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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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Lightsail CDN Distribution

How to speed up your #WordPress content with #AWS #Lightsail CDN Distribution

Recently AWS Lightsail introduced the ability to setup Content delivery Distributions within the LightSail Dashboard. This basically runs on AWS #CloudFront Content Delivery Network but they have taken all the complexity away for LightSail users. So in this week’s video I will show you how to setup your LightSail instance to take advantage of this …

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WordPress Tips 8 - Securing WordPress Website with 8 easy Rules

WordPress Tips: 8 steps to secure your WordPress website with .htaccess

In this video, I will continue tips on securing your #WordPress website. Its important to take the time to apply some simple security mechanisms to ensure your website doesn’t get compromised. We will walk you through 8 settings/rules you can apply to protect your website. Most of these steps involve .htaccess so make sure your …

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WordPress Tips 7 - Securing WordPress Website with wp-config Settings

How to Secure Your WordPress Website with wp-config Tweaks

In this video, we will talk-through 7 steps in securing your WordPress site through the wp-config.php settings. Many of these settings that I will show you do not come setup by default so if you’ve built your website on WordPress, check these out and make sure you’ve applied them to your production sites. NOTE: Before …

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Enhancing site security with new Lightsail firewall feature

AWS Lightsail for Beginners – Enhancing server security with new Lightsail Firewall Features

In this video I will show you the new Lightsail Firewall feature. Lightsail now allows you to restrict ports to specific IP Addresses. This feature added a layer of extra security for your Lightsail instances. Along with this update, Lightsail offers two more capabilities: Explicitly allowing or disallowing remote access to instances via Lightsail’s web-based …

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AWS for Beginners - Host Static Website with AWS Amplify (1)

AWS for Beginners – How to Host Static Website using AWS Amplify

There have been a few of you that have asked about hosting a website using AWS S3 bucket. I’m assuming those of you that are interested in this is looking to host a static website. Now what is a static website? Basically it is a website that does not need to display any dynamic information …

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AWS Lightsail - Load Balanced WP E2

AWS Lightsail for Beginners – Setup Load Balanced WordPress Site Ep 2 (Database service)

This is the 2nd episode of the tutorials where I show you how to setup a High Availability Load Balanced WordPress website using Lightsail. In this video we setup a Lightsail Database service, Export database, and import database into the new Database service. At the end of this video we have a WordPress site that …

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AWS Lightsail - Instance from Snaphot

AWS Lightsail for Beginners – Create Instance from Snapshot | AWS reduce prices

In this video, I show you how to take a manual snapshot of your AWS Lightsail instance and create a new instance from the snapshot. Keep in mind that the new instance can’t be a small size than the instance from which the Snapshot was created. This is a good way to backup your instance …

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Protect and Speed Up WordPress websites

In this video, I’ll show you how to protect and speed up a WordPress website. We’ll be using a service called CloudFlare. CloudFlare can protect and optimize any website but in this video we will focus on CloudFlare configuration specific to WordPress. I will walk through 3 steps on configuring CloudFlare. There are several other …

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AWS Lightsail for Beginners Part 5

AWS Lightsail for Beginners – Part 5 – Website Monitoring with UptimeRobot.com

This is pat 5 in the AWS Lightsail for beginners series of video tutorials. This video walks through the setup of a 24×7 website monitoring service provided by UptimeRobot.com. There are many other services but this seemed to be the simplest that I have seen. Other videos part of this series in setting up AWS …

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