What is WordPress Hosting? Do I Have It? Or Need It?
Along the journey of understanding WordPress, most people start with a similar situation. They talk to a more tech-savvy person they know, that young lady tells them they need a “WordPress website.” Then they’re Googling desperately, trying to find out how they get “a WordPress.” The idea of “WordPress hosting” is nowhere on your radar and doesn’t quite make sense at that point. If that’s precisely you, welcome. If that approximates your experience, please share your exact story with us in the comments. 🙂
Choosing the Right Hosting for You: Honest WordPress Hosting Recommendations
SiteGround is 70% Off All Week
Happy Labor Day! SiteGround has bumped its sign-up discounts up to 70% for all shared hosting products through September 9th. If you’ve been needing hosting for a new project, or wanting to change hosting for yourself or a client, now’s the time.
How to Clear Your SiteGround Cache
One reason we love SiteGround is its comprehensive WordPress caching solution, SuperCacher. It sits on SiteGround’s own servers so it’s much faster and better tailored to your site than plugin-based solutions like WP Super Cache, and so if you’re using it you basically don’t need any other WordPress caching solution. This is one the great thing we love so much about SiteGround shared hosting plans.
Don’t Get Abandoned on WordPress 4.9.3
A pretty unfortunate and important issue happened when WordPress 4.9.3 was released a few days ago: it has an error that makes it impossible for WordPress to update itself again. After the error was understood, they stopped rolling out automatic updates. But that was after quite a few sites (speculatively: millions) had updated to it. That’s a problem. So, if you’re running 4.9.3 on any WordPress site, make sure that it (manually, perhaps) gets to WordPress 4.9.4. That’s crucial. Let’s explore why.
ReviewSignal Publishes its 2018 Hosting Benchmarks
Kevin Ohashi of Review Signal is a singular voice in hosting reviews. His annual Hosting Benchmarks is an immense resource of real data on how hosts actually perform, opinions and brand names aside. His just-published 2018 results are a treasure trove, with dozens of hosts analyzed by pricing tier and all kinds of load testing benchmarks. Highly recommended for data heads.
What I’m Thankful For in WordPress: 2017 Edition
This year, it’s felt like change is in the air. The WordPress landscape seems to be shifting at the small-to-medium client level, with ever-stronger competitors driving attempted innovation within WordPress, while some giant players (huge hosting companies, “everything” themes) continue to gobble up huge numbers of the worst-informed customers and the rest of the marketplace starts to crunch.
SSH Access Using PuTTy: A Guide from SiteGround
Let’s Encrypt Has Issued More than 20 Million Free SSL Certificates
What do Let’s Encrypt’s 20 active million SSL certificates have in common? They’re all free.
Free E-Book: “Speed Matters: 21 Expert Tips to an Ultra-Fast WordPress Site”
SiteGround, our longtime favorite host ever (see our SiteGround review here), just published a free e-book on WordPress site speed. I’ve looked through it, and it’s wonderful advice. “Avoid Bloated Themes,” in particular, is a great mantra for a WordPress developer—not only because of site speed. Very worth checking out!