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Posts by David Innes, RealBasics.com

Website consultation

Of course we do office consultation for maintenance clients.  When we say you get one hour a month for standard site maintenance we mean it.  Sometimes that involves fixing something that wasn’t working quite right on the back end.  But sometimes it involves a one-hour strategy consultation on how to blog effectively.  No, we won’t…

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Arithmetic: would you spend $500 to save $10?

If you have really terrible hosting it can cost you Lost leads Lower search engine ranking Abandoned site visits Lost sales Lost customer If you have “Inexpensive,” but really terrible hosting it can also cost you… Additional hours of development time Because somebody’s got to spend time on the phone with your host’s tech support,…

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Don’t tell anyone but we’re beta testing daily backups and WordPress software updates for all maintenance clients…

We’ve been making weekly backups and software updates for our maintenance clients for a very long time.  Since sometime back in 2012.  We started officially in late 2013 or early 2014.  We always watch for malware and software vulnerabilities and run updates as soon as developers release fixes. When we upgrading our hardware and software earlier…

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ReviewSignal’s WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks for 2019 are out!

Every year Review Signal does a performance survey of major hosting companies.

Every year SignalReview runs a series of long-term benchmark tests on a wide array of hosting companies, ranging from bottom-of-the-barrel shared hosting to very high-end enterprise hosting.  I particularly appreciate this in-depth review because so many others focus entirely on the bottom-of-the-barrel, cheapest offerings from every provider.  That might be fine for hobby, personal, or…

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