Mistakes regarding website speed

here is a job posted on a forum: Hello we are looking for someone who can improve a website speed: (Romanian domain hidden) We want someone who can do better than plugins. The website is basically a landing page, 1 page only, so we are seeking a grade A. Thanks That guy not only can’t … Read more

How to clear the Cache on Cloudways

WordPress Object Caching is the process of saving query results of the database, so when a new request is generated, it is served from the cache memory to accelerate the completion of the request. WordPress is a Content Management System; hence, it relies extensively on a database. It means that your application database must be … Read more

How to Block Bot Traffic

Have you ever gone through your server logs and discovered those aggressive spiders that your servers at crazy request rates? Here is a quick list of known bots to be inserted into robots.txt User-agent: AhrefsBot Disallow: / User-agent: BLEXBot Disallow: / User-agent: Ezooms Disallow: / User-agent: MJ12bot Disallow: / User-agent: Majestic-12 Disallow: / User-agent: Majestic-SEO … Read more

WP Widgets now use Block Editor

The recent WordPress update changed the way to edit the widgets on this page: wp-admin/widgets.php Instead of having the classic widgets dashboard you now work with a problematic block editor to manage the widgets To restore the old functionality that made sense just find the file functions.php in your theme folder (if you have a … Read more

MySQL error token mismatch

MySQL error token mismatch when you connect to a database in PHPMyadmin. if the browser cookies don’t match the error: token mismatch comes up Reasons that generate this error: 1. the /tmp directory is full. Run the command df -h on a server terminal, empty the directory contents when you find Use: 100% and clear … Read more

Server out of space

Domain is using a lot of space. The total disk usage of the server is 132G out of 150GB disk limit. If you have access to a server terminal you may run df -i -h to check the directory (inodes) structure and how space is allocated. The number of inodes (linux systems) is critical, if … Read more

502 server error (Bad Gateway)

Bad Gateway errors originate always on the server, and contrary to the info you will find online, there’s nothing wrong with your website, your browser cache or cookies. For example, WP Engine runs a useless script (for webmasters) on its servers, called “Process killer” that steps in to cut any script running for 60 or … Read more

Database connection error

Very common error this one (Database connection error). What it means is, WordPress lost connection to its database, therefore it cannot pull any content or render the pages. The issue is of high severity and critical when it happens. The issue is generated due to faulty SQL server setup (host to blame). Few solutions to … Read more