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How to downgrade a WordPress Plugin

Author: ; Published: Jul 16, 2012; Category: Customer Support, Managed Hosting, WordPress; Tags: ; No Comments

Generally you wanted to be on the very latest version of a WordPress plugin.

However, there are times you do need to be one or more versions behind.

So, how do you downgrade a WordPress plugin?

WordPress White Screen of Death

Author: ; Published: Jul 9, 2012; Category: Customer Support, WordPress; Tags: ; No Comments

What is the WordPress White Screen of Death?

It is when you go to your site and see just a blank, empty, white page rather than your site.

While you may not have known the name of the problem, it is something you can experience with WordPress (as well as other content management systems).

Now, let’s go over trouble shooting the issue so you can have your web site back online.

Making WordPress more secure

Author: ; Published: Jul 2, 2012; Category: Security, WordPress; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Let me share steps you can take to make your WordPress site more secure against hackers.

WordPress Updates and FTP

Author: ; Published: Jun 25, 2012; Category: WordPress; Tags: ; No Comments

Here’s a simple step you or your hosting provider can perform to allow you to have one click updates with WordPress without the need to enter FTP information.

How to help customers move to WordPress

Author: ; Published: Jun 18, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, WordPress; Tags: ; No Comments

WordPress is a full content management system which allows individuals and organizations to design their own site in a very visual way.

I would like to share how we have been helping our managed hosting customers make the move to WordPress.

Can you find high value web hosting?

Author: ; Published: Jun 14, 2012; Category: Customer Support, Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , , , ; No Comments

Quality hosting is probably harder to sell than the design services, which are more up front and obvious.

Web site design is very visual. Designers can white board, story board, and show you successful sites they have created in the past.

What can a web hosting company show you, visually, that they are unique as well as the being the company for you?

What do I need from Dynamic Net to be PCI Compliant

Author: ; Published: Jun 11, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

What are the services you need from Dynamic Net, Inc. once you’ve made the decision you want to have a fully integrated (i.e. the customer never leaves your web site) PCI Compliant hosting experience?

Maybe you’ve been one of our customers for years, and need to be PCI compliant for your eCommerce offerings. Maybe you’ve read Revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant, and decided you want care from a provider with high integrity as well as great security. Either way, you want to know the minimum requirements you need from us in order to get off the ground and become PCI Compliant.

WordFence Security – K.I.S.S. approach to WordPress Security

Author: ; Published: Jun 4, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Security, WordPress; Tags: , ; 9 Comments

Over the past 17 years, I’ve found security can often be like a full squadron of obtrusive bouncers who make you want to leave before you get within 50 yards of the door.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a WordPress security plugin which was more like Dalton (Patrick Swayze) in RoadHouse who worked to have bouncers be as inconspicuous as possible; only coming out when needed, and only using what force was necessary to get the job done?

Sucuri Malware Labs and Linux Firewalls

Author: ; Published: May 31, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, Security; Tags: ; No Comments

Daniel Cid and the Sucuri Malware Labs team do a great job at providing lists of IP addresses that can cause trouble.

Let me share with you a method to turn what they provide into a software firewall block list.

WordPress to Facebook using If This Then That

Author: ; Published: May 21, 2012; Category: WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

Publish from WordPress to Facebook using the free If this then that service

If this then that allows you to easily create and share recipes for pulling information from one area of the Internet to another.

Your site is hacked, now what?

Author: ; Published: May 14, 2012; Category: Security, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , ; 11 Comments

For almost seventeen years now, we’ve been helping individuals as well as hosting providers with hacker clean up.

Please allow me to share with you some of that experience in terms of what you should do should you find your site is hacked.

Managed Hosting – What are they managing?

Author: ; Published: May 7, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, PCI Compliance, Reseller Hosting, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

Are you being lulled into believing you are on a managed server when you rent your server from the likes of Rackspace.com and other data centers stating they are offering managed servers?

What does it really mean when a data center provider states they offer managed servers?