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 […]

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 […]

WordCamp Ottawa 2014 Presentation – Website Performance Optimization

easyPress attended and sponsored WordCamp Ottawa this past weekend and I’m happy to report that it was a resounding success. The organizers did a superb job putting this event together. The sessions I attended were of very high quality and I learned a lot. My talk on performance optimization went well. Here are the slides […]

When Hearts Bleed

If you use the internet and you have a heartbeat then there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the Heartbleed bug. Since its disclosure to the general public it has captured the hearts and minds of all who care about security. Here at easyPress we’ve had to do our part to patch our software, update […]

Avoid Free Premium Plugins

One of our customers, Fabián Rodríguez, alerted us to this highly informative post written by the folks at Sucuri. Unmasking “Free” Premium WordPress Plugins The TL;DR version is this: There is no such thing as free premium plugins. These are being offered free and sometimes even for a price but the sole purpose is to […]

More About WordPress Updates on easyPress

One of the great things about hosting your WordPress website with easyPress is that we relieve you from having to worry about updates. Keeping WordPress up to date is really important because it’s a major target for malicious hackers. The reason WP is a target is because there are millions of installations across the internet […]