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Underneath our platform, there’s a lot of technical stuff happening to keep your WordPress sites fast, secure, and running smoothly.  We’ve been busy upgrading to the latest technologies to offer enterprise-grade infrastructure to all of our customers. WPhost’s Cloud Platform is now more scalable, more resilient, and faster than ever. New Zealand and Australian customers will see significant reductions in latency. Our performance testing shows 80-95% reductions in round-trip-time (RTT)

Last year, we wrote about Google marking all HTTP websites as “not secure”. And in July 2018, Google began marking all HTTP sites that didn’t have an SSL Certificate as not secure. Google uses over 200 ranking factors in their algorithm that it actively considers before ranking any website in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Despite knowing this, Google has very carefully safeguarded how the actual algorithms work to

WordPress 5.0, featuring the new Gutenberg editor, has officially been released! It introduces a brand new publishing experience for the WordPress platform, plus a bunch of other great benefits for your WordPress website. This isn’t like any other WordPress update. The new Gutenberg editor introduces a brand new WordPress publishing experience that’s pretty different to what you’re probably used to. It’s exciting, but there’s also a lot to think about as you get

Founded in the 1970s, The Plan Collection sells building plans online for people who want to build their own perfect homes, saving them the expense and time of working with an architect, and letting them put more resources into their dream houses. No strangers to ecommerce, they first began selling online in 2001. Despite this, in 2017 CEO Brian Toolan wanted to improve their conversion rates and turned to Inflow, a company that

Earlier than expected, Google has announced that beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP websites as “not secure”. For the past several years, Google has moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption. But soon, with the release of Chrome 68 due for release on 1 July 2018, Chrome will begin marking all HTTP sites that don’t

WPhost is excited to announce our partnership with Cloudflare, the website performance and security company. Cloudflare is a content delivery network (CDN) that increases the performance and security of every website on its network, protecting from a broad range of threats and attacks. Over 7,000,000 websites run on the Cloudflare network—ranging from individual blogs to e-commerce sites to the websites of Fortune 500 companies to national governments. Cloudflare powers almost a trillion