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Month: December 2013

Updating wordpress crashes Multisite – Fixed – sorta

Updating wordpress crashes Multisite – Fixed – sorta

Today I go to update one of my WP Multisites and I crash all the sites on that install. Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.8-new-bundled.zip… Unpacking the update… Verifying the unpacked files… Preparing to install the latest version… Enabling Maintenance mode… Copying the required files… Disabling Maintenance mode… Could not copy file.: wp-includes/js/plupload/handlers.min.js Installation Failed  All I get a blank page. I pursue the error logs and I get  PHP Fatal error:  require(): Failed opening required ‘/var/www/myfolder/wp-includes/date.php’ Looks like I somehow lost the date.php…

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The exciting world of bitcoin

The exciting world of bitcoin

Ok I have been avoiding it, but I am have been bitten by the bitcoin bug. Unfortunately, I am late to this party, but I figured I’d invest a very little bit just in case it really blows up. I have not made a cash for bitcoin investment yet,but I will soon.  What I have done is commit my ideling PC to a bit coin mining pool. Shortly after seeing the fractions of a penny roll in, I now needed…

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512mb Droplet Database error – FIXED

512mb Droplet Database error – FIXED

OK I am pretty sure i found and fixed my issue I had on Christmas day. I was running out on memory and MySql was shutting down. There is a very good how to https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-configure-virtual-memory-swap-file-on-a-vps on how to fix this in a few few mins. Seemed to happen when all my diffrent sites were being hit at once.

New Server – first outage

New Server – first outage

So I have been on the new server for a week now and I just had my first outage on Christmas day. I am not really sure what happened but it seemed that MySql crashed or didn’t come back up. A quick reboot fix the issue. I also decreased the Log level of my sites. I have also increased the monitoring on my main sites to keep an eye on things.

10 Steps to move WordPress off Amazon EC2

10 Steps to move WordPress off Amazon EC2

As I wrote in my previous post, I have moved my sites off Amazon EC2 to a Droplet at DigitalOcean. This is not a detailed step by step, but this is broad strokes that I used to move my EC2 Ubuntu WordPress site to my DigitalOcean Ubuntu LAMP droplet. I was running 10 plus WordPress sites on one mirco EC2.  several are using WP multisite.  The database was an RDS store. Step 1.  Download a copy of my  /var/www directory Step 2. Do…

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Moving Off Amazon AWS EC2 to DigitalOcean

Moving Off Amazon AWS EC2 to DigitalOcean

In some of my previous posts I talk about how I have moved this site and my others to and from several Hosts. My site started with GoDaddy then moved to 1and1 and was with 1and1 for many years till my site really stated to slowdown there. I moved some of my sites back to godaddy they were ok for a while too then things stated to get slow there too. I eventually bit the bullet and went with an…

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