A 5-post collection

How to convert your website to SSL for Free

I was very doubtful to learn of the new offering by CloudFlare SSL and actually procratenated on installing it until yesterday. How the heck can they offer SSL for Free without having to install certificates? Since Google ranks SSLbased sites higher than non https sites it was time to make the switch. The nice thing about this excercise I have several different website configurations: Static Website built on Foundation, Ghost, and Wordpress just to cover all the bases. Cloud Flare offers serveral different levels of SSL

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How to hide your Wordpress Login page

It appears the amount of Brute Force password attacks is increasing exponentially lately. Several of my Wordpress sites have been getting hammered almost daily without fail. Previously, we discussed how to secure your Wordpress site.  But hackers are getting clever and we must stay in front of the ball in order to keep from getting knocked out of the game. After some investigation of what I could do to block would be hackers from attacking my site I went through a list of possibilities.  Add another

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How to block Semalt.com from crawling your Wordpress site

I have noticed in all of my Wordpress sites over the last few months that a new referrer *.semalt.com keeps crawling my site. Usually I don't bother with most crawlers as they are indexing your site for the benefit of the internet right? Wrong! It appears Semalt is indexing sites to collect backlinks and keywords to deliver more powerful sneaky spam techniques to use against your sites.  Unlike most crawlers on the internet Selmalt does not follow your robots.txt file. So even if you

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Wordpress Performance Comparison Shared Hosting vs Digital Ocean

So one of my goals for 2014 was to move my website 2WheelTuesday from InMotion Hosting to Digital Ocean. Well check. It is off my To Do list. I took the migration one step further. I not only migrated to Digital Ocean but I also converted from Apache webserver to NGINX. I can honestly say I am over the moon with the performance improvement and the sheer control I have over my server now. Downside of Shared Hosting The troubling point with Shared Hosting is well

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Secure your Wordpress site before it is too late

Well it came as a shock to me to get a hacking notification from my current hosting provider InMotion Hosting when I tried to login to my other site 2WheelTuesday.com.  hocked on one hand as this is not a real active site and I only update this site every now and then.  Why in the world would someone want to hack this site? Well whatever the reason I quickly realised how vulnerable my site is and someone out in cyberspace was trying to Brute Force

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