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Deploying Craft on AWS

The trouble is, there's no one way to utilize AWS. You can set up a simple VPS, or get endlessly complicated with load-balancing multiple servers, adding CDN, utilizing cool caching options, and ...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

TL;DR DigitalOcean (droplet running Ubuntu 14.04) ServerPilot Email hosted elsewhere Personally, I've had great experience with DigitalOcean. It is a VPS solution with virtually nothing pre-...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

Shameless plug here: We, fortrabbit, really ♥ Craft. And we are one of the official Craft Hosting Partners — for good reasons. Need some more convincing? Have a look at our Craft marketing page or ask ...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

If you're looking for a fully-managed hosting provider, ArcusTech is top-notch. Their servers run Craft very well and we've rarely had any issues with them.
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

Servd.host is the new kid on the block for Craft hosting. It's a managed platform built specifically for Craft so integrates deeply and automates all of the server setup, maintenance and DevOps things ...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

I've got Craft sites running well on both WebFaction and Tsohost's cloud hosting platform.
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Install Craft 3 on Web Server

Here's a tutorial on setting up your first Craft CMS 3 project. I'm a little sad that it didn't come up in any Google searches :( Setting up a New Craft CMS 3 Project
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Migration of Craft CMS from one host to another

You need a copy of the database which you can either export via Craft's Control Panel or via phpMyAdmin or a similar database management tool. You need these folders: craft/templates craft/...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

I have several client Craft sites on Nexcess, using their ExpressionEngine shared plans. The support has always been excellent, and it performs really well. Note that you can use most versions of PHP, ...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

As a heads up, I would avoid Cloudways. It looked ideal in theory but I've had a few problems and found their support to be fast but lacking and quite resistant to the idea of Craft.
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Asset file/folder permissions issue

Of course as soon as I post this, I find the answer. /app/etc/config/defaults/general.php 'defaultFilePermissions' => 0664, 'defaultFolderPermissions' => 0775, The default settings are ...
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Migration of Craft CMS from one host to another

The accepted answer is a good one, but I thought I'd add something as food for thought. If you set up your workflow such that: All of your Craft CMS project is checked into a git repo and deploy it ...
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What is the value of hosting assets on Amazon S3? Best practices question

S3 is not itself a CDN, no. However, you can use Cloudflare as a free and very easy to set up CDN service in front of it. For me the main advantages of S3 are that it's a centralised repository of ...
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Install Craft 3 on Web Server

While Craft 3 is still in beta, the only way to install it is via Composer. If you’re unfamiliar with Composer, it’s a package manager (like npm) that attempts to make installing and updating PHP ...
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How to host a huge website on Craft (10k pages, over a dozen languages, 2GB database)

"Digital Ocean through Forge" is a good solution. Sounds like you're on a well-powered droplet as well. I'd recommend moving your assets into the cloud to speed things up a bit. Something like Amazon ...
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Host a Craft app

If you've never built a site with a database before, I'd caution against going straight to DigitalOcean & ServerPilot. Those services are designed for people who have several years worth of ...
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Craft hosted on Google App Engine - failing to load Craft classes?

I got the same error and started debugging with XDebug. I've put some hours in this and my conclusion is: You can't run Craft on GAE. It gets worse: You can't even run Yii1 (the framework Craft was ...
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Can't install Craft on a GoDaddy shared hosting server

Thanks for the advice guys. It's helped me rule out the directories being an issue (sort of). Turns out that I was able to access the files in the craft directory all along. My issue related to the ...
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Host a Craft app

In light of RitterKnight's answer, perhaps you deserve a real answer to your question... You asked "where can I learn", and I said "don't try this at home". RitterKnight said: "If you're just ...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

I use both DigitalOcean like Lindsey as well as Rackspace Cloud Sites. Cloud Sites includes email so that's a perk, but it is essentially shared hosting where as with DO you have a VPS.
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

I use... RamNode and Virtualmin GPL for fast, powerful, inexpensive development boxes that take minimal maintenance/sysadmin time (check out Virtualmin GPL's super-easy install script!) Webfaction ...
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Can Craft be run on NearlyFreeSpeech.NET?

Yes, it is possible to run Craft CMS NearlyFreeSpeech.NET. I did it as follows: Place the Craft folder in /home/tmp. Place the files in the public folder in /home/public. Change the permissions of ...
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Can you host a Craft site on 1984 Hosting?

As long as a host meets Craft's minimum requirements listed here: https://craftcms.com/docs/requirements#server-requirements, then Craft should run fine. Based on their shared hosting server specs ...
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Can't access admin panel

I had the same issue on my mac and struggled for hours. Having the right .htaccess file in place was key, but if you are not getting Craft's error messages, that's a sign your .htaccess file is not ...
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Code shows instead of homepage

If your website is showing the text of your index.php instead of the actual website code, something is misconfigured with your server setup. Anything .php should be passed along to php-fpm or whatever ...
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HappyLager Demo Site Forcing 'https://' on XAMPP

The issue here is actually the use of the TLD .dev. Google now owns that extension and in Chrome (which later, other browsers including Safari and Firefox enforced) it now forces the URL to go over ...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

We're using AWS to host Craft and it's worked out very well. We're using elastic beanstalk, as well, which has been super helpful with deployments.
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

You can check out Web Hosting UK or Rshosting , user friendly support with SSD server to help better performance.
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

Since 4 years we moved all our EE sites over to UNIXy. These guys are amazing, fully managed, support request often answered in minutes, they think for you in finding the best possible set-up and are ...
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Recommended hosting company for a Craft site?

Linode.com is great... and they offer managed hosting too, if you want it.

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