SpinupWP launches CLI tool and external database support – WP Tavern

SpinupWP, the cloud-based WordPress server control panel from the folks at Delicious Brains, turns four this year. They celebrated by releasing one of the most requested features, a command line interface to manage servers and sites from the terminal.

Other recent updates include support for external databases, site log viewer that lets you view the last 1,000 lines of the WordPress debug.log file, and Nginx access.log and error.log, DigitalOcean OAuth support that makes provisioning new DigitalOcean servers a breeze, and the new Path Redirection feature to handle multiple server-level redirects.

Along with the CLI, SpinupWP has also released a PHP SDK which is powered by the SpinupWP REST API, giving you multiple options for managing your sites and servers.

SpinupWP REST API

I asked Brad Touesnard, founder and CEO of Delicious Brains, where the idea for SpinupWP came from.

“In 2002, I started a hosting company with my college roommate and built a hosting control panel from scratch,” Touesnard said. “I made many bad design decisions while building this software and always wanted another chance. For example, this control panel had to be installed on every server, and I dreamed of a centralized control panel that simply connect to each server via SSH and run commands.There is something beautiful about this design that I have wanted to achieve for many years.

This idea stayed with Touesnard when he founded Delicious Brains and grew the company and its product offering. The advent and popularity of virtual private server (VPS) providers such as DigitalOcean, Amazon AWS, and Google Cloud has led to other open source projects creating managed server platforms for them. Laravel Forge was one such platform, which Touesnard and the team found very interesting. Many team members have started WordPress-related projects and sites, and some of them have used Laravel Forge.

The server software requirements for Laravel and WordPress are similar, but it would still require additional configuration to host WordPress sites. This inspired SpinupWP lead developer Ashley Rich to write the first iteration of a tutorial on how to host WordPress yourself, which eventually became the Install WordPress on Ubuntu guide. After that, Rich and other team members like Iain Poulson switched from Forge or whatever service they were using to following the guide and self-hosting WordPress.

SpinupWP Guide to installing WordPress on Ubuntu.

“Our team became very fond of using Ashley’s guide to setting up servers for WordPress sites and Laravel apps, but setting everything up was complicated and time-consuming,” Touesnard said. “So Ashley created a little app to automate the provisioning steps. We discussed the possible value of this app at a company retreat in 2017. We started wondering if it would make sense as a new product Delicious Brains, an app similar to Laravel Forge but designed specifically for WordPress. We realized there were a lot of really cool things we could do by focusing on WordPress and we were really excited to create it.

SpinupWP is the culmination of all these ideas. It’s a managed cloud server control panel that connects to your VPS provider and gives you everything you need to create servers and sites with the click of a button. You keep full control of your infrastructure, but SpinupWP helps you manage everything in one place. This includes things like adding domains with free SSL certificates installed, switching a site to the latest version of PHP, setting up backups, and automatic security updates.

SpinupWP settings.

Most importantly, SpinupWP is built for WordPress. WordPress-specific caching and server-level security are available from the minute you deploy your first site. It also includes WordPress developer features like WP-CLI, WordPress Multisite support, and server-level cron to ensure your scheduled posts get published on time.

The SpinupWP team is constantly adding new features and quality of life improvements to make servers easier to manage.

The product also recently launched the SpinupWP Developer Community for customers to provide them with an online space where they can interact with each other and with SpinupWP team members, share ideas, knowledge, post requests for features and generally help make it the hosting platform they love. utilize.

SpinupWP Community Forum.

Touesnard is excited about the future of hosting WordPress on cloud servers.

“With WordPress reaching a market share of over 40%, more and more developers are looking for ways to take advantage of the scalability and flexibility of virtual servers to host their WordPress sites,” he said. declared. “Driven by our customers, we are excited to see how SpinupWP is growing to meet this demand.”

Maria H. Underwood