Never Send Email From Your Web Server

Never Send Email From Your Web Server

Emails are an integral part of any website, from the small informational sites to the monolithic web applications. Contact and lead forms, password resets and purchase receipts are sent via email yet most small websites send email from their web server. Web Servers are for serving web pages not for sending email The …

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Email Keep

Email Keep

We often hear of designers who are hosting their Wordpress site on shared hosts and they end up having issues with email delivery. Their clients contacts them stating that leads from forms on their website are not being delivered. This is often caused by a misconfigured contact form or the web server’s mail …

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How to Speed Up Your Website

How to Speed Up Your Website

We all know that page load times are important for your site yet most web developers forget to optimize for it. Did you know website speed is the number one reason for page abandonment. In other words a page that takes 4 seconds to load is 25% more likely to be abandoned than one that loads in 1 second. Yikes! Most …

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Laravel Forge Remove PHP Info

Laravel Forge Remove PHP Info

Laravel forge is one of the best cloud management tools for PHP websites and websites in general. I use it all the time and it’s a time saver. When you provision a new server it creates a default site with an index.php that displays your php information. I rather not have that exposed to anyone who visits my ip, …

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Hugo first impressions

Hugo first impressions

For this new version of my blog I looked at some static site generators to power it. I wanted to use something other than wordpress to power this section. At first I had my sights set on Ghost since the UI is clean and I wanted to write in markdown, but after a few minutes into the installation I realized it was not a …

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