If you’re used to using services such as GitHub or Bitbucket for continuous integration, chances are you’re wondering how you can setup continuous deployment for your website on Cloud Sites. Since Cloud Sites doesn’t have git or SSH access, you might think it’s impossible. Luckily, with a service like DeployBot and their SFTP deployment tools, it is actually very simple to deploy your code from your repository to Cloud Sites with a simple click. Here’s a quick tour on how to get up and running with DeployBot and Cloud Sites.
Creating a new site on Cloud Sites
If you haven’t done so already, you’ll first want to create your website on Cloud Sites. Once logged into your Cloud Sites dashboard, simply click on Create Website, input your domain name, choose your Framework, and then click on Create New Website. Continue reading “Git & Continuous Deployment on Cloud Sites”
The History tab in your Cloud Sites control panel provides a historical list of the accounts previous tasks and actions. Here you can review a history of completed tasks such as: account creation and removals, creating new websites, creating FTP users, removing account resources and more.
View Account History Data
To help you keep track of actions taken on your Cloud Sites account, the History tab gives you a historical view of past actions.
On the left side of this page you will see a Filter section. Here you will see a list of various categories and values you can use to filter your Account History page. You can filter out by: task status, task action, and task type.
In the main history list area you will find additional tools that assist you in sorting and filtering. You can use the drop down to filter out account history based on Client Accounts and search history by text. Here, you can also specify how many results to show per page, navigate pages and set sort criteria.
Here we demonstrate how these sorting and filtering actions can be done. First we start on the history page and by clicking the Error status filter we will only see tasks resulting in errors.
In this case the errors shown were caused because the liquidweb.name domain already has a DNS Zone created on the account this is associated with.
When you first log into your Liquid Web Cloud Sites control panel, you will by default be on the Websites tab. Here you see a list of the websites created and being managed through the interface. If you have not created a website on Cloud Sites yet, this section will be blank.
This first menu item on the Cloud Sites control panel is Websites. To see how to create a website on Cloud Sites, see our article Adding a Website to Cloud Sites. Continue reading “Cloud Sites Control Panel Overview”
When you create a website on Cloud Sites control panel using Linux technology, setting up a database for that site will use phpMyAdmin as the MariaDB database handler for your site. If you haven’t set up a database in Cloud Sites, see our article Creating a Database in Cloud Sites.
- After logging into the Cloud Sites control panel, navigate to the Databases section.
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Cloud Sites has a unique infrastructure setup that requires specific settings for the page cache to provide the best experience for a given site. Please use these settings when you are configuring W3 Total Cache instead of any other settings. These directions will provide an optimized configuration for W3 Total Cache on the Cloud Sites platform. This article assumes you have already installed the W3 Total Cache plugin. Continue reading “Using W3 Total Cache on Cloud Sites”
To ensure that your site performs at its best, there are a few things you can do to optimize it when using Liquid Web Cloud Sites technology. This article will take you through the top five best practices to optimize your website.
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With Cloud Sites, you can create client accounts for easy client management. These client accounts group your clients’ sites together, so you can quickly see which websites belong to which clients. You can even allow your clients access to a Cloud Sites control panel containing only their sites.
Creating a Client Account in Cloud Sites
- Log into your Cloud Sites account.
- In the top navigation menu, click on Accounts.
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The Usage tab in your Cloud Sites control panel provides information on the amount of bandwidth, disk space and database usage for your sites. Your Cloud Sites control panel includes 50GB of disk space and 500GB of bandwidth. You can log into your Liquid Web Cloud Sites account to view the current charges for additional space and bandwidth use.
View Resource Usage Data
To help you keep track of these metrics, the Usage tab gives you a breakdown of your usage so that you can adjust accordingly and avoid any issues.
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Behind Cloud Sites, racks full of both Linux and Windows servers power over 100,000 sites and applications. Every Windows-based page is served from clusters built and optimized especially for Windows, and every Linux-based page is served from clusters built and optimized especially for Linux. We use advanced load balancing technologies to automatically detect the type of technology you are running and route each request to the proper pool of servers.
This is a great example of the power of cloud computing, since you no longer have to make a hosting choice between Linux and Windows. Both PHP and .NET are included, allowing you to choose the technology you need site by site.
Continue reading “Choosing Your Cloud Sites Technology Setup”