Why you should choose Dedicated Hosting?

Over the years research has shown that nearly half of web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and they tend to abandon a site that isn’t loaded within 3 seconds. Website speed is the first impression you ever make and website hosting provider and technology you choose can have a significant effect on your page load times.

What is Dedicated Hosting?

Dedicated hosting is a service provided by web hosting companies that allows users to rent out entire dedicated servers. Using dedicated hosting is ideal if you have a growing site or if you already have a high-traffic website and you are seeking a dedicated source of bandwidth.

Dedicated hosting is always preferable over shared as you don’t need to worry about other websites hosted on the same server, sharing the same resources that can slow down your website.

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Benefits of Dedicated Hosting:

  • Enhanced performance
  • Completely customizable
  • Better security

Enhanced performance: Dedicated hosting is not shared in any way with other users. All the hardware and software resources on the server are dedicated to your account only which maximise your overall site performance.

Completely customizable: Shared hosting force every user to share their hosting space under the same common operating system and web server, whereas dedicated hosting does not have this restriction and is fully customizable. You can add your preferred programs, applications, and scripts whenever you want. This full customization potential makes dedicated hosting the best choice over shared hosting.

Better security: Dedicated hosting provides better security over shared hosting as their resources are dedicated to your account only, hence there are very less chances of acquiring viruses, malware and spyware.

To provide blazing speed and tougher security to my client’s WordPress sites, I always use and recommend SiteGround.

Customise WordPress Dashboard for Clients

To keep your clients from risky places or to restrict access to specific pages from the clients, you can customise your WordPress dashboard by adding the below code in your theme’s functions.php. This code allows you to hide parts of the WordPress dashboard menu.

You need to uncomment the line ( remove // ) for the page that you want to hide/remove from the WordPress menu.

Be aware that this only hides the menu items from the dashboard and clients can still theoretically access these menus with a direct link (if they know).

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How to fix Error 404 when Password Protect a WordPress Subdirectory with .htaccess

When you try to password protect a WordPress subdirectory by adding .htaccess and .htpasswd under subdirectory, you sometimes (in fact most of the times) get Error 404 – Page not found when you visit that subdirectory location in the browser.

To fix this error, add the following line at the top of .htaccess located in the root of your WordPress installation (yes, root .htaccess and not .htaccess of your password protected subdirectory), and you’re good to go now.

ErrorDocument 401 default

Do you have any different solution? I would love to hear your comments.

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