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. Daily Backups 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…

Google Cloud Storage Provider

This guide aims to help you set up Google Cloud Storage for storing site backups. Whether you already have a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account or not, you can sign in or sign up from the Console home page. Create Bucket Head over to Google Cloud Platform > Storage and click Create Bucket. Enter a…

Amazon S3 Storage Provider

This guide aims to help you set up Amazon S3 for storing site backups. Start by signing in to the AWS Management Console. Create Bucket Navigate to S3 and click Create bucket. Enter a unique bucket name. A good naming scheme is “domain-name-backups” for example, “disney-com-backups”. The region should be geographically close to your server…

DigitalOcean Spaces Storage Provider

This guide aims to help you set up DigitalOcean Spaces for storing site backups. Start by signing in to DigitalOcean. Create a Space Click Create in the header and select Spaces from the dropdown. Choose a datacenter region that’s geographically close to your server location. This will improve the time it takes to copy backup…

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….

Recommended WordPress Plugins

The following plugins are installed and configured with every WordPress site created and deployed by SpinupWP. However, for custom WordPress deployments you will need to install and configure the following plugins yourself. Remember to replace {domain} with domain configured in SpinupWP. SpinupWP This must-use plugin adds page cache purging functionality to your WordPress site. In…

How Do I Increase the Max Upload Size for My Server?

All SpinupWP servers are configured with a default maximum upload size of 64MB. However, you may increase this limit if you need to allow larger files to be uploaded via the Media Library. This setting cannot be adjusted via the SpinupWP UI, so start by connecting to your server using SSH, then update your PHP…

How Do I Change Primary Domains?

There may come a time where you wish to change the primary domain that your site is accessible on. Although we don’t provide a method to do this via the app, it’s possible by manually performing the following steps. Before continuing, please be aware that modifying the primary domain can negatively impact SEO. Create a…

Setting Up Site Email for WordPress

WordPress will often need to send emails to you or your users. These emails are known as transactional email, and common ones include: Admin notifications New user signups and password resets Purchase receipts and order updates (WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, etc.) Form submission emails from form plugins Email servers are notoriously difficult to set up….

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