SiteGround New Client Area and Site Tools – part 8

Fifteen months after its due date, the long-awaited and so dreaded moment of the switch to Site Tools was finally completed. First thing first, let me check if SiteGround did not break anything.

A (SiteGround) ticket to hell concl’d

Continuation and ending of this roller coaster of a ticket: after frustration, disillusion and disappointed hopes, I could finally start to see the denouement. Being back to where everything started, with no progress having been made, was a great relief – but not quite satisfactory.

A (SiteGround) ticket to hell cont’d

After struggling with three ineffectual Gurus, I thought this ticket could not get worse. Guru S was about to prove me wrong. By bringing some modifications on his own initiative, he wreaked havoc on an already hopeless situation. This ticket was a goner for sure…

A (SiteGround) ticket to hell

While WordPress Multisite is a powerful feature, it requires higher technical knowledge. After configuring my network to work over HTTPS, I noticed an anomaly limited to the subsite (i.e. not affecting the main site). My inability to fix – or even comprehend – the problem leads me to post a ticket in SiteGround Help Desk…

Making my website work over HTTPS – the proper way

While there are plenty of articles on how to move WordPress from http:// to https://, the documentation on how to set up a brand new installation with an SLL certificate is rather scarce. As a result, I omitted a step, or more precisely took the wrong shortcut. When I wanted to rectify my mistake, it was too late. Was it?

Adding a site to my Multisite network

Typically, you can add a site to a Multisite network in few clicks within WordPress. However, this scenario involves having configured wildcard subdomains first. What if you haven’t done so? What if you have chosen the path of most resistance instead?

Setting up WordPress Multisite

Multisite is a feature already built into WordPress, but disabled by default. How to enable it? Are there any guidelines? What to expect during the process? Let’s begin, shall we?

Let’s Encrypt

HTTPS support is among WordPress minimum requirements. How to make your website compliant with this requirement? More importantly, how Let’s Encrypt and SiteGround simplify the whole process.

SiteGround

Finding the perfect hosting provider is certainly a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider that you may be tempted to opt for the most popular or cheapest company. That would be a mistake; you don’t want to treat this selection process lightly. Keep reading if you want to know why I decided to entrust SiteGround with my website.

Self-hosting: a hard egg to crack

Without teaching my grandmother how to suck eggs, let me go through few things you may consider cogitating on before looking for a hosting provider.