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cpanel automated connect WordPress to uptime Robot

Uptime robot is a great tool for managing the availability of client’s websites. But it’s a bit of a drama keeping Uptime Roboto up to date if you have more than a hand full of sites. You need to add each site to uptime robot, and click the alerting options and time period. Then old […]

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I published my book – Fast WordPress Hosting – how to get the most out of your WordPress hosting

It’s 70 pages – so it’s thorough. It does get fairly technical and a bit dry, but I’ve tried to make it a friendly read. It’s available on both kindle and as a pdf download. There is some introductory pricing for June here. This book is aimed at helping you make your WordPress website faster […]

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Great plugin to show your WordPress disk usage

You need this plugin to help manager your WordPress disk usage. There are so many web hosting plans that limit your disk space usage – but generally there are no useful tools to help manage it. The hosting companies are quick to stop your web site for over usage – but they don’t tell you […]

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How to protect your online business from ransomware

I guess everyone has heard about ‘wanna cry’ ransomware – here is how to protect your business. Ransomware is this lovely virus that get’s in your computer. It encrypts (scrambles) all your documents and data. Then you get a demand to pay money. The people behind the ransomware are so smart, they can’t be caught […]

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2 seconds page load globally using WordPress website content accelerator

My client had a valuable landing page, and it was loading slow internationally. Slow enough that people let him know – it started at a load time of 12+ seconds. This is largely due to it being https, international, and he has a heavy theme with 94 assets on the page. But just installing my […]

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Why Aussie’s need to stop using Cloudflare caching

Cloudflare was a great product, and we’ve been using it, and recommending it for a few years now. Alas, we are now recommending against it’s usage. Instead of speeding up website access, Cloudflare is often slower. It seems Cloudflare have made some changes that impact Aussies and Aussie websites. To be fair, it’s not every Aussie, […]

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Stop hackers on your WordPress web site using two factor authentication.

You need to protect your WordPress website from hackers. One way the hackers get in is by password guessing. They are very good at it, and even if they don’t hack your WordPress web site – they steal away performance from real people trying to use your web site. Common mistakes: relying on WordFence plugin. […]

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wpDone Cache keeps your WordPress website running no matter what

Imagine a super librarian with an enormous brain (complete with wire rimmed glasses). The super librarian can remember any page a user reads. Every word, every picture. If another person asks for the same page – the super librarian says ‘no worries, and reads out it from memory’. If they haven’t read that page before, […]

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why you should NOT be adjusting expires and cache-control headers for pagespeed insights and on your WordPress website

Intro To Expires Headers Lots of people are onto using Google’s pagespeed insight and gtmetrix, You’ll often get a results saying some URLs need an expires header. It will be dragging down your score, and you hate the big fat F … FAIL .. Loser score you get attributed. But what do these expires headers […]

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Why is my WordPress shared web hosting breaking, my hosting company is asking me to upgrade

WordPress hosting is a complicated subject. A lot of people are wooed with low monthly prices for shared web hosting. These accounts are not usually optimized for hosting WordPress web sites. The hosting company doesn’t tell you , but the resources available to running your website are limited. When these resources run out, your site […]

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Bash command-line scripts to add standard plugins as a template for new WordPress development

Everytime you start a new project, you want a standard set of plugins. Instead of a click marathon, use a script like this   If you’re a standard user, use the following code.   for name in wp-hosting-performance-check p3-profiler advanced-cron-manager do /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/php /usr/local/bin/wp-cli.phar –skip-themes –skip-plugins plugin install ${name} /opt/cpanel/ea-php56/root/usr/bin/php /usr/local/bin/wp-cli.phar –skip-themes –skip-plugins plugin activate ${name} […]

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How to add Google Analytics stats and reports free for your WordPress website

This is mostly for less experienced WordPress folk. For WordPress site owners that are a bit new. By installing the following WordPress plugin, it will send tracking information about your web site visitors to google analytics. Then google analytics can give you back some nice graphs about your visitors. You can view these graphs on […]

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How to fix up a hacked WordPress site

So you managed to get your WordPress site hacked, here is a few options: recover a backup from before the hack occured export posts/pages, create a new WordPress install, add the plugins from wordpress.org, add your theme from somewhere clean, import pages/posts. This is a big job, and best done by someone who works everyday […]

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So another uptime robot outage report for your managed VPS WordPress hosting

Your ‘uptime robot’ report over night says you had a 30 minute outage, again. You contact support, and they five you 1 of 2 answers – ‘it seems fine’  or  ‘you’ll need to upgrade’. Sound familiar ? Surely you’ve all seen plans with 2 CPUs and 4Gb of RAM 100gb of disk space – that […]

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How to solve high load on VPS for whm/cpanel and WordPress

This is one of the real problem areas of VPS hosting. You’re given certain resources on your VPS plan to manage (CPU, RAM, disk) – managed or unmanaged – in the end it’s up to you to solve if things start to crumble performance wise. You’ll probably notice slow sites first, then uptime robot or […]

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tool to test VPS disk performance, are you getting what you paid for ?

Your VPS performance is a combination of CPU speed, memory, and disk performance. Then it’s divided by how oversold the hosting is, how noisy your neighbors are (other VPSs on the same server) It’s really hard to know if your getting what you paid for. This is a test of IOPS (Input Output per second) […]

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the hidden https slowdown no one knows about, adding 1 second to WordPress page load times, and how to fix it

So you have https enabled on your site, or you’re thinking about it. If you are selling stuff – obviously https is a must have. But if your WordPress site is largely marketing – there is the promise of better google SEO rankings for https sites, so more folk are moving to HTTPS. Before you […]

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email management options analysis for cpanel, shared and reseller hosting

There are a few ways to manage your email, they have different costs, pros and cons. The major options are: hosted by gmail with a paid account hosted by cpanel hosted by cpanel, but read by gmail redirected by cpanel There are also some related DNS and uptime issues. If you set things up correctly […]

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announcing new cpanel plugin to stop hackers writing files to WordPress websites

Everyone is always trying to stop hackers, with WordPress plugins, or 3rd party services – and the hacks still get in (and plugins are a hassle to maintain). Have you ever noticed your WordPress only got hacked when you weren’t watching ? How did they get in anyway ? And how did they write all those hacked […]

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smarter, safer, faster, more secure php for WordPress whm/cpanel webhosting

I’ve written about this before, but I have new ideas, but I’ll start with a short recap. WordPress needs to be able write to the FileSystem for things like updates, new plugins, caching. But , for a large proportion of web requests, WordPress really only needs read-only access to the filesystem. (more detail here). What […]

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how to get the https padlock icon for WordPress websites

Your trying to get your WordPress site secure. You’ve done the basics, like get a certificate, and enable https on your web server. But the darn lock icon just won’t come up. It looks something like this Then , what’s worse, some browser work with the lock icon, some don’t, some won’t even display the […]

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WordPress zero plugin, no hosting change, service for website speedup – CDN + security +caching + optimization + reliable

At wpDone we’ve come up with a solution to help those with slow WordPress websites, with smallish WordPress hosting setups. This is a real GAME CHANGER. No need to change your hosting provider. No need to install a plugin. If you have shared web hosting, reseller web hosting, or struggling with too many options for […]

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100% SLA uptime guarantee for WordPress hosting

Yes, we’re stepping up again. We 100% guarantee that your site will never go down, or we’ll give you money. We won’t make excuses about broken servers or DDoS attacks. If your site goes down, it’s our bad, and we’ll pay our guarantee. Standard web hosting, at other hosting companies,  when something goes wrong they […]

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Automatically optimized WordPress

At WPdone we believe in automating as much as possible, and obviously we believe in fast WordPress web sites. Do you spend time on every site you work on making it faster ? optimizing images optimizing images for desktop and mobile, and thumbnails adding plugins for images adding a plugin for a CDN optimizing css/js […]

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Why you should be considering a cluster for your WordPress website hosting.

Not everyone understands what a cluster is. It’s when you have 2 or more servers running your website. Something like this: Your WordPress website would run across all the servers in the cluster. A cluster is used for 2 mains reasons – for increased performance and increased reliability. Increased Performance Usually if you want your […]

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WPdone now has 1 click cpanel account transfer without whm root access

I think we’re a first in doing this. We’ve written a self service cpanel plugin, that can transfer a cpanel account from another host with 1 click. Previously you’d have to have whm root access to transfer accounts. With this plugin, you can pull a cpanel account from a web host into our staging environment […]

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Try our WordPress plugin to check how fast your WordPress website and hosting is

Our WordPress plugin will help you keep track of your website performance. It’s difficult to know how well your website is delivering its content to your users. Checking the site your self doesn’t work too well, because of caching. Even if you clear your cache the test is a little artificial. And how about how […]

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No More White Screen of Death plugin for WordPress

I am looking for feedback on my idea. You know how you get those annoying white screens of death on WordPress now and again ? And you have to check plugins, check the database, see what update has screwed what. And you may or may not have a client breathing down your neck. What if […]

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Why a multi server cluster is important for WordPress web hosting.

All shared web hosting, reseller hosting (which is the same), and VPS hosting , is based on stacking loads and loads of websites on a single physical server. Server’s have become more and more reliable over the years, and it’s common for them to run more than a few years without crashing. If a single […]

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Your slow WordPress web hosting is losing you customers

A lot of people check a few things when they are choosing their webhosting, including : price – cheaper is cool support – like when something goes wrong, there is someone to help nothing – yes, I’ll accept the hosting that comes with my website build Not a lot of people consider how the performance […]

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WordPress plugin to show how fast your WordPress website is, and your WordPress Hosting is

I hate slow web sites , and it’s a bit tough to actually know how a site is actually going. Things happen like its quick when you checked, and cached, but later when your not looking its slower, or the hosting guys server goes slower . I am thinking of making a WordPress plugin to […]

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Why you should stop using email on your WordPress hosting

Email uses a protocol called SMTP, it was invented an eon ago. It is insecure, lazy, slow and unreliable. That’s why we have so much spam. Then someone invented spam filtering. So the flow goes something like this : WordPress website -> Local SMTP server -> Remote SMTP server -> Spam Filtering (black lists) -> […]

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What small business needs to know about wordpress web hosting

The more I see wordpress webhosting the more I can’t believe how poor the industry treats clients and their websites. This is a guide, to try to help small business owners navigate quotes for wordpress hosting. Shared web hosting accounts for almost all website quotes. If they don’t say it’s shared hosting, it still probably […]

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When to step up from web hosting to VPS, dedicated or cloud/clustered ?

Shared Web Hosting Shared Web-hosting is the cheapest, bottom of the barrel hosting for wordpress out there. You get a single cpanel account, no support, and poor performance. Shared Web hosting often has 1000:1 contention ratio or worse. There is 1000 other websites trying to compete with you for server resources. I say ‘no support’ […]

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How should I choose website hosting for wordpress? wordpress website hosting EXPOSED

OK , you’ve noticed there are a HUGE amount of people willing to host your wordpress website. So how do you chose ? on price ? on referral ? ask a mate ? Here are my top tips: understand what you need understand the market a little better – and understand what you are buying […]

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Practical Small Business wordpress website security precautions

WordPress is very popular, and small business love the flexibility and features. Here is why wordpress is risky for small business  it takes years to gain the experience and skills required to actively defend a wordpress website. Now what small business owner wants to put the time and effort into learning wordpress ? blah small business […]

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