How to save new email on the server for a specified time

When using multiple devices to check email, like a phone and laptop, it’s common to each devices email software to leave new messages on the server-side inbox after downloading the email. This way, they can be retrieved by the various devices. Important: You can also specify a time period (like a week or month) for how long to save the messages. This helps keep your server-side inbox from getting overloaded. For Microsoft Outlook: 1. In Outlook, Read More…


How to Make Your WordPress Blog Private

By JESSICA ROCKWELL ….. Much like keeping a traditional journal, WordPress blogging started out as a simple and free way to jot down your ideas and keep track of your thoughts. And aren’t personal journals and diaries supposed to be private? If you want to restrict access to your WordPress site so only you or a few of your friends can read your posts, follow the simple steps of this tutorial and learn how to make your blog private. Do you want Read More…


Is Server Location still Important?

By RICHARD LARSON ….. Many people think that with the advent of cloud computing and the prevalence of mobile devices using cloud-hosted apps, that the physical location of computer servers is no longer particularly important. However the location of servers relates directly to the actual service and speed of cloud-hosted apps and websites and even factors in how often they are available. Here are a few factors to take under Read More…


Protect the WordPress login page from Brute Force attacks

Beginning in 2013 there were widespread attacks on WordPress login pages everywhere. The first step is to block all IP addresses except for whitelisted IPs for reaching the wp-login.php page. This has already been done for all OLI WordPress hosting clients, but if your host hasn’t done this yet, here’s how you can protect your login page using htaccess. But the problem with whitelisting IPs is that your IP number can change… So here’s an additional Read More…


Use .htaccess to block access to wp-login.php

This is useful in helping stop brute force attacks against WordPress login pages. The .htaccess code below makes it so nobody can access wp-login.php except from your IP: <Files wp-login.php> Order Deny,Allow Deny from All Allow from x.x.x.x </Files> Place it in the .htaccess file of your WordPress install directory and change x.x.x.x to your IP number. You can find out your IP number here. OLI shared hosting clients do not need Read More…


The Advantages of cPanel Hosting

By TIM ARRENDS ….. There are certain things you look for when choosing web hosting. The first, of course, is value. After all, web hosting is an unavoidable and fixed cost in running your Internet business. Certainly this is true if you want quality web hosting, the type of hosting you expect to justify the expenses involved. You naturally want the features that will give you the most for your money as well as to offer your customers more for their Read More…


What is WordPress? A Summary for the Uninitiated

By PIERS EDE ….. For many people, WordPress means merely a free blog platform, a simple way to put some thoughts on the web with a minimum of hassle. But this is far from the whole picture. Wordpress is a CMS, a website builder and the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, now used by Fortune 500 companies, Mashable and Tech Crunch. The simple version Wordpress is web software you can use to create your own website or Read More…


Now Accepting Guest Blog Posts

The OLI Hosting blog is undergoing an exciting transformation, expanding our authorship to established and up-and-coming bloggers world-wide. We are looking for fresh perspectives and original content on everything technology-related, especially regarding WordPress, Forum and Chat, Website hosting and server-related industries. All content must be absolutely original and written in conversational English. We reserve the right to edit articles, usually Read More…


How to add or edit the logo in an SMF Forum

To add a logo or banner to the header of your forum, click Admin then go to Configuration -> Current Theme and type in the URL where is says Logo image URL. Good dimensions for your logo are 1000 pixels wide (or smaller) and around 100 pixels tall. If you don’t have the image online, you can create an image URL by using a free site like http://photobucket.com or OLI’s own Web-FTP built into FTP Hosting. Once the image is online, right-click Read More…


How to activate Gravatar in WordPress

The most widely used avatar system in WordPress is Gravatar. It gives you a custom image next to your posts and comments. To set this up, first in your dashboard go to Settings >> Discussion and there you can select to use Gravatar for your avatars. Then get a free account at http://www.gravatar.com and be sure to use the same email you have in your blog. Then upload your image to Gravatar. Then your Gravatar picture will show next to posts Read More…