After spending many hours working on your website, you want to ensure that it stays up and running. There are many tools available to monitor the status of your website and infrastructure such as system logs for identifying bugs and monitoring how much traffic is being received. Then there are third party services like StatusCake and Uptime Robot that ping your servers frequently and attempt HTTP requests and compare the result to predefined rules.
Running your website’s administration panel on a private network can help increase security along with increase your website’s performance if you perform demanding administrative tasks. This post will cover the idea of running a website admin panel on a private network instead of making it public while still having full control over the public site’s data. I haven’t yet done this in a production environment, but the site I’m currently working on will most likely implement a method similar to the one below.
Uploading website files routinely can become a chore, and no one wants that. Queue a deployment script, at the very least, it’s a script that uploads files to the server, but can be as advanced as verifying files once uploaded, run code tests, and update database structures along. There are two different methods to run a deployment script. First being automated deployment with continuous integration systems to a staging or production servers.
When you want to backup your Evolution calendar, mail, memos, and address book, you have to open up Evolution, go to the file menu, and then follow a few steps before the backup is saved to your computer. This is generally fine if you backup infrequently and you’re able to remember to backup the application every time you perform a computer backup. For me, I prefer automating as much of the backup process as possible.
No matter what operating system you are using, there are at least a few default application installed. Most the time you won’t need all of the default apps and will uninstall them. Chrome OS is pretty good at allowing you to uninstall the majority of default apps with only around four that are permanently installed. But eventually you might need some of those default apps back that you uninstalled and can’t find them.