No-IP Dynamic Update Client on Ubuntu

No-IP is a dynamic DNS service that is very reliable and easy to use. If you have, like my current setup, a home server box connected to your internet service provider and do not have a static IP, then you need to use dynamic DNS service to periodically check for changes to your IP address and update the Dynamic DNS database to reflect that change.

WP-Cron using Linux’s Cron

The WordPress default system “virtual” cron requires visitors to execute events. During each page load, it checks the database if there are any scheduled tasks to run. Without visitors, cron will not be prompted. This method is very inefficient and adds additional resource usage to your server. This tutorial will help walk you through replacing WordPress cron with a Linux cron job.

Speed Testing GeneratePress

The time it takes your website to load influences how successful it will be. Optimizing your website is no longer an option. With search engines placing so much importance on the speed of web pages, it is vital to your website’s success to have fast loading web pages.  I suggest and recommend GeneratePress. It can serve as a solid base for any website.

How to Install and Upgrade phpMyAdmin for Apache on Ubuntu 18.04

phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP and was created so that users can interact with MySQL through a web interface. While there are many installation guides available, I have found none that properly indicate that phpMyAdmin from the default Ubuntu repositories is not compatible with PHP 7.2. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to install and upgrade phpMyAdmin for PHP 7.2 so that you can safely use it to manage your databases on an Ubuntu 18.04 system.