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Tutorial: How to host a Wordpress site on Amazon EC2

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Oct 14, 2016 3:27:36 PM

Warning: This post is highly technical! It is also a long tutorial, so be prepared!

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Topics: Wordpress, Tutorials, AWS

Tutorial: How to launch an Amazon EC2 instance

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Oct 12, 2016 3:32:00 PM

So, you're setting up a new website and you've got some basic coding skills. You know you want to use the Wordpress CMS to manage your site, and you've heard that Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers cloud servers that are inexpensive, scalable, and easy to maintain. You're ready to pull the trigger, but you don't know exactly where or how to start. Well, fear not! In this post, we'll talk you through a step-by-step process for setting up a server on AWS.

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Topics: Wordpress, Tutorials, AWS

Longstreet Solutions Acquires Atlanta-Based Agency Nightly Labs

Posted by Elyse Albert on Oct 11, 2016 6:04:08 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/11/2016

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Topics: Announcements

Is your web developer ripping you off?

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Aug 26, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Unless you’re a developer yourself, it’s difficult to know exactly how long a set of new work should take. In fact, it’s almost impossible for developers to make highly-accurate estimates, which is why most firms are unwilling to offer fixed-bid projects. So, how are you supposed to know if you’re getting taken advantage of? Unfortunately, it’s tough to know for sure, but here are some basics to consider when trying to determine if your web development invoices are legit or not.

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Topics: Web Strategy

Tutorial: How to prevent Wordpress brute force/xmlrpc attacks on Amazon EC2

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Aug 12, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Warning: this post is highly technical!

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Topics: Wordpress, Tutorials, AWS

What is an API?

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Jul 29, 2016 11:41:00 AM

“We can just use their API...”

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Topics: Web Strategy

5 Sexy (and Mostly Free!) Wordpress Plugins

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Jul 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Earlier, we wrote about the 5 most useful (but not sexy) free Wordpress plugins [link], so for today’s post, feel free to slip into something a little more comfortable, kick back, and take a look at 5 sexy Wordpress plugins that would make great additions to your site.

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Topics: Web Strategy, Wordpress

Checklist: The 5 things to do before a website redesign

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Jul 15, 2016 11:58:55 AM

In general, we’ve found that most companies choose to update, if not overhaul, their websites every 2-4 years. As technology and design trends continue to evolve, it’s a good idea to “keep up with the times,” so to speak, and maintain a website your customers will love. So, when clients come to us in need of a website redesign, we make sure that they do these five things before we start building their websites.

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Topics: Web Strategy

Why does my wordpress site keep crashing?

Posted by Daniel Waltzer on Jul 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Whether you built your Wordpress website on your own or hired an agency to do it for you, it’s possible that the site will crash at some point. One outage here or there isn’t a big deal...servers are never 100% reliable, and things happen. However, if crashing becomes a recurring problem, then you’ve got something bigger going on that needs to be addressed. Below, we’ll address some of the most common problems that cause WP sites to crash.

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Topics: Wordpress, Troubleshooting

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