May 16, 2022

Should we update to WordPress 6?

Hey folks, you may have heard that WordPress was about to push out version 6 of it’s platform. If you have a website built on WordPress, this might make you a little nervous since updates that move up to the next number are usually pretty big. Big updates can mean broken websites for a lot of people! In this case, version 6 isn’t a major update in the usual way. Instead of BIG changes, version 6 is comprised of many small changes. A lot of these are really good, and inherent to site management.  If you maintain your own WordPress […]
February 18, 2022

Why do I need an SSL Certificate? I’m not selling anything…

It’s pretty much a given that since Google made it a priority that EVERY website out there be secured, having an SSL certificate on your website has become a requirement. It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling something online, using a contact form to gather contact information or even just using your website to share information. Google will give more preference in it’s Search Engine Optimization if that website is secured behind an SSL certificate on the hosting server. “How do I know if I have one?” – you may ask. The answer is simple. If you see a padlock at […]
December 10, 2021

Why is my Outlook suddenly asking for my GMail password?

Recently, Google has started rolling out 2-factor authentication for all GMAIL accounts. This is being pushed out without any opt-in by users because they believe it to be stronger protection against your email account getting hacked.  In truth, this actually is a really good idea. However, some of our hosting clients noted that while their Outlook works fine with their Lions Mane hosted emails, their GMAILS wouldn’t come through as Outlooks keeps prompting them for their password, even though it’s correct! The solution is to disable 2-factor authentication within the GMAIL settings. We don’t particularly recommend doing that, but if […]
November 24, 2021

What’s this I hear about GoDaddy’s data breach????

GoDaddy and various hosting companies who use GoDaddy’s infrastructure were compromised recently, due to some really poor management choices.  They have apologized profusely, and are making changes to protect against such challenges going forward. If you host your website through GoDaddy, you may want to be sure you change your account and sFTP passwords ASAP!  If you don’t know how to do this, just give them a call – they’re very helpful! When we built our website hosting platform, we made sure that our servers are not only using top-notch security to avoid these exact sorts of problems, but they […]