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We’re so excited to announce some amazing, new features of our Managed Plugin Updates service! Here’s just a few of the new features: Automatic backups and rollbacks Visual regression testing Weekly or daily update frequency (previously only monthly) Updates run outside of New Zealand business hours Real experts to help you troubleshoot WPhost Managed Plugin Updates takes the best of AI technology and adds a layer of real WordPress experts.

In our continued efforts to offer the latest technologies on our platform, we’re announcing support for PHP 7.4! As of June this year, all new sites on WPhost use PHP 7.4. Older sites are scheduled to be upgraded to PHP 7.4 on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 5AM NZDT. Sites upgrading from PHP 7.2/7.3 to 7.4 can see increases in performance and also stay up to date as previous versions

As if our plans couldn’t get any better, right? Not only do we already make it incredibly easy to enable SSL on your site, we’ve now added the ability to secure multiple domains with one Multi-Domain SSL certificate.  Multi-Domain SSL certificates (also called SAN or Subject Alternative Name certificates) give you the ability to secure all domains on your site – yes all of them! Free Multi-Domain SSL Certificates are available

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

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