iThemes, a leader in WordPress plugins announced that it has been acquired by Liquid Web, the market leader in managed hosting services to SMB’s and the designers, developers and agencies who create for them.
Over the course of the current week, WordPress sites around the globe have been the targets of a massive brute-force campaign during which hackers attempted to guess admin account logins in order to install a Monero miner on compromised sites.
The notorious 404 error, “Not Found,” is often, not totally erroneously, referred to as “the last page of the internet.” It’s an obligatory heads-up with an outsize reputation; it is a meme and a punch line. Bad puns abound. The error has been printed in comics and on T-shirts, an accessible and relatable facet of what was once relegated to nerd humor and is now a fact of digital life.
Sometimes, a website goes down because a web hosting service is failing. It could be that a cheap account is overloaded with sites and slows to a crawl.
Congratulations on making it halfway through your New Year’s resolution of taking better care of your WordPress sites. If you are looking at that statement and thinking to yourself that you have already given up on that resolution, have heart, this post will help you get back on track with a simple checklist.