Tag Archives: wordpress

Apache Performance: Disable .htaccess

About 3 years ago I wrote a short blog entry about the very basic Apache configuration mistakes and oversights which developers and server admins of the then $500 million dollar Healthcare.gov website made. Most shocking, were elemental oversights, as if devs were not aware of common best practices. Which brings us to another Apache performance related entry. A while […]

Best WordPress Cache Plugin: Cachify

Update July 30th 2017: Hyper Cache is now being actively developed again. Thus, it has returned as my #1 go-to WP Cache plugin.   This blog post was originally posted just over 2 years ago. WordPress Cache plugin options have changed a lot since then. As such, I’m updating this list of 5 best WordPress plugins. Three of the […]

WordPress Plugin being exploited. Delete inactive plugins

For the past few days an increasing number of WordPress websites have been infected by attackers exploiting a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin: WP Mobile Detector. The plugin with over 10,000 active installs was at one point removed completely from the WordPress repository with no patch available. However, as of today the WP Mobile Detector plugin has been patched […]

10 Easy WordPress Remote Backup Solutions

We all know how important it is to backup our data on a regular basis. Disk drives fail, databases crash, human error, hackers, hurricanes, fire, flood, you know the drill. Yet, only 6% of medium-sized companies that suffer catastrophic data loss ever recover and 51% close down within two years. With that in mind, do you have a […]