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Gzip and caching with Plesk

By | Code Tweaks, IT's not Rocket Science, Optimisation, Plesk, WordPress | No Comments

This quick guide will show you how to quickly and easily make your WordPress site faster with gzip and caching. Let’s take a demo site, testing via GTMetrix shows pretty poor results. Fist things first, we install WP-Rocket, our preferred caching solution, Imagify  to optimise our images. Back to GTMetrix, things have improved but still getting a terrible score…

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Update to WordPress 4.7.2 – Now

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If you have not updated your WordPress installations to WordPress 4.7.2, you need to do so now. Three security vulnerabilities were highlighted in the release notes last week, see WordPress 4.7.2 security release however another critical security fix was disclosed yesterday, see disclosure of additional security fix in WordPress 4.7.2. In this security disclosure, an Unauthenticated Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in a REST API Endpointvulnerability was disclosed…

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How to secure SSH

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SSH provides remote access to the command line interface of your server.  Via this interface you have full control over your server the services and sites hosted on it.  If a hacker gets access to your server via ssh then they have full control – it needs to be secured. There are several ways that ssh access can be secured.  This…

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