I have a personal project which I’m using python with Django and django-storages to upload my static and media files to Amazon S3, because my media files have UUID and they’re not editable on my system I wanted to have a long expiration time on it, so I could save some bandwidth but I didn’t want this on the static files which are updated more regularly when I’m updating the system.
Most of resources refer to AWS_HEADERS but it didn’t work for me. It seems it is only for boto (not boto3) after looking into boto3 source code I discovered AWS_S3_OBJECT_PARAMETERS which works for boto3, but this is a system-wide setting, so I had to extend S3Boto3Storage.
So the code that solved my problem was:
If you’re using boto (not boto3) and you want to have specific parameters only for Media classes you could use
You also need to update your django-storages settings, pay attention to the class name, on boto 3 it is S3Boto3Storage on boto it doesn’t has the 3 after Boto.
I had to decide if I would keep Wordpress, or change to a different technology as Jekyll? Or what? I have thought a lot about this and in the end I decided to use Jekyll to be honest, why? Because using something new will motivate me to study, play with something new and work more.
Have decided to work with Jekyll, I had to think about my domain, because I didn’t want to break my old wordpress blog, I want to keep it alive as a record and keep it for SEO points, but how to keep both living together on an awesome way?
I thought the ideal would be to have something that tries to access the new website and if it is not found it should redirect to the old wordpress website. But how to redirect to the old blog only when a page is not found and complying with the http status code (ie: redirecting with 301).
After some documentation reading on nginx I found you can try to proxy to a server and if it fails redirect to a new one, it seems the ideal solution for now.
I have a nginx configuration file with multiple servers, first I have a nginx wordpress configuration, this server just adds PHP-FPM to process PHP files basically with my own custom domain.
If you want to build your Jekyll blog on your own server after a git push you can use git hooks. To do it, you can extend the Deploy after git push and add this tree lines (after rm -rf), to install dependencies and to build it as production environment.
I have created a _include/force_www.html file and I’m using jekyll.environment to load it, so I’m only loading it on production.
I have explained how to push your code to your own git server and after this you may want to execute some especific functions, in my specific case I wanted my code to be builded and to release a new version, so I used post-receive hook from my repo.
Oh, it also handle multiple versions keeping the last 3 versions of the release. To do this it uses your DEPLOY_PATH and create a new folder sources on it, which will have your versions and a live folder which is a symlink to the version which is running.
After a few good years with my blog out of date, I decided to start to write again and to migrate it to Heroku since his server was with a really old stack. I decided to use Heroku, Amazon RDS as Database service and S3 as file storage (for uploaded files)
Disable all Wordpress’ extensions
Do a full backup (Wordpress, Database, Uploads, etc)