WP-Cron is how WordPress handles time-based job scheduling on sites. Sort of like the Linux cron utility. But WP-Cron could be very resource intensive since it executes on every page load. I share some insights/solutions to the problem in this post.
If you do any volume of work with PuTTY, you would have encountered its default and annoying timeouts which continuously force you to re-login multiple times. This article explains a simple setting to ensure your PuTTY sessions NEVER time out again.
This is a follow-up to my in-depth article on Port Forwarding (which is often needed for RDP). In addition to discussing Windows Remote Desktop setup, TeamViewer is explained as a versatile, cross-platform option for remote controlling your computer.
The regular plugin-based methods for noindexing pages may not work for files and the question becomes: How do we hide (noindex) files in WordPress from search engines? In this article, I explain a solution to this problem and I demonstrate with live example files how you can hide (noindex) other types of media like PDF and Excel files in WordPress.
If you have done any web development or website maintenance work, then you must have come across the .htaccess file at some point. This is an important file for many reasons and this guide will provide an overview of what the .htaccess file is, what you can do with it, how to create it, and options available to you for editing it on your WordPress website.
My previous article on the subject of adding a swap file to an Amazon EC2 instance focused on adding the swap file to the instance storage (also known as ephemeral storage) that comes with certain Amazon EC2 instances. This article discusses how you can still leverage the concept of swap files even on “EBS only” Amazon EC2 instances.