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If your computer cannot reach a certain website this could be because your local DNS resolver’s cache contains an outdated record.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 […]

Moving Your Site to HTTPS

Maybe you read our post about how we moved the easypress.ca 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: http://www.example.com/ or http://example.com/ Choosing what your canonical website address (URL) […]

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 […]

Do You Support Git?

Yes, we support do support git! You can “git push” your local repositories to your easyPress site just like you might do with bitbucket, github or any other git based version control system. Git branches are supported too so you can easily switch between development, staging and production. Simply upload your SSH public key to […]

Configuring Your DNS Settings for easyPress

NOTE: If you’ve chosen the option to put your new website into development mode then you only need to follow these instructions once you are ready to go live. Your unique CNAME has already been added to our DNS zone. The welcome email contains all the information you need to get started right away! Quick […]

Changing Your Database Password

We are serious about our passwords here at easyPress. You might have noticed our 23 random character passwords for your WordPress admin user we generated during the installation of your site. That’s the kind of password that will keep your site safe from brute force and dictionary attacks. The random.org site provides some tools for […]

Overage Policy

We want our customers to succeed. We want every site hosted on the easyPress platform to get torrents of traffic. We love it when we hear our customers tell us, “We just got slashdot’ed!”. These days more of our customers are saying things like, “We got reddit’ed!” or hackernews’ed. But the best part is when […]

First Steps with Your WordPress Site

Your shiny new site is ready to go, eh. Now what? I have a couple recommendations. Enable “pretty” permalinks under Settings -> Permalinks Typically “Post name” is a good option but you can choose whichever setting you prefer. The reason for doing this is two-fold. First, your URLs just look nicer and secondly your pages […]

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