How to Flush Your Local DNS Resolver’s Cache

If your computer cannot reach a certain website this could be because your local DNS resolver’s cache contains an outdated record. For example, you updated your DNS records to point to easyPress but instead you are seeing your old website. This is when flushing your DNS cache will speed things up. Here’s how to do […]

Protecting a Website with Mutual Authentication

Configuring your web server to demand a client certificate provides another significant layer of armour worth far more than the 30 minutes it’ll take to enable this countermeasure. By using your own signing certificate your web server will only allow connections from clients that can produce a certificate signed by your root. Keep that root […]

Fixing RRD Database Spikes

I’ve run into this a few times but so intermittently that I forget the quick fix when it pops up again so here’s the quick solution so I don’t forget again. The issue is that once in a while some performance statistic spikes so far beyond the average that the graphs become unreadable. Since all […]

Moving Your Site to HTTPS

Maybe you read our post about how we moved the site to HTTPS. Maybe you are very concerned about the overall security of the internet and want to do your part. Or is it that Google is using site speed as a search ranking? Whatever the reasons, we’ve written this article to make it […]

Recommendation for Improving Your WordPress SEO

When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), choosing the right WordPress theme framework becomes critical. Genesis does a great job of doing all the right things for search engine optimization (SEO). You will want to add some kind of analytics tracking to your site so you can gain insight about who is visiting your […]

Choosing a Canonical Website Address

Canoni-what? Canonical is the word used to describe the one address that you want the world to go to when they look you up. The typical choices are whether or not to use www in front of your domain or not. The classic example follows: or Choosing what your canonical website address (URL) […]

The easyPress Website Moved to HTTPS Only

There’s been some hype going around about how google is now ranking sites a bit higher if they are served over HTTPS, also known as using HTTP over TLS (formerly SSL). I don’t believe in hype (record scratching queued) and I have my doubts that moving to HTTPS will help our SEO or SERPs. Although, […]

Automatic Development Sites

By now you may already know how we provide ultra reliability for your WordPress websites hosted on easyPress by using CNAMEs and DNS/Host monitoring. The added side benefit of this setup which provides automatic failover to redundant systems located in different data centres is that you can very easily create development sites when you request […]

Improving Reliability Using CNAMEs and Host Monitoring

Reliability has been at the core of the easyPress platform since day one. My favourite mantra here is, “fast, secure, reliable”. Reliable is third in that list but really it should be first. Reliability is the unsung hero of all well managed networks. But it’s not as sultry as performance and security. Clearly this is […]

Multisite Domain Mapping Now Included in The Steal

We are excited to announce that when you sign up for The Steal you also have the option to use domain mapping if you are building a multisite network. Domain mapping allows you to point any domain that you control to a site within a multisite network. This works both with subdomain and subdirectory multisite […]