May 24th 2023
WordPress themes tend to fall into 1 of 3 categories - Those shipped with WordPress, mass produced themes which might be free or low cost and generally found on template sites, and custom-made themes which might cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Which load faster? One of our members has been trying out a lot of WordPress themes, both paid and free, and has noticed that they seem to slow down the overall website speed. After checking with some developers, they claim that the theme is causing the problem, and that the website can load faster if it's custom-made. Is that true or a sales pitch? Should we be claiming that the theme is always the issue when there's a reduction in speed? There are those that will say that using a multitude of plugins is the main cause of lag whilst others blame poorly made themes that are bloated with unnecessary features that might make the theme look more attractive to potential buyers but are actually little used. Another opinion is that server optimization is the answer for slowly loading sites. As a WordPress user or host, what do you find is the best solution to improve a WordPress site's load time and performance?
Colohouse Introduces a Sleek New and Streamlined Brand
Following an aggressive acquisition spree in 2021, over the past 18 months, Colohouse has unified seven unique entities and six brands.
This announcement integrates them all with a new set of core values, mission, and strategic pillars.
The brand refresh also signifies a modern and strategic direction for Colohouse, replete with fortified product and service offerings.
FiftyTifty has been wanting to have a bash at setting up a basic HTML website, and is already a bit lost. All the articles he's found on securing servers are aimed at corporate or professionals, with all the terms, recommended services/technologies, etc., but nothing seems to be aimed at pure beginners. He's found some basic steps like buying a domain, getting a server and adding some DNS entries but needs to know more about the actual process from registering a domain, uploading it to a server, then securing it so other people can't just remote connect into it/upload files/etc? And avoid bots/attacks? He'll be the only person managing the site content, but needs some helpful members to explain the steps he needs to take to get a site online. Can you help guide him through the confusion that must face many people the first time they consider hosting online?
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Our Industry News section is the place to find current headlines from around the world of hosting and infrastructure, but other general interest threads pop up in other sections of the forum, especially The Lounge. Here we we highlight just some of the interesting news items from around the forum:
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