Server SSL Certificates Renewed With Increased Security

We just renewed our shared wildcard certificates for all our servers, protecting your web sites without requiring you to purchase a separate SSL certificate for every domain you have. We also increased the security of our SSL certificates – for the technically minded, this means they are now paired with a key file of double the bit length, encrypting the key using 2048 bits up from 1024 bits we previously used.  

Today's 3 fav WordPress plug-ins

I came across these three plug-ins, and thought I’d share them. First up, a great IE 6 warning plug-in. IE6 needs to die.. and this plug-in can help warn the ignorant: Shockingly Big IE6 Warning From The Shockingly Big IE6 Warning is a plugin that shows a warning message alerting the user why it is bad to use IE6, the security risk and the bad compatibility of Web Standards. You can choose from 3 types of warning: TOP, a discreet top bar FULL, a fullscreen warning…

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How to set WordPress to stop prompting for FTP info

It’s pretty simple… just edit your WordPress wp-config.php file, adding the following lines: //* FTP login credentials to stop WordPress asking for FTP details * define(‘FTP_HOST’, ‘’); define(‘FTP_USER’, ‘Your_FTP_Username’); define(‘FTP_PASS’, ‘Your_FTP_password’); //*If you can use SFTP SSL connection set this to true* define(‘FTP_SSL’, true);

WordPress DB Optimization Made Easy

Update: I located a WordPress plug-in that can be scheduled to automate your database optimization: Many WordPress customers ask about their database disk use, or their disk quota in general, because they are getting warning emails, or having performance issues with their site. Many times, the cause of a large database has to do with overhead in the database that hasn’t been cleaned out in a while. Overhead is caused by deleting lots of records often, and the tables become fragmented. Optimization cleans up…

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Affiliate Marketing Guide

Press Wizards Hosting Affiliate Marketing Guide The Press Wizards Hosting Affiliate Marketing Guide will help you market our services through your affiliate link to your visitors. It offers tips on how to better set up and promote your affiliate link both on and off your site. It also provides hints on enhancing your site to generate more traffic. Implementing suggestions from this guide can help you earn more commissions! CONTENTS: I. Marketing Tips and Promotional Efforts Emails Newsletters Welcome Letters Contests Pop-Up Windows Invoices II. Links Placement…

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WordPress Search Engine Tips

Tip #1: Host your Wordpress site yourself, not on The reason for this is because a self-hosted site is completely customizable, and can include additional plug-ins and other custom code that really makes a difference. The rest of the quick tips give you the most bang for your buck right out of the gate!

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