I use DeployHQ┬áto automatically deploy WordPress projects on Github to whatever server they need up on. DeployHQ is pretty good, but the deploys aren’t atomic. This means that, if a given deploy takes a minute and a half to perform its filesystem operations, your web server could be serving inconsistent application state for up to a minute and a half, potentially causing fatals and who knows what.

To perform a more atomic deploy, use DeployHQ to deploy your project to a deploy directory, and then run a post-deploy copy command to move your files where they need to be.

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As you can see, I’m trialling ServerPilot for managing servers. More on that later, possibly.

Hand Built is Daniel Bachhuber, an effective developer with technology leadership you can trust.

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Hit me at [email protected] with a short note about what you'd like to do.

My roots are WordPress and publishing, and I love pretty much everything related to web development (architecture, performance, security, etc.). When not working with clients, I also maintain WP-CLI (WordPress' command line interface) and other open source projects.