Author Archive for John Sawyer

How To Choose a Web Hosting Service That Works for You

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How do I choose my web host?

If you’ve done any research lately you know that choosing a web host can be quite an adventure. There are hundreds of web hosting services, each offering a myriad of options. Many of those options only make sense to techno-geeks. Many options are completely irrelevant for your situation. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and start considering only criteria that you understand, price often being one of the few.

Since I have recently been through this exercise, I thought it might be helpful to cut through the techno-speak and narrow down the options to the most important ones for most people. For that reason, I’ll provide a brief overview of the main hosting options and then focus on the one option that makes the most sense for the majority of people. Read More→

WordPress Security — If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It Before It Is

WordPress is a hugely popular content management system that started out as a blogging platform and has evolved into much more. Millions of websites are built on WordPress today with more being built every day.

As a result, WordPress security has become a large and very important issue.

WordPress is a Hacker’s Delight

John Sawyer

John Sawyer

Because of its popularity, WordPress now has a huge bulls eye on its figurative back and those with nothing more positive to do with their time are actively looking for ways to exploit security flaws.

Being in charge of WordPress security these days is like being the defensive coordinator for a football team. Not only do you have to correct the defects you know about, you have to try to anticipate what the opposing team (the so-called “Black Hats”) is going to attack next. In short, you must react to threats as quickly as possible while trying to prevent new ones. Read More→