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Cloudways for Laravel

Cloudways provides an incredible platform for Laravel Community. It makes it easy to deploy and host laravel applications so that developers can focus on the development process rather than worrying about deployment and server level issues.

Cloudways take cares of the hosting pain points of Laravel developers through the following features:

  • Pre-installed Composer and Git
  • Easily deploy Laravel applications from Github or Bitbucket.
  • Server Cost is included in the Cloudways price plan. Hence developers only need a single account and receive a single invoice.
  • Auto deployment for Laravel applications.
  • Pre-configured firewall and security
  • Monitor everything with the New Relic monitoring system.
  • Configure scheduled cron jobs with cron job manager
  • Easy server management features including server cloning and server transfer.
  • One click auto backup with frequency ranging from hourly to weekly.
  • Scale up servers with easy vertical scaling.
  • 24×7 live chat support by cloud professionals.
  • Team Collaboration feature assigns server and application access and roles to the members of the team.

    Deploy the Server

    To set up a PHP 7 server on DigitalOcean at Cloudways, simply sign up at Cloudways and login to your account.

    Go to Launch server. Select your PHP stack, DigitalOcean as your infrastructure provider and identify your server resource needs along with other required details.

    And you’re done! Your Digital Ocean server will now be deployed within minutes.

    Use promo code** PHP15**** to get *$15 free credit *in your Cloudways account. **

    Cloudways Application Launch

    Deploy Your Laravel App From GitHub

    As a developer, you likely have your Laravel application on a GitHub repository. You can easily deploy it on your Cloudways server in a matter of minutes.

    To deploy the application from a Git repo, first, in the Platform dashboard, click the ‘Applications’ tab from the top menu bar and select your application. Now, in order to deploy the application, you will now need an SSH key.

    To generate the SSH key, click on the ‘Deployment via Git’ button on the ‘Application Management’ area and then click the ‘Generate SSH Keys’ button to generate your unique SSH key. To download these keys, simply click ‘Download SSH Keys’.

The Cloudways ThunderStack

Cloudways has its own PHP stack called ThunderStack that consists of unique mix of server and caching technologies. Each server launched on the Cloudways Platform comes with:

  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • Redis
  • PHP 5.6 or 7.0
  • Memcached
  • Varnish
  • Debian
  • MySQL or MariaDB

Cloudways supports all major PHP frameworks including Laravel, Symfony, Codegniter and CakePHP, and allows one-click installation of your favorite PHP-based CMS like WordPress and Bolt.

Let’s run through a sample case of setting up PHP 7 on a DigitalOcean server using the Cloudways Platform.


Deploy with git

Now upload the ‘SSH Public Key’ to your GitHub account. In order to do this, login to your GitHub account, go to the desired repository, and then into the ‘Settings’ tab. Click the ‘Add Deploy Key’ button and add the Public SSH Key **which you have downloaded from Cloudways platform. Click the ‘Add Key**’ button to finalize the process.

Deploy with Git 2

Now copy the ‘Repository SSH Address that you will see in the top panel in your main GitHub dashboard. Copy and paste this address in your Cloudways’ ‘Git Remote Address’ field.

Deploy Laravel With Git on Cloud

Next, you need to input the deployment path and click on ‘Start Deployment’ button to have your application code deployed onto the Cloudways platform!

Deploy Laravel With Git on Cloud

That’s It! Cloudways makes it’s that easy to deploy your Laravel application on the cloud infrastructure of your choice.


As you can see, you can easily deploy your Laravel application with Cloudways. It allows you to easily handle some of the most important Laravel application hosting issues. From setting up your server and server resources initially, deploying your application, to managing backend application tasks, everything is done effortlessly with Cloudways!

How to Choosing Password Cryptdecrypt

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It is absolutely necessary to choose a strong password to make sure that no one can decipher and decrypt your files. If you password based on a word from a dictionary or is short in length you are definitely putting yourself in a jeopardy. Anyone who would try to decrypt your files might run a dictionary check and then decrypting your files would be a matter of days. It is recommended that you use a long password containing numbers and non-dictionary characters, like “#”, “%” for example. In other words “password” is a bad choice for a password and “MN*ba5^001mqlw” is a good one.

Complexity vs. Password Length

Adding special characters to your password increases its complexity. This also makes passwords harder to hack but comes at the expense of making them harder to remember. When choosing between adding special characters or adding length to your password, longer passwords always win – they are stronger and more user-friendly than shorter passwords of greater complexity.

Picking a Passphrase

Passwords should be memorable, but not easily guessed. ITS recommends that you create a passphrase that is easy for you to memorize by combining a set of simple, unrelated words. You could simply choose words that you think of to create a passphrase; but a passphrase that is made from an unrelated series of words is inherently more secure because it is less likely to be guessed or cracked using brute force techniques.

And do not forget there rules about using the passwords:

1. Do not write your password anywhere
2. Do not tell anybody your password
3. Do not select weak password. Do not select password as a dictionary word, “12345”, “password” etc. Use digits, symbols and capital letters in the password.
4. When you choose password make sure it can not be guessed
5. If you suspect that someone might know your password change it.
6. Make sure that no one is looking over your shoulder when you enter the password.

Choosing a Strong Password

Passwords for your UNCG computing accounts are used to access many UNCG services, as well as your personal files, email, etc. So choosing a strong password and keeping it safe is important.

Longer Passwords Are Stronger

UNCG password policy requires the use of passwords between 16-30 characters. Passwords of this size may sometimes be referred to as “passphrases.” Passphrases can be easier for you to remember, while being more difficult for an attacker to guess.

In general, the longer your password is, the harder it is to be “hacked” (guessed or determined by password-hacking software). In fact, as you move from, say, an eight-character to a 16-character password, the length of time it would take a hacker to determine your password grows exponentially.