Integrate PostgreSQL with Netlify

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About PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a robust, open-source database engine with a sophisticated query optimizer and a slew of built-in capabilities, making it an excellent choice for production databases.

About Netlify

Netlify is the platform your developers love for building highly-performant and dynamic web sites, e-commerce stores and applications.

Want to explore PostgreSQL + Netlify quick connects for faster integration? Here’s our list of the best PostgreSQL + Netlify quick connects.

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  • Triggers
  • New Column

    Triggered when you add a new column.

  • New Row

    Triggered when you add a new row.

  • New Row (Custom Query)

    Triggered when new rows are returned from a custom query that you provide. Advanced Users Only

  • New Deploy Failed

    Triggers when a new deploy of your site has failed.

  • New Deploy Started

    Triggers when a new deploy of your site has started building.

  • New Deploy Succeeded

    Triggers when a new version of your site has successfully deployed.

  • New Form Submission

    Triggers when a form receives a new submission.

  • Actions
  • Create Row

    Adds a new row.

  • Update Row

    Updates an existing row.

  • Start Deploy

    Performs a new deploy of an existing site.

How PostgreSQL & Netlify Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose PostgreSQL as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick Netlify as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from PostgreSQL to Netlify.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of PostgreSQL and Netlify

With an estimated number of 161 million websites, WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. According to W3Techs, it has a market share of 57.9%. However, there are also other options like Joomla (7.2%. and Drupal (3.2%. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on WordPress. WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in the world. It is used by bloggers and for e-commerce sites, and it is very flexible in terms of installations and customization. At its core, WordPress uses MySQL as a database engine. When talking about databases, PostgreSQL comes to mind as an alternative for MySQL.

PostgreSQL (also known as Postgres. is an object-relational database management system. This means that it is relational, which means that data is organized in tables and rows; however, it is an object-oriented database, which means that it is also dynamic and extensible, which makes it easier to use than MySQL.

But why should you use PostgreSQL if you have already created WordPress sites with MySQL? What are the benefits of switching from MySQL to Postgres?

Integration of PostgreSQL and Netlify

“Netlify is a web hosting platform, built on top of GitHub that automates your site deployments.” – netlify.com

To integrate PostgreSQL with Netlify, the easiest way would be using a plugin called WP-CLI & Postgres Plugin. The plugin allows you to add a staging server for your website, so you can test your plugins before going live on Netlify. You could also use this plugin to back up your database into S3 storage before deploying your site on Netlify, or to restore it when needed.

Benefits of Integrating PostgresSQL and Netlify:

  • The first benefit is the peace of mind you get from knowing that you have an offsite backup of your database at all times. If anything goes wrong on your primary server, it is easy to restore your site from S3 storage.
  • You can also set up automatic backups on S3 storage throughout the day to ensure that your site is being backed up regularly.
  • Another benefit would be the ability to test your site’s plugins before going live on Netlify. You could do this by installing those plugins locally on your computer and testing them using PostgresSQL as a staging area before deploying them on Netlify, without any worry of breaking something on production. You could also do this by creating a test site on S3 storage and installing those plugins on your computer to test them out before deploying them on Netlify.

Benefits of Integration of PostgreSQL and Netlify

  • Scalability. If you have multiple developers working on the same site, using PostgresSQL allows you to scale your site easily without worrying whether your SQL query will slow down because you are trying to include too many cpumns or tables at once from the database. With PostgresSQL, it doesn’t matter how many cpumns or tables you have in your database because it handles that seamlessly. When working with MySQL, if you are querying too much at once from the database, it will slow down in performance since each query needs to be parsed individually from the server. However, when working with PostgresSQL, you don’t need to worry about that because queries are processed more quickly since they are not parsed individually from the server. Therefore, PostgresSQL scales better than MySQL when working with multiple developers on the same website.
  • Security. While working with both MySQL and PostgresSQL, there is a big difference between their security capabilities. In terms of security for WordPress sites, one thing that stands out above everything else is that Wordpress is not secure by default. This means that if you do not fplow any best practices when using WordPress, you will most likely experience some form of vulnerability attacks against your site. And even if you fplow best practices in using WordPress, there is still a chance that you will experience vulnerabilities because WordPress has over 5 million active installs and hackers continuously target sites using WordPress as a target for breaking in and changing data on the server or stealing data from users’ computers through malware attacks or phishing attacks. The best way to prevent these kinds of attacks from happening is by using a firewall such as Cloudflare or Incapsula to secure your site against attacks like these.
  • However, if you want to avoid using an external service like Cloudflare or Incapsula to secure your site against those forms of attacks, then the best way would be to use PostgresSQL instead of MySQL. To understand why this is true, let us look at how both MySQL and PostgresSQL provide security against different types of attacks by comparing them against two open source software security models called SANS Top 25 Software Security Risks and OWASP Top 10 Security Risks.

    • SANS Top 25 Software Security Risks. Both MySQL and PostgresSQL are vulnerable against most of the top 25 risks as identified by SANS Institute’s top 25 security risks list. But while looking at these two databases side by side, there are some risks that either one of them does not handle well compared to the other one. For example, in our comparison below we will see how easy it would be for someone with malicious intent to create an attack vector against each database through SQL Injection Attacks and Privilege Escalation Attacks (for MySQL. and SQL Injection Attacks (for PostgresSQL. To understand how easy it would be for someone with malicious intent to do something bad with each database through SQL injection attacks and privilege escalation attacks (for MySQL), let us look at an example scenario where we have someone who wants to change a username in order to get unauthorized access to another user’s account on our website by exploiting the lack of input validation in our PHP code for username change requests coming from users who visit our website through a third party application like Google Docs or Microsoft Excel.. In this case study we will also see how easy it would be for someone with malicious intent to create an attack vector against each database through SQL Injection Attacks and Privilege Escalation Attacks (for MySQL. and SQL Injection Attacks (for PostgresSQL. A. Scenario #1 – An attacker can easily create an attack vector in MySQL if they know what they are doing through crafting a malicious URL that contains malformed SQL code that can break into our website if users click on it accidentally or intentionally through social engineering or phishing attacks by inserting their own username instead of ours inside of the input field where they enter their username changes request in our website without us noticing it since input validation was not done on this page due to lack of good coding practices or lack of time/budget in developing this page for this purpose B. Scenario #2 – Let’s say that we try escaping our input fields properly by putting “backticks” around them using PHP code like. $new_username = "'`'$input_username`'"; Now let’s say we want to insert this value into our database after escaping it properly using PHP code like the one shown above inside a function like this one below. function update_user(. { $sql = "UPDATE users SET username`='$new_username WHERE id`=$id"; $stmt = $db->prepare($sql); $stmt->execute(); } Now let’s say that we want to bypass this code by forcing our input field into “single quotes” like this one below. $new_username = '"'$input_username`'''; Now let’s say that we bypass all of these precautions by forcing our input field into “single quotes” like this one below. $new_username = '"'$input_username'''; Now let’s say that we bypass all of these precautions by forcing our input field into “single quotes” like this one below. $new_username = '"'$input_username'''; Now let’s say that we bypass all of these precautions by forcing our input field into “single quotes” like this one below. $new_username = '"'$input_username'''; Now let’s say that we bypass all of these precautions by forcing our input field into “single quotes” like this one below. $new_username = '"'$input_username'''; Now let’s say

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    Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on November 09,2022 06:11 pm