DB has left the building!

DB Hurley, the innovator and visionary who ideated Mautic, has left Acquia.

According to Mautic’s community manager:

“DB left Acquia mid-February 2020. He remains Project Lead for the Mautic Community.”
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What does this mean for the future of Mautic?
What does this mean for the future of the Community?

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[Solved] Maxmind GeoLite2 & GeoIP Database Auto-Update | 2020.

If you just installed Mautic in 2020, you might have noticed the Maxmind IP lookup doesn’t seem to work anymore. That’s because Maxmind has changed the method to obtain the latest updated databases from them.
The difference is simple, now you need to provide your credentials, but it completely changes the process to update your IP database.

In this post you’ll find 5 simple steps to fix the Maxmind Geolite2 and GeoIP issue in under 10 minutes, so you can make your Mautic installation compliant with the new process and automate obtaining the Geolite2 database for your Mautic installation.

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Mautic 3 is dead, long live Mautic 3!

The good news is that after 18 months of a complete lack of movement, now Mautic 3 is alive again and kicking strong. Work started around the first week of October, right about the First Mautic Community Summit.

A new Mautic 3 concept is born, Microservices might need to wait for some time, probably a loooong time...

But it’s not all sunshine and roses. Winter is coming!

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Mautic for Agencies

Which is the Best Way to Run Mautic for Agencies?

Every so often I get requests to deploy multi-tenant Mautic setups, those requests are usually from a Marketing agency that needs to run multiple Mautic instances for their customers or their internal usage, However, multi-tenancy is very often a misunderstood and misused concept.

Multi-tenancy is an architectural approach enabling a single instance of an application to be used by multiple organizations or users, the tenants. In multi-tenant apps, there is just one code base for everyone and the separation between clients is done in that single codebase and sustained by the database.

On the other hand, Multi-instance, what I call “Replication” provides each organization with its own codebase.

Let’s analyze in detail these 2 options and find out which is the best way to run Mautic for an Agency.

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Mautic Installation: Mautic Hardware Requirements

The adequate amount of hardware resources you need for your Mautic installation will depend on the Mautic features you’ll be using.

Find out how to accurately forecast the Mautic Requirements for your next Mautic installation and prevent Mautic from running slow.

As a Mautic Ops freelancer and Systems Architect, I have encountered several perfectly OK Mautic installations that where just terribly slow (to the point of not being usable anymore) but otherwise perfectly OK, what usually happens is that the new server is dimensioned accordingly to some basic rules, like 1GB of RAM for every 10K users. This way of forecasting your Mautic hardware requirements is too simplistic and will inevitably lead you to a slow-running Mautic installation.

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Mautic Installation in 3 Simple Steps on a VPS

Simplest Mautic Installation on a VPS in 2020.

UPDATED on January, 28 – 2020 for Mautic 2.15.3

This is by far the simplest way to install Mautic on a VPS, with this Mautic Installation tutorial, you will learn how to complete the Mautic 2.15.3 installation on a Virtual Private Server (VPS) with PHP 7.2 on top of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in just about 7 minutes.

3 simple steps to install Mautic:

  1. Install the required packages like Apache and MySQL.
  2. Install Mautic and run the configuration wizard.
  3. Install Mautic Cron Jobs.
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9 Mautic Advantages Hubspot won’t provide you with

SaaS is all the rage in every industry and Marketing Automation is no exception, tools like Hubspot, Marketo, Pardot, Eloqua and many others to the count of more than a hundred MA SaaS tools!
However, SaaS tends to use a “one size fits all” service model (or better said, 3 sizes fits all), which tends to leave a big chunk of companies out of their offerings.
Your company might be one of the special outliers that don’t perfectly fit in the SaaS model. The good news is, most probably, Mautic will cover all of your needs.

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Mautic Cron Jobs

Mautic Cron Jobs – The Full Guide for 2020

Mautic cron jobs automate several repetitive tasks that Mautic needs to perform in order to run properly. Mautic Cron jobs also allow you to control the timings on each of those processes.

This is the complete and most updated guide on Mautic Cron jobs, now revisited in 2020 so you can take Mautic Cron Jobs to the top-level and automate Mautic tasks with Crontab.

This is a 3-level series about Mautic Cron Jobs, each guide is suited for users with different levels of skills: Newbie, Rookie or PRO.

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Mautic Pricing

Mautic Pricing: The Real Cost of Mautic Self-Hosted

Many companies turn to Mautic in search of a more cost-effective way to enable their organizations for the future.

Since Mautic is free to download, yeiii! One could think running it at scale could be done for free too, however, Mautic is quite a complex piece of software, and depending on your requirements, it will also need some decent hardware to run on top of.
In this post, I’ll give you details about the costs involved and how to source what you need.

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Mautic Support: Get Help from the Mautic Community

Mautic Support: How to Get Help from the Mautic Community

If you are a Mautic community user or Mautic self-hosted user, chances are you are going to need help, a lot of times…

Have you noticed how some requests seem to get a lot of attention while others seem to be ignored? Some users seem to get their questions answered fast while questions from other users go unanswered forever and finally fade into oblivion.

Also, it would seem some questions get well-thought responses while others get short answers that seem not to be helpful at all.

If you are one of those guys who’s questions tend to go unanswered, this post will help you get proper answers almost every time.

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Mautic Hosting: Mautic Self Hosted Best Practices

Mautic Hosting: Mautic Self Hosted Best Practices

Mautic will run on any server that supports PHP and a MySQL compatible database, which is little short of saying it will run anywhere, you could run it on Linux, Windows, you could run it on your phone, what the heck! you could probably run it on your smart coffee maker!

But should you? Of course not, your coffee maker runs java! hehehe.

Now seriously, which is the best platform to run Mautic? As always, it depends, so I will try to give you enough pointers for you to choose the best option for your own situation.

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