Of cPanel updates and email connection limitations.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on December 6, 2012

Fortunately, only a few of our servers yesterday were negatively effected by a cPanel update that reset our email connection limits.

Unfortunately, a few of our servers yesterday were negatively effected by a cPanel update that reset our email connection limits.

Now, we don’t want to blame cPanel. They offer a robust product and these updates were essential to closing a security gap before it was exploited. This is what good and responsible developers do and we appreciate their attention to addressing potential

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How to setup a shared photo hub using Gallery on your hosted space.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on November 28, 2012

I recently went to a wedding in Athens, GA for my brother-in-law. The wedding was held at an amazing location, a massive tin factory converted into an artists studio with large scale statues everywhere. Not only was the location something awe inspiring, but the bride and groom also hired a mobile petting zoo with goats and rabbits whose heads were bigger than mine. On top of all of this, a wedding was occurring. Needless to say, there were many pictures

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Scheduled Maintenance: gil.machighway.com

Written by Tyler Jacobson on October 2, 2012

Maintenance Window:

10/05/2012 between 9:00pm and 10/7/2012 9:00pm CST.

Impacted equipment:

gil.machighway.com

On Friday, October 5, beginning at 9 PM Central time, we will be performing necessary critical maintenance on the server “gil.machighway.com” to replace a failing hard drive. We are also using this opportunity to upgrade the server hardware as well as add an additional redundant drive to ensure disk integrity and minimize downtime in the future.

For extended times during this maintenance period the server will be offline while sites are copied to

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When is it spam? A quick guide to knowing when to mark email as spam.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on September 7, 2012

You have 3 emails in your inbox:

Message 1 You’ve received an awful joke of the day message from your cousin. Of course you have; she sends one every day.

Message 2 You’ve received some chain letter that Snopes disproved years ago but a co-worker never checks his sources before blasting out emails to his entire address book.

Message 3 Some person with an unfortunate (and likely fake) name has sent you an email telling you how to be a better lover and

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How to retrieve your forgotten passwords

Written by Tyler Jacobson on August 25, 2012

At the top of this series of posts about passwords, I encouraged you to “Go ahead and forget your passwords.”  If you followed this sage advice and did in fact forget your passwords, you will find that this leads to an inevitable problem:

You’ll have forgotten a password.

As much as we’ve trusted our computers to keep our information intact and offloaded from our soft, grey brains, we find that of the hundreds, possibly thousands of passwords we’ve created, we actually need

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WordPress hacks are becoming more common. Take these steps to protect your site.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on August 24, 2012

I love WordPress. Its ease of use, flexibility, and expandability make it my go-to whenever I’m starting a new site. But just as Voltaire once said (though we’re 80% sure he wasn’t speaking of WordPress):

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

The power of WordPress has made it one of the most popular web apps on the Internet. That popularity has made WordPress a favorite target for hackers. Over the last year we’ve seen WordPress hacks spike aggressively. If you haven’t seriously recognized

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What makes a strong password?

Written by Tyler Jacobson on August 17, 2012

In my last article, I discussed how and why it’s a good idea to use unique passwords for everything and then advised you to forget those passwords. In that article, I made note that there will be times when you need a memorable password that you don’t want to forget.

When that need arises, you’ll want to make sure that not only is your password memorable, but also unique and strong. Read on and I’ll show you how to easily create

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Go ahead and forget your passwords.

Written by Tyler Jacobson on August 9, 2012

I can’t tell you how many frustrated grumbles of “I’ve got too many passwords,” I’ve heard from customers and co-workers in my career. We all know it’s true; We’ve got passwords for our email, our control panel, our client area, our WordPress admin area, and that’s just where your MacHighway web hosting account is concerned. How much stress do we carry by just trying to remember all of the passwords in our lives, not to mention the added irritation when we

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