Native Staging Sites (Optional) In Subdirectory

For the past several weeks, SlickStack has been testing our new Staging Site feature and it is now live on all SlickStack installations. If you use another staging service or simply don’t use staging at all and wish to disable staging sites, simply change your ss-config options to be STAGING_SITE=”false” and it will later remove … Read more Native Staging Sites (Optional) In Subdirectory

Adminer Bundled For Easy MySQL Management

The very lightweight Adminer script is now included by default in all SlickStack installations, hosted as a single adminer.php file under the /var/www/meta/ directory. This “hidden file” approach means a cleaner public web root, and less room for attacks and exploits. It uses the Nginx alias feature to point requests to example.com/adminer to the /var/www/meta/adminer.php … Read more Adminer Bundled For Easy MySQL Management

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Release Date & Features

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is a long-term support release of Ubuntu OS that we are very excited for, because SlickStack will officially be considered “Beta” after we shift into supporting Ubuntu 20.04 and PHP 7.4, along with WordPress Multisite (a long-requested feature). Ubuntu 18.04 was the arguably one of the most anticipated LTS releases in years … Read more Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Release Date & Features

Why “Deferring” To Your Server Stack Usually Is Best

The concept of “deferring” to the stack whenever possible is a concept that SlickStack not only embraces, but hopes to evangelize. The concept is so simple and so logical, and yet so foreign to many applications and integrations these days. You would think that will so many years under our belt in terms of servers … Read more Why “Deferring” To Your Server Stack Usually Is Best

Let’s Encrypt (Certbot) Support Is Finally Here

Although we mentioned a few weeks back that so many customization options are now supported that it would be difficult to announce them all individually, the latest support for Let’s Encrypt via the Certbot installation API is such a big feature (and has been requested for many months) that we are making a specific blog … Read more Let’s Encrypt (Certbot) Support Is Finally Here

Best CloudFlare Settings For WordPress

These days, CloudFlare is almost universally well known among tech-savvy WordPress servers and web performance geeks. However, many users don’t realize how important it is to optimize all the settings. Many users will simply enable CloudFlare and then leave it, and then wonder why they are having some performance issues later on. This blog post … Read more Best CloudFlare Settings For WordPress

SlickStack On Product Hunt, StackShare, Siftery, Etc.

We are steadily increasing our community outreach for SlickStack including social media activity, discussion forums, and beyond. This also includes getting listed on some of the web’s top software directories like: Product Hunt StackShare Siftery AlternativeTo G2 Crowd While we are wary of relying on proprietary and possibly biased directories — Silicon Valley investors, for … Read more SlickStack On Product Hunt, StackShare, Siftery, Etc.

SlickStack Reaches 100+ Stars On GitHub

They say it’s the small things that matter most, and this week we hit 100+ stars on GitHub! A small yet significant sign that there is legitimate interest in simple, reliable, Bash-based server deployment tools for WordPress stacks. While we probably won’t be highlighting too many “stars” achievements going forward, they say 100 makes you … Read more SlickStack Reaches 100+ Stars On GitHub

SlickStack Now Supports ClassicPress

Update: due to aggressive censorship of users on ClassicPress.net and the betrayal of their own promise to be champions of free speech and transparency, we’ve decided not to support ClassicPress for the time being and wish their project the best of luck. After several weeks of testing we’re happy to announce support for ClassicPress, the … Read more SlickStack Now Supports ClassicPress