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Austin Ginder

Removing Cloudfront URLs with Regex

Recently helped a customer remove Cloudfront URLs as part of a migration process from AWS to Kinsta. Kinsta’s CDN is powered by Cloudflare and is built in. There is no need for URLs to reference a CDN specific location. So…

Reverse Lookup a WordPress Web Hosting

Whenever I take over web hosting I put the customer’s domain into my WHOIS tool. This gives a good overview of the current DNS, email provider, domain info and host provider. The DNS crawling isn’t a complete picture of DNS…

No Discounts, No Affiliates and No Black Friday Deals

Tis the season for holiday sales 🎄. Here at Anchor Hosting you may have noticed the complete lack of discount sales or affiliate programs. Not even a black Friday announcement or mention of a potential coupon code. That is entirely…

Cleaning a Large WordPress Database

Certain types of WordPress websites are more demanding on the database than others. A growing database is a good way to uncover bad performant code. Tuning your PHP code for high performance is a complex topic and most likely involves…

Sharing Domain Access with Anchor Hosting

An optional service of Anchor Hosting is domain management. We’ll handle domain registration on your behalf. For most folks it’s easier to have everything, web hosting, and domains, all in one place. In fact to make it a non-decision the…

Automating WordPress backends with Chrome and PHP

If you’ve ever used ManageWP then you know their onboarding is quite magical. With only three pieces of information, the WordPress site url, username and password, ManageWP will automatically install and configure their worker plugin. That allows your site to…

Enabling IPv6 with Kinsta’s Cloudflare Integration

Officially, Kinsta doesn’t support IPv6. In fact I’m not aware of any managed WordPress host provider advertising IPv6 as a feature. Out of the popular WordPress hosts like Kinsta, Liquid Web, Pagely, Pressable, Siteground or WP Engine, only Liquid Web…

Migrating a WordPress Site When All Options Fail

Moving a WordPress site from one server to another is a fairly straightforward process. Start by getting a copy of the WordPress files, specifically the wp-content folder, and a fresh database export. Import the files and database to the new…

Kinsta’s Cloudflare Integration Deadline

A quick update: September 30th is the deadline to complete Kinsta’s Cloudflare integration. Customers who use Anchor Hosting for DNS are already covered. Otherwise, expect an email from me here shortly. That will include instructions for required DNS changes in…

Farewell Fathom Lite, Hello Fathom Analytics

I’m a big fan of open source. That is what initially attracted me to Fathom Analytics. You can hack it to your will, extend it, and embed it within your own product or service offering. I’ve been using Fathom since…