How to Build a Website From Scratch – For Complete Beginners

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Most of us use websites every day. If you’re reading this, you’re using a website right now. Facebook, Google, Yahoo, etc are all websites that started somewhere from scratch by someone who had the same idea as you do: “I want to make a website”. While most of us use websites everyday, there is a … Read more

How To Create A Shopify Store In 30 Minutes Or Less (2023 Guide)

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I’ve written extensively on how Shopify is truly one of the easiest ways to sell products online. Because of how easy it is to set up and sell on Shopify, I’ve used them for tons of different products and companies, and have referred Shopify to friends and family for years because they make it so … Read more

What is Ad Blocking Recovery? How to Setup on AdSense

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Ad blockers are the bane of a webmaster’s existence. Ads support much of the free content that exists on the web today, and without them, many publishers will be unable to support their websites and continue creating content. That’s why it’s important to enable the Ad Blocking Recovery option with AdSense to display a message … Read more

WordPress Website Slow to Load? 9 Tips to Improve Speed

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WordPress remains one of the foremost popular, free, and open-source content management systems in the world, and powers a myriad of different sites from e-commerce businesses to personal blogs. Despite WordPress being very popular for businesses large and small, many WordPress website owners struggle with their site being slow. Ensuring that your WordPress website isn’t slow … Read more

How to Create Website Downtime Alerts using New Relic

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Website uptime is important, and every second your site is down means lost visitors and potentially missed revenue. Making sure that you have monitoring in place to check that your site is operating as expected is critical, but you also need to be alerted as soon as something goes wrong. With New Relic, you can … Read more

How To Setup A WordPress Instance On DigitalOcean (Step by Step Guide)

DigitalOcean is a cloud computing company that gives you great control over the way your site operates, much more than traditional web hosts. With that said, there are a lot of advanced options included with DigitalOcean that will break your site if you’re not familiar with how it all works, so it’s important to make … Read more

12 Ways To Optimize And Speed Up Your WordPress Website

WordPress can be super quick if you have it configured correctly, but usually what happens is that it gets bogged down over time by inefficiencies – so I wrote this to help you find out what could be slowing your site down, and how to go about fixing it. Little bit of a disclaimer: I have … Read more

Countries Banned From Obtaining TLS/SSL Certificates

Certificate Authorities must abide by government-mandated sanctions (commonly referred to as Foreign Sanctions Evaders List (OFAC) sanctions) against governments and regimes. In abiding to sanctions, TLS/SSL certificates cannot be issued to countries that are restricted. The following table provides a list of certificate providers, and the list of banned or embargoes countries which cannot be … Read more