Git sites will be upgraded to a simplified git structure on next push.
We also fixed git asking for credentials on force pushes.
We're always adding new features and improvements to SpinupWP. See below for the latest enhancements and email us if there’s a feature you'd like to see next.
Sep 02, 2020
We’re very excited to have shipped the ability to easily move a site from one SpinupWP server to another. In the dashboard, you’ll notice a Move option in the actions menu…
And when you visit a site’s settings, you’ll see a Move Site option in the actions menu there…
Clicking that option will prompt you for which server you’d like to move the site to…
Clicking the Move Site button will then kick off a process to create an exact duplicate of the site on the destination server complete with SSL certificates, Nginx configs, git repo, sites files, database, etc. For a full list of what is copied and the operations performed, see the doc.
You can then test your site on the new server and if all is well, update your DNS to point your domain(s) to the new server. Of course you should probably be a little more careful than that. The doc contains a complete process for moving a site safely using the Move Site tool.
Aug 19, 2020
Press the forward slash keyboard shortcut when viewing any SpinupWP page and it will engage the search bar at the top of the screen. As you start typing, servers and sites will begin to appear. Once you see what you’re looking for, use the arrow keys to select the item, and hit return/enter to go to that page.
Jun 16, 2020
We fixed a bug that didn’t allow you to verify a git site if the branch name had a forward slash. We’re happy to report that forward slashes in branch names now work just fine.
May 21, 2020
This helps prevent your site from being hacked through third-party plugin vulnerabilities. Learn more in our Keeping Servers and Sites Secure doc.
It’s also possible to enable specific Nginx security features from the SpinupWP site dashboard.
May 06, 2020
We’ve shipped a redesigned and more functional dashboard!
Apr 30, 2020
SpinupWP made it easy to spin up a staging/dev server, but it has still been a pain to create a copy of a production site on another server. But now with server-to-server site cloning, creating a copy of a production site on another server is exactly as easy as doing so on the same server.
Server-to-server cloning can also be used to move a site to another server. Maybe you spin up a fresh server, clone a site to it, test it, and when it’s all good, update the DNS to start serving traffic. You can do that easier than ever now with cloning, but it’s still currently a bit of a pain.
After selecting Clone Site from the site screen…
You’ll be presented with a new option to select the destination server…
You can continue to clone on the same server or choose another server…
Next you enter domain settings, database settings, etc., as you normally would when creating a new site…
As few as 2 mins later you’ll have a perfectly copied site on another server.
Mar 25, 2020
We’ve launched the ability to view your backups in SpinupWP, restore one of those backups to the current site, and delete a backup.
We’ve also rearranged things a bit and you can now turn scheduled backups ON/OFF independently from configuring your backups. This allows you to have scheduled backups OFF but still be able to manually run backups with the Backup Now button.
Mar 25, 2020
You can now set the timezone of your server in your server settings.
To be clear, this will set the timezone in Ubuntu on your server and is used for things like scheduling backups and date/times in logs. It’s not just a setting in SpinupWP.
You can now also set the timezone in your SpinupWP profile
This will adjust dates/times reported in SpinupWP to use the timezone you set. For example, when you look at events that have occurred, they will be reported using your profile timezone
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