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Hosting in the Ocean

Hosting on virtual servers is daunting and exciting in equal parts.

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Hosting on virtual servers is daunting and exciting in equal parts. There's something wonderful about the freedom you have to control this...thing...on the internet. To be able to spin up a computer at the end of an IP address and connect to it with your browser.

It's not easy the first time. Just knowing what to install can be tricky.

In this talk, I demonstrate how to create a Digital Ocean virtual server, and what to install to get a SilverStripe site running. There are loads of tips and tools to help you get started!


About the author
Christopher Pitt

Chris works in the bespoke team, at SilverStripe. He helps build and maintain many of the modules used in SilverStripe applications. He also teaches; speaking at local user groups and international conferences, and through technical blog posts and books.

He also enjoys building robots and connecting those to circuits inside Minecraft. When the machines take over, he hopes this will buy him some time to formulate a plan of escape.

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  • Have you considered ServerPilot for your installation of the server? On a bare Ubuntu Server droplet, it works out of the box with an Nginx proxy to split serverload lateron.

    Posted by Simon, 23/09/2015 6:46am (20 months ago)

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