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How to make your WordPress site faster using Litespeed – Part 2

Tips and Guides/ 14th Aug 2018/Will Cook-Martin

This guide is Part 2 of How to make your WordPress site faster using Litespeed, ensure you have completed those steps before continuing. Now that you have Litespeed installed and activated, let’s look at some more advanced configurations that can help with page load times, and page scores. 1 Log into WordPress 2 Hover over […]

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How to Enable WordPress Automatic Updates

Tips and Guides/ 08th Aug 2018/Jamie Hoyles

This post details how to enable WordPress automatic updates… At present I have 20+ WordPress websites online – if I were to log-in each time a security patch is released and update the core install it would take an hour each time. Thankfully Softaculous has a setting that will automate the process for me – […]

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How to make your WordPress site faster using Litespeed – Part 1

Tips and Guides/ 03rd Aug 2018/Will Cook-Martin

You may already have seen our previous WordPress Litespeed post Improve WordPress Performance with LiteSpeed Web Server. If you’ve not heard of Litespeed and you use WordPress, I’d strongly recommend you look into it. Litespeed can significantly improve both the page load times (we’ve see pages load ten times faster) and can help reduce the […]

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How to use Duplicator

Web Development & Design/ 25th Jul 2018/Jamie Hoyles

This article looks at how to use Duplicator – a popular plug-in for WordPress that allows you to copy a WordPress website and move it to a different url. The Duplicator site states the tool allows the user to ‘migrate, copy, move or clone a site from one location to another’. It is a popular […]

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TLS 1.0 being turned off

Company News/ 29th Jun 2018/Will Cook-Martin

TLS stands for Transport Layer Security, and it’s a protocol that provides privacy and a secure data link between two communicating applications. On 1st July 2018, TLS 1.0 encryption protocol will be disabled on our servers, in order to meet PCI compliance. Connections to and from servers will use TLS 1.1 or 1.2 from that […]

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Upgrade to PHP7 and Improve Page Speed

Tech Talk/ 04th May 2018/Jamie Hoyles

PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is a powerful and widely-used open source server-side scripting language which is used when composing web pages. PHP scripts are executed on the server and the result is sent to the browser as plain HTML. If you are using a cPanel account you will have PHP installed by default […]

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GDPR: Why you should keep applications up to date…

GDPR/ 27th Apr 2018/Jamie Hoyles

There are just 4 weeks until GDPR becomes law. The regulation puts an increased focus on an organisation to be secure and that they handle their customer’s data responsibly. We look at why it’s important to keep applications up to date… We’ve seen in the news this week that TSB Bank have had a major […]

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Drupalgeddon2 – All Drupal users should patch their install now

Security/ 24th Apr 2018/Will Cook-Martin

If you presently have a Drupal installation, you need to update it urgently. A botnet is currently exploiting a Drupal CMS vulnerability, by using already compromised systems to infect new machines. The botnet is exploiting the CVE-2018-7600 vulnerability, known as Drupalgeddon 2, to gain the ability to execute commands on a server running Drupal. If […]

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GDPR and UK Domain Names

GDPR/ 20th Apr 2018/Jamie Hoyles

Yesterday Nominet announced a number of changes to procedures ahead of the GDPR coming in to force from 25th May… For you, the domain registrant, nothing will change. Your domain registrations and renewals will be handled the same as before, however your details will now automatically not be shown on the Whois database unless you […]

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Documents Required for GDPR

GDPR/ 18th Apr 2018/Jamie Hoyles

As the 25th May deadline looms, you should already be well underway with ensuring your organisation / business is GDPR compliant. There are a number of documents required for GDPR that you should have in place… Further GDPR topics can be viewed on the blog. The documents required for GDPR Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) […]

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