Online.net & Vultr for Quick WordPress Deploys

There are now multiple ‘utility’ cloud hosting companies popping up that offer metered building along with control panels / APIs for starting / stopping / resizing running instances. I want to look at a few of the newer players in the space, Online.net and Vultr.com, who are also rolling out an infrastructure that allows quick off-the-shelf app deployments… Read More »

User Permissions (SFTP & WordPress) on DigitalOcean

Many people run into user permission troubles when they install a DigitalOcean droplet. This frequently crops up when using apps like WordPress. For example, DigitalOcean’s WordPress Droplet creates a user, wordpress, who owns the public documents folder. If you leave the wordpress user as the owner of the docroot, then apache (which runs under www-data) won’t have… Read More »