Addressing WordPress 4.9.4 Update and Vulnerabilities

If you run WordPress sites you likely know it is critical to make sure that your software is up to date. In fact, you may have automatic updates enabled, so your site updates as soon as WordPress updates are available.  If you are running WordPress sites on a Liquid Web product such as our Storm VPS or Dedicated servers, please read on. This article contains critical information for you regarding WordPress 4.9.4 updates and action is required.

Note:

For customers on our Managed WordPress or Managed WooCommerce Hosting platforms, we’ll make sure your WordPress install is automatically updated; you do not need to take any action.

WordPress 4.9.4 is now available and addresses a bug in 4.9.3, which will cause automatic updates from WordPress 4.9.3 to fail. This means your site needs to be manually updated to 4.9.4.

Fortunately, updating your WordPress install is pretty simple (We do suggest that you take a site backup before updating, as with any software update.)

  1. Log into your WordPress admin page (www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Once logged in you should see a prompt in the WordPress dashboard, as shown below:wordpress admin dashboard update section
  2. Click on the Please update now text, which will take you to the WordPress Updates page. You can also click on DashboardUpdates, where you will be taken to the same WordPress Updates Page.wordpress update home page, click update now
  3. Click the Update Now button. The WordPress update will run, and after it completes, you’ll see the page below:wordpress 4.9.4 updated successfully

As always, our Helpful Human Support team is standing by to assist you with any questions or concerns, just open a chat, ticket, or call us and we’ll be ready. You can also find more information about this maintenance release on the WordPress.org site.

Resetting Passwords in Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange

Resetting passwords in your Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange is a painless experience with the tools available for either self-service password recovery or by having an administrator change your password for you. This tutorial will outline how to recover a lost or forgotten password in your email account. Continue reading “Resetting Passwords in Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange”

Using the Email Help Tool for Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange

Your Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange comes with a support tool with everything you need to set up your email client on desktop and mobile devices. You also have access to troubleshooting and repair information in case you run into issues during and after the webmail client setup. If you have Premium Business Email Plus, the email help tool will allow you to set up your Cloud Drive for document storage and sharing as well as learn how to use Mobile Sync for your device setups.

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Adjusting Spam Filtering in Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange

No one likes email spam, it’s a fact! There are ways to filter spam with your cPanel email, but what if you had automatic spam filtering that provided better protection and the ability to determine how it’s filtered? The answer is here with Liquid Web Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange. Once you activate your Premium Business Email or Hosted Exchange account, you have access to and control over how your spam is filtered and delivered. Let’s take a look at how it works! Continue reading “Adjusting Spam Filtering in Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange”

Adding a Mailbox in Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange

Other than the platform you get your mail on, there’s really no difference between how you add a mailbox with your Premium Business Email or Hosted Exchange email. Adding an individual mailbox is an easy process that just takes a few moments, or you can add multiple mailboxes all at one time. Continue reading “Adding a Mailbox in Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange”

Adding Multiple Mailboxes in Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange

Just like adding a single mailbox, adding multiple mailboxes at once is nearly an identical process for both Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange. Adding Multiple mailboxes comes in handy for migrating your email to Liquid Web Premium Business Email or Hosted Exchange. With just a simple spreadsheet, you can create all the mailboxes you need for your organization. Let’s take a look at how! Continue reading “Adding Multiple Mailboxes in Premium Business Email and Hosted Exchange”

What Are Domains?

Domains create your address on the internet. When you own a domain, you can tell people to go to the URL mysite.com and they will see whatever content you’ve associated with that domain. Every domain name is matched to an IP address and follows the Domain Name System (DNS).

Without a domain, every website would only be identified by the IP address. Imagine that instead of typing liquidweb.com into your web browser, you had to remember 67.43.15.214, Liquid Web’s IP address. Now imagine remembering strings of numbers for every website you ever want to visit! Continue reading “What Are Domains?”