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Brief Overview Of ‘Managed’ Hosting Concepts

The question is becoming more common: what does the “managed” in “managed web hosting” actually mean? Interestingly, the answer often varies greatly, depending on the web hosting company that happens to be using the term. However, there is a strong chance that if you are reading this, you’ve used some type of “managed” hosting in […]

Nginx Server Block For WordPress Websites

Up until a few years ago, installing WordPress on an Nginx server still tended to be a little bit janky. In the early days, many websites were forced to deal with ugly permalink schemes that included the “/index.php/” root in every single link. Even after that hurdle was eliminated, other issues existed such as poor […]

Nginx Configuration, Optimization For WordPress

Nginx is taking over the internet, literally. The top 1000 websites measured by Alexa are nearly all running on Nginx as the days of Apache (with cPanel, usually) server dominance quickly come to an end. The truth about modern web servers like Nginx is that they don’t really need to be “optimized” very much. In […]

We Actually Use WordPress!

Do you ever check to see if a company uses their own products? I sure do. Whether its a local coffee shop whose staff only seems to drink coffee from the Starbucks located across the street, or a web hosting company who seems to “sell” technology to their customers that they don’t even use themselves… […]

SEO is dead. (Long live SEO… a case study.)

For the past 3 to 4 months, I’ve been running an experiment on the largest freelancing website in the world, oDesk, focused entirely on one thing: website loading speed. Specifically, I sought out clients who were in the market for website migrations, security improvements, SSL certificates, and on-site optimization services, and offered them the following […]

Stop Playing Webmaster (Hire A Developer, Damnit)

By far the biggest source of annoyance for me in the WordPress community is the vast divide between smart services that add value to the web, and cheeky services whose only goal is to make a quick profit. In nearly all cases, these “cheeky” services are aimed at up-and-coming site owners, who have browsed enough […]

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