage Settings Before you can enable site backups, you must add a storage provider, which are cloud storage providers where your backup files will be stored. Navigate to the…

Restoring Backups

To restore a site from a site backup in SpinupWP simply click the “Restore” action in the list of backups. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to restore the site from a backup as restoring a site is a destructive action (all existing files and data will be deleted). For this reason,…

Installing Other Web Apps on SpinupWP

Web apps, other than WordPress, can be installed on SpinupWP servers as long as it works with our LEMP stack (Nginx, PHP, MySQL, Redis, etc). This includes popular frameworks like Laravel and Symfony and CMSs like Drupal (with an Nginx config), Craft CMS, Statamic, etc. Any PHP/MySQL web app should work as well as static…

Site Cloning

Site cloning allows you to quickly create a complete copy of an existing site on SpinupWP, which includes all files, the database, and server configuration (Nginx and PHP-FPM). Cloning is useful for creating staging sites or for quickly testing server configuration changes. For example, you could test upgrading your site to a newer version of…

Redirects

SpinupWP currently supports two different types of redirect: Domain redirects (e.g. redirecting www.example.com to example.com) Path redirects (e.g. redirecting example.com/old-post to example.com/new-post) Domain redirects are handled automatically by SpinupWP. Path redirects need to be added manually to a Nginx config file. Domain Redirects Redirecting additional domains to the primary domain can be done by enabling the…

Common Reasons Certificate Renewals Fail

SpinupWP automatically tries to renew HTTPS certificates for your sites but sometimes the renewal can fail. In this case, SpinupWP will send you an Error renewing your HTTPS certificate email with an explanation of what happened and the error output from the process. Sometimes it’s not clear what the error means or how you can…

Manually Updating the WordPress home and siteurl Options

There will be times when SpinupWP will attempt to update your site’s home and siteurl options. However, there are some cases in which this operation might fail (if you’ve manually updated the options already or if you’re using WP_HOME or WP_SITEURL in wp-config.php, for example). In these cases, SpinupWP will show you a warning alerting…

Understanding DNS

Understanding how DNS works is an important part of learning how to host websites on your own servers. This guide by DigitalOcean is a thorough introduction to DNS terminology, components, and concepts. It’s important to note that SpinupWP does not manage the DNS for your domains. Therefore, you should have a good understanding of how…

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