Do you mantain your servers?

I am giving this a try now :slight_smile:

On the subject of maintaining servers, and I can’t remember if this has been suggested before, would it make any sense for Trellis to add/keep an additional playbook that runs updates and reboots?

Like ./bin/ production

That would make it easy to incorporate into a regular WordPress maintenance schedule, which I already do approximately monthly for my clients.

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It’s not uncommon for servers to be online for months or possibly a year+ without a reboot. However in today’s idea of servers being so expendable and replaceable, I think that requirement is rather moot (unless you get to work on a legacy app like I do). I would think that unless there is a security patch that’s required, or something goes wrong, these servers that Trellis provisions are more or less set and forget, and if something happens, provision another one.

I guess I just always see my servers complaining of pending updates, or “needing to be rebooted” when I ssh to them.

I haven’t actually had a problem though.


I’ve had to set myself a task to routinely check-in on my servers. Tempted to roll all my simpler Roots installs into one server, when I get the time.

Separate servers for each site saves you from the typical “bad neighbor” issues shared hosts get. Email blacklists, etc.

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Yeah I’m still weighing up the pros/cons.

For emails in particular I only use SendGrid anyway so my Trellis servers never send anything.