Let’s face it. At some point, while running your WordPress site, you will run into issues and errors and may ultimately have to ask yourself…
We have collected some of the most common questions that customers ask about our Managed WordPress Hosting platform and housed them in one place.
- How can I access the file manager?
- How do I make a site live?
- How do I make a staging/development site?
- How do I take the staging/development site live?
- What is a stencil and how can I use it?
- How can I increase my PHP limits?
- Why didn’t my plugins update?
- I migrated my site, but I only see the default install. What’s going on?
- What cache plugin should I use to speed up my site?
PHP for Windows provides users the ability to run nearly any PHP script desirable. Windows can tackle a wide range of software, from your PHP scripts to the many content management systems such as WordPress or Drupal.
Nginx is an open source Linux web server that accelerates content while utilizing low resources. Known for its performance and stability Nginx has many other uses such as load balancing, reverse proxy, mail proxy, and HTTP cache. Nginx, by default, does not execute PHP scripts and must be configured to do so. In this tutorial, we will show you how to enable and test PHP capabilities with your server.
PHP is a programming language that can run with Apache or Microsoft IIS and works with your server to execute the requests that make up your website. 88% of online sites run on, soon to be vulnerable PHP 5.X technology. At the close of this year, scheduled by Dec 31, 2018 security support will end for our dear old friend PHP 5.6, meaning bugs and security fixes will not be tended to and could lead to security vulnerabilities. Each PHP version gets supported actively for two years while the third year only gets critical security updates. Luckily, the PHP gods had smiled upon us and extended the life for just a year longer than the typical PHP version before giving us the new year deadline. For all of you developers out there wanting to know exactly what is changing, here’s a helpful migration guide from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.X.
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.
The LAMP stack is the foundation for Linux hosted websites is the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) software stack.
The Four Layers of a LAMP Stack
Linux based web servers consist of four software components. These components, arranged in layers supporting one another, make up the software stack. Websites and Web Applications run on top of this underlying stack. The common software components that make up a traditional LAMP stack are: Continue reading “What is a LAMP stack?”
https://www.liquidweb.com/kb/managing-code-snippets-woocommerce/When working on a WordPress site, especially stores, you’ll likely reach a point where you need something custom. You might want to customize something that doesn’t have a true setting in WordPress? Or, you need to add a custom hook to modify something? Or, maybe you need to customize a part of your WooCommerce store?
No matter the case, making code changes means you’ll need to know the right place to do that. In this article, we cover the best ways to get this done and some best practices.
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Behind Cloud Sites, racks full of both Linux and Windows servers power over 100,000 sites and applications. Every Windows-based page is served from clusters built and optimized especially for Windows, and every Linux-based page is served from clusters built and optimized especially 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.
This is a great example of the power of cloud computing, since you no longer have to make a hosting choice between Linux and Windows. Both PHP and .NET are included, allowing you to choose the technology you need site by site.
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Best Web Development Tools of 2017: Editors/IDEs and Package Management
The worlds of web hosting and web development are in a constant state of evolution. Every year we see design trends change, coding standards adapt and new frameworks/CMS created. With such a quick pace of change it’s easy to get lost trying to keep up.
As a web hosting company we don’t often talk about the tools used to create the web. We’re usually ultra focused on the components that enable us to server and support you; things like: server hardware, Linux, Apache and etc.
We may not support development tools, but we do want to help our customers to build amazing stuff.
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