Archive for May 2017
Use rsync & WP-CLI to painlessly move a WordPress site without plugins
Moving a WordPress site from one domain to another has always been a pain, since WordPress stores hashed information based on the length of the domain name in the database. Not being bound to a single domain name is one of the things that Drupal and Joomla get right and makes it easy for developers…Read More
Surprise! WordPress 4.7.5 is here!
On the evening of May 16th, 2017 around 6:30 PM notifications began rolling in that WordPress 4.7.5 update was available. There have not been many details about the update but this is not the first time WordPress has released an update with an undisclosed patch included. WordFence, also released a statement about the release which we encourage…Read More
27 reasons to choose WordPress over SquareSpace (spoiler: they can legally steal your content)
The fine folks at WPMU have put together an exhaustive list comprising 27 Reasons Why WordPress Crushes SquareSpace Every Time. Now, we may be a little biased because we develop for WordPress, and list is geared toward developers, but site owners and content publishers should read this as well. We are not afraid to admit this: if SquareSpace fits…Read More
5/12/17: Massive Global Windows Ransomware Attack Underway
WordFence sent the following alert today: A massive global ransomware attack on machines running the Windows operating system is underway and spreading quickly. We have published a public service announcement that gives you a high level overview of the attack along with advice on how to protect yourself. Please be vigilant when opening attachments from…Read More
SononaCare, PHP7, CentOS 7, Free SSLs, Piwik and more!
Today we dropped quite a few announcements for our customers. In this blog post we will break down each point individually and go a bit more in-depth on the topics covered. SononaCare We previously performed maintenance and updates to client sites as a courtesy to our customers. The update process, however, has become complex requiring constant attention…Read More
Internal Changes to Managed WordPress Hosting
The saying often goes, “you can have security or convenience” meaning that secure things are not going to be easy to use and having things easy sacrifices security. That is very true when it comes to hosting. Technology is ever-changing and along the way some growing pains occur. This is the case with the current relationship between PHP 7 and…Read More