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Ryan Macdonald
As VP of technology at Nexcess, Ryan can often be found working on the latest and greatest in technology and optimization for Nexcess systems. With almost 20 years of experience in system operations, you can count on him knowing the answers to any hosting questions you can come up with.
June 21, 2021

Why Hosting Support Is Important

A good support team means that when those issues arise, you’ll be able to quickly and effectively negate their effects.

March 29, 2019

Nexcess WAF Update Protects Against Magento Core SQLi PRODSECBUG-2198

On March 28th, a set of vulnerabilities for Magento Core were disclosed, one of which can allow an unauthenticated visitor to execute a SQL injection attack. These vulnerabilities are addressed in the most recent Magento security update and affect the following versions: 1.9 (fixed in 1.9.4.1) 1.14 (fixed in 1.14.4.1) 2.1 (fixed in 2.1.17) 2.2 […]

January 17, 2019

What Does PHP 5.6’s End-of-Life Mean For WordPress Users?

PHP 5.6 is the most widely used minor version of a programming language on the web. The PHP language is used on 79% of websites where the server-side language is known. PHP 5 is used on 58% of the web, and PHP 5.6 is used on around a quarter of all websites. It would not […]

June 21, 2018

WordPress Caching: How Does Caching Make WordPress Sites Faster?

All dynamic content management systems and eCommerce applications — WordPress included — generate HTML pages by executing code and making database requests. The process typically takes fractions of a second, but in some cases it can take several seconds and consume a lot of server resources on a busy site. One of the ways we […]

December 12, 2017

How Does Memcached Make WordPress Hosting Faster?

Our WordPress hosting platform incorporates many performance optimizations that guarantee content is delivered to your WordPress site’s visitors as quickly as possible. Among them is the Memcached instance we include with all shared and dedicated WordPress accounts. I’d like to take a look at what Memcached is and how it works to make your site […]

December 10, 2015

What Does PHP 7 Mean For WordPress Users And Developers?

PHP — the programming language behind WordPress, Magento, ExpressionEngine, and thousands of other applications — recently got its first major version bump in years. The move from PHP 4 to PHP 5 happened a decade ago, although the language has seen multiple minor version bumps in the intervening years, culminating in PHP 5.6, which was […]