Monday, September 21, 2015

Quick Guide: How to Setup Samba on Your Home or Office Ubuntu Server

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install samba smbclient

smbpasswd -a samba_user

you'll be prompted to enter a password

Make a backup
cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf-orig

Append the following code to the /etc/samba/smb.conf

; -----------------------------------
path = /path/to/site/
available = yes
valid users = samba_user
force user = myuser
force group = myuser
read only = no
browseable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
; -----------------------------------

Test the config

access it

service smbd reload
service smbd restart

Problem accessing Ubuntu Server Samba shared folder from Windows 8:

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Oops! We broke the one click WordPress admin login (for new sites)

A recent update of qSandbox that we've pushed a few days ago has introduced a cool glitch that prevented the auto login feature from working. So if you tried to log into your test sites from Dashboard > Admin that wouldn't work.

How to fix it?
a) Delete the test site and create a fresh one
b) Click on the Force plan reload button at the bottom on the Dashboard page.
It can take some time based on the number of tests sites you currently have.

Let us know if you're still running into any issues at


Friday, September 18, 2015

qSandbox is down

We've contacted the hosting company to see what's happening with the server.

7AM EDT: still nothing.
8AM EDT: site is back

Thursday, September 17, 2015

qSandbox Update: WordPress Site Import & Invite Users


We're super happy to announce to you that we've implemented the Site Import feature.
It allows you to import an existing WordPress Site into qSandbox with a few clicks.
All you have to do is package your site using the free Duplicator ( plugin.

[Video] Here as some examples why you might want to import your site into qSandbox

[Video] How to Import an Existing WordPress Site into qSandbox

Oh, we've also added a new feature that allows you to invite people to a given test site.
The access code is automatically included in the email.
Optionally you can chose to have WordPress accounts setup as well.

P.S 1. You have probably seen the updates from the last few months which included FTP accounts, more disk storage and much more.
P.S 2: Let us know what functionality would you like implemented into a future release of qSandbox.