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...]

WordPress 3.5 “Elvin”

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New WordPress Update 3.5 has been released, please update asap.We've updated several of our sites with no issues. But as always, please be sure to run a backup of your site prior to upgrading, just in case! It’s the most wonderful time of the year: a new WordPress release is available and chock-full of goodies to delight bloggers and developers alike. We’re calling this one “Elvin” in honor of drummer Elvin Jones, who played with John Coltrane in addition to many others.If you’ve been … [Read more...]

Weekend Service Outages – 11/25/2012

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Yesterday and today there has been a full service/network outage across all our systems, as well as many others. The problems are based out of our network data-center in Texas, and are out of our control.So far it looks like it has been resolved. *fingers crossed* But there still might be a few hosting clients that are not able to access their sites even though the servers are back up and running.If you are not able to access your site, please read over this blog post and run the tests … [Read more...]

** Critical RFE Nameserver Updates **

We have updated our servers, and require all clients to make sure their domain's nameservers are correctly pointing to our new nameserver system.Please see the list below to find out what your nameservers should be:You can find out what server you are on, by logging in to your cPanel account, then look for "Server Name" on the sidebar panel. - … [Read more...]

Finding your Blogs Feed Url

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Here is a quick guide on finding your blogs feed urls.For more info on what rss is and what is is used for, please take a look at the guide below: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS WordPress Feeds: There are times when you want to tell someone your site's feed address or URL, or you need it to submit it to search engines and directories, many of which now accept feed URL submissions. There are four possible URLs for each of your feeds. Any of these will work. http://example.com/?feed=rss … [Read more...]

RFE Looks To The Clouds!

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How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your siteThis is a guest post written and contributed by CloudFlare.  CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with RFE Hosting!  If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.Today, … [Read more...]