See the new support limitations at SiteGround and why you may want to rethink your hosting there.
Hosting and Domains
As security and performance on WordPress sites become more technically complex, the trend is growing for bloggers to want more management in their hosting. But, all managed hosts are not the same.
Discover the critical differences in how hosts use the term “managed” and what you’re really purchasing.
If the recent changes with .org and .com pricing plans is any indication, what we pay for any domain extension could be going up soon.
Discover what you need to know about the secret negotiations and how much your domain renewals will be in the near future.
PHP is the coding language that WordPress, plugins, and themes use. And it is ever evolving.
Support for version 7.1 will cease on December 1, 2019.
Failure to upgrade will leave your site with a security hole.
Discover how to check and change your PHP version right now.
Take a tour of the new control panel at SiteGround as of August 2019.
Did you know that SiteGround considers itself a managed hosting provider? Me either. Sure wasn’t that way when I initially got an account there.
But, that description now gives them the right to slip in any code or directives into your hosting account without even letting you know.
See what’s really going on behind the scenes and why I’m concerned about the direction they are taking.
You must upgrade to PHP 7.1 or higher prior to Dec 31, 2018. And it’s best to go to the highest level. But, if PHP 7.2 is the highest, you may run into errors and issues with it. In this quick MaAnna Minute video, I show you how to fix most all of those errors.
PHP is evolving, and you must keep pace with updates to maintain a secure WordPress site.
You also need to know how to roll an update back in case there is a PHP compatibility problem.
Discover how to avoid update headaches, and what else needs to be checked when you change PHP versions.