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All posts by: Jason Nickerson

WordPress® Auto-Updates: Should You Use Them?

Open Source projects like WordPress have empowered millions of people to have an online presence. One factor that plagues the Open Source community is hackers. The nature of Open Source and its security transparency opens the door to constant hacking attempts by ruthless hackers, bots, and script-kiddies. The number one way to prevent your WordPress site from getting hacked is to keep your WordPress version, themes, and plugins updated. Keeping WordPress updated can be challenging …

Join The Club: The Growing Subscription Service Model

How many subscription services are you currently subscribed to? Chances are, you have more than you realize. Subscription services have become the preferred model for digital assets and have changed customers’ ownership and purchasing power in the modern age, with 8 in 10 American adults currently subscribed to at least one such service.  These scheduled subscription services have automated our lives much in the same way we have become accustomed to letting the “robots” do our work. Driven by …

Dealing with Zoom Fatigue and Burn Out in 2020

We have all experienced the effects of mental fatigue after a long work week, and feelings of burnout near the end of a large scale project. 2020 has only amplified these effects with daily Zoom meetings and a lack of separation of work and home life. Many of us are stuck at home juggling our time between working in a spare closet (a.k.a. the home office), running a home school from the dining room table, and then …

Deploying cPanel & WHM on Microsoft Azure

cPanel is excited to now be added to the Microsoft Azure® Marketplace. The complications involved in a manual cPanel install have been removed and the overall process greatly simplified; deploying cPanel & WHM on Microsoft Azure has never been easier! Microsoft Azure offers cloud services to help your business or organization get on the cloud quickly with the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications with your favorite tools such as cPanel & WHM. In this …

Internet Governance Forum USA 2020 Recap

As freedom of speech and fake news take center stage in the international dialogue, The Internet Governance Forum USA 2020 took these subjects and who is responsible head-on. cPanel’s General Counsel, David Snead, was part of the online panel discussion on “Should online platforms moderate and be accountable for user-created content?”. Other panelists included Former U.S. Congressman Chris Cox, Berkley Professor Hany Farid, Syd Terry – the Legislative Director …

How to Get Started with cPanel on Amazon Lightsail

cPanel is excited to be added as a blueprint on Amazon Lightsail. Getting started with cPanel on Lightsail has never been easier! Amazon Lightsail is an easy-to-use cloud platform that offers you everything needed to build an application or website, plus a cost-effective, monthly plan. If you’re new to the cloud or looking to get on the cloud quickly with AWS infrastructure, the simplified administration of cPanel is now just a few clicks away. In this …

Channeling Support: Going beyond basic support tickets

Tech-support is at the heart of any technology company. As a business grows, so does the number of support requests, and the level of customer service/support can make or break a company. The way customers connect and interact with tech-support has been changing over the past decade. Today, customers have become more demanding expecting answers now, not tomorrow or the next day. Long hold times, canned ticket system responses, and email chains are becoming a …

What’s New in WordPress 5.5?

WordPress, the world’s most popular CMS (Content Management System), turns 17 years old this year, and what a year it has been! WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” is the second major release this year and includes over 307 bug fixes, 157 enhancements, and feature requests, and 31 blessed tasks.  From auto-updates to new improvements and block updates, WordPress 5.5 is feature-packed! Let’s jump in and take a look at some of the most significant updates:  Automatic Theme and Plugin updates: Maintaining a WordPress site …

Choosing a hosting platform in 2020

Choosing a hosting platform in 2020 is more like navigating a labyrinth, and with so many options, it can seem like a daunting task. Over the past decade, the web hosting market has grown over 100%, currently valued at $62 billion in 2020. As with much of technology in the past decade, web hosting is in constant flux. From new technologies to consolation and acquisitions, the competition in the industry has never been so fierce.  Aspects to consider …

Open Source Software: Hearts, Minds, and Acquisitions

How Open Source Software is changing the world: In the past decade, Open Source Software has become a legitimized business model and has taken the world by storm. What started back in the 1980s as a free software initiative has grown into massive volunteer communities and industry-leading software platforms. A recent CB Insights report estimates that the Open Source service industry will reach nearly $33 billion by 2022. The History of Open Source Software: Open Source Software has its roots …