May 24, 2016 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Dedicated Servers

Why Should Your Company Choose CloudLinux For Its Hosting Services?

Why Should Your Company Choose CloudLinux For Its Hosting Services?

When I mention web hosting, most people think of web hosting companies like WiredTree, but many other types of company also offer web hosting services. Service providers, development and design agencies, WordPress professionals, and many others use dedicated servers to provide web hosting accounts to their clients. In fact, many such companies use our dedicated server platform for just that reason. Read More →

May 23, 2016 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Monthly Roundups

May’s Best Web Development, CMS, and Security Content

May’s Best Web Development, CMS, and Security Content

The big news since our last roundup? It has to be the new Instagram logo. On a scale of loving it to going out and designing a new one for them on spec, how did you feel about it? Moving on to security, if you’re on LinkedIn, make sure to update your password (especially if it’s linkedin). There’s a good chance you’re part of the over one hundred million usernames and passwords that were leaked. Positive news, a ten-year-old is collecting bug bounties from Facebook, so the future security of the Internet is looking good. Without further ado, enjoy this roundup of the best content from April and May  2016 and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for the same great content the rest of the year! Read More →

May 20, 2016 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Webmasters

The Browser Plugin Will Finally Be Laid To Rest In 2016

The Browser Plugin Will Finally Be Laid To Rest In 2016

In the early days of the web, everything was text and images. Then, in the mid-90s, browser plugins were introduced, and the web became a richer and more colorful place. It also became much less secure; browser plugins were — and remain — one of the most significant sources of vulnerability on modern personal computers. They’ve been the bread-and-butter of online criminals for more than two decades, which is one of the major factors behind the decision to remove the API on which plugins depend from all major modern browsers. Read More →

May 17, 2016 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Webmasters

A Style Guide Can Bring Coherence To Your Company’s Online Branding

A Style Guide Can Bring Coherence To Your Company’s Online Branding

I’m a writer by profession, and the phrase “style guide” conjures up memories of dry lists of what I should and should not write if I’m to conform to what is considered the best style. There are monuments to style like Strunk and White, and per-publication guidelines like The Guardian’s rather good style guide. Style guides have been gaining popularity in the web development world over the last few years, and, although the form is different, the purpose is roughly analogous to the traditional publication style guide. Read More →

May 12, 2016 | Posted by Rachel Gillevet | Webmasters

You Probably Don’t Own Your Website’s Code — Here’s Why

You Probably Don’t Own Your Website’s Code — Here’s Why

Consider this common scenario: you pay a web design agency to create a site. They design the graphics, layout, color schemes, and write some of the content. They code the site in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. They work with you to deploy your site on the virtual private server that will host it.

A question: who owns the HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and design assets that are on your server? Almost every business person I have asked this question thinks the answer is simple: I own the site, and I own all of its constituent parts.

In reality, the answer is nowhere near that simple. Read More →