Category: Server Stuff

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Note:  I have websites hosted at WPEngine, Kinsta, AND Cloudways. Links to these hosts are affiliate links because I believe all these options are quality hosting companies. The Players First off, all hosts being compared here do managed hosting.  This

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My site was running fine and dandy for a few years.  I made the necessary adjustments to make it compatible with PHP 7.2 and upgraded the server.  A few days later I started receiving random 502 errors. The problem apparently

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Problem I’ve been trying like crazy to get to my local website at site.dev, but I keep getting redirected to https://site.dev and of course it doesn’t work because I don’t have a SSL certificate for that domain. Solution As of

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This may be obvious to the git experts, but I am not that.  There also may be a better way to do this, but again, not a git expert. I have a git repo set up on WPEngine, but they only

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After years of not having a client get hacked, I got 2 in a few weeks.  One client (client A) has a WordPress site which I developed the theme on.  Another client (client B) was brand new, no WordPress.  Client

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Transferring where your email is hosted can be tricky.  When moving from one host to another email is usually stored with the hosting plan.  If you have bad luck with hosting companies you may want to consider hosting your email on

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Fill out the SAQ-EP if you are a normal self hosted ecommerce site that outsources their payment to a 3rd party.  Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). http://www.pci-initiative.org/content/saq-ep-partially-outsourced-e-commerce-merchants https://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/saq-a-vs-a-ep-what-e-commerce-merchants-service-providers-need-to-know-now/ Worth noting that others may interpret this differently: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21484714/is-pci-saq-a-sufficient-for-an-ecommerce-website-with-a-custom-payment-page https://pcissc.secure.force.com/faq/articles/Frequently_Asked_Question/Why-is-SAQ-A-EP-used-for-Direct-Post-while-SAQ-A-is-used-for-iFrame-or-URL-redirect Just fyi (shameless affiliate

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Common .htaccess redirects are available on github: https://gist.github.com/ScottPhillips/1721489 How nice.  I need this.

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This is not so much of a review, but more of how I came to a decision on WPEngine.  At $29/ month for the Personal plan I would not have even looked at WPEngine a year ago.  Why pay that

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Today I realized I needed a reliable web host that I can use for development purposes.  Either for demoing to clients or testing things out, it needed to be online, free (because I wouldn’t use it for production), and not

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