'D' is for Database #216 of the WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast

It’s the 4th in our series of chats called ‘the A-Z of WordPress’ where we attempt to cover all the major aspects of building and maintaining sites with WordPress. Today, we are really going set pulses racing with the letter ‘D’ for Database! The word alone sounds incredibly dull, and for years I pretended it did not exist. Even now I do anything to avoid directly interacting with it. But I do now appreciate how essential it is to the health and speed of a WordPress website. I’m now quite interested in how plugins and themes interact with the database. All that being said, this episode is one of those where we talk about things that we don’t really understand. Being website builders, both David and I tend to just allow the database to exist and we try to ignore it. There’s loads in here though, so have a listen to the podcast and let us know what you think…

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Spinning up a WordPress optimised server in minutes with Spinup WP - WP Builds WordPress podcast

This is a little bit different. Today we talk to Brad Touesnard from Delicious Brains about Spinup WP their new service which aims to make it trivially simple to get your WordPress website up and running on a cloud hosting provider – in fact just about anywhere. You login to their platform, fill out a few form fields and then go and grab a coffee. By the time that you’re done your WordPress optimised server will be ready and just waiting to get WordPress installed on it. This all sounds so simple, but there is a very large amount of heavy lifting going on in the background, heavy lifting that you’d have to learn and do your self. If you’ve ever wanted to install WordPress on a cloud provider, then check this podcast out…

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