Case Study: Multiple WordPress Installation System for “RIS” – the Thirsk-Based Marketing Agency

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Retail Impact Solutions is an experienced team of operators and marketeers supported by a talented creative and technical team, we understand what it takes to properly market pubs and leisure businesses. Silicon Dales have assisted the team at Retail Impact Solutions with the development of a custom theme designed to streamline the setting-up of multiple […]

How to Safely Update Linux in AWS EC2 Micro Instance – Using Yum

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Often, when logging into via SSH to an Amazon EC2 instance, you are told that there are several updates (usually including security updates) waiting to be updated on your system. The panel on Amazon Linux even goes so far as to explain how one might go about updating to this version. HOWEVER, as this may […]

How to Migrate to WP Engine

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Silicon Dales have been very impressed with the WordPress Web Hosting offering over at WP Engine. From properly formatted caching through to one-click staging environments and allowing Cron jobs, WP Engine is one of the best WordPress-specific hosting providers we’ve seen to date, as well as being reasonably priced for most entry-level clients. Silicon Dales […]

Build Your Own Business Website

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Okay, so you’ve seen our products and services, and you’ve decided that you want to go it alone and build your own business website. Where do you get started? Here, that’s where! This guide will describe to you absolutely how, from start to finish, you can build your own business website using WordPress, a Premium […]

Received Email “IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED: PayPal service upgrades”? Silicon Dales Customers Are Compliant!

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Clients on Silicon Dales hosting will be pleased to know that their e-commerce websites are compliant with modern security standards, and will work when PayPal (and their subsidiary company, Braintree) switch to using SHA-256. The technical jargon is long and complicated (see below!), but because we maintain our hosting, and keep it ahead of the most […]

Silicon Dales Cloud Hosting Clients – Servers Updated

We have this morning upgraded the instances for all clients using our managed Cloud hosting accounts. Those of you who are using our full maintenance packages for cloud hosting have had those instances upgraded. This means that your hosting is using the latest stable release – which is good news for stability, security and software […]

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