How to Improve the Speed and Rank of a WordPress Website

improve-wordpress-website-speend-and-rank

WordPress is one of the most widely-used platforms to host a website. Learning how to improve the speed and rank of a WordPress website is a hot topic these days. With more and more users sharing their ideas online using CMSes, having a WordPress site that stands out is important.

improve speed and rank of wordPress website guide

There are several techniques that you can implement to increase the speed of your WordPress-based website. Fast loading pages improve the overall user experience, increase your website page views, and boost SEO ranks. Therefore, knowing how to speed up WordPress is an essential skill for any webmaster.

Without taking the right actions, you could end up with a sluggish site. That will cause you to lose repeated visitors, subscribers, and customers. In this tutorial, we are here to explain some useful techniques to speed up your WordPress website.

Read moreHow to Improve the Speed and Rank of a WordPress Website

How to Install Rocket.Chat on CentOS 8

How to Install Rocket.Chat on CentOS 8
steps-on-installing-rocket.chat-on-centos

Rocket.Chat is a free and open-source chat and messaging application built with Meteor. It is an alternative to Slack and allows you to chat with other members, make video and audio calls, create channels and private groups, share files, and folders and many more. It is self-hosted and helps your team to communicate and share ideas on desktop and mobile devices.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to deploy Rocket.Chat with Nginx as a reverse proxy on CentOS 8.

Read moreHow to Install Rocket.Chat on CentOS 8

How to Download a File From a Server to Your Desktop Using SSH

download files ssh to desktop

An SSH session is like a portal into another machine. If you’re used to working with Windows, you’ll know how easy it is to transfer files from one location to another. Just drag and drop! No text commands, no authentication, none of that.

downloading file ssh to computer

However, sometimes you will need to download a file from SSH to your local desktop, such as if you are using one of our Linux VPS servers. And there’s no simple command from within the SSH terminal itself to do this. The two environments are too far apart. However, we have a dedicated tool called “SCP” which stands for “Secure Copy” that’s made for precisely these kinds of situations.

Read moreHow to Download a File From a Server to Your Desktop Using SSH

Magento Tips & Tricks for Better Performance

great Magento performance

While the Magento architecture is very flexible and powerful, it requires more resources to maintain this flexibility. However, it does not mean that Magento can’t be responsive. We’ll show you what to look our for, as well as some tips and tricks to achieve the best performance from your Magento server.

tips Magento faster

If you set up and optimize your website properly and invest in quality web hosting, you can achieve a high-performance Magento store. However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. We’ll also show you what you should focus on when choosing a Magento hosting provider.

Read moreMagento Tips & Tricks for Better Performance

Improving Server Security (Firewall, Tools, Rules, and Tips)

Improving Server Security Firewall Tools Rules and Tips
Linux Security

Securing your server from any kind of attacks is a key part of any web hosting provider or system administrator. You should implement a strong security policy to minimize risks and keep your data safe. There are several tips and tricks to improve your server’s security and protect it from malicious attempts to enter.

In this tutorial, we will show you some useful tips and tricks to secure your server.

Read moreImproving Server Security (Firewall, Tools, Rules, and Tips)

How to Create and Run Cron Jobs on Linux

Cron is a scheduling utility in Linux distributions that can be used to executes tasks at specified intervals. It allows you to run almost any commands or scripts at a specific time and date, or at a recurring interval.

Cron is a very useful tool for a system administrators to automate repetitive tasks of any sort, such as system updates, sending emails, checking system resource usage, creating backups, and so on. Realistically, anything that can be automated can be added to Cron so that it executes without any user involvement.

Cron runs in the background and constantly checks the /etc/crontab file, and the /etc/cron.*/ and /var/spool/cron/ directories. Each user has their own separate crontab file.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create and run Cron jobs on a Linux VPS. The same steps should work on almost all Linux machines, regardless of whether it’s a server or a desktop computer.

Read moreHow to Create and Run Cron Jobs on Linux

Bash Script Examples

In this tutorial, we will explain the most common bash operations while also showing you a few bash script examples.

A Unix shell program interprets instructions and programs in the form of commands. These commands are either directly entered by the user, or they can be run in sequence from a file (called a shell script). An important distinction of bash scripts when compared to other coding languages is that they are interpreted and not compiled. When you write a shell script and then run it, it’s interpreted by your operating system, with no compilation required.

Bash scripts are a versatile and handy tool that most system administrators love using to simplify their workflow and automate repetitive tasks. With scripts, you can do almost anything that you can do using a normal shell environment.

Read moreBash Script Examples

How to Add a User to a Group on a Linux Server

How to Add a User to a Group on Linux

User groups play an important role in any Linux operating system and its distributions. Groups make it easier to manage larger amounts of users, giving you the ability to give all of them the same security and access privileges.

For example, files and devices may be granted access based on a user’s ID or group ID. Groups allow you to set a file’s permission for the entire group instead of setting permissions for each individual user. Overall, this makes managing permissions for your server’s users a very simple and straightforward process. Let’s show you how to add users to groups on a Linux VPS.

Read moreHow to Add a User to a Group on a Linux Server

How and Why to Change the Default SSH Port on Linux

In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the SSH default port in Linux, and go over why changing this default port is a good idea. IMPORTANT: Before we go any further, you should understand that this is not a solution that will prevent or deter a determined hacker to attack your SSH service. It is merely a measure to help you avoid the thousands or automated bots running all the time scanning vast ranges of IP space searching for standard SSH ports being open. Preventing a determined hacker from brute-forcing your SSH service is beyond the scope of this article.

SSH, also known as Secure Shell, is the most widely-used protocol for connecting to and managing Linux systems remotely. SSH offers strong encryption and authentication along with excellent customizability, and using SSH gives you the freedom of accessing a remote machine. You can run services and software as if you were physically using the machine, no matter where you are.

By default, SSH runs on port 22. Since this is common knowledge, this port often becomes a target for brute force attacks. Because this provides full access to your server’s OS, people with malicious intent will often target port 22 more than any other port. Changing the default SSH port will prevent automated attacks that don’t spend the time to rotate ports when targeting a Linux Server. To protect your server from a brute force attack, you should change the default SSH port to something else.

Read moreHow and Why to Change the Default SSH Port on Linux

How to Speed Up WordPress and Boost Performance on an Ubuntu 20.04 VPS

WordPress is one of the most popular open-source content management systems around the globe. It’s one of the easiest blogging platforms to get started with, as evidenced by over 35.2% of all websites being powered by WordPress. If you are already a web master or a blog owner, then speeding up and boosting the performance of your website should be one of your top priorities. In this tutorial, we will show you some useful tips to speed up any WordPress website, as well as explain why it’s important to do so.

Read moreHow to Speed Up WordPress and Boost Performance on an Ubuntu 20.04 VPS