GridPane + Vultr HF Web Hosting Review


After years of being a satisfied customer of Siteground, I finally had to find a new host because my sites were outgrowing their GoGeek shared hosting plan. I guess that’s a good problem to have. Although I love and still recommend Siteground for their shared hosting, and I knew they offered VPS hosting, I wanted … Read more

Update Your PHP Version on Your Amazon AMI


It’s important to keep your version of PHP updated on your web server in order to get the best performance, minimize memory use, and for the best security. In this article, I’ll describe how I updated from PHP 5.3 to PHP5.4, but the process should work for more recent versions. Note this will require command … Read more

Host Multiple Sites on a Single Amazon EC2 Instance

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Here’s how to host multiple sites on your EC2 instance running the Amazon Linux AMI.  You might want to host different websites on a single instance, or perhaps just different subdomains, i.e., “” (this is what I wanted to do). Assign a Static IP Address The first thing you should do, if you haven’t already, … Read more