Every newbie has a lot of confusions while choosing a web hosting services for their first blog. Many of them are unable to afford costly web hosting and look for a good as well as a cheaper web hosting service. And when it comes to cheaper web hosting, shared web hosting is the best.
Web hosting for WordPress has undergone a number of changes or improvements over the years. These changes, of course, have been mostly based on the changes in the WordPress content management system and the growing needs of WordPress sites.
WP Beaches ~ Using a combination of ServerPilot and a Vultr server instance is a great solution for a Piwik server for tracking analytics. After setting up the initial Piwik install here is how you can set up the GeoIP location module set up to enable you to view visitor results from City and Country […]
WP Beaches ~ ServerPilot comes with a default firewall enabled when you connect to a droplet instance such as from Vultr or Digital Ocean, the only option you have from the ServerPilot control panel is to toggle if on or off. The actual firewall used is called UFW (uncomplicated firewall) which is a simplistic wrapper over […]
Gone are the days when running a blog was just about writing stuff and posting pictures. While blogging mostly still involves sharing personal stories, it has also become a big way for brands and businesses to engage with audiences. Thus, for small businesses, solopreneurs or freelancers working on a self-hosted blog with your own domain, […]
You’ve probably heard of WPEngine and Flywheel, two of the more popular managed WordPress hosting companies. (And there are bunches of others, too.) But you might not be familiar with Cloudways, a managed hosting company (though not specifically just managed WordPress). Cloudways does offers a lot for WordPress users, though. Many of their hosting options […]
WP Beaches ~ This guide looks at adding Cloudflare to a set up of ServerPilot and fail2ban with a WordPress jail set up. Once you start using Cloudflare as a CDN solution for your hosting, you are adding another firewall into the equation, albeit a very good one, but you may want to pass your […]
A common theme I have noticed when working with restaurant websites over the past few years is the lack of a simple-to-use theme that has a solid, functional menu system. While I have built a few custom systems for specific sites I felt like there was a gap in the marketplace for this type of […]
WP Beaches ~ ServerPilot out of the box does not have a solution to deal with brute force attacks, it does have a sister company called Heatshield which rejects IP addresses that try and constantly connect to your site, you can also do the same with the opensource fail2ban. fail2ban is an app which bans access […]
WP Beaches ~ Set up a malware scanner with LMD Maldet and ClamAV on ServerPilot and an instance like Vultr or Digital Ocean. One of the key server malware scanners is Linux Malware Detect and works very nicely scanning any Linux distribution, it keeps an updated database of known malware exploits from an updated registry. The Linux Malware […]