WordPress debug.log

When you install a WordPress site via SpinupWP, both WP_DEBUG and WP_DEBUG_LOG are enabled by default. This is because debug.log is useful for finding obscure issues which are hard to track down, especially on live sites. However, this often goes against conventional wisdom, which generally discourages the use of WP_DEBUG_LOG on live sites. Usually for…

Troubleshooting Cloudflare Issues

Cloudflare is a reverse proxy service that can help to secure and speed-up your sites. While SpinupWP is fully compatible with Cloudflare, there are a few Cloudflare settings that can cause problems. This doc aims to outline those problems. Too Many Redirects If you’re receiving the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error when accessing your HTTPS enabled site that is…

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…

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…

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…

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 Redirecting additional domains to the primary domain can be done by enabling the “Redirect to Primary Domain” toggle when creating or updating a site in SpinupWP. This will ensure each additional domain…

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…

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…

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,…

Wasabi Storage Provider

This guide aims to help you set up Wasabi for storing site backups. Start by signing in to Wasabi. Once logged in, it will take you to your list of buckets. Create Bucket Click Create Bucket. Give the bucket a unique bucket name. A good naming scheme is “domain-name-backups”, for example, “hellfish-media-backups”. Select a region that’s…

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