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How To Replace SSH Keys for Amazon Lightsail Server Instance

This tutorial walks through replacing the SSH Key pair for an existing AWS Lightsail server instance. This can be helpful when you have shared your private key with others and no longer want them to have access to your server instance. We will look at how to setup Custom key pairs in Lightsail dashboard, and …

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How To Add Swap Space on AWS Lightsail Server Instance

In this video tutorial I will walk through the steps to add swap file to your server instance. What is a swap file? A swap file is a mechanism to increases your servers available memory and can safe-guard your application from crashing. For example If you have an AWS Lightsail instance with 1GB memory and …

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How To Enable .htaccess for Apache on AWS Lightsail WordPress

This will be a very quick tutorial in which I will show you how to enable Apache to read the .htaccess file. WordPress websites and plugins rely on the .htaccess file and Bitnami by default disables Apache from parsing the .htaccess file. Instead they provide a different method of adding parameters however may WordPress plugins …

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Setup Varnish for Bitnami WordPress on AWS Lightsail

In this webhosting video tutorial I will walk through setting up Varnish Caching service on a Bitnami based WordPress website within the AWS Lightsail platform. Varnish is an http accelerator or caching service that acts like reverse proxy so it sits in front of Apache/PHP and its’ primary purpose is to take static access like …

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How To Configure Lightsail CDN for multiple websites on single instance

In the video below we’ll take a look at configuring the Lightsail CDN for multiple websites. For those that are not aware CDN  stands for (Content Delivery Network) and can be used to cache static files assets and hopefully speed up your websites. Some of you in the past have asked if the Lightsail CDN …

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Setup and Secure CPANEL / WHM on AWS Lightsail

Today will be a refresher video on setting up Cpanel for Lightsail. A while back I did an introductory video on setting up Cpanel on Lightsail instance. This was when AWS introduced an blueprint/image of Cpanel for Lightsail instances. It was a popular video and based on comments and emails many of you found it …

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AWS Lightsail DNS and AWS Route 53 Overview for Beginners

In this video I will show you how to move your Domains DNS management to Lightsail DNS or AWS Route 53. This is useful if you make use of AWS services for our website/email or if your Domain Registrar does not provide DNS management capabilities. Steps: Lightsail DNS Create DNS Zone. Enter Domain Results will …

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Improve the performance of your dynamic website with Memcached Cache on AWS Lightsail

In this video tutorial I will show you how to install and configure Memcached module. Similar to Redis, which I did a tutorial in my last video, is an object level caching mechanism that will cache your websites database queries in memory. Enabling this will prevent your application from hitting the database for the same …

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How to speed up your WordPress site with Redis Cache on AWS Lightsail

In this video tutorial I will show you how to install and configure Redis cache. Redis is a object level caching mechanism that will cache your database queries in memory. It’s technically a data store itself but using it with your WordPress database will speed up your site.Also object level caching is different from a …

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