Just a small tip:
Automad has an awesome update functionality (under system settings).
By default CURL requires that the site uses SSL. But this can be bypassed by adding
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, 0);
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);
to the CURL option-array in update.php.