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Launched Sail Premium (+giveaway), Surge updates and more

Konstantin's Newsletter
Konstantin's Newsletter
Hope you all had some time off. I certainly did, and it feels good! Quite a few things on my mind over these past few weeks, mostly around Sail of course.
I published a new guide on my blog, a very simple step-by-step tutorial on getting started with Sail, exploring some of the essential features, but also touching slightly on advanced topics, like deployments.
If you haven’t had a chance to try out Sail yet, I highly recommend at least skimming over this before diving deeper:

How To Install WordPress on DigitalOcean with Sail
I’ve also officially launched our premium offering for Sail, with managed backups, uptime and health monitoring, and image optimization.
I still have some licenses to give away to early adopters, so if you tried Sail and you love it, let me know and I’ll send you a premium license.
My caching plugin Surge has been doing well too, over 700 active installs through word of mouth mostly. Roy Tanck has published a blog post about the recently added configuration feature, and spoiler alert - there’s still no configuration/settings screen.
Tweaking Surge by adding a configuration file – Roy Tanck
Finally, my usual ranting on Twitter hasn’t gone unnoticed this week. This time it’s about security, and the fact that I had to write a simple database query to get some data, but it ended up looking very long and complex, mainly because the table prefix was unnecessarily long and cryptic.
Konstantin Kovshenin
The WordPress database table prefix has never been a security feature. It's there to avoid conflicting table names with multiple installs on hosts that limit the number of databases you can have.

Having grOa4XKUgO4lLCfC3rwnE0_commentmeta is not more secure. A strong password is.
Have a great weekend ahead and stay safe!
~ Konstantin
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Ex-@Automattic, WordPress core contributor. Hosting, scaling, performance and security. I like to break servers, so that I could fix them to break them again.

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