This article was originally posted on August 17, 2011. It has been updated periodically since then, with the current post date matching the latest significant content changes. 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.…

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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. Traditional Linux cron jobs run at precisely the…

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In the January 2020 issue of Wired Magazine, I read author Jason Parham’s new entitled By Us, For Us: Why we should think about segregating the web and it’s some concise, powerful stuff. It starts with a brief history of black content online, particularly NetNoir Online, which was, in Jason’s words “Afrocentric culture” on the…

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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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Over the past 15 years since Websavers began, we’ve done different things for the winter holidays. We’ve sent our clients holiday cards, put up Christmas and/or Boxing Day sales, New Years sales, offered digital holiday lights be added to your website, and a few other fun things like that. This year we decided to put…

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The wordpress.com vs. wordpress.org thing can be a bit confusing. Rather than providing a long and drawn out history of the company, let’s get straight to the facts and most common related questions: What is hosted WordPress? WordPress is the software that powers the website; it’s what the owner of the site uses to make…

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Heads up for our Divi users (theme and builder plugin) as well as Extra, Bloom, and Monarch plugins. The following alert was sent out on Monday March 11th: Today some of our products were updated to patch a security issue. This issue was patched after being privately disclosed to our team by an independent security…

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WordPress 5 introduces a brand new and more powerful ‘block’ editor to the page and post editing interface that’s designed to make it easier to build pages and posts that are more complex than simple paragraph text. Rather than being limited to just text and media inserted inline, you can create column layouts and insert widget…

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I was asked recently if I could provide a step-by-step walkthrough of improving page speed scores / loading times on WordPress websites. Okay, not so recently, but I got distracted and delayed in writing this guide. That said, here it is. A real-world example of how to speed up a WordPress website using the very…

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Investing in a new website is an important decision every business owner faces. Whether you’re creating a website or renovating an existing online presence, it’s an admittedly intimidating process to choose a company with whom you’re placing your trust. The best outcome will see the highest possible return on your investment. And what business owner…

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