Since starting foo//bar WordPress has used the Docker Cloud platform to provide several parts of the service. These services are being shutdown.
I’ve been hard at work migrating these parts of the service to Amazon Web Services, and updating some other aspects of the platform too.
These changes will be rolled into the live/production platform over the next few days. No service outages are expected.
Serving your site via a CDN is now available on the platform.
All uploads (images, etc) for all sites are already using a CDN, which improves the performance of all sites immediately.
Using a CDN improves the experience for all your users, as well as improving your SEO.
Existing sites can have a CDN enabled for a one off $100 charge, don’t forget to include HTTPS too! Choose both now and only pay for one; get the other free!
You can now opt to enable HTTPS for your website.
It is available on the Business and Premium plans at no additional ongoing charge.
There is a one-off ($100) charge to enable HTTPS for your site in order to configure and enable the certificate.
Why Should I Enable HTTPS?
- HTTPS protects sensitive information published or received by the web site, e.g. login forms, contact details, shopping carts, etc.
- HTTPS helps prevent intruders from tampering with the communications between your websites and your users’ browsers. Intruders include intentionally malicious attackers, and legitimate but intrusive companies, such as ISPs or hotels that inject ads into pages.
- HTTPS prevents intruders from being able to passively listen to communications between your websites and your users.
- New web platform features, such as taking pictures or recording audio, enabling offline app experiences, require explicit permission from the user before executing. HTTPS is a key component to the permission workflows for these new features.
- HTTPS is considered by most search engines as a sign of trust and will generally rank HTTPS sites higher than HTTP sites giving a boost to your SEO.
- Most modern web browsers now display a “Not Secure” warning for HTTP web sites, this can be alarming to your users.
For more information read Why HTTPS Matters by Google.
Contact me now to get started!
“foo//bar web development” is now incorporated as foo//bar Limited and is GST registered.
Existing clients will notice some minor changes on our invoices, including the addition of GST.
I am pleased to announce that foo//bar WordPress Sites are now available.
Please choose a plan and register if you’re interested.
More service details will follow as well as a description of the software and infrastructure in place.