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. …
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 . …