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...]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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We have some pretty cool new things coming starting into the new year, and look forward to getting it all rolled out. One of those is something pretty big. We will be doing some heavy upgrades to our servers. This will mean faster loading sites, and more stable servers. Please check in throughout the month of January for more updates on what is to come for RFE Hosting in the coming year of 2013.All of us at RFE Hosting would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! … [Read more...]

RFE Site Additions

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Over the past few months we have been updating a few areas of our site, and have added some new pages. We have revamped and updated our Design Partners page, and have add a few new faces there: http://www.rfehosting.com/design_partners.phpThe next area we updates was our list of awesome clients we host. I wanted to display how cool and well built a lot of the sites we host are, so created a dynamic list of the sites, and screenshots of the … [Read more...]