Just roll up your sleeves and do the work

Just roll up your sleeves and do the work

Yesterday, I got inspired to write this post while I was setting up a new droplet on DigitalOcean. Two years ago, I had installed and created a droplet (server) running Ubuntu 14.04. The purpose of that server was to run a Laravel 4 application and serve the "admin" part of the website using a SSL certificate. A few days ago, I received a feature request for that…

Automatic database backups for Laravel applications to Dropbox

Automatic database backups for Laravel applications to Dropbox

I was tasked with setting up database backups for all of my Laravel applications. The idea was that in a case when an error happens or an outside force is at work, I would always have at least a days old database backup saved on a remote location. I have a lot of Laravel 4 application that have not yet been upgraded to Laravel 5 and a few Laravel 5…