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Mounting DigitalOcean Spaces and Access Bucket From Droplet

Mounting DigitalOcean Spaces and Access Bucket From Droplet

Published on 11-06-2020

In this post, I will show you step by step in the easiest way possible how to mount a DigitalOcean Spaces Bucket. Afterwards, you can access…

Create DigitalOcean Spaces credentials

Create DigitalOcean Spaces credentials

Published on 11-06-2020

Generate Access Key and Secret Key for DigitalOcean Spaces. It is easy to create an access key and a secret key for your DigitalOcean Spaces…

Allow Remote MySQL Connections in cPanel

Allow Remote MySQL Connections in cPanel

Published on 10-06-2020

By default, cPanel does not allow remote MySQL connections, which is a good thing as long as you don't need to. If you are using cPanel and…

DigitalOcean Snapshot Pricing

DigitalOcean Snapshot Pricing

Published on 10-06-2020

Overview One of the things developers overlook when they start using DigitalOcean snapshot, is the cost. Some developers only rely on…

Allow Remote MySQL Connections in WHM

Allow Remote MySQL Connections in WHM

Published on 10-06-2020

By default, remote connections to MySQL are disabled in WHM. If you would like to allow a remote IP to connect to your MySQL instance, let's…

Restore a Linux File Backup

Restore a Linux File Backup

Published on 10-06-2020

This tutorial explains how you can restore a linux file backup of, for example the directory on your server. Step 1 Assuming you have a…

AWS RDS MySQL Backup to S3

AWS RDS MySQL Backup to S3

Published on 10-06-2020

You can back up your MySQL Amazon RDS databases using SimpleBackups similar to how you back up MySQL databases and have it uploaded…

The Ultimate PostgreSQL Database Backup Script

The Ultimate PostgreSQL Database Backup Script

Published on 09-06-2020

Any database, needs a backup. This article is part of “The Ultimate Backup Script” series we are creating to provide you with database…

The Ultimate MySQL Database Backup Script

The Ultimate MySQL Database Backup Script

Published on 09-06-2020

Any database, needs a backup. This article is part of “The Ultimate Backup Script” series we are creating to provide you with database…

The Ultimate MongoDB Database Backup Script

The Ultimate MongoDB Database Backup Script

Published on 08-06-2020

Any database, needs a backup. This article is part of “The Ultimate Backup Script” series we are creating to provide you with database…

Create DigitalOcean Droplets Daily Backups

Create DigitalOcean Droplets Daily Backups

Published on 06-06-2020

Setting up a website and database daily backup using SimpleBackups using DigitalOcean Droplets. In this step by step tutorial, I am going to…

Create a DigitalOcean server backup in style.

Create a DigitalOcean server backup in style.

Published on 21-10-2019

One of the awesome features of SimpleBackups is ‘Rapid Server Setup’ — which allows you to magically connect SimpleBackups to newly…

Add SSH key after creating a DigitalOcean droplet

Add SSH key after creating a DigitalOcean droplet

Published on 06-10-2019

If you got locked out and cannot access your DigitalOcean server but still have access to your DigitalOcean account, then here is a…

Pros/Cons of Storing Customers' Files in S3 Buckets for your SaaS

Pros/Cons of Storing Customers' Files in S3 Buckets for your SaaS

Published on 11-04-2019

If you are building an application that needs to store customers' data in the cloud, you have a few options to think about. In this post I…

Don’t put all your eggs (servers/backups) in one basket (cloud)

Don’t put all your eggs (servers/backups) in one basket (cloud)

Published on 13-01-2019

Just like you diversify income sources, diversify your cloud infrastructure providers! Intro We are always taught that we “should not put…

Allow a remote IP to connect to your Amazon RDS MySQL Instance

Allow a remote IP to connect to your Amazon RDS MySQL Instance

Published on 08-11-2018

How to whitelist a particular IP and allow it to connect to your RDS database. What This Is About By default, if you create an Amazon RDS…

Google Cloud Storage Signed URLs — The Easy Way

Google Cloud Storage Signed URLs — The Easy Way

Published on 03-11-2018

One of the cool things that Google Cloud Storage supports is the AWS S3 interoperability mode. This mode allows you to use almost the same…

Why do server and website backups fail sometimes?

Why do server and website backups fail sometimes?

Published on 28-10-2018

In this little piece I am going to highlight some of the reasons of why backups may fail. While many of the reasons below are common and…

He thought he had backups…

He thought he had backups…

Published on 07-08-2018

A few months ago a friend of mine called me and I could hear in his voice that he was in trouble: I’m ****** I thought we had backups…