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SiteLock Scam Alert

Beware of SiteLock – EIG’s latest scam . They started offering a ‘service’ called SiteLock that is supposed to prevent you getting malware on your site and then help you remove any you get. They use levels from ‘Alert’ to ‘Repair’ and they charge hundreds of dollars. Sounds good until you look closely at the …

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Virtualisation

In computing, virtualisation means to create a virtual version of a device or resource, such as a server, storage device, network or even an operating system where the framework divides the resource into one or more execution environments. Even something as simple as partitioning a hard drive is considered virtualisation because you take one drive …

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WordPress Site Management

Obviously, I run a lot of sites, both for myself and my clients. Managing these used to take a loooong day every week. This overhead seriously affects earnings and, to be honest, is a major bore. Updating 30+ plugins on every site is not a money maker but, if you don’t do it or delay …

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RAID Recovery

Someone asked me a question about RAID recovery options for an array they were going to set up. My advice was : Use Raid 6, hot swap drives, SMART monitoring and ext4 format. Personally I don’t like raid 0 as it is a helluva job to recover (Happened twice to me). Yes, there is a …

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WordFence

Despite my efforts to secure my websites outside of WordPress, I do run some plugins to enhance security. I use Wordfence set to : Lock out after how many login failures = 3 Lock out after how many forgot password attempts = 3 Count failures over what time period = 5 or 10 mins. Amount of time …

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31 Advanced Google Search Tips

31 Advanced Google Search Tips If you’re like me, you probably use Google many times a day. But chances are, unless you’re a technology geek, you probably still use Google in its simplest form. If your current use of Google is limited to typing in a few words and changing your query until you find …

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