The Idealstack Blog

Tips and tricks on Idealstack, AWS, PHP and more

6 Jun 2019, 22:18
We've now released (optional) support for hosting on ubuntu 18.04. Your existing sites won't change but new sites you create default to 18.04 and you can choose to update your existing sites by editing the Hosting Plan. Ubuntu 16.04 continues to receive security updates until January 2021
26 May 2019, 23:29
New features we've released in May : better diagnostics and metrics for sites, streamlining the management of SES for email
25 Mar 2019, 23:29
Idealstack has a new feature, a web based filemanager that lets you edit, upload and download files without needing an SSH connection (great for making changes on the go)
10 Mar 2019, 23:07
We've released the session handler that we use to enable transparently, automatically storing sessions in DynamoDB
6 Mar 2019, 04:08
We've added support for more AWS regions : London, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul
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
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.
29 Oct 2018, 03:17
Now idealstack supports setting up multiple RDS database servers, rather than being limited to just one
26 Sep 2018, 22:08
Now you can have multiple load balancers in a stack, allowing stacks to scale up to larger numbers of sites. You can also upload your SSH key just once and it will have access to all the sites in your organization
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
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?
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!
11 May 2018, 23:16
Idealstack now has built-in database management, something many users would have considered a vital feature
29 Jan 2018, 00:32
How to do backups to S3 when you are using ECS with EFS to persist your data.
15 Jan 2018, 03:35
How to use codebuild to deploy your code automatically via SSH/SFTP
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
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.

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