Automate It Already! How to Use a CDN on Your Website

Written by MacHighway Team on March 8, 2019

Learning how to use a CDN can make a huge difference for your website and your business.

If you own a website, speed matters. People expect a website to load in 3 seconds or less. If it takes between 5-7 seconds, you’re losing your audience. You’re losing potential newsletter sign-ups and potential sales.

Not to mention that search engines take site speed into account when figuring out search results.

Making a couple of simple changes to your site can help you speed it up.

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What’s Under the Hood?

Written by Chris Graves on September 11, 2014

As you’ve noticed by now, we’ve updated our look. It’s the seventh major change to our web site since we started the company in 1997.  I think it looks great, but we’ve also made changes that go far more than skin deep. The surface you see now better reflects who we are, and where we’re going. Over the last nine months we’ve made some major improvements “under the hood” that you’re already benefiting from, and coming in the next 60 days there are changes coming that

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Latest web app updates: 2-20-14 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on February 20, 2014

Make sure your web apps, such as WordPress, Joomla, and phpBB, are always updated to the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps keep your site from getting hacked.

Below is our  list of popular web apps and their latest version number. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developer’s site to ensure you’re running the latest version. If it’s been a year

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MacHighway + CloudFlare = Greater Speed & Security for Your MacHighway Hosted Site

Written by Chris Graves on February 17, 2014

MacHighway is happy to announce our new partnership with CloudFlare.

CloudFlare does two things: it accelerates your website, and protects it from hackers. Once your website is set up with CloudFlare, it loads twice as fast and is protected from a broad range of online threats. MacHighway is a certified CloudFlare Partner.

CloudFlare protects and accelerates your website.

Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network (below). CloudFlare automatically optimizes the

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Latest web app updates: 12-12-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on December 12, 2013

Make sure your web apps, such as WordPress, Joomla, and phpBB, are always updated to the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps keep your site from getting hacked.

Below is our  list of popular web apps and their latest version number. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developer’s site to ensure you’re running the latest version. If it’s been a year

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 10-31-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 31, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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Important info if you believe your MacHighway site was hacked over the weekend.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 20, 2013

We will have more information regarding the events of this weekend coming soon in an email.

Currently our support department is overwhelmed with requests, many of which we believe to be resolved at this point.

Our security team believes that we have repaired most, if not all, of the hacked sites. If your site was hacked, we ask that you perform the following steps.

1) Clear your browser cache (instructions here for most browsers) or open a new browser that you have not

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4 Top Security Plugins for WordPress 3.6

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 17, 2013

With it’s high profile and incredible proliferation as a site-building platform, WordPress is a big target for exploitation by hackers and spammers. An out of date plugin or WordPress install, or an admin password guessed through brute-force can turn your amazing site into a breeding ground for spam (both comment and email).

Luckily, you aren’t defenseless in the fight. Many plugins exist to help keep your blog safe, backed up and to notify you of needed security updates. Here are 4

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 10-11-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 11, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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Latest versions of popular web apps: 10-03-13 edition

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 3, 2013

Make sure that your web apps are always running the latest version. Quite often, updates to web apps contain essential security fixes rather than feature upgrades. Keeping your apps up to date helps to keep the server and, most importantly, your site secure.

Below are the latest versions of some of the more popular web apps. If you don’t see yours here, please be sure check the developers site to ensure you’re running the current version. If it’s been a year

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