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How do I create cronjobs?

One of the most useful tools on your NGINX server is Cron. Backups, updates, SSl renewals, they’re all run using the cron service. And it’s not just for sysadmin jobs, you can customize it to include any job you want and run it on any schedule you want. VIDEO INTRO AND WALKTHROUGH Big thank you […]

How to install Ioncube Loaders

Sometimes you might come across plugins or software that is encrypted with Ioncube, and you might need to install the Ioncube loaders into PHP so that the plugin or software works. Warning: Ioncube is third party software and isn’t supported by vCanopy. Additionally, if it breaks the server, the server won’t be supported. That being […]

Utilizing Block Storage through Digital Ocean, Vultr, etc

Third-Party Software Notice Warning: this guide is unsupported, everything in this article is at your own risk. Please ensure you have full backups. Our support team cannot provide support for third-party software and services. However, if you need assistance or spot an issue with this article please post in the vCanopy Community Forum, and we […]

Scaling up (resizing) your API provisioned servers

This article will walk you through how to increase the size of your servers at the providers we integrate with. Click on your provider below to skip to their section:  Amazon Lightsail DigitalOcean Vultr Linode UpCloud Amazon Lightsail  We’ll start with Lightsail first, because you can’t actually scale existing servers up. AWS will overwrite our […]

Useful Commands for Managing vCanopy Servers

Introduction There are commands that can come in extremely useful for managing your vCanopy servers. We use them ourselves, many of them daily, and knowing them should prove useful in your vCanopy journey. Let’s jump right in! Check Disk Space Per Website First, navigate to the directory where your websites are stored with: cd /var/www […]

Getting to know the command line: Linux CLI basics

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Part 1. A Quick Introduction to SSH Part 2. Navigation – Commands you’ll use a lot Part 3. Active Server Management Commands Part 4. Creating and editing files Part 5. Working with Compressed Files Part 6. Searching your system Part 7. Monitoring your system Part 8. Other useful commands Part 9. […]