Owning keyword domains isn’t helping your SEO; you’re just wasting money

Domain aliases are great tools to have in your arsenal. Whether it’s because you’ve changed your domain name, are preventing typo squatting, or just wanted to have a more memorable domain act as a redirect – there’s lots of legitimate reasons to have them. That said, there’s one really bad reason we come across all…

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How to Create a User or Contact

There’s a few reasons why you might want to create users or contacts within your Websavers account. Client Centre Contacts cannot login to manage the account and can be created for the following reasons: A) to save an alternative email address for the account owner (must use the same name as account owner), B) for accounting…

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How to add http headers using Plesk

There’s a few reasons why you might want to add custom headers on your website, however the most common reason today is to add apache or nginx security headers. Many of these headers cannot be pre-applied globally as they would directly affect functionality of some sites that rely upon functionality which these headers would restrict,…

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Free domain ID protection – what’s included?

In case you didn’t know, any domain registered with or transferred to Websavers has the option to get free ID Protection — all you must do is check the box during your order. But what is ID protection and how does it compare to the competition? Whenever you register a domain, the details of that…

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How to configure Plesk for WordPress Multisite Networks

There’s lots of great documentation on the web showing how to create your WordPress Multisite network, but there’s also lots of different ways you might want to set up that network, and so this guide is designed to help you configure Plesk to work best with the options you want. This guide assumes that the…

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How to use webp images with WordPress

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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How to add Google Analytics to your WordPress Website

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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Event Tracking with Google Analytics & WordPress

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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How to use your browser web inspector to find and resolve website problems

The browser Web Inspector tool is included with most desktop browsers. Developers use the web inspector to debug Javascript errors as well as HTML and CSS code. It can also help identify server errors and is very handy to help narrow down website problems, particularly ones like this: Tip: if you’re having issues with saving…

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Top 4 essential tips for a new VPS

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: IP Reputation This one is good to do generally, but is *mostly* only important if you’ll be hosting email. Due to limited IPv4 space, it’s inevitable…

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How to manage DNS records or domain forwarding at registrar level

This guide will walk you through everything necessary to managing your DNS records at the registrar level. Because we consider registrar level DNS management an advanced function, we’ll be expecting you to have a basic knowledge of how DNS works. This guide will only work for you if your domain is registered with us and…

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How to detect and reduce dynamic processing with WordPress

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 far more CPU and memory than do the cached requests and sometimes that…

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Managing DNS with Plesk

How to add or edit a DNS record in Plesk

Managing DNS 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 all.…

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Intro to Shell (CLI) for Plesk Linux

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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Green Web Hosting + Greenwashing

Many web hosting providers take every opportunity they can to tout just how ‘green’ their hosting is, despite frequently not having much of an environmental commitment at all. Some companies talk about how they are 100% carbon neutral, followed by how they bought “green credits” to make this happen. Others make outlandish claims stating that…

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The best ways to manage WordPress cron: wp-cron

wp-cron is WordPress’ version of a cron job and a cron job is a task that is run on a schedule, whether just once at a particular date and time or on a recurring basis, like every day at 3pm, or every hour on the 15th minute. How is wp-cron different from regular cron? Traditional…

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