The Idealstack Blog

Tips and tricks on Idealstack, AWS, PHP and more

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10 Mar 2019, 23:07
We've released the session handler that we use to enable transparently, automatically storing sessions in DynamoDB
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6 Mar 2019, 04:08
We've added support for more AWS regions : London, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul
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4 Mar 2019, 04:27
We've release a new feature to allow users of Idealstack to easily set RDS parameters for the RDS instances idealstack manages
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23 Jan 2019, 01:00
AWS have released a new tool for backups that simplifies the job of backing up PHP/Mysql websites running on Idealstack or other AWS-based stacks. Lets walk through setting it up and how to restore the backups.
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29 Oct 2018, 03:17
Now idealstack supports setting up multiple RDS database servers, rather than being limited to just one
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26 Sep 2018, 22:08
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15 Aug 2018, 22:50
When your instance becomes unhealthy it will be replaced, and the memory consumption per site has been reduced by using a dedicated container to push logs to AWS Cloudwatch
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18 Jun 2018, 00:55
Comparing the options for hosting PHP based sites and apps on AWS: build something yourself, Elastic Beanstalk, Lightsail or Idealstack?
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29 May 2018, 22:41
We've just released an exciting new feature in Idealstack, automatic updates. Idealstack can now handle updating your live stack with security updates!
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11 May 2018, 23:16
Idealstack now has built-in database management, something many users would have considered a vital feature
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29 Jan 2018, 00:32
How to do backups to S3 when you are using ECS with EFS to persist your data.
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15 Jan 2018, 03:35
How to use codebuild to deploy your code automatically via SSH/SFTP
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15 Jan 2018, 02:41
To continue our series of codebuild posts - how to use Codebuild's caching to speed up builds, and how to generate reports of code coverage using PHP Unit
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14 Jan 2018, 23:06
AWS Codebuild provides a reliable, cheap & easy way to automatically run your unit tests with every commit. We explain how to get CodeBuild working well for PHP projects.