0

I'm fairly new to hosting with Digital Ocean. I only have about 3-4 sites up currently. I've ran into a few instances where if I misconfigure something or an update goes bad, it takes down all the sites. For example, I passed a bad argument to certbot when experimenting adding a subdomain to a site, and it misconfigured the SSL for the site and when I reset apache, all my sites had 500 server errors.

I was wondering what - if any - standards/procedures there were for minimizing downing all sites when a single configuration goes wrong. If I have a typo in a virtual host and I reset apache, I don't want every site to go down in error.

Is there a way to mitigate this so it only affects the site I am messing with? If that's not possible, what are some best practices to follow to not down every site on the server?

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.