Web Hosting Podcast

Web Hosting Podcast

Web Hosting Podcast is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your web site hosting experience. Covering topics that will help you speed up your site, stay secure and give you confidence to take your web site to the next level.


April 23, 2019 36 mins
Bryan Muthig, CEO of A2 Hosting joins me to talk about hosting and their 20x faster web hosting.
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Today on Episode 30 Web Hosting Podcast. Sultan of rextheme.com joins me to discuss how their plugin, WPVR, can help you get started with Virtual Reality tours in WordPress.

What is a Virtual Reality Tour?
A Virtual Tour is a simulation of a real location. It is often made with media that would include a 360-degree camera and can mix text, video, audio and much more. Virtual tours provide the user a way to explore locations from...
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Status of PHP in Web Hosting. WordPress 5.1.1 is out. Gutenberg block add-on with 19 ready made blocks.

Today on Episode 29 Web Hosting Podcast. The status of PHP and web hosting. WordPress 5.1.1 has been released with some great improvements. A gutenberg block add-on with 19 ready made blocks.
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Today on episode 28, Web Hosting Podcast. Where have I been and what is going on with the podcast? Have you taken the jump to WordPress 5 yet, if not then you are going to want to ensure you do a few things first. Google Page Speed is up to some new tricks with images.

You may have been wondering why there has not been an episode in a while. It is time to talk about my depression and how I deal with it.
Some things I do to try an...
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Today on episode 27, Web Hosting Podcast. I sit down with Megan of websites503.com and discuss the current state of websites. Are websites really needed in a world of apps, social media, and smart devices? Are website going to be extinct or irrelevant in the coming years if not already?
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Today on episode 26, web hosting podcast. WordPress 5 gets a tentative release date. I discuss a social media experiment I tried. And cloudflare celebrated its 8th birthday in style by releasing some great new features and services.
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September 24, 2018 40 mins
Today on episode 25, Web Hosting Podcast. Some of the most common cPanel tools you will use after you signup. Did you know there is a app for cPanel access that also includes webmail? We will be going over installing, and then configuring the app which is available for both iOS and Android.
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September 11, 2018 54 mins
Today on Episode 24, Web Hosting Podcast. Are you obsessed with page speed ranking? Speed is always a great thing to have but the realization is, getting that perfect score is almost impossible with a website. Megan joins me to discuss some things that may cause your site to be slow. We also dive into pagespeed insights and discuss some surprising and shocking results we got.
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Today on episode 23 Web Hosting Podcast.
Google Chrome 68 is now out and marking sites that do not use https as not secure. We cover a great backup plugin for wordpress called UpdraftPlus, this free plugin with premium options is a great way to ensure you have a regular backup of your WordPress site. Have you ever wanted to know how to hide the login url for wordpress, we go over how to do this in this episode.
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Today on episode 22 of Web Hosting Podcast. iDNS misdirection, this is a public service announcement for the alleged service provided by iDNS. This company may send out actual mail to you in an attempt to trick you into renewing your domain name with them. IGTV (Instagram TV) is now live, did you even notice? cPanel now supports git.
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Today on episode 21 Web Hosting Podcast. PCI (Payment Card Industry) changes that have come into affect. These changes make a dramatic shift to the encryption standard that you may not be aware of. If you are on a older operating system, and even some new ones, you may be left out in the cold and unable to get email or see your website. Chrome 68 is coming this month and if your site is not using https, then your visitors will s...
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Today on episode 20 of Web Hosting Podcast. Steps to launching a website. We will cover all the steps needed to go from concept to launch, for the beginner. It is now easier than it has ever been to get a brand new website online and serving content. Have you wanted to make the jump and have your own website? Follow along and learn how to get your own website online.
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Today on Episode 19 of Web Hosting Podcast.
Is VR, virtual reality, part of your website design strategy? You could be missing out if you are not.

With the release of the Oculus Go last month, high end VR experiences have come to the masses. You can take advantage of this by including VR elements easily on your new or current website.

Also a very interesting thing happened over the weekend.
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Today on episode 18 of Web Hosting Podcast, I continue the discussion of the wordpress hack dissection. I have been asked, since the last episode, about ways to harden and secure a wordpress install and what I recommend to do about managing updates. Also in this episode, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), Are you ready for the coming changes on May 25th?

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May 8, 2018 26 mins
Today on episode 17 of Web Hosting Podcast, Megan and I, dissect a website hack we have been working on. We discuss the how, the what and ways to prevent future hacks. We also discuss the defacement of webhostingpodcast.com and how I recovered the site so quickly. And remember those quick tips I use to run? They are coming back in a new way!

Podcast phone line 971 249 2359 is manned by me on Thursdays 9AM PST - 12PM PST. Feel ...
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April 23, 2018 38 mins
Today on episode 16 of Web Hosting Podcast, I venture out on location to talk to Shannon and Eric about their company Opus Interactive http://www.opusinteractive.com/. We also now have a phone number for the podcast for you to call into.

Opus Interactive is located in Hillsboro, Oregon at the Infomart Datacenter, this is the same world class facility that Linkedin chose to house their infrastructure. Opus Interactive has additional...
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First part of this episode covers some security updates with Drupal and Wordpress.
Drupal : https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-002
Wordpress : https://wordpress.org/news/2018/04/wordpress-4-9-5-security-and-maintenance-release/

Then Megan Ferrell of websites503.com joins me again.
We discuss "How is your web host possibly failing you?"
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In this episode I talk with Robert Indries of dgstudio.com about marketing, development and web hosting.

dgstudio.com is a full service creative agency for your business brand and website.

Robert, gives some great advice about getting your marketing brand out there. He provides several tips for things you can do for free as well as what not to do.

If you would like to be our next special guest on web hosting podcast, fill out the ...
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Today we discuss how to move your site from http to https using the one click installer called Installatron on cPanel along with autossl.

I give you some of my favorite online website tools to use for your personal site.
google speed test and http://www.speedtest.net/
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February 28, 2018 36 mins
I discuss some of the more basic terms used in hosting.

This episode may be a little basic for some listeners, but I want to make sure that everyone knows the terminology and language that we talk about. My hope is to bring some listeners up to speed that may be confused by some of the terminology used in hosting. Again, this episode may not be fore everyone.

I also discuss how google is going to be tagging websites that do NOT use...
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