If you look for WordPress hosting there are many powerful solutions for a reasonable price. I’m using ServerPilot for two servers (DigitalOcean) for some time now and the performance is still amazing. In response to my ServerPilot review I got several questions and comments, why I’m not using Cloudways to host my WordPress websites. Actually I checked Cloudways…

Self-hosting your WordPress website can provide you with a great deal of freedom in how you set up and run your site. Unfortunately, that freedom comes with a cost – you have to ensure your site is protected. You will have to keep your site safe from hackers, comment spam and brute force attacks. Perhaps…

I have been building WordPress websites for customers and myself for the past 10 years. Like many other web developers, I have tried a number of different hosting companies. While I’m not really a server admin, I am able to configure a common VPS web server but am only a beginner at server optimization. I have…

Recently Google has released a new version for their free service reCAPTCHA. The new reCAPTCHA checkbox is easier to use for the “real” visitor and provides a strong validation feature. With the new checkbox it’s not necessary to enter a combination of random letters and numbers to submit some comment form. I tried the new…

This weekend was my website offline for 3 hours because my hosting provider has detected a malicious file inside the upload directory I use for some PHP upload demo on my website. This breach was (also) possible because I forgot several month ago to update a CRON job that deletes all upload files frequently. The…