WP Engine customers on legacy Xen Linode host servers are being notified via email and the company’s status blog about impending downtime between July 21st and July 25th. According to an email forwarded to the Tavern from a WP Engine customer, Linode’s legacy Xen host servers contain a critical security vulnerability. (more…)
Have you ever wondered what CMS and eCommerce system Shark Tank contestants use? WP Engine used BuiltWith and looked at the websites of each contestant appearing on the show between seasons 1-5. They also manually investigated each site to determine some of the more complex setups. Factors WP Engine looked (more…)
WP Engine has revamped their user portal and is the first large partner to integrate Sidekick into its service. Sidekick provides WP Engine customers access to guided tours for understanding how different components of the User Portal work together. Sidekick is a product created by FlowPress to create interactive, narrated, (more…)
As Marcus Couch hinted at back on November 27th, 2013, GoDaddy has entered the Managed WordPress hosting space. Plans start at $6.29 per month and include DDoS protection, firewalls, automatic updates and an easy one-click migration tool. GoDaddy states that their service will have blistering speed and guaranteed 99.9% uptime. (more…)
Back in June, 2013 WPEngine participated in a session at WordCamp Chicago that was filled with WordPress statistics and trends. The results from that survey have now been published as an infographic. I think the most impressive stat is that there is one WordPress site for every 101 people in (more…)
Love them or hate them, it appears that GoDaddy.com is about to throw down and enter the managed WordPress hosting arena. What is your reaction to the news?
No guests this week which provided Sarah and I a oppurtunity to go in-depth on some topics such as the new password meter for WordPress 3.7. We also had a great discussion surrounding the question of whether code revisions should be added to the core or not. After the discussion, (more…)
The big news over the past 24 hours is that Automattic has made their second investment, this time in a WordPress hosting company called WP Engine. WP Engine is a relatively new hosting company that manages WordPress.org installs for roughly 30,000 clients. The other side of the news is that (more…)