We were using Memcached for some time but had disabled it a little while ago though. We’ve now enabled Redis for our back-end object cache. While there’s a free version (Redis Object Cache) available, we’ve opted for their paid Object Cache Pro. Both are compatible with Cloudflare’s APO. While we may be tuning and adjusting… Continue reading Redis Object Caching for WordPress
Several months ago, we’d migrated from GoDaddy’s WordPress hosting to a VPS with DreamHost. Although there had been some issues with the host machine of our VPS, overall, I’ve been happy with the service provided by DreamHost. With DreamHost, we’d been using their VPS Enterprise plan along with a separate MySQL VPS. Over the last… Continue reading Migrated to DreamCompute With DreamHost
To proactively combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online, as we do allow for user-generated content (i.e. comments, posts, etc.), we automatically report CSAM to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). We’re now registered as an Electronic Service Provider (ESP) with their CyberTipline. NCMEC may send those reports to relevant law enforcement… Continue reading Efforts To Combat Online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)
Sanctions related to Belarus have been enacted by the Canadian government under the Special Economic Measures Act in response to the gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Belarus, as well as Belarus’ support of the Russian Federation’s violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, which constitutes a grave… Continue reading Access Blocked for Belarus and the Russian Federation
A new WordPress plugin, Clear Logs for WordPress Ping Optimizer, is now available. We utilize the WordPress Ping Optimizer plugin ourselves and have observed that its log can grow at an exponential rate. You could easily have thousands or more log entries in no time at all. Now though, you can tame its log with… Continue reading WordPress Plugin » Clear Logs for WordPress Ping Optimizer
In recent years, there’s been an increasing amount of people using ad-blocking software in their Web browser. But realistically, ads help us to keep the power on. There are many reasons for using an ad blocker… Wanting a cleaner or faster browsing experience to concerns about security and tracking software. We want to offer you… Continue reading On-Site Display Advertising: A Necessary Evil
The migration was completed overnight. Surprisingly enough, it all went smoothly. That is, once DreamHost had gotten everything provisioned. Given that we utilize Cloudflare, DNS should be well propagated by this point, and nobody should be hitting the old GoDaddy server. If you’re reading this post, you’ve found your way to our new DreamHost VPS.
Over the coming days, the Web site will be placed into Maintenance Mode for a brief period. We’re migrating from GoDaddy shared hosting to a DreamHost VPS. We’re just waiting on DreamHost to complete/provision our order for the new server. Now, we don’t have a specific date/time for the migration as we’re awaiting provisioning. We’ll… Continue reading Migration to New Web Host