By default WordPress does not support webp images. Yet according to Google’s analysis, webp images can help shrink the size of your images by up to 36% thus speeding up every image download. So you probably want to get on that, eh? The trouble is some browsers, like Apple’s Safari browser, do not support webp…

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If you’ve got a website, you probably want to know how many visitors you have, how they’re getting there, and what they’re doing on your site. Enter Google Analytics. There’s non-Google options out there if you’re in the anti-Google camp, but that’s the subject of a future article. Google Analytics is an incredibly powerful tool…

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If you’re reading this, you should have already set up Google Analytics in your WordPress site. If you haven’t yet, go do that now! I’ll wait here. … Ok, so now that you’ve got that step done, we need to talk about event tracking. Event tracking can be any sort of thing you want to…

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We’re going to walk you through the essential steps to getting your new VPS ready for common hosting services. Our top 4 tips for setting up a new VPS: Hosting mail? Look up your IP reptuation! Firewalls… always firewalls DNS stuff: rDNS/PTR and Name Servers Restrict Access via ACLs (Access Control Lists / Firewall) IP…

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Our 1-Click Web Apps (Installatron) has recently updated to include an exciting new “Staging Site” feature. This will let you sync changes back and forth between your dev / live sites without the need to uninstall and clone. To begin, let’s create our staging site. First, create a subdomain (in our example we’re using “dev.websaversdemo.com”…

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Managing DNS with Plesk

Managing DNS definitely sounds like a difficult task, but don’t worry! Once you’re able to get through the highly technical sounding terminology, it’s actually pretty straightforward. I often say that DNS is a bit like an onion: There’s many layers to it, and it’s very likely that you’ll cry if you try to get through them…

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Non Profit Pricing Web Hosting Management

At Websavers we love supporting non-profit organizations and community groups in our backyard, within Canada and around the world. In our effort to be a good community partner to the Non Profit organizations we work with, we’ve long offered a 25% discount on our hosting plans for non-profit organizations. We have not extended that discount…

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