Hardening WordPress

Credit: WordPress.orgSecurity in WordPress is taken very seriously, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security precautions aren't taken. This article will go through some common forms of vulnerabilities, and the things you can do to help keep your WordPress installation secure.This article is not the ultimate quick fix to your security concerns. If you have specific security concerns or doubts, you should discuss them with … [Read more...]

WordPress.com or WordPress.org? Which One’s Right for You?

Credit: ProBlogger, Matt HooperWhen you first start looking at building your own blog, you are going to be inundated by the different options that are out there. After considering all your options, hopefully you’ll come to your senses and realize that WordPress is your best option.As a reward for all this deliberating you are now presented with one more decision. Do you choose .org or .com? And we’re not talking about your domain name. You, along with many others, might be surprised to … [Read more...]

What Does….. “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” Mean?

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We have been receiving quite a few emails from our clients on what the message "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." means. When updating WordPress, plugins, or themes, the WordPress system creates a file called .maintenance and places it in your sites root directory.It then displays the following on screen to anyone that views your site. "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute." This file will be automatically removed when … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween – 10/31/2013

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Happy Halloween from RFE Hosting! We hope everyone has a Spooky Day!  … [Read more...]

Shared hosting server system upgrades

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We upgraded our shared hosting servers to use the CloudLinux OS and would like update our clients on how the new OS is better and how it will improve performance for our clients. Standard Shared Hosting Setup In a standard shared hosting environment the resources available on a server are CPU, I/O and RAM. These resources are fully accessible to all accounts on that server and there is no hard and limit of usage of these resources. The clients are expected to share these resources equally. … [Read more...]

What are the Top WordPress SEO Plugins?

Top WordPress SEO Plugins: WordPress is a popular blogging platform utilized by numerous website owners. It boasts of helpful characteristics that make websites user-friendly and pleasant. One more great fact about WordPress is that it has many plugins that you can bring into play for search engine optimization.Plugins are extremely helpful tools for those who are not into website development and hardcore programming. There are countless plugins existing for the optimization process but you … [Read more...]

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open source (free) content management system (CMS) that is very dynamic and used more often for publishing blogs. It is used by about 15% of the one million biggest websites. Released 2003, it has been downloaded over 32 million times since its initial release.One reason WordPress is popular because of its web template system. Users can re-arrange the templates without bothering to edit the PHP or HTML code. They can switch themes easily and edit the code for more advanced … [Read more...]

What is SEO? – The Basics

What is SEO? SEO is expanded as Search Engine Optimization, which is used to improve a website's visibility within search engines. Search engines can display your site in search results based on your website's rankings within that search engine.An internet user types words in the search box. These words are actually keywords or phrases expressing their desired search. After this, the search engine shows up the websites that seem appropriate to the typed phrase or keyword, the user pays a … [Read more...]

Important RFE Shared Server Updates

This is just a quick update to those clients that do not check their email, but for some reason read our blog or check our Facebook/Twitter pages.Over the last year we have been sending out an email or 2 each month, asking and reminding all clients to check their domains hosted on our shared hosting servers to make sure the nameservers set for those domains are correct based on the server you are hosted on.It was finally time to pull the plug and retired the old servers, but there are … [Read more...]