The Switch To MediaTemple

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I find choosing a web host to be one of the most excruciating decisions to make. They all make big promises and most hide their downsides. The decision is fraught with uncertainty. This site does not use or need a lot of bandwidth. My traffic needs are quite low. It can live on an economical…

WordPress Sites Being Attacked – How to Protect Yours

A widespread attack is going on around the internet, looking for and compromising WordPress based websites. The attack method is fairly unsophisticated, but is quite powerful because of its breadth. Protecting your site against this attack is not particularly difficult, although that might change if it becomes more sophisticated. The method of attack attempts to…

What Web Browsers People Use (Stats)

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How To Upload Media Files Over 2 MB in WordPress

So you want to upload a very high resolution picture, or a sound file or a video, and wordpress keeps telling you your upload is too large. It won’t take it. Or maybe WordPress seems to be uploading it, but when it gets to the end you see a message that the file was too…

Java Security Issue

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a recommendation that everyone who can, should disable Java (not Javascript, which I wish people would not disable). It’s an interesting story because it is only the second time the DHS has asked people to remove/disable software. The previous time being a version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (big…