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Content Delivery Network Best For Worldwide Reach

content delivery network

Trying to reach a worldwide audience? A content delivery network (CDN) is he way to go. The whole idea is to push your content from a node closest to your audience. This blog is pushed out of CloudFlare which delivers it worldwide with the least amount of network hops. This world map shows this cdn’s node locations in major cities. If your audience is closest to one of these nodes, they will be better served by the cdn, rather than…
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Parler News Social Media Free Speech Network Review

parler twitter clone

Parler is the NEW Social Media Network that Promises NO Censorship. Parler is set up like Twitter and has been referred to as a Twitter clone. They offer both Android and iPhone apps that makes sharing a cinch. With the bias-censorship toward conservatives and Trump supporters, Parler is rapidly growing as word of it’s existence spreads. 🙂 Update 09/09/19: Parler is still hanging in there, but most problems mentioned below still exist. As part of my privacy and tracking cleanup…
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Hotlinking: Damaging Your Trust Factor & Stealing Resources

33arvida Hotlinking Images

Hotlinking is the shady dark-web practice of linking to resources on your server. Scammers are stealing your bandwidth. Even worse your resources are used to spread malware killing your domain’s trust factor! Google and Bing track your images and other hotlinked resources. Backlinks coming from spammy phishing domains and will earn your domain a penalty. Here’s how to stop this bad element in it’s tracks! 😉 As a rule Google Analytics and even WordPress Jetpack stats will not show your…
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Send Your WordPress Blog Into Orbit Using KeyCDN

KeyCDN Data Usage Report

Looking to optimize your WordPress powered Website or Blogs speed and reach? We recently evaluated two CDN Networks, StackPath and Key CDN, and chose the later. Content Delivery Netwotks commonly referred to as CDN replace your server for feeding images, video, css and JavaScript externally. We found both StackPath and KeyCDN pretty much equal in performance. Both CDN’s offer a free trial. StackPath formerly known as MAX CDN required a credit card on file to get their free trial. The…
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Full Encryption Done Right Using CloudFlare FREE SSL TLS

Secure SSL TLS Encrypted Website

These days the best available transport layer security (TLS) can be acquired at no cost. And purchasing a certificate is no longer necessary. Here’s how we do encryption correctly using CloudFlare Free FULL Strict SSL on this blog! Running your website forum or blog under CloudFlare provides the best available speed through caching and unbeatable firewall in the business. It’s as easy as going to cloudflare.com and registering your account. After registering your webmaster account click add website and follow…
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WP Fastest Cache Premium Plugin Best Under CloudFlare

WP Fastest Cache Premium Review

We have been running this website under WP Fastest Cache for several months with exceptional results, so we decided to opt for WP Fastest Cache Premium. WP Fastest Cache Premium speed increase is fantastic, even when testing using Google page speed insights. Google page speed insights has been described as too strict for WordPress websites, thus results in the “green are not achievable” but we proved the nay sayers wrong with this test. The best we did with WP Fastest…
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WP Fastest Cache For WordPress Using CloudFlare

Best WordPress Cache Plugin CloudFlare

WP Fastest Cache is Doc’s recommended plugin for WordPress when using CloudFlare. Despite the increased speed CloudFlare gives your site, WordPress still has to generate each page dynamically. Above average visitor load can cause database connection timeouts. And even get your site shut down if on shared hosting. You can gain a ton more website speed by caching your posts, pages, tags, and categories. When caching your site a generated html page is delivered to your site visitor. This saves…
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Optimizing WordPress Using CloudFlare Security and Encryption

Optimizing WordPress SimplePress running under CloudFlare

CloudFlare is the best resource on the net to Protect and Enhance WordPress Installations. This also goes for the popular WordPress Forum Plugin SimplePress. In this article i am going to show how to get the most from CloudFlare’s FREE plan and tweaking WordPress and SimplePress for best results. Getting started: CloudFlare offers an incredible package even on their free plan. It’s rather easy to set up your domain. First go to CloudFlare.com and register your account. After registering scan…
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CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Disaster Breaks Admin Functions

CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Breaks WP-Admin

CloudFlare WordPress Plugin Disaster Breaks WordPress Admin Functions – And CloudFlare Support Was Clueless! This morning i couldn’t log in to this WordPress blog. It was the start of several hours of hell trying to diagnose the problem. CloudFlare had a major security issue – and what they did to fix it was beyond logic! I spent several hours trying to figure out what was wrong while having my morning coffee. I suspected a CloudFlare debacle right off the bat…
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Google AMP Validation Errors Under CloudFlare Easy Fix

Google AMP Validation Errors And CloudFlare Incompatibility

Recently we enabled Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) and since then are dealing with multiple Validation Errors. Automattic (WordPress) has a plugin that generates the required compatible pages, and Yoast has came out with a Glue plugin that adds a few items Automattic’s Plugin leaves out. But Google has outlawed Script commands that seem to be the greatest majority of our amp validation errors. We are running under a CloudFlare pro-account, their main script that loads CloudFlare performance options, (Mirage,…
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Why Donald Trump’s Campaign Website Is The Best Online!

Donald Trump’s Campaign Website Is The Best Online!

An article published on slate.com explains why Donald Trump’s Political Website is the best. A tribute to Mr. Trumps Webmaster and his political campaign team, that has excellent communication skills! 😉 I have watched Mr. Trumps website grow almost daily as more navigation links and important information has been added. Speed and Security is of utmost importance these days, and donaldjtrump.com is running under https/tls security, and is protected against cyber attacks by cloudflare.com the same service used on this…
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CloudFlare Universal SSL Here Are Some Helpful Tips

CloudFlare Universal SSL

CloudFlare just added their Popular Universal SSL to free accounts. Earlier today, CloudFlare enabled Universal SSL: HTTPS support for all sites by default. CloudFlare SSL provides state-of-the-art encryption between browsers and CloudFlare’s edge servers keeping web traffic private and secure from tampering. “I’ve been using CloudFlare flexible SSL with the pro plan for a few months. And to be honest it was a PITA getting my pages secured showing the browser padlock since this was my 1st venture using SSL….
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Watch Out For WordFence.com Key Auto Renewal

WordFence API Premium Key Auto Renew Invoice

Just about a year ago i purchased two WordFence Security Premium Keys. WordFence is a decent WordPress Security Plugin that has a few extra perks if you purchase a premium key. I had no plans on renewing my keys. Just figured id let them expire. Well what a shock i got when i received an email from [email protected] telling me they Auto Renewed my keys. Below is that email. From: “Wordfence Billing” <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Subject: Your Wordfence keys have…
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Webmasters Check CloudFlare Free Services Out

CloudFlare Services Can't Be Beat

A fellow webmaster turned me on to CloudFlare. One of my sites is really resource heavy with huge screen captures and videos. After enabling CloudFlare i could see a serious improvement with it’s loading speed. And a test with Pingdom Tools was really impressive after enabling CloudFlare. This particular website is running WordPress with a slew of plugins and sidebar widgets. It’s a serious data hog! To make it short and sweet ~ CloudFlair’s basic service is FREE and that’s…
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