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This week, we finally released NurseryPeople.com. In the end, I chose to provision our server on DigitalOcean. So far, I am SO happy with that decision. Although setting everything up was a challenge, and I learned a lot, DigitalOceans blogs helped in so many ways. I was able to set up nginx and the Laravel web app pretty smoothly. I am also using Buddy for deploying changes made in git, which is super awesome. All I have to do in order to deploy is push my code to my private repo, and buddy transfers everything over to DigitalOcean. So far, we haven't had any downtime and DigitalOceans prices are quite fair for the power under the hood.

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Kamal ABOUNAIM
Kamal ABOUNAIM
April 24th 2020 at 4:08pm

Great i just wanna learn about trick how to auto deploy after pushing to Git

thanks to your comment i ll see about Buddy

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Christopher Wray
Christopher Wray
April 24th 2020 at 4:25pm

Buddy is amazing man. And for our site it is free, which is incredible.

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Christopher Wray
Christopher Wray
April 24th 2020 at 4:25pm

I will say that last week DigitalOcean had an outage for a little. Didn't last very long, but something to think about.

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Joshua Kapellen
Joshua Kapellen
April 30th 2020 at 2:28pm

Nothing has 100% uptime; you should always design and plan for outages as well. This lets you at least have some say in the user experience even during an outage.

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Christopher Wray
Christopher Wray
April 30th 2020 at 2:48pm

How do you design and plan for outages if the server is completely down?

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Christopher Wray

Owner, Developer at Soltech LLC