Prepare Your E-commerce Site for Traffic Surges

Prepare Your Site for Traffic Surges
Promotions, product launches, viral campaigns, and more all bring huge amounts of traffic to your site – but have you considered how that will affect the performance of your website? The worst thing that can happen during high traffic surges is a loss of revenue that results from a down website. In fact, 73% of small and medium sized businesses aren’t prepared for a sudden, 200% increase in traffic. The key to taking advantage of your incoming traffic without crashing your site is to optimize your server for high traffic loads with flexible hosting infrastructure. Use these tips to discuss how prepared your site is with your IT team and managed hosting provider. Continue reading “Prepare Your E-commerce Site for Traffic Surges”

Hosting Technology Wrap-Up: What is WordPress & How Do I Use It?

Hosting Technology Wrap Up: What Is WordPress and How Do I Use It?
The most popular CMS with Liquid Web customers, and across the industry, is WordPress Hosting. In this Hosting Technology Wrap-Up, we’ll learn how WordPress is most often used, how to install WordPress, and how to secure and enhance your existing WordPress site.
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Hosting Technology Wrap-Up: What is MySQL and How Do I Use It?

What Is MySQL and How Do I Use It?

As the most popular database server in web hosting, MySQL is utilized in every industry, from social media to ecommerce. As a database, it is used to store and organize content and data, which may be later used in the dynamic generation of websites and as the backend of web applications. In this MySQL wrap up we will learn how MySQL is used, what its main benefits are, and how to install and use the software on your server! Continue reading “Hosting Technology Wrap-Up: What is MySQL and How Do I Use It?”

KB Weekly Wrap-Up 6-12-15

Knowledge Base Weekly Wrap Up 6-12-15It’s the end of another week and we’re celebrating with a brand new KB Weekly Wrap-Up. Hopefully you’ve been checking in with our newly-designed Knowledge Base to find any helpful articles or how-to’s you might need. In this edition of the Weekly Wrap-Up, we feature instructions on how to update WordPress plugins to protect your site from security vulnerabilities, the Memcached PHP extension, Apache, how to check your MySQL version, and seven extremely useful Linux commands for beginners!
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KB Weekly Wrap-Up 6-5-15

Make sure you regularly check our Knowledge Base for help with any of your technical needs! Articles are posted daily that feature helpful how-to’s and explanations on the latest web hosting topics. This edition of our weekly wrap-up features Ansible, Django, instructions on how to delete a system user, a lesson on virtual IPs, and information on installing the PHP extension for Memcached.
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Do You Need To Upgrade Your VPS?

Try these tips before upgrading your Liquid Web Storm VPS server.
If your website isn’t performing as quickly or efficiently as you’d like, there are many ways our Heroic Support® techs can help. Oftentimes a server upgrade is required – luckily upgrading your VPS (virtual private server) is an easy process at Liquid Web. However, it is always beneficial to look into other solutions to speeding up your website before committing to an upgrade.

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KB Weekly Wrap-Up 4-24-15

Knowledge Base Weekly Wrap Up 4-24-15
Our Knowledge Base is the top resource in the industry for admins and business owners looking for helpful articles and how-to’s related to their server. Don’t forget to check in regularly because we’re posting new content all the time – this week there are fifteen articles to share! This edition of the KB Weekly Wrap-Up includes instructions for installing Pip, Squid, and Memcached on a variety of operating systems.

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Protect Your Site From WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

Protect Your Site From WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities
If you’ve been following the news, then you’re aware of the rash of vulnerable WordPress plugins that have recently been discovered. For example, previous versions of the WP Super Cache plugin were affected by a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that could provide potential attackers with access to your site. In addition, a few websites made the news after being hacked by members of the organized group of Islamic State sympathizers via a vulnerability in the FancyBox plugin. Another plugin, Yoast, was vulnerable to blind SQL injection attacks, which can lead to database breaches and possible exposure of confidential information.

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Optimize Your VPS With These Tips

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As your business or website grows or changes, it is important to remember the key role your virtual private server plays in your success. Even if your VPS seems to be running smoothly, it is always a good time to take a closer look for potential ways to optimize its performance. Often the default settings for many applications, like Apache, aren’t appropriate for performance standards. In addition, there are a few simple tips you can follow to reduce load and improve site response times, including introducing caching, taking a closer look at performance metrics, and utilizing a content delivery network.

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