In this article, we will discover what a Dedicated server platform, managed WordPress hosting and a VPS server hosting platform is, how they compare and differ from each other, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. These two concepts aren’t mutually exclusive, and in this article, we hope to provide you a better idea of what to look for in a hosting solution.Continue reading “Managed Hosting vs VPS Hosting”
In this guide, we will compare Serverless Computing versus Function As A Service (FaaS). We will be discussing some of the similarities as well as some of the differences between the two options.
In the early 2000s, when building a web application or service, a full team was needed to develop, deploy, configure, and maintain the software. Many companies performed all of these tasks in house. The decisions they often faced included:Continue reading “Serverless vs. FaaS: A Beginner’s Guide”
Do You Need W3TC?
The short answer is an overwhelming Yes!
W3 Total Cache is currently the best WordPress plugin for cache-based, performance optimization. W3 Total Cache improves the overall speed of your site by caching multiple elements on your pages which improves the overall responsiveness of your webserver.
What is Caching?
Caching is simply the storage of website data for later usage by your clients. Caching can be accomplished via multiple methods, with W3TC (W3 Total Cache) being one of the primary means to achieve this task. W3 Total Cache is rated as one of the best WordPress plugins for performance optimization on Virtual, Dedicated and Managed servers and, is used by millions of sites to increase their overall site performance.
The W3TC plugin site itself lists multiple other benefits of this software as well, and I quote:Continue reading “How Do I Setup W3 Total Cache In WordPress 2019?”
Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are using one of our Managed application platforms like ManagedWooComerce or Managed WordPress, now may be an optimal time to look into switching your email provider to a different service.
MailChimp made a change earlier in the year to become more of a marketing platform, which was also accompanied by a pricing increase in their plans. Due to this change, we have reviewed several reliable options which may make choosing a replacement easier! We considered three other services which may be a better alternative; they are EmailOctopus, Moosend, and MailBuster.
Reading Time: 2 minutesThere may be times when you need to clean up post revisions created on your site. This is possible, using the commands already available in WP-CLI.
WP-CLI has a wp post delete command which can be used to delete post revisions. Post revisions are changes made to content on your site, over time those post revisions on your site can mount up. The following directions assume you are using one of Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress or Managed WooCommerce products. You can also use these techniques with other WordPress installations, just be sure to run the commands from the primary WordPress installation folder.
Preparing to Run Commands
One of the first steps will be to generate sFTP/SSH credentials from your site manager. You can use Terminal on the Mac, or Putty on a PC to use WP-CLI. For more information about logging into your server using SSH, see Logging into Your Server via Secure Shell (SSH).
Log in, then go to the WordPress installation folder by entering:
It is always a good idea to create a database backup before making significant changes to your site, like bulk deleting post revisions. To create a manual backup run this command:
wp db export
You can now use gzip to compress the resulting sql file which will mean a smaller file being stored on your server:
Cleaning Up Your Post Revisions
To delete post all revisions (moving them temporarily into the trash), use this WP-CLI command:
wp post delete $(wp post list --post_type='revision' --format=ids)
To delete the post revisions which have been moved to the trash (this includes all post revisions which have a post status of trash), run this command:
wp post delete $(wp post list --post_type='revision' --format=ids --force)
You can skip the first step of moving the posts to the trash by just running the second command. This will remove all post revisions, both those in the trash and those that are in the active portion of the site.
More Control Over Post Revisions Removal
If you need more control of deleting post revisions, there is a package which can be installed from a third-party for WP-CLI. Please note: This package is not provide by Liquid Web nor is it endorsed by Liquid Web. Please use at your own discretion.
To install the package for WP-CLI, run the following command:
wp package install trepmal/wp-revisions-cli
After the package WP Revisions has been installed, to clean all post revisions, you can use the following command. Please note: this command can be slow, since it will query post revisions before deleting them.
wp revisions clean -1
If you wanted to delete all post revisions before a specific date, you can include that in the command. For example:
wp revisions clean --before-date=2019-06-10
If you needed to clean all post revisions other than those for a specific post type, include that post type at the end of the command. For example, revisions for the WooCommerce created product post type would not be deleted if you run this command:
wp revisions clean --post_type=product
For a faster method to delete all post revisions, you can run this command:
wp revisions dump --hard
To list all existing post revisions, you can run this command:
wp revisions list
Easily deleting post revisions from your site database will help keep the database cleaned up. Streamlining the database can result in performance improvements, especially as the size of the database grows.
Reading Time: 2 minutesWP-CLI is a very handy set of commands. You can run anything that you would run in wp-admin on a WordPress site but from the command line. Useful commands which WP-CLI employs to keep WordPress core updated plugins including the default themes which come with WordPress.
Reading Time: 5 minutesLet’s face it. At some point, while running your WordPress site, you will run into issues and errors and may ultimately have to ask yourself…
Reading Time: 3 minutesWe have collected some of the most common questions that customers ask about our Managed WordPress Hosting platform and housed them in one place.
- How can I access the file manager?
- How do I make a site live?
- How do I make a staging/development site?
- How do I take the staging/development site live?
- What is a stencil and how can I use it?
- How can I increase my PHP limits?
- Why didn’t my plugins update?
- I migrated my site, but I only see the default install. What’s going on?
- What cache plugin should I use to speed up my site?
Reading Time: 7 minutesThank you for choosing Managed WordPress at Liquid Web! We hope this guide will help you get started in making the most of your experience with the Managed WordPress Portal. There are some great features in the portal, and we’ve worked hard to make sure site maintenance is a cinch. Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Managed WordPress”
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Adding a site in Managed WordPress portal is an easy process that just takes a few steps. Whether you’re adding a site to get ready to migrate your site over to your dashboard or creating a site from scratch, the steps in this tutorial will walk you through how to add a new site to your dashboard.
- Log into your Managed WordPress portal.
- Click Create/Import New Site at the upper right-hand corner of the page.
Note:Managed WordPress plans have a maximum limit of sites allowed. You can see how many sites are left at the top of your portal home page. If you need to increase the number of sites, contact our Heroic Support team and they will be happy to help you.
- Enter the site nickname and your email address.
Note:The site nickname (short name) is a nickname to help you organize your sites from the home page of your Managed WordPress portal.
- If you are creating this site from a stencil you made of another site, use the drop-down menu to choose the stencil you want to build from.
- Click on Create Site to start the creation process.
- Your site will begin creating.
- When it is complete, you will see the new site added to the list on your home page.