What to buy the person who has everything? How about 1 year of hosting?

Written by Tyler Jacobson on December 13, 2013

Christmas is coming up and I’m sure there’s some hard to please budding (or active) entrepreneur on your list.

Order a MacHighway gift subscription today.

This year, why not give the gift of helping your loved one potentially reach a global audience? Web hosting is inexpensive, thoughtful, environmentally friendly (thanks to MacHighway’s renewable energy policy) and, if you purchase a gift subscription in December, 10% of the proceeds of your sale will be donated to Food Bank of The Rockies to help

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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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Scheduled maintenance on luann, sherri and terri on Friday, Dec. 13/kodos, kirk, and jasper on Monday, Dec. 16

Written by Tyler Jacobson on December 11, 2013

We know all about not crossing a black cat, but we’ve never heard anything about not doing required server maintenance on Friday the 13th. So we’re going to give it a shot.

Our technicians will be performing a MySQL upgrade on sherri.machighway.com, terri.machighway.com and luann.machighway.com on the morning of Friday, December 13 at 2:00 AM mountain time and on jasper.machighway.com, kirk.machighway.com and kodos.machighway.com on the morning of Monday, December 16 at 12:00 AM mountain time.

The window for this maintenance is 4

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** Issue on edna.macHighway.com

Written by Tyler Jacobson on December 9, 2013

I wanted to update our customers on edna.machighway.com. After several hours of searching, we’ve finally been able to identify a database error on edna.machighway.com that is causing problems with a small minority customers receiving email, as well as issues on site components that rely on MySQL to work, including some WordPress sites, forums, Joomla, etc.

Our techs are working hard to correct this issue and, as is normal with this kind of a situation, we don’t have an ETA, though we will do

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Happy Holidays! It’s the season to give (and receive)!

Written by Tyler Jacobson on December 3, 2013

Ordering a new service with MacHighway this December can help to create a profound difference in the life of someone in need.

MacHighway is proud to announce that we are donating 10% of the proceeds from all new sales to the Food Bank of the Rockies, a non-profit in our hometown of Denver, CO. As the largest private hunger-relief organization in Colorado, Food Bank of the Rockies helps to feed the 1 in 7 Coloradans in need. What’s more, 96 cents

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How long will your hard drive last? Also, did someone say Backup?

Written by Tyler Jacobson on November 12, 2013

Lifehacker has posted an interesting piece on how long your hard drive might last.

From the article: “The good news is, 80% of hard drives last at least four years. The bad news is 20% of them don’t.”

This is as good of a time as any to remind you to keep good, recent backups of your data. Having a backup is just good policy because, as this piece shows us, it’s not a question of if your hard drive will fail

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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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