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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 Cron Jobs

Mautic 3 Cron Jobs – The Full Guide.

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 3 Cron jobs, now revisited after Mautic 3, 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, and PRO.

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Mautic 5 Demo, Instant Access to Mautic 5!

Want to take a quick peek into Mautic 5.0.3 without having to install it?

Never easier, just login to the Mautic 5 demo server by clicking on the link below. No email or registrations needed.

User: m5demo
Pass: m5demo

https://m5demo.mauteam.org

It is important to understand that this server may not be utilized for real campaigns because this server is a public server that anyone in the world can access.
The Mautic 5 Demo Server restarts itself a few times every day. All existing data will be erased at this moment.

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No Bitnami for Mautic installation.

Please Stop Using Bitnami or Cpanel to Install Mautic

Please stop using Bitnami images and Cpanel / Softaculous as a quick shortcut to install Mautic.

Mautic is still a young and rapidly evolving software with frequent releases that contain new features, with new features come new bugs.

As user of Mautic self=hosted, you will need to deal with bugs, you will have to apply patches, you will have to run updates manually and you will encounter problems related to the environment in which Mautic is installed, In order to solve those issues, you will need a basic understanding of Apache or NginX, MariaDB or a compatible MySQL database, PHP configuration, and how Linux operates.

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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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ZFS for the Cloud

The Best Cloud File System was Created Before the Cloud Existed

You know what NTFS is, that’s your windows file system, right?
You probably also know that Linux uses several different file systems, the most extended one being ext4…

Here’s the thing…. there’s an old file system called ZFS, originally designed by SUN Microsystems in 2001 and delivered for the first time as a Solaris product on 2005.
At the time, it was a very specific tool designed to serve the needs of a reduced number of companies running large pools of disks sitting in a server room.

What happened between then and now we all know, the Internet became mainstream, allowed cloud computing, then DevOps emerged and then containers exploded; as a consequence of those changes, the needs of system administrators and users alike have completely changed. What used to be a strange and relatively complex file system, tailored for very specific needs and used exclusively by just a few people, might be the best option nowadays and because it was so well architected, 15 years after it’s now shining more than ever, rapidly growing in adoption and menacing to become mainstream.

Let’s see what all the fuss is about…

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Mautic email: Which email provider is best for Mautic?

Mautic can do a whole lot of smart stuff for your email, except sending it! Mautic users have to use a third party service to send emails, in this post I’ll go over 3 different options for sending Mautic emails, the pros and cons of each and I’ll give you a final recommendation for your business type.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing the best email delivery for Mautic emails, for starters a lot of work can go into building Mautic campaigns, in those cases, the cost of sending emails will be just a small fraction of the overall spend and deliverability should be second to nothing. On the other hand, companies using Mautic to send newsletters or simpler DRIP campaigns might be more sensible to the cost of sending these emails. And finally, heavily IT bound companies might care less about pricing and will consider flexibility as the main feature to consider.

I have chosen 3 companies that will cater to each of those needs, keep reading!

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Bye Bye Joomla…

For me It’s been 13 years since I started using Joomla professionally and a couple moreyears playing with it before that (well, with Mambo).

In 2007 I even developed a free affiliates plugin for Virtuemart, Jafilia VM Affiiates, it lived for some 4 years and helped lot’s of Virtuemart shop owners increase their income (Affiliates and CPA was all the rage at the time, we called it “Viral Marketing” and it really was viral!).

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Mautic-advantages-VS-SaaS

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 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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