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Bold City Design is rated 5 out of 5.0 stars based on 11 review(s).


These guys are full of energy and great ideas.  They are local to the area and have a great reputation but also young enough to bring new technology and fresh ideas.  We had previously been working with another company on website marketing but the relationship had grown stale.  The same thing again and again and the results simply were not there.  Bold City has provided great direction and a new plan that we’re excited to see through.  I would certainly recommend them to others.

- Tess Riley


We hired Bold City to handle a marketing campaign for a newly released product we were rolling out.  We searched high and low before making a decision but the reviews & portfolio of Bold City coupled with cost considerations made this decision a no-brainer.  Bold City has been terrific crafting both an organic marketing campaign and PPC campaign to help drive our product sales.  While still in the early stages, we’re already seeing results and are looking forward to 2019!

- Tom Karol


Cabe and crew have been nothing but professional and highly organized throughout our entire website design project with them.  They had excellent recommendations in terms of content and flow of our website.  We would definitely recommend them to others.

- Mark Dawson


We LOVE Bold City.  If you’ve been searching for a web design company and afraid you’ll choose the wrong one, stop worrying!  You’ve found them.  Just don’t get too busy and forget about us :).

- Haley Walter


We’re a Jacksonville based technology company that needed to outsource a WordPress project.  A previous employee we had moved on from the company and we had nobody that understood our internal WordPress system.  Bold City really impressed me by how quickly they were able to pickup where our employee had left off.  They had several recommendations that improved our processes and made the system run better.  They were fair with pricing and will continue to be our go to company for any and all WordPress related questions or work.  Great job guys!

- Bob Turner


I’ve been working with Cabe on and off for nearly a decade.  We met on a mutual project and I’ve continued to keep him close due to his understanding of WordPress and ability to handle pretty much anything I throw at him custom development-wise.  Me being based in Canada, we’ve never actually met face to face but his communication skills are hard to find in a developer.  I don’t believe he’s ever missed a deadline and he’s always been willing to work with me to solve complex problems.  I can’t say enough about his ability to organize complex issues down to simple processes.  I’m sure Bold City follows his attention to detail and fulfillment of their promises.  I would recommend them to anybody.

- Kirby Sampson


The best of the best.  You’ve earned a client for life.  For anybody else looking, these guys know their stuff. Fast, affordable and understand that times money. 

- James McConnell


Can I give them 6 stars?!? These guys rock.  Local St. Augustine company that is always available when you need them.  If you’re looking for a great web design company you’ve just found it!

- Lucy Keller


We’re big fans of Bold City and have been since we started our website back in 2014.  Always very easy to get a hold of and give honest answers to our questions.  Fair with pricing and very reliable.  What else could you ask for?

- Mary Acumen


We had been with our previous web design company for nearly 5 years.  They were good but we didn’t feel like what they were doing was working.  We decided to make the switch to Bold City and the change of pace has been better than expected.  Great communication and bringing fresh ideas to our business and marketing.  If you’re looking to make change or starting a new business I would highly recommend Bold City.

- Jane Thomas


Trust me, your go to guys when it comes to website design.  As a general contractor, I wouldn’t call myself tech savvy.  These guys were efficient at explaining the process and delivered on every promise they made.  They know what their talking about and do great work.  Would recommend them to anybody.

- Greg Rodgers

WordPress & Amazon Lightsail – Getting Started

WordPress & Amazon Lightsail – Getting Started

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April 5, 2018

Amazon Lightsail is an intriguing new product from Amazon Web Services that I’ve been meaning to sit down a play around with for some time.  This weekend, I took the opportunity to spin up a test instance and play around with getting a WordPress site migrated over.

A little background first on Amazon Lightsail.  For starters, it is basically a really simplistic version of an EC2 instance that has become famous with Amazon.  Rather than having to do a lot of the management and server provisioning yourself, Amazon Lightsail lets you get up and running very quickly with minimum server management skills.  This tutorial will walk you through a very simplistic guide of spinning up a new Lightsail instance, getting in via SSH and then gaining access to PHPMyAdmin to upload your exported database.

Let’s jump in:

  1. Our first step is heading over to Lightsail and getting logged in.  This is done at
  2. Once we get logged in, it is time to spin up a new instance.  Lightsail provides a 30 day free trial so you can do this at no cost if you just want to play around for a bit and see how it works.  The instance usually takes about 30 seconds to create at which time Lightsail will provide you with a public IP address and username to get logged in via SSH.
  3. Once the new Lightsail instance is spun up, it will provide you with a private key for gaining access via SSH.  Download this private key onto your computer for use with your favorite SSH client.
  4. Next step is changing the permissions on your newly downloaded private key.  I work on OSX so I opened up Terminal and used the following command, “chmod 600 /Users/user/documents/privatekey.ppk” where Users/user/documents was the path to my downloaded private key.  **hint, you can drag and drop the file into terminal and it will automatically insert the path to the file.
  5. Next, following this guide, we’re going to create an SSH tunnel into PHPMyAdmin.  In order to do this, I’m going to run the following command in Terminal: ssh -N -L 2222: -i /Users/user/documents/privatekey.ppk [email protected]_IP.  A couple notes on the above: 1. I changed the port from the example guide to :2222 rather than :8888 as I have MAMP running on my computer which uses the :8888 port.  2. Make sure you change the path to your private key file accordingly as well as adding in your public_IP address and Lightsail username in the last expression.
  6. Once I’ve performed the above, I can access PHPMyAdmin at
  7. The credentials to login to PHPMyAdmin will be ‘root’ as the username and the password can be found in a file called bitnami_application_password which resides in the root folder after you login via SSH.

Overall, getting started was very simple to do.  AWS is a fantastic product but many are turned off by the complexity of server management and even just getting started.  Lightsail is a great lightweight product that I’m happy to see Amazon come out with.

I will be back with more guides on Amazon Lightsail as I jump deeper myself.  Check back for more info!

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