So you’ve got WP Rocket, which we cover using in our Speed Up WordPress guide, and you’ve got ShortPixel which you’re using to optimize and compress your images. You might have noticed, ShortPixel has the option to convert images to WebP format – a next-gen image format with even better compression abilities. You might also…

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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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The browser console is one component of the Web Inspector tool that is included with most desktop browsers. Developers use the console to debug Javascript errors as well as HTML and CSS code. It’s incredibly handy to help narrow down problems, particularly ones like this: Errors that don’t appear immediately upon page load, but rather…

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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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how to reduce dynamic processing

Regardless of all the WordPress caching and speed optimizations you’ve applied, it’s all for nothing when it comes to the cases where your site still needs to launch dynamic PHP processes to serve some types of page requests. These dynamic processes use up more CPU and memory than do the cached requests and sometimes that…

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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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There’s a lot of Linux shell intro guides out there. There’s also a lot of intro to Plesk guides out there. But a reference guide to help you find the most common paths and command line utilities for managing your Linux VPS or dedicated server running Plesk is harder to come by. Before we get started, if…

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