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WordPress Hack Becoming More Common – Symptoms and Solution

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We’ve been dealing with an uptick in hacked WordPress websites lately, and they all appear to have the same symptoms. If you’ve seen these symptoms, you have probably been hacked too, unfortunately. Luckily, we will outline not only how this particular hack works but also the steps you can take to resolve it. But fair warning: most of these steps … Read More

How to Update a WordPress Domain

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If you’re thinking about changing your domain name for your existing WordPress website, you’ll need to follow some basic steps to make sure you do it right. In addition to causing delays and headaches, if you don’t do things right you could permanently ruin your search engine rankings and cause a variety of other disastrous consequences. In this guide, we’ll … Read More

Massive Increase in Russian Comment Spam | WordPress

I’m writing here because I can’t seem to find anyone else who is talking about it, but in the last week or so, I’ve noticed a massive increase in comment spam within WordPress, primarily from Russian sources. All week, clients have been reaching out to me thinking that their websites were hacked because, out of nowhere, they are seeing tons … Read More

Featured Images Won’t Save | GoDaddy Hosting

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I recently came across an interesting issue with a client website which was hosted at GoDaddy. They couldn’t seem to add or save featured images to their blog posts. When loading the media library, everything loaded extremely slowly. It seemed you could add a featured image, it was just extremely slow. The image wouldn’t quite load right but it seemed … Read More

Redirect Method Greyed-Out – Really Simple SSL Solution

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I ran into a situation today where the “redirect method” dropdown option in Settings -> General for the Really Simple SSL plugin was greyed-out. Given that there’s always a red exclamation point there, I assumed that maybe they require you to read their warning first, but actually (and confusingly), it’s entirely unrelated.   Now, call me an idealist, but obviously it should … Read More

Why Your WordPress Site is Slow on Godaddy Hosting

If you’re here, you’re probably tired of how slow your WordPress website hosted with Godaddy is. Perhaps it takes forever to even start loading the page when visiting, or maybe the backend moves like a snail, or perhaps just everything is slow. I’m here to tell you: you’re not alone! The quality of your website hosting is the #1 factor that determines … Read More

How to Retire from your WordPress Hosting Business

You’ve worked hard for years to build up a respectable WordPress hosting company and now you are thinking about settling down into a life of retirement. What do you do? Unlike if you were a salaried employee at a large company, you can’t simply accept your retirement package and move on with your life. You have clients that still need … Read More

Web Designers: Should You Consider Selling your Hosting Clients?

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Hosting WordPress websites is a lot of work. If you’re here, you already know that. From dealing with plugin conflicts to server issues and load times, it may feel like a losing battle. If you’re a website designer, you probably started hosting websites thinking it would be an easy and natural addition to your existing skillset. You already designed the … Read More

IT Companies: We’ll Buy Your Website Hosting Clients

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WordPress hosting is hard. As an IT provider, you probably thought it would be a piece of cake. After all, these servers pretty much run themselves, right? It can’t possible be harder than building PCs. If you’re here, you’ve probably realized the error of your ways, and now know that website hosting in general, and WordPress hosting specifically, are not … Read More

Anatomy of a Small WordPress Host Acquisition

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I thought it might be helpful to those interested in selling their small WordPress website hosting company to talk a little bit about what that process looks like. Having acquired two other hosts before, I know what it actually takes to establish terms of an agreement and actually proceed with the transfer of ownership and migration of clients. Note that … Read More