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How to Flush Your DNS Cache

Flushing your DNS cache on your local computer can ensure that you’re pulling the most current version of a website. In this article we will review the simplest methods to flush your DNS cache for a variety of different Operating Systems. Windows 2000 / Windows XP Open up a command prompt  by clicking the Start…

How To Edit A Hosts File

In some instances you may find that you’re asked to or need to edit your hosts file. At this point you may be wondering what is a hosts file? A hosts file is a plain text file that is used to link host names to IP addresses. This article will cover how to locate and…

How To Stay Informed About Breaking Security Updates or Patches

How Do I Stay Up-To-Date With New Security Patches And Updates? One of the best ways to stay up to date with updates or security patches, is to update your server often and have a schedule to do so. Monthly updates are completely acceptable, however it’s better to run updates weekly or twice a week. This…

What Causes WordPress Out of Memory Errors

Out of memory errors in WordPress are one of the most common errors that can occur with sites running on WordPress. WordPress themes and plugins are notorious for hogging up site resources and bogging down your site, especially if you have a lot of them. Un-optimized code can also be too demanding and easily start…

Common WordPress Issues – Problems

White screen of death If all you get when you go to your site is a blank white screen, this is what’s called the white screen of death and it’s a common WordPress problem. It’s normally caused by a fatal PHP error and if you don’t have error reporting turned on, you won’t see anything…

I have Lost the Password to my Cloud/Dedicated Server

When you lose your password you have a couple of options to find or restore it to gain access and full functionality back to your server.  The two options we offer are laid out below.   Lost Password, But Still Functions This is where you have an active password that works, but cannot find it.…

Ensuring Your Website Will Load Correctly Before Updating Your Nameservers

How Can I Ensure My Website Will Load Correctly Before Updating the DNS? Transfer the necessary files you want to see to your new hosting account.  At this point, you can look at those files and how they function by adding your new hosting account’s IP address to your computers hosts file.  The host file location…

What is DNS Propagation?

DNS propagation is how long it takes for an update to the nameservers of a domain to take effect – usually between 3 – 72 hours.  This is the period of time it takes ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to spread your update throughout their caches around the world. Due to DNS caching some website visitors…

How To See If FTP Is Blocked By Your Firewall

The TCP port for FTP is normally set to 21 as a default. If you’re having trouble connecting with FTP, it may be blocked by your firewall. Check your firewall’s logs to see if it’s been blocking connecting to or from the server IP you’re trying to connect to.   To see if your ISP…

How Do I Make My Site Faster?

Tips And Tricks For Speeding Up Your Website   One of the most common questions we hear is “How do I make my site faster?” And yes, making sure your site loads fast is important for your visitors experience on the site. According to Akamai, nearly half of visitors will leave if the site’s not…