Category: Featured Articles
The Featured Articles category outlines information regarding the top knowledgebase articles which showcase the most requested information our clients are looking for.
Top 10 Password Security Standards
Since ancient times, people have used passwords, which are almost ubiquitous in our personal and professional lives. Though people were expected to remember their passwords as a best practice, it is practically impossible to remember hundreds of complex passwords. Therefore, people created passwords that were easy to remember and reuse across numerous accounts. However, repeated use of the same weak passwords causes data breaches and security issues.
New User Tutorial: What is DNS?
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a powerful tool the Internet uses to know precisely where your site is located to serve it the fastest way possible. It is used to make your site load faster and more efficiently. If you want to own a successful website, properly configured DNS is necessary to ensure the satisfaction and security of your site and your users.
Top 10 Web Server Security Best Practices
How Can You Ensure Security on a Server?
It is important to secure your server to prevent data loss or security compromises. Because security is such a challenging subject for many, it often goes unheeded. Many are caught unaware when an issue arises. By following these best practices, you can significantly lower your risk of being compromised by a malicious actor.
2023 cPanel and Plesk Pricing Breakdown
In October, Oakley Capital, the parent company of cPanel and Plesk, announced a pricing increase to their current cPanel and Plesk licensing structure, which will take effect on January 20, 2023. While we understand that incremental price increases from providers happen occasionally, Liquid Web does our very best to try and limit the costs that we have to pass on to our customers.
MySQL Performance: Identifying Long Queries
Every MySQL backed application can benefit from a finely tuned database server. The Liquid Web Heroic Support team has encountered numerous situations over the years when some minor adjustments have made a world of difference in website and application performance. In this series of articles, we have outlined some of the more common recommendations that have had the largest impact on performance.
6 Steps To Installing PIP on Windows for Python
Pip is one of the best tools to install and manage Python packages. Pip has earned its fame by the number of applications using this tool. Used for its capabilities in handling binary packages over the easily installed package manager, Pip enables 3rd party package installations. Though the newest versions of Python come with pip installed as a default, this tutorial will show how to install Pip, check its version, and show some basic commands for its use. Watch the video below or review the following article for additional instructions.
How to Upgrade PHP on Windows
Performing an upgrade to PHP on Windows Server
Keeping your software and applications up to date is a crucial part of maintaining security and stability in your web hosting systems. Unfortunately, updating system components and back-end software can sometimes be a frustrating and a difficult process. However, thanks to Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer, upgrading PHP on a Windows server with IIS is as simple as a few clicks.
Choosing Your Cloud Sites Technology Setup
Standing behind our Liquid Web Cloud Sites product, are server racks full of both powerful and stable Linux and Windows servers which power well over 100,000 sites and applications. Every Windows-based package is served from these clusters that are built and optimized especially for Windows. All Linux-based packages are also served from these same brawny server clusters created and specifically optimized for Linux. We use advanced load balancing technologies to automatically detect the type of technology you are running and route each request to the proper pool of servers.
How to Install Pip on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Arguably one of the easiest tools to use for installing and managing Python packages, Pip has earned its notoriety by the number of applications utilizing this tool. Fancied for its capabilities in handling binary packages over the easy_installed packages manager, Pip enables 3rd party package installations. Though Python does sometimes come with Pip as a default, this tutorial will show how to install, check its version as well as some basic commands for using Pip on Ubuntu 16.04.
Installing WordPress using WP-CLI
WordPress has a great GUI-based installation process however some use cases call for CLI! Or, maybe you just feel more at home in a terminal, either way this article will show you how to get your WordPress site setup with just a terminal, using WP-CLI, and maybe a sprinkle of SSH.
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