WordPress Training

16 Questions Every WordPress Website Owners Need to Ask Their Website Hosting Company

Do you update my WordPress software automatically. Do you update my WordPress themes automatically. Do you update my WordPress plugins automatically. Do you notify me when you’ve done it -or- do my UAT. What uptime scores do you offer? What is your security policy? Do you provide SSL? … What’s your downtime history? … What is your back-up policy. … Continue reading “16 Questions Every WordPress Website Owners Need to Ask Their Website Hosting Company”

UAT

UAT = User Acceptance Testing

Everyone who owns a website should have a UAT procedure that is executed each and everytime the server, software, theme, plugins are updated, to ensure the website’s appearance and functionality is still acceptable. My UAT procedure includes: Appointments: Schedule a discovery call Email: Quote | Contact Reviews: Add review | Reviews Display Blog: Blog Archive … Continue reading “UAT = User Acceptance Testing”

Jason Ashley

Looking for an Amazing Canadian Hosting Company?

Meet Jason Ashley, the owner of That Hosting Company (ThatHost.ca) who I recommend regularly for their Canadian website hosting services. Jason offers top drawer customer service and deep knowledge and experience in the website hosting space. Here is the WordPress Hosting Package I recommend for most Businesses.

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SSL CERTIFICATES: What they are, why you need them, and how to get started

With the ever- evolving development of the internet and an increase in the number of and sophistication of users, website owners should take proactive measures to insure the integrity of their site.  The easiest and most cost-effective way to do this is with an SSL certification. BASIC TERMINOLOGY AND BACKGROUND HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was … Continue reading “SSL CERTIFICATES: What they are, why you need them, and how to get started”

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Google to Make Certificate Transparency Mandatory By 2017

According to Threatpost, Google software engineer Ryan Sleevi announced that “Google is making Certificate Transparency mandatory for its Chrome web browser by October 2017.” What does this mean to you? This means that Google — the most popular website browser on the market today — could block your website from search results if you do … Continue reading “Google to Make Certificate Transparency Mandatory By 2017”

E-mail

How do I choose an e-mail address?

Many people use a combination of first and last name. Some suggestions for John Smith, President of Your Domain are: john@yourdomain.com john-smith@yourdomain.com john.smith@yourdomain.com jsmith@yourdomain.com smith@yourdomain.com president@yourdomain.com domain_president@yourdomain.com Spaces and apostrophes can’t be used. Substitute a period (.), dash (-), or underscore (_).

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Answers to your questions about WHITELISTING an email address

What does ‘whitelisted’ mean? A whitelist is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received. E-mail blocking programs, also called a spam filters, are intended to prevent most unsolicited e-mail messages (spam) from appearing in subscriber inboxes. But these programs are not perfect. … Continue reading “Answers to your questions about WHITELISTING an email address”

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What’s meant by "hits", "files", "pages", and "visits" in my web stats?

Glossary of Terms used in Webalizer usage statistics. Main Headings Hits represent the total number of requests made to the server during the given time period (month, day, hour etc..). Files represent the total number of hits (requests) that actually resulted in something being sent back to the user. Not all hits will send data, … Continue reading “What’s meant by "hits", "files", "pages", and "visits" in my web stats?”

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How do I change my hosts file?

Basically, your hosts file tells your computer where to find a particular website before it goes out to the internet to look for it. Quite often when you are developing a new website, you’ll need to change your hosts file to see the new version (this way the public can’t access it). Making changes to … Continue reading “How do I change my hosts file?”

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Five facts about hosting that you probably don’t know – but should

Every year, your business pays for hosting. Just another routine service charge, right? Wrong! You’re paying for a safe home patrolled by a security guard to protect your website, your brand and your corporate identity. Does your website live in a safe neighbourhood? Websites reside, not in cyberspace, but in a physical location, on a … Continue reading “Five facts about hosting that you probably don’t know – but should”