WordPress with PHP 7 – Why to Upgrade Your Server

WordPress with PHP 7 – Why to Upgrade Your Server

PHP 7 has launched in Dec 2015 and even after a full year from initial release there are websites that are still running under older versions. PHP 7 is a major change for the better.  It is a much improved version of one of the most used scripting languages and the core foundation of WordPress.  In this article I am…

What to Look for in WordPress Hosting

What to Look for in WordPress Hosting

There are lot of hosting options for WordPress from basic shared hosting to VPS and even dedicated servers but for the vast majority, hosting a WordPress site and using linux is too much work that could be spent on designing better websites and working with more customers. For those kind of users there are basically 2 choices A general shared…

WordPress Performance Testing: Why, How & Which Tools to Use

WordPress Performance Testing: Why, How & Which Tools to Use

Tons of articles written as the one guide to performance on WordPress, tons of content dedicated to the subject at hand but, what about the tools we use for measurement? The online and software tools we use are a big part of the equation. A wrong tool or improper results can lead you astray. Today we are going to do the…

How to Install Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt in WordPress

How to Install Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt in WordPress

In my previous article I explored why having an HTTPS site is better, why it was not widely adopted in the past and why it was severely limited (technology wise). This changed so rapidly with the advances in technology that having an HTTPS site now is not just a recommendation, it's a viable option for newWordPress installations. Even though many hosting…

HTTPS for WordPress: What It Is & Why It’s Becoming More Important

HTTPS for WordPress: What It Is & Why It’s Becoming More Important

So, what is this https thing that I keep seeing over and over? HTTPS name derives from Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure, the original name for the protocol is HTTP, the key letter here is the "s" in HTTPS which means secure. When you send and receive data through your browser it be done in 2 ways. Either Standard or Secured. When you visit sites…