Website development has changed a lot, even in the last 5 years, and there are two major ways you can save money on your website. The first is re-using existing tools to get some great results; the second is keeping your site safe. Let me expand on these in the following article. The first – […]
It’s worth knowing that probably the single key performance improvement that can be done to a Magento site is to install a good caching mechanism so that website pages do not have to be recomputed regularly. These caches are often called Full Page Caches, or FPCs in abbreviated form, in Magento lingo, and are also […]
Being able to test that a website that your are having developed works on the latest version of PHP is an important step in future proofing your website and making sure that it will last a long time before needing to be rebuilt. This also enables you to keep your old website going longer by […]
In the last few weeks, a security researcher called Anthony Ferrera found a relatively serious security bug in WordPress. The bug essentially allows attacks via the WordPress database functions, which were not as secure as intended.
We find that clients sometimes run into issues with emails they send being marked as spam and being returned to them. Tracking down the reasons as to why that happens can sometimes be difficult, but using a tool called Mail Tester makes diagnosing the issue easy and helps quickly resolve the issue.
Easter Security alert: Be extra careful of phishing attacks over Easter and this week – there’s a new way of making the domains look identical to legit sites – but they’re not!
Over the last few years, there has been an evolution in the concept of SSL, with a number of initiatives aimed at making websites everywhere more secure against having their traffic “snooped” by third party organizations whose ethics you might have concerns about in the long term. Or understandably, you might just find the concept […]
Have you been blocked by the firewall? All our servers run smart firewalls, which lock people off if they keep on trying to guess your password or if they look like they are hacking into your website. This block locks out only yourself at your current location (via IP address), that is, it really […]
cPanel allows you to turn on web compression for serving your website files. What this means is that cPanel “compresses” the size of many of your site files when sending them to the browser, thus optimizing your site. For most sites, this is safe and makes things much faster – sometimes up to double the […]
One of the hardest issues to solve with broken WordPress sites is finding out what broke the website. To find the answer to this, we need to find out what was changed that broke the site. Being able to find out what changed easily and can quickly shorten a difficult investigative process – which is […]
This is a simple tip that will save you a lot of pain down the track – don’t publish your email address! What do I mean by that? I mean, don’t put your email address in clear text anywhere on the web. Not on your web pages, not on someone else’s and never in any […]