Wake up your RDS Aurora Serverless before running your migrations

When you're using an RDS Aurora Serverless DB instance with Laravel Vapor, you have the option to scale it down to zero capacity units when it's been idle. This is great for development environments -- it only takes a few seconds to come back up, and while it's hibernating, you're saving loads of money. One … Continue reading Wake up your RDS Aurora Serverless before running your migrations

Using Amazon SES with Laravel Vapor

If you are deploying your Laravel apps with Vapor, you might want to use Amazon SES as your mail driver. There are two set-up steps for SES itself: Set your domain up with appropriate SPF/DKIM/DMARC records so Amazon & email recipients know everything is on the up-and-upAsk Amazon to take your AWS account out of the SES sandbox (aka email jail) The … Continue reading Using Amazon SES with Laravel Vapor