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VPS.net issues: what’s up and what will they do about it?

9 September 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 87 Comments

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When I posted my interview with Terry Myers about cloud hosting, I wasn’t really prepared for the backlash that would come in on that post. Quite a few people responded and a lot of them weren’t too happy. On top of that, there were several instances of downtime in both the AMS and several US »

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Cloud Hosting, Cloud Servers, what’s the difference?

1 September 2011 by Joost de Valk » - 29 Comments

Terry Myers of VPS.net talks about cloud hosting

Recently VPS.net introduced Cloud Hosting, a new solution that differs a bit from their VPS Cloud Servers. I’m very, very happy with that product. Finally there’s something in between WestHost hosting, which I’ve been loving and promoting for a few years now but really is only for the beginning blogger, and the far more advanced »

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SEO Hosting

15 September 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 48 Comments

How bad hosting can lead to losing SEO rankings Downtime of your website can lead to vastly decreased performance in organic search. I’ve been saying this for years, and have had some small examples to show for it. Now though, I’ve got a great example that I wanted to share with you. The client in »

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Change domain, and warn your visitors

9 June 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

When you change domains, for instance using my moving WordPress to a new domain guide, you’ll usually redirect your visitors with something looking like this: The only issue with this is that people might not notice that you’ve moved to a new domain, and thus might not update their links to you. As Matt Cutts »

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Are you listening to the WordPress Podcast?

7 April 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

So it might seem like this blog is low on updates, which it is in text posts, but Frederick and myself are doing the weekly WordPress Podcast (which I really have to update the pages for). If you subscribe to the Yoast RSS feed or to the WordPress Podcast feed, you’ll get those podcasts delivered »

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The best WordPress hosting

5 January 2010 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

Best WordPress hosting

Simply finding the best WordPress hosting is hard: there’s a lot of WordPress hosting offers out there, and only a few companies are actually good!

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Using a CDN for your WordPress blog

6 July 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 151 Comments

Yoast.com uses the MaxCDN WordPress CDN service. When I started using this, the speed improvement was mind boggling. Before, I could only get the front page of this site to load in about 7 seconds, measured by Pingdom, (check here, f/i). Now, the front page loads in about 1.1 second, and sometimes even less… You »

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Playing around with VPS.net

3 July 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

Update: my WordPress blog is now hosted on VPS.net, check out my article on WordPress Hosting, you’ll also read there that I actually use a different image than the one below, though the steps are almost the same. So the guys who run WestHost and provide me with my awesome WordPress hosting, are a sister »

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Magento performance hosting

12 June 2009 by Joachim Houtman » - 39 Comments

The system requirements of Magento are quite extensive, it requires at least PHP 5.2.0 extended with mcrypt, PDO_MySql and simplexml. For the database Magento needs at least MySQL 4.1.20 with InnoDB storage engine. At MagentoCommerce.com you can find a complete list of requirements. But how do you know if your server meets these system requirements? »

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6 Serious Questions for Serious Bloggers

9 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

While it’s a hobby for a lot of people, for more and more people, blogging is serious business too. Are you serious about your blog(s) and blogging? Maybe you’re even making a good income out of it? If so, you’d better make sure you can answer yes to all of the following questions: 1. Do »

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