Generating AI images on M2 MacBook Air, Powered by the Sun

The world of AI-generated images has exploded. If you’ve never heard of Dall-E, Midjourney or Stable Diffusion then I’ll give you a quick explanation. You can now generate images from text. Artificially trained models understand a wide range of knowledge and can mix and match them for some wild results. Here at Anchor Hosting,…

Common PHP v8.1 Compatibility Fixes for WordPress

It’s that time of year again. The end of life for PHP 7.4 is on November 28th, 2022. If you haven’t upgraded your WordPress website to PHP 8 or 8.1, now is the time. At Anchor Hosting we make sure all customer’s websites are running a supported version of PHP. I’m happy to report…

Super Simple VPN with SSH Tunneling

I’m often accessing the internet from different locations throughout the day and rarely have the same IP address. Sometimes you just need a static IP. For example, maybe you are dealing with a secured environment that can only be accessed by a certain IP address. The workaround hack is to create an SSH tunnel…

Wildcard SSL Command Line Scanner

Let’s say you have a list of URLs. What’s the fastest way to scan all websites to see which are using a wildcard SSL? This is a follow-up to a post I wrote earlier this year, You Don’t Need A Wildcard SSL With Kinsta. I’ve been actively replacing Kinsta wildcard SSLs with standard SSLs…

GoDaddy, Please Fix Your Shared Access 🙏

I often help customers with DNS or domain changes like moving nameservers. Asking for a username and password is never a good idea and is treated as a last resort. Instead, I direct customers to share account access with Anchor Hosting. Sharing access allows me to sign in with my own account info (username,…

Using Caddy for WordPress Local Development on Mac

I’ve been using a Lemur Pro, Linux laptop, faithfully for the last 2 years and have decided to upgrade to a new MacBook Air M2. Linux, specifically Pop! OS, you’ll be missed. There is nothing so liberating as using an operating system that is truly open. I have my eyes on the Asahi Linux…

You Don’t Need A Wildcard SSL With Kinsta

Wildcard SSLs are no longer a required with Kinsta. Long live the standard SSL. Time to celebrate! 🥳 I don’t have anything against wildcard SSLs. What I do have a problem with is the new requirement that requires manual verification when renewing wildcard SSLs. That has led me to do some crazy engineering to…

Radically Open

WordPress is a prime example of how an open-source software project can create a massive ecosystem of thriving businesses that are both large and small. Being open, combined with an awesome community, is what made WordPress what it is today. It’s mind-boggling that Wordpress websites make up 40% of the entire web. Just think…

Manually Cleaning a WordPress Website After Infection

It almost goes without saying that the best advice when running a WordPress site is to have regular backups, run WordPress updates regularly, use good passwords and use a reputable web host. Do that and you’ll rarely need to deal with cleaning up an infected WordPress site. The following is an outline of how…

Unlimited SSLs for WordPress with a Caddy Reverse Proxy

Have you ever wanted to point an endless amount of domains to a single WordPress website? Maybe you have an idea for a custom application where you want your WordPress users to be able to link their domain for some unique purpose. Like hosting a single page for a business listing or maybe providing…