Today a client had an excellent question; "why wouldn't a WordPress website use CloudFlare?". I try to get all my web design / web development clients (I'm also a Mailchimp Expert so my business is divided into two distinct specialities) to use to use CloudFlare and I'm so used to communicating the … [Read more...] about Why shouldn't I use CloudFlare?
If you're having a problem using VaultPress when your Website uses CloudFlare then we can help. As part of our WordPress update and backup service we use the VaultPress service by WordPress. Many of our clients also use CloudFlare which we encourage because of the various performance and security … [Read more...] about How to use CloudFlare and VaultPress together
I've written quite a bit in the past about the benefits of using a CDN to deliver your WordPress website content. The page-speed benefits (which result in SEO benefits) are quite well known but the cost benefits of using a CDN aren't as widely understood. Here is a very quick recap of CDN speed … [Read more...] about Use AWS to massively reduce WordPress hosting costs
Having your WordPress Website connected to a Content Delivery Network offers many benefits for an incredibly low price (I use Amazon CloudFront as my CDN and it costs just a few dollars per month). The biggest benefit is that content is delivered to your Website visitors from a location close to … [Read more...] about MaxCDN Unable to purge Error
Does it make a difference to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which Webhost you choose? The answer is a resounding yes; a Webhost can 'make or break' your WordPress SEO as well as make your Website easier or more difficult to maintain. Page load speed and SEO Google and Bing, the largest Search … [Read more...] about Do WordPress Hosts make a difference?
I'm super excited that Amazon Web Services (a.k.a. Amazon AWS) has opened an Edge location in Sydney, Australia (my Home city). My WordPress Website has content delivered via AWS CloudFront (a Content Delivery Network) and my domain uses the AWS Route 53 Domain Name System. Although, before the … [Read more...] about Amazon CDN served from Sydney
Microsoft (MSFT) has 'fallen off the radar' in many peoples minds. Although Microsoft is still the clear leader by far in Operating System (Windows) and Office suite (MS Office) sales, a commonly held perception is that Microsoft has lost it's way in terms of consumer products and services (MSFT is … [Read more...] about Don't count out Microsoft
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) usually significantly improves the Page load speed of your Website. Amazon, Google and other major Internet services have illustrated the negative impact of even the slightest delay in Page load times. Fortunately it's relatively simple and inexpensive to implement … [Read more...] about How a CDN speeds up your WordPress Website
Should one move their WordPress Website or Blog to a more reliable Webhost? If so, what is the best Host to use and what should one look for? Well these are questions I get asked often as a WordPress specialist and this past week I moved my Website to a far better Hosting solution. Goodbye … [Read more...] about How I got my WordPress way faster