Oct 9 2013

Today’s Service Interruption

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Today we had an outage that affected all buyhttp.com sites including our main site, account manager, and support system. They were down for approximately two hours. We use a different datacenter to host our sites than we use for customer sites, and it is for problems just like this. When the server went down, we … Continue reading “Today’s Service Interruption”

Sep 18 2013

All Shared Servers Being Upgraded to PHP 5.4

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A major security hole has ¬†been found in versions of PHP before 5.4.18 that allow man in the middle attacks and we need to upgrade to prevent those issues. Going from PHP 5.3 to 5.4 is a big upgrade and will break some older scripts. Unfortunately because of the severity of the issue we don’t … Continue reading “All Shared Servers Being Upgraded to PHP 5.4”

Sep 4 2013

New Site Design

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If you’ve checked out the site over the last few days you may have noticed some changes in our design. It’s not a major change, we just wanted to update the design to clean it up a bit. The main goal of the project was to widen the site and help make elements uniform across … Continue reading “New Site Design”

Jun 19 2013

Video Tutorials Merged With Knowledgebase

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We have just finished moving all of our video tutorials into our knowledgebase. The tutorials can now all be searched along with the rest of the knowledgebase entries, and there’s only one place you need to go if you have questions. We’ve also just added several tutorials for Joomla 3.1. We hope that this makes … Continue reading “Video Tutorials Merged With Knowledgebase”

Sep 10 2012

Checking Your Database Username Length

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As we prepare for the update to MySQL 5.1, there is one major issue that could affect your site that is very easy to check. MySQL 5.1 only authenticates usernames up to 16 characters in length. cPanel has automatically limited MySQL username lengths to 16 characters for many years, so if you started a new … Continue reading “Checking Your Database Username Length”

Apr 4 2011

Choosing Between Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.5

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We’ve had a number of people contact us asking which version we’d recommend using. Here I’ll discuss some of the differences between the two with opinions on why you might pick one over the other. We’ll look at this from the perspective of starting a new site, as well as migrating from 1.5 (should you … Continue reading “Choosing Between Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.5”

Apr 1 2011

Pay for April, Get May & June Free + Free Hosting Contest

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We are running a new promo offering two months of hosting free with a paid month. Sign up for any shared account and we’ll extend your renewal date by two months. You don’t need any coupon codes. There is also a chance to win a free month of hosting if you share our messages with … Continue reading “Pay for April, Get May & June Free + Free Hosting Contest”

Jun 19 2010

WordPress 3.0 Released

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WordPress has just released 3.0 with some impressive new features. 1,217 bug fixes and enhancements, to be precise. Check out the video below for some of the highlights.

Apr 25 2010

Joomla 1.5.16 Security Update

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Joomla has released 1.5.16, a security release in the 1.5 line. All versions of 1.5 are affected and all users are encouraged to upgrade.

Mar 21 2010

How our backup systems work

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I thought I would take some time and talk about one of the least thought about parts of the hosting package for most clients, the backups. It’s something that until you need it, you’re not very likely to even think about it, and you’re probably not going to think about it when looking for hosting. … Continue reading “How our backup systems work”

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