Managed WordPress

  • Managed WordPressSystem Updates

    Backup systems improvement

    - by GB

    For some time now we have used our remote WordPress management system to execute database backups each night and upload these securely to Amazon S3. This has worked well, but it was not proving to be the most efficient method and there was one short-coming — only WordPress databases were backed up. There are sometimes a few instances of other databases on the server that would be nice to include in the nightly backups.

    To this end, beginning today we are using a new method to backup all MySQL databases and upload to S3 — and it’s very fast. The backups execute directly on the server, and so does not require remote calls from our WordPress management software. Additionally, the temp backup files are now stored outside the web root, inaccessible to anyone. Previously, each backup was temporarily stored in the website’s ‘wp-content’ directory and then removed after upload.  … continues

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    Client Area: My WP NET is now available — my.wpnet.co.nz

    - by GB

    We are thrilled to announce that our new client area website — dubbed My WP NET — is now live! A  lot of hard work has gone into building My WP NET to ensure that it is easy to use, looks great and integrates smoothly with our main public website.

    All existing customers have access to My WP NET now, just request a password reset and you will be sent a new password to your registered email address. If you have any problems please contact us and we’ll get you set up.

    My WP NET is a customer portal website — an account is automatically created when you purchase any of our services, you can then log in to access your hosting services Plesk Panel, pay invoices, open and manage support tickets and read helpful information in the KnowledgeBase. You can also read system status and updates.

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    WordPress 3.9 deployed

    - by GB

    After a slight delay while we finalised testing, we have now completed deploying WordPress 3.9 to all our Managed WordPress hosting customers.

    To learn more about some of the fantastic new features and changes in WordPress 3.9, check out this article on Smashing Magazine.

    Enjoy!

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    WordPress 3.7 deployed — 3.7.1 incoming

    - by GB

    No sooner had we tested and deployed WordPress 3.7 to all our Managed Hosting customers and low-and-behold — 3.7.1 is released.

    One of the main new features in (the very recently released) 3.7 is the automatic installation of security and patch updates. All our customers who have been updated to 3.7 therefore have this functionality running on their site now.

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    Security enhancement: FTPS now available

    - by GB

    We are continuing our efforts to make security improvements to our hosting systems where ever possible.

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    Reasons to use a Managed WordPress service: plugins

    - by GB

    Our new Managed WordPress service is proving to be very well timed. While WordPress is a fantastic, easy-to-use CMS that costs you $0 to use — now, more than ever, WordPress site owners are learning that it is important to keep their core WordPress software, and plugins up to date.

    Only a few weeks a go a serious security vulnerability was discovered in both of the two leading WordPress caching plugins (WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache) — both of these plugins are completely free — provided to the community at no charge by the developers, and whilst both products are very professionally developed — all software is prone to bugs and vulnerabilities. The issue was identified, and to the authors credit, both plugins were fixed within hours, and updates made available via the WordPress Plugins repository. Securi website security monitoring started detecting hack attempts targeting these vulnerabilities only a few days later.

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