It’s been quite a week and it’s only Tuesday.
I apologize up front for the issues, no matter how big or small, that you may have been experiencing this week. We do our absolute best to keep things running ship shape and problem free but there are times when all of the proper maintenance & attention to detail in the world won’t stop issues from arising. Now is one of those times. When it rains, it pours – or given that
As of the 3.5 update to WordPress, we started receiving reports from a minority of customers that some functions simply stopped working in the WordPress dashboard. Specifically, the quick edit dashboard panel was unresponsive, under Add New Post the toolbar above the text area wouldn’t populate, and, the drag and drop functionality in the Widgets dashboard simply stopped working.
Not being the developer of WordPress, we were short on answers, which is never the preferred position to be in. We like
A customer on the patty.machighway.com server had their email address compromised by a spammer. The spammer then sent several thousand messages out from patty.machighway.com which has caused the server to end up on multiple blacklists. As a result, many of our customers on that server have received bounce-back replies from servers rejecting their messages.
Once the exploit was detected, the offending email account was shut down and spam ceased to be sent from our server.
This is a very unfortunate situation and
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
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
10/05/2012 between 9:00pm and 10/7/2012 9:00pm CST.
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
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
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
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
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