How to back up your mysql database from a Laravel 5.1 application to Amazon S3

The following steps are a summary of the instructions from https://github.com/backup-manager/laravel, specific to a Laravel 5.1 application that needs┬áto back up a mySQL database to an AWS S3 bucket. The backup-manager library uses mysqldump to perform the database dump and works well on larger databases also. First, create your bucket on AWS and create the …

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Laravel Forge for creating and managing your PHP servers

I’ve tried a few different services to manage servers in the past, such as Command.io and I’ve settled on Laravel’s Forge for its ease of use, low cost and quick responses to any Support tickets, when building or maintaining servers for clients or side projects. Forge can be used to create a server, designed for …

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Trying out Laravel Spark as a SaaS front end

Laravel Spark is an early alpha project from the creator of Laravel, Taylor Otwell. Spark is designed to be like a pre-built web application with user authentication, subscription plans, Coupons, Teams and Roles. These are the kinds of things that are in a typical web based application and by using Spark, a developer can save …

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