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04/09/2019
WordPress 5.3 makes the switch to Robots Meta tags

WordPress 5.3 will be implementing a change to it's "discourage search engines from indexing this site" setting. How did it used to work? The discourage search engines from indexing setting in WordPress (found in Settings->Reading) made use of robots.txt, effectively adding in a "Disallow: /" line which prevented search engines from crawling the site, and […]

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27/08/2019
Our Technology: Chapter 3 - MariaDB (MySQL) Server

Here at FreshSites, we believe in using the best software for the requirements, and that is why coupled with our PHP-FPM and NGINX stack (see our earlier articles!) we use MariaDB server as our database server of choice. What is MariaDB? MariaDB is an open-source fork of the MySQL (MySequel) server which is published under […]

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01/08/2019
Our Technology: Chapter 2 - PHP-FPM

PHP-FPM (Hypertext Preprocessor FastCGI Process Manager - wow, what a mouthful!) Is a PHP FastCGI system with additional features which run all sites in a fast efficient manager, but it really stands out on larger, busier websites that see high traffic and need performance to match. Coupled with our NGINX webserver and MariaDB Server for […]

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30/07/2019
FreshSites fully supports WP-CLI

What exactly is WP-CLI and what can it do? WordPress CLI, as mentioned, is the command-line interface for WordPress. It is extremely feature rich, and it's available not only on our Managed WordPress hosting servers but also our shared WordPress hosting servers. Many of the features of the command line interface can be found within […]

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29/07/2019
How to increase the memory limit in WordPress

Do you need to increase the memory limit in WordPress? Getting an error about memory Exhausted? The memory limit is one of the most common WordPress errors as the default limit of memory in WordPress is only set to 64mb! But there's good news! The Memory Exhausted error is one of the easiest to fix […]

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25/07/2019
Our Technology: Chapter 1 - NGINX

FreshSites chose Nginx web server (pronounced Engine X) as it's primary webserver on both our shared, and managed hosting platforms due to it's super-fast, reliable and robust nature. Check out or performance scores for WordPress and NGINX here. Not only is NGINX lightweight compared to the likes of Apache Webserver, but it also includes many […]

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