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WordPress – How to create a staging area using Softaculous

WordPress/ 18th Dec 2018/Will Cook-Martin

Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it. Updated a plugin, code, or some element of WordPress and seen the dreaded WordPress white screen of death 🙂 Even if you were wearing your sensible hat and took a backup before you made any changes, you’ve still got the pain of restoring that backup in order to […]

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WordPress How to Upgrade to PHP 7.2 safely

Tips and Guides/ 30th Nov 2018/Will Cook-Martin

There are many reasons you should be using PHP 7.2 rather than an older version, though security and performance probably top the list. In terms of security, if you are using a version prior to 5.6 this is already End of Life (EOL). In short, this means that unless you are using a hardened version […]

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LiteSpeed Coming Soon

LiteSpeed/ 02nd Oct 2018/Will Cook-Martin

Great news, we will shortly be implementing Litespeed on all our shared and reseller servers! TLDR for busy bees – Your site should be significantly faster – Your web application(s) will continue to work – There will be very little downtime – It won’t cost you any extra – You don’t need to do anything […]

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

LiteSpeed/ 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 make your WordPress site faster using Litespeed – Part 1

LiteSpeed/ 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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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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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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Resellers – How to enable Let’s Encrypt on WHM

Tips and Guides/ 11th Apr 2018/Will Cook-Martin

Putting in place an SSL certificate is vital if you want to protect your customers and maintain or improve your search engine ranking. Google recently announced that they will be marking all sites without an SSL certificate as insecure. As a reseller, you should ensure that all your customers are aware of the need to […]

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WordPress Security – Update Your Plugins

Tips and Guides/ 21st Dec 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Wordfence announced this week that they saw the largest distributed brute force campaign, since their service was setup. The WordPress security company suggests that the possible explanation for this attack, lies in the publishing of a massive database of hacked credentials on the dark web on the 5th December. On December 5th, a massive database […]

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How to move WordPress media files to CloudFlare

Tips and Guides/ 14th Dec 2017/Will Cook-Martin

We’ve already discussed integrating CloudFlare with WordPress, in a previous article. This detailed how to serve all content over CloudFlare’s network – but what if you wanted to specify what content is passed to CloudFlare and what isn’t? For example if you are using a lot of bandwidth at your hosting provider because you have […]

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