Using GIT to deploy to Live sites

Niall Deakin
10 Aug 19
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A little secret Okay, today I’m going to tell you a nice little method I’ve been wanting to try out for ages. If you are unaware of CI/CD, Jenkins, Auto Deployment, DeployHQ, etc., they’re essentially methods to push changes to a site with as little interruption as possible. Instead of manually uploading via FTP yourself, […]

CI/CD, DeployHQ, Deployment, FTP, Git, Gitlab, Jenkins, SSH, Uploading

Homebrew Dynamic DNS

Niall Deakin
19 Jul 19
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It’s quite handy having a home server, but access it remotely can prove a bit of a challenge. Here we quickly run a command so we can access the server remotely.

A Records, Bash, DigitalOcean, DNS, Dynamic DNS, Gitlab, home server, Remote Access

The smallest of issues

Niall Deakin
05 Jul 19
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I hope you enjoy this article, because I go into detail of some of the issues I’ve faced in just trying to get a site up and running.

Apache, File Permissions, hosting, Ownership, PPK, Read/Write, Security, server, SSH, SSH Keys, SSL, SSL Certificates

Regaining access to DigitalOcean Droplets

Niall Deakin
21 Jun 19
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After a system reinstall, I lost access to my Droplets. A lot of stress and worry later, I was able to gain access again in a few simple steps.

Console, DigitalOcean, Droplets, PasswordAuthentication, Remote Access, SSH, SSH Keys, Terminal

What I think of Gutenberg

Niall Deakin
07 Jun 19
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I’ve been upgrading my projects to WordPress 5 recently, and with that came the mandatory Gutenberg. So here’s an article on what my initial thoughts and feelings are about it.

Development, Gutenberg, Templates, WordPress

Hosting, Servers and VPS

Niall Deakin
15 Feb 19
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Ever get confused about hosting, or generally not have a clue with what people are talking about?
Let me quickly break down the more common options you may encounter between dedicated, shared, VPS, and cloud servers.

cloud, dedicated, hosting, server, shared, VPS

My experience with Docker

Niall Deakin
01 Feb 19
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I wanted to try something new and clever. I use a home server for my DevOps machine, and wondered how much I could do with it. My experimenting led me to rollback and stick to what I know works and is useful. It would have been so great to get it all to work smoothly, but the idea was to keep things simple.

Containers, Docker, NginX, Servers