Installing WordPress

Overview WordPress is a popular content-publication software that can do everything from run a simple four-page web site to an eCommerce shop. Even our knowledgebase is run with WordPress, a few plugins, and a theme. Installing WordPress One-Click Method As of May 10, 2016 one-clicks have returned to the control panel. To update within the control panel:…

Optimal W3 Total Cache settings

Overview W3 Total Cache is a comprehensive caching plugin for WordPress that will dramatically speed up pageviews and consolidate page requests. WordPress works faster, and people who visit your page can do more in less time, with no downsides. It works so well, it is even used on this knowledgebase, kb.apnscp.com. Installing Login to your…

Updating WordPress

Overview Periodic updates for WordPress and its plugins are released to introduce new features, address performance problems, and resolve security vulnerabilities. Keeping WordPress up-to-date is critical to ensure that your site operates without interruption and without being hacked. How to update One-Click Method As of May 10, 2016 one-clicks have returned to the control panel on all…

Viewing PHP settings

Overview Default PHP settings may be viewed either as a standalone page or within an application using phpinfo() or ini_get(). Default Environment Settings To view your default environment settings, create a file named phpinfo.php inside your document root. Inside this file, include the following line: <?php phpinfo(); ?> Access the URL phpinfo.php from your web…

Accessing web page views and error messages

Site statistics can be viewed, in raw form, through access logs available via /var/log/httpd/access_log. Likewise, errors that may arise from improperly-configured PHP scripts or general diagnostics are available in error logs via /var/log/httpd/error_log. These errors are typically manifested as 550, 500, 403, or status codes also more commonly referred to as “Internal Server Error”. Java…