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The Dramatic Performance Increase Of PHP 7
  • July 14, 2015
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In previous blog posts, including our comparison of HHVM vs PHPNG, we talk about how PHP 7 typically beats HHVM by up to 20% and it is up to 100% faster than PHP 5.6 (even though we do need to run our own performance comparisons here at A2 Hosting). These numbers are definitely provide a nice broad overview of the dramatic performance boost and memory efficiency enhancements offered by PHP 7.

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Google’s New Mobile Ranking Criteria
  • March 26, 2015
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This week Google announced new mobile based criteria which will affect your search result ranking for users searching from a mobile device. This makes sense, Google wants to return higher quality mobile pages to users on mobile devices. But it means if pages on your site aren’t responsive or the responsive design doesn’t meet Google’s criteria, you may see those pages drop in the results.

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Contributing To WordPress’ Five For The Future Movement
  • February 27, 2015
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In 2014 Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic, announced a plan to ensure the growth and stability of WordPress in the future as a free open source platform with ‘Five for the Future’. Essentially any company deriving revenue from WordPress should concentrate 5% of their time and energy generally devoted to WordPress related work to helping improve WordPress Core. “Improving WordPress Core” is a very generalized statement, it can encompass anything from developing for WordPress, documenting WordPress, training the community or even responding to questions in the WP forum.

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Where Did My WordPress Plugins Go?
  • October 22, 2014
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From time to time, our support team receives the following question:

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A2 Optimized – 6X Faster WordPress Page Loads
  • September 19, 2014
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It shouldn’t come as a surprise WordPress users really care about page load speed and website security. After all, page load speed impacts everything from your bounce rates, conversion rates, page views and Google rankings. On the security side, over 10 million websites are hacked each year and the total cost to fix those hacks are rapidly escalating.

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Staying Away From WordPress Security Plugins
  • August 21, 2014
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When searching through all of the potential plugins to install on your WordPress site, you may notice that many of the popular plugins have to do with security. This may seem very tempting to let a plugin handle all of your security needs for your site but, security plugins forget one important fact about the web: if your site is too slow for people to navigate it, people won’t visit your site.

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How To Make Your WordPress Site Slower
  • July 25, 2014
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WordPress is a pretty straightforward content management system (CMS) for blogging. It’s fairly quick out of the box, but WordPress has a community of developers that have made plugins to allow WordPress to do pretty much anything you want. The downside of having so many options for plugins is that we, as webmasters, tend to want to install every plugin we can get our hands on.

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Using Google Analytics & WordPress
  • June 25, 2014
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Below you’ll find another batch of help articles to help you learn more about WordPress and optimize your WordPress Hosting account! If there are any topics you would like us to feature, just leave your ideas in the comments below.

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Now Offering Free ManageWP Accounts!
  • June 17, 2014
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Thanks to our brand new partnership with ManageWP, your WordPress Hosting service from A2 Hosting now features a free ManageWP account! Use ManageWP to run all of your WordPress sites from a single dashboard! I just ran through the setup and it couldn’t be easier. Just click the ManageWP icon in your cPanel account, enter your email address, click sign in and just like that ManageWP will auto-detect WordPress sites on your A2 Hosting account. Your free ManageWP account features include:

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How To Debug WordPress
  • May 22, 2014
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Not only do we have the goal of offering you the fastest WordPress Hosting service possible, we also want to make sure you optimize your WordPress account. Each week we’re publishing helpful content to teach you about all the ins and outs of WordPress. Below is a list of just some of our most recent articles:

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