Top 6 Wordpress Plugins, According To Users

By CertifiedHosting 10/03/2013

Part of the difficulty of getting your WordPress site going is knowing which plugins will be valuable to your site. After all, a lot of the reason the CMS (or blogging platform – depends who you ask) is so popular is because of those plugins, which significantly enhance your possibilities. …

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Top 5 Server Optimization Tactics

By CertifiedHosting 09/24/2013

  If you are a current or future owner of a dedicated server (whether in-house or through a hosting provider), you probably have an appreciation for hardware quality. It’s one thing to get the best server out there for your money. Once that decision has been made, it’s time to look at how you can …

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Comparing Linux To Bsd, Including A Look At Xylophones & Pantsuits

By CertifiedHosting 09/16/2013

People often choose to use dedicated servers rather than shared hosting because they want more control. One aspect of that control is choice of operating system. We find that our clients typically prefer UNIX-based systems to Windows, which is why we focus in that direction. The primary reason for …

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How-To: Hardening A Linux Server

By CertifiedHosting 09/11/2013

No one likes a soft server, unless it’s a lady handing you ice cream out of a carnival stand. How do you make your server as hard as Bruce Willis (who never eats ice cream publicly) without all the effort of having to look serious and speak gruffly? Take a look at the hardening process and some …

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Affiliates: Find Us On Cj

By CertifiedHosting 09/05/2013

Certified Hosting is now part of the Commission Junction Network If you are a CJ publisher and want to earn $100 per sale, please apply to our program. We would be super excited to work with you! We offer a dedicated affiliate team that can work directly with you to maximize your sales. …

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Win A Google Nexus 7 With Certified Hosting

By CertifiedHosting 08/30/2013

Certified Hosting is holding a raffle for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7! To enter, all you need to do is sign up. How do you sign up, you say? Enter your email address below to enter. Once you've signed up you are automatically entered to win! Each person who signs up will automatically …

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2-Minute Manual: Auto-Install With Softaculous

By CertifiedHosting 08/21/2013

We all want our businesses to be simple and fast to run. That’s why the web can be so great, after all: because it automates parts of our operations. Let’s take a look at how easy it is to install with Softaculous, one of the web’s most popular auto-installer applications. We have covered this …

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How's A Server Different From A Pc? & How Are Watches Different From Socks?

By CertifiedHosting 08/19/2013

What is the Internet? Essentially (in terms of the physical infrastructure fueling it), it's a bunch of servers that are connected together. When we type a URL into a PC, our "machine" is functioning as a client making a request to a server. The flow of information on the web, then, is basically a …

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Wild-West Frontiers To Flee Wordpress: Joomla Vs. Drupal

By CertifiedHosting 08/12/2013

Let's face it: WordPress is a big deal. According to Mashable , the CMS (content management system) is used on almost 70,000,000 sites. That's about 18% of the entire Internet. WordPress isn't just popular but has extremely high-profile users, particularly in news journalism: CNN, Reuters, and The …

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5 Tips: Security Of Your Wordpress Site

By CertifiedHosting 07/24/2013

All right, everyone. It’s time to harden your WordPress security. This issue is of the utmost importance, especially given the recent,  wide-scale botnet attack on WordPress sites . We’ll review thoughts on WordPress security from two main sources: Search Engine Journal  and WordPress itself . …

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