Change the WordPress Email “From” Details

Some plugins, when sending emails from your WordPress VPS, use the SERVER username and email address (rather than your website’s) resulting in funny looking emails from “root user” with an email address of “[email protected]” (these mails will likely also land in a spam folder). However, there is a way around Read More

How to Block Bots from Seeing your Website

HackRepair.com is a website that details comprehensively how to protected your website from, well, hacking. They all produce a fantastic set of rules for use in your website’s .htaccess file that will automatically block all bots trying to get access. However, as a VPS user you don’t have direct access Read More

Take More Control Of Your WordPress Updates

Easy Updates Manager is the first in its class, full update managing plugin for WordPress. No other plugin offers full control over all your updates. With loads of settings making endless possibilities for configuration, Easy Updates Manager is an obvious choice for anyone wanting to take full control of their websites Read More

How to modify your MX records for Google Apps Mail

Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Business) is a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software tools and software offered on a subscription basis by Google. It includes Google’s popular web applications including Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, Google Docs and, of course, Gmail. It is Read More

Caching Content on your WordPress VPS

If you still don’t think your WordPress site is fast enough, or you are expecting VERY high traffic for some reason, it’s time to start caching. Like with most things in life, there is an easy way and a hard way to enable caching on your WordPress VPS. Simple Solution Read More

Pointing your domain at your WordPress VPS

Once you have your WordPress VPS up and running, you will very likely want to to point your website address (domain) at this server. No matter who you have registered with (GoDaddy, Namecheap, Gandi.net or a multitude of others), they all use DNS. Think of DNS like a phone directory Read More