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Server Maintenance - Oct 27 Early Morning

There is some planned server maintenance being done to two of our servers on October 27, 2014 from about 3 am to 4 am. Some downtime is expected. Thank you,-Tony

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Shellshock Bash Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271)

We're Good. We've already had our servers patched. If you're concerned about this major vulnerability, here's more information: The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes (www.wired.com) Shellshock is one of the oldest known and unpatched bugs in the history of computing. But its story isn’t that unusual. Earlier this […]

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WordPress - Slider Revolution and Showbiz Pro Update Needed

Upgrade Needed for Some WordPress Websites We have identified and have sent notices out to any of our clients that have been affected by this possible vulnerability listed here: Serious Vulnerability in WordPress Plugin sold via Envato Market (marketblog.envato.com) If this affects your website, we'll let you know and specify how many Maintenance Blocks it […]

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Help With WordPress Updates/Upgrades Help With WordPress Updates/Upgrades

Professional WordPress Upgrades and Testing for a Website That Runs Smoothly Table of Contents Cost of Owning a WordPress Website Why Get a Pro? Upgrade, Test, Fix, Test Again How Many WordPress Upgrades are There Per Year? WordPress Release History (2013 – Present) WordPress Cost of Maintenance Save Money on Professional WordPress Upgrades Cost of […]

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Web5 Server Work (was: Issues on web5)

We have some issues with our web5 server that we're working through at the moment. Things should be cleared up shortly. -Tony UPDATE (06/19) 08:15 am: Websites back up. UPDATE (06/19) 10:10 am: Some problems with email still - working on it. UPDATE (06/19) 11:50 am: We encountered an issue with the web5 server earlier […]

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WordPress - All in One SEO Plugin Security Update WordPress - All in One SEO Plugin Security Update

Update Your WordPress Plugins - Especially "All in One SEO Pack" There's a great SEO plugin for WordPress called "All in One SEO Pack" and we're using it on many WordPress websites we've created. As with all software, holes are discovered. A hole was found with this software and we wanted to notify everyone about […]

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WordPress Automatic Updates for MINOR Updates Only WordPress Automatic Updates for MINOR Updates Only

WordPress Automatic Updates Starting in WordPress 3.7, automatic updates were enabled for websites/hosts that have been configured to allow this. Please remember that this is only for minor updates - not major updates. Here is what WordPress says: Updating WordPress (codex.wordpress.org) For WordPress 3.7+, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply minor and […]

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The Heartbleed Bug - Is Webstix Affected? The Heartbleed Bug - Is Webstix Affected?

OpenSSL and Heartbleed If you've seen the news about the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) and website security (the bug that somehow has its own logo), then it's something you should read about: The 'Heartbleed' security flaw that affects most of the Internet (cnn.com) We have checked with our host and our servers are NOT affected. The […]

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WordPress Automatic Updates WordPress Automatic Updates

WordPress Updates Itself Automatically Now Now, in version 3.7 and above, WordPress has added a feature where you'll automatically get updates to the core, WordPress software. Automatic Background Updates (codex.wordpress.org) For WordPress 3.7+, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply minor and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these […]

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Network Solutions Problems Network Solutions Problems

Network Solutions Outage Today There seems to be a problem today with Network Solutions. If you have a domain name, website or DNS hosted with them, you may find that your website is down. There is not a lot that can be done. If they think it's going to be an extended outage, you may […]

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