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Amazon Lightsail with CloudWatch Monitoring

I’m running several Amazon Lightsail instances as WordPress servers, which has been very successful, however I have been unable to monitor them effectively – until …

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 networking issues

Networking issues after upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04.

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 18.04 is missing gksu

After upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, gksu is missing.

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AWS

Lightsail install additional WordPress modules

Creating a new WordPress Lightsail server is as easy as clicking a few buttons, but what if you want to add more WordPress sites to …

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MySQL

Update phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu

phpMyAdmin is a great tool for administering MySQL databases, but updating to the latest version is not obvious.

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AWS

Lightsail add user for SSH/SFTP access

Lightsail comes with an admin account but you don’t really want to give this to third parties if they require access for support. This is …

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XAMPP

Improve PHP performance with FastCGI on XAMPP for Windows

I have been using XAMPP on Windows for development for many years and found it to work quite well. Unfortunately performance is not that great.

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AWS

Add swap space to Amazon Lightsail

Only the smallest of Lightsail instances are configured for swap space. This is how to configure additional swap space.

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PHP

Custom configuration for PHP 7.2 and Ubuntu 16.04

Manage custom PHP settings without breaking the apt-get upgrade process.

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