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Debunking the Top 10 Myths About Web Hosting

What is a web hosting? In layman’s terms, a web hosting simply defined as a service that makes your website viewable on the Internet. On a deeper level, the right web hosting choice will ensure that your website is capable to reach out to wider audience, increase your online business revenue, and gives you the help you need to ensure that you’re making the most of your online presence.


If you are new to web hosting and not sure how to choose the right hosting provider, then this article will assist you greatly because we will help you to separate the facts from the myths. In this article, we are going to expose the 10 biggest myths regarding web hosting.


Myth #1: You Need to Be an IT Expert to Use a Web Hosting

This statement may have been true when websites were built decades ago, but now it’s far from the case.

The truth is that many hosting providers now offer a huge benefit of a user-friendly interface with an easy-to-use hosting control panel such as cPanel and while graphic design prowess can certainly help to give you a one-of-a-kind high end site, there are several sites that make creating your own custom website or blog a piece of cake.

For instance, Joomla And WordPress are two of the most popular sites due to their ease-of-use, free guides, and support articles from users that are pretty much everywhere you look online.

Nowadays, you don’t even need to know how to code in order to create a dynamic site that runs on databases.  In essence, there are so many features already built in on existing platforms with graphic user interfaces that anyone even non-technical people can create a great looking custom site with just a few clicks.


Myth #2: If You Use a Windows Computer You Need Windows Hosting

This is the most common misconception among first time web hosting user. For your information, majority web hosting service providers offer both Linux and Windows servers. There are pros and cons to each, but this has nothing to do with the kind of computer or operating system you are using. The majority of web hosting plans actually use Linux, which is generally cheaper and commonly used among web hosting user. This is also perfectly compatible with a Windows based computer. So do not think that a Windows based computer will require a Windows server.


Myth #3: Every Web Hosting Provider Are the Same

If you have performed research on web hosting companies on Google before, you might have realized that majority of the ads from various web hosting companies almost offer the same hosting plans with similar prices. So why bother to shop for the best ones? Well, there is a significant difference among these companies which is the uptime factor.

What is an Uptime? Uptime is referring to the amount of time your website is online – a number ideally close to 100%. Many of these hosting companies promote 99% uptime but there are some which do not mention about uptime at all.  You should realize that a small difference in uptime percentage will affect your website negatively. Here’s a sample calculation between a 99.9% uptime with a 98% uptime.

98% = 28.8 mins/day – 3.4 hours/week – 14.4 hours/month – 7.3 days/year
99% = 14.4 mins/day – 1.7 hours/week – 7.2 hours/month – 3.65 days/year
99.5% = 7.2 mins/day – 0.84 hours/week – 3.6 hours/month – 1.83 days/year
99.9% = 1.44 mins/day – 0.17 hours/week – 0.72 hours/month – 8.8 hours/year

From the calculation above, you can see that your website will be offline for nearly 30 minutes per day or nearly 3.5 hours per week (for 98% uptime) compare to a short downtime period of nearly 2 minute/day or 0.17 hours/week (for 99.9% uptime).

Therefore, always find a host provider that has uptime guarantees of 99% and above!


Myth #4: Free Web Hosting is the Way to Go!

Reliability is a big difference between paid and free web hosting. When an issue arises, you would definitely need the comfort of a support team to get your problem solved. If you go with free hosting, you are essentially alone in your battle against inevitable complications. More disadvantages, like limited amount of hard drive space, should convince you not to pinch pennies with hosting. Therefore, always choose a high quality & reliable hosting provider and spend some money!


Myth #5:  Good Web Hosting Should Be Expensive!

While free hosting is not the bargain it may seem to be as discussed previously in Myth #4, that doesn’t mean you have to pay a lot for hosting. Some of the best web hosts, in fact, charge less than RM20 per month. For example, you can sign up for a top quality cPanel web hosting plan from ServerFreak for only RM190/year which works out for less than RM16/month ! In fact, you can save even more money if you sign up for their web hosting plan during special promotional period. While you should always look at the big picture, such as all of the features offered by the company and its overall reputation, you don’t have to pay top dollar to get the best service.


Myth #6:  Find Web Hosting Provider with Zero Negative Reviews

As they say “haters gonna hate”. The truth is that every hosting company no matter how great they may be – will have negative reviews.

For web hosting beginners searching for hosting, they may see a bad review, and move on to the next company’s reviews. If you finally find a hosting company with zero negative reviews, odds are they are just starting out.

On the other hand, large hosting companies with tens of thousands of customers, are bound to have a few negative comments. Don’t dismiss these comments, rather see how the company responds to them. If the majority of comments are positive, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.


Myth #7:  Need Some Hosting Experience to Manage a Website

This is far from the truth because managing a website has become effortless thanks to the expansive control panel that improve website functionality. For instance, the control panel cPanel allows you to create and manage your email accounts, FTP accounts, MySQL database, password reset, setup error pages, perform domain redirection and many more.  As you can see, it does not require any technical experience at all to manage your website – even if you’re beginner.


Myth #8: Host Both Your Domain Name and Hosting with the Same Company

Some web hosting companies like ServerFreak offer a free domain name with their web hosting plans. There are also domain registrars, such as Godaddy.com and Namecheap.com that offer hosting. While it can be convenient to get these two services from the same company, you shouldn’t make your decision on this basis. Domain name registration is not complicated therefore do not simply sign up for a web hosting with the same domain registrar because of convenience or laziness. Always seek the web hosting company that offers the most value.  If they happen to offer a domain as part of the package, that’s fine. But this shouldn’t be the sole reason you choose a web host.


Myth #9:  Many Hosting Companies Have Their Own Dedicated Datacenter

This is something that you might assume, but it’s not always the case. There is a good chance they are outsourcing this unless they state it explicitly that they have their own datacenters.  It is common nowadays for web hosting companies to use third party datacenters. However, outsourcing datacenters does not mean that the company is offering poor service. Meanwhile, there are definite advantages dealing with company that manage everything in-house.  A hosting provider that has command over their datacenter, hardware, and support is better equipped to provide you with exceptional help.


Myth #10:  Outsource Web Hosting

Some things are best done by yourself even though the idea of outsourcing everything is getting a lot of attention nowadays.  As discussed in myth#7, it’s now even easier to build and manage your website by leveraging the tools provided by the hosting company.


If you outsource this, you are setting yourself up for potential problems and unnecessary expenses. You will have to contact or call the person you’ve hired each time you need to perform simple changes – such as typo or misspelling fix. It’s much easier to get comfortable with logging into your own control panel and making the changes yourself.



Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself to be an expert on web hosting, it’s a good idea to refresh your knowledge from time to time to make sure that you fully understand just how valuable website hosting can really be. Hopefully, this article has given you the insight you need to separate the facts from the myths in web hosting.

Top 10 WordPress Security Plugins in 2018

WordPress is one of the most popular web software that is used to create beautiful blog or setting up e-commerce sites.  In addition, there are both free and paid versions of plugins and themes available for the WordPress platform.  Often, a few of these free plugins or themes are uploaded by people who have tweaked them for their own gain.  These unscrupulous individuals could inject malicious code that allows them to gain entry to your blog’s back end access without your consent. There are also cases whereby these hackers attack and compromise your blog in order to redirect traffic to malicious URLs which is why it is crucial to scan WordPress for malware regularly. In this post, we will focus on the best 10 plugins and services to scan your WordPress for malware.



1) Vaultpress

Vaultpress is a real-time backup and security scanning service designed by Automattic, which is the company responsible for the growth and success of WordPress.com.

VaultPress is now powered by the Jetpack plugin and effortlessly backs up every comment, media file, posts, revision and dashboard setting on your site to VaultPress servers. With VaultPress, your website is well protected against accidental damage, hackers, malware, and host outages.

There are 3 plans available inside VaultPress – the Personal, Premium plan and Professional plan. The Personal plan offers brute force protection and uptime monitoring but does not include daily malware scanning. If you require daily malware scanning, the Premium plan (USD 99 per year) will perform daily Malware scanning for your website. For the Professional plan (USD299 per year), it is the best option since on-demand scans for infiltrations and malware as well as automated resolutions can be done without lifting a finger!

In order to activate VaultPress, you need to install the VaultPress plugin first and connect it to your website via FTP/SSH.  By doing this, it will start monitoring your website on its own. You’ll be able to access information about any security threats found during your daily scan and make updates if needed (or restore a fully secured backup generated by VaultPress) – all from your VaultPress user dashboard.



2) MalCare Security & Firewall

Developed by the team behind BlogVault, the MalCare Security & Firewall plugin packs an intelligent machine-learning based security firewall, a one-stop login protection system and a no false positive security scanner.

Brute force attack is a common issue for WordPress sites, and so the Web Application Firewall and the Login Protection are activated in the free version of MalCare plugin which helps to safeguard your website 24/7 from bots, hackers, and the rest.

By leveraging MalCare’s early malware detection technology, this could successfully detect complex malware that goes undetected in other popular plugins. This will help prevent your website from being blocked by web hosts or blacklisted by Google.

This plugin is able to identify a malware accurately and reducing the number of false positives being reported significantly. This means that you are alerted only when the plugin has confirmed that it has detected malware and not a ‘possible suspect.’

Meanwhile, the premium version of the plugin automatically deletes malware that has been found on your website. In addition, there are options like IP Blocking, Login Protection, and Website hardening which serve as added layer of protection. If you have multiple websites to maintain, managing plugins can be a headache. Updating or removing plugins, themes and WordPress core can be carried out from within the MalCare Pro dashboard.

MalCare is truly a one-click security solution for your website.  All heavy lifting is done at their end that ensures your site’s security does not come at the cost of your site’s performance. In short, MalCare is the most innovative and effective WordPress solution available that helps to keep your website protected from malware, hackers and the rest.



3) Sucuri SiteCheck Scanner

You can always perform a free remote malware scan of your website by visiting Sucuri SiteCheck Scanner website and enter the URL of your website before hitting the “Scan Website” button. The scanner will extract the links, javascript files and iframes, and revisits your website main page as a search engine bot.

How Sucuri SiteCheck works is that it compares all the pages and links against Sucuri’s malware database and reports the anomalies which include malware, blacklisting, defacing, website errors and out-of-date software. The scan generates a report of the malware found and recommendations on how to manage them.

The scanner does not access your server. This is a major disadvantage because anything malicious in the server that is not displaying in the browser is not detected by the remote scanner. And hence, this scan is ineffective for backdoors, phishing and malicious usernames.

Besides scanning, the Sucuri Security plugin can do much more – audit logging, integrity checking, email alert, security hardening and other tools. You can also choose to activate the plugin and generate a free API if you do not want to run the URL often.

In addition to free service, Sucuri also offers many paid services as well. For instance, a Firewall service (CloudProxy) that can perform malware cleanup, prevent hacking, security monitoring and many more.



4) iThemes Security (Formerly Better WP Security)

The iThemes Security plugin is hugely popular with over 800,000+ WordPress users downloads recorded to date. This plugin secure your site and scan WordPress for malware. The free version of iThemes Security plugin provides 30 layers of protection and security including a 1-click “Secure Site” check, Malware scans (via Sucuri SiteCheck), strong password enforcement, brute force protections, database backups, file change detection and much more.

If you are looking for security features such as 2-Factor Authentication, scheduled Malware scans, password expiration, WordPress core file comparisons and many more, then you need consider upgrading to iThemes Security Pro plan. The Pro plan of this plugin will cost USD80 per year which might be a bit high for some bloggers, but can you really put a price on security and peace of mind?


5) Anti-Malware Security & Brute Force Firewall

Besides scanning and detects malware, the Anti-Malware Security and Brute Force Firewall helps you to fix them. It detects malware, viruses and other threats on your server, and marks them as Potential Threats.

You will have access to download of new definitions, automatic removal and patches for known vulnerabilities if you register the plugin at GOTMLS.NET. Since the Revolution Slider in WordPress is particularly prone to malware attack, hence the protection for this feature is automatically enabled in this plugin.

The premium version of this plugin offers protection against Brute Force and DDoS attacks, scanning the integrity of the core files and downloads new definitions automatically. You can donate fixed amounts ranging between USD 14 to USD 133.7, and each level opens up different features. For USD 29, almost everything is unlocked for as many websites as you want.


6) All in One WP Security & Firewall

The All In One WP Security & Firewall plugin is another popular security plugin that is user friendly. The plugin offers a list of security features such as password strength, built-in captcha, database prefix options, brute force login attack protection, file permissions, htaccess/wp-config backups and firewall protection. In addition, the plugin also provides simple-to-use security scans that you can use to detect and remove malware quickly.

You may utilize the file change detection scanner and database scanner to search for file changes or data tables you didn’t create. You may also use the settings to schedule automatic detection and to have an email sent directly to you inbox whenever a file change occurs. This way you will get to notice quickly if there is any potential hacking attempt.

The plugin does offer Malware specific scanning, but you will need to pay USD 9.95/month for the Site-Scanner plan in order to enable this feature.



7) WordFence

Wordfence is free and open source and uses the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed to monitor and prevent your website from being hacked. Wordfence is not merely a malware scanner, but it offers almost complete security protection for your website.

The Web Application Firewall can identify more than 44000 known malware and prevent it from attacking your website. It also scans for backdoors, phishing URLs, Trojans, suspicious code and any other security threat.

The scans are generally performed at hourly interval so you will be informed of any malware content on your website within the hour of it reaching your website. This security plugin can scan core integrity as well as monitor traffic in real time.

You are required to pay and obtain a Premium API key if you wish to run scheduled scans, country blocking and other additional features.



8) ExploitScanner

Exploit Scanner scours the files and database of your website to hunt for alien code. Active plugins are also scanned. This plugin sole function is only detection, thus any clean-up and prevention will have to be done by other means.

You can increase PHP memory access from the plugin admin page if you find scanning is slow on account of insufficient memory. You can customize the scan and exclude some files from scanning, but it is always recommended to perform a complete scan.

The only disadvantage of using this plugin is that it has a tendency to return ‘false positives’. So, you must be able to understand the results of the scan and able to identify the alien code.



9) Quttera Web Malware Scanner

Auto-generated malicious content, malware, trojans, backdoors, shells, viruses and malicious code injection – if they are lurking in your website, Quttera Web Malware Scanner will find them all.

If your site has been blacklisted by Google, it will reveal that in a scan as well.  This scanner generates a detailed malware report, based on which you can clean up your website. However, you need to contact their support in order to remove the malware.



10) Theme Authenticity Checker

You can rely on Theme Authenticity Checker to identify theme vulnerabilities quickly and easily. Whether a code clean-up is required or not can be determined by Theme Authenticity Checker.

This plugin scans the source code of the theme looking for unwanted alien code. When it finds the mischievous elements, it will highlight the location where you can find it, along with a snippet of the code. The disadvantage of using this plugin is that it does not automatically remove the offending code. You need to assess the impact of the code and decide whether to remove it manually or keep it.




If you do perform a malware scan on WordPress and the result shows your website to be clean, can you rely on it? Maybe, but always take it with a grain of salt as scans are not foolproof.  You are reminded that there is no 100% perfect malware scanner out there and scanning for malware is likely to throw up some false positives. If you do decide to scan WordPress for malware it’s a quick and easy first step to protect your website. Though it takes more than a few scans and plugins to safeguard your website from security threats, website security is something you need to think through fully and implement diligently.

One of the best ways to minimize malicious code from reaching your website is to download themes and plugins directly from trusted theme developer or author’s page and not from any suspicious third party websites or forums. Many compromised plugins and themes with malicious codes are often found in sharing sites and open forums. So, you have been warned!

3 Intelligent Ways to Offer Live Support to Your WordPress Visitors

Why WordPress is becoming increasingly popular nowadays? The answer is simple: Simplicity.  Anyone from first time WordPress user to experienced developer can now setup a beautiful website by leveraging the ubiquitous content management system (CMS).  At times, it can feel a little too simple. On a side note, there are some non-believers that think WordPress is not be capable of offering some of the features they find on websites of larger brands.  However, WordPress has grown in its capabilities since its early days as a mere blogging platform. Today, few features exceed the capabilities of a WordPress site, and most can be added via a plugin by even the most novice of site builders.


In order to keep a website lively, one must allow regular interaction between the site visitor and the website owner. One of the most important features for enhancing a site’s engagement with its audience, live support, can take your brand’s reputation from good to great. To fulfill that objective, we present three intelligent approaches to include live support to any WordPress website.


Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence or AI is a rage nowadays and one that we will hear a lot more about in the future. What you might not know, however, is that even today AI has already found its way into WordPress. There are a number of WordPress plugins already out there that utilizes artificial intelligence. A good example is the use of WordPress chatbots, which can be found on thousands of sites already. By using chatbots, you can easily create live support for site visitors, thus saving your time and effort to answering simple questions. What you need to do is just simply install a chatbot plugin on your WordPress from your dashboard and train it to answer support questions. Some bots may even respond in a manner consistent with your brand’s voice.

All plugins are not created equal, in which the same goes with WordPress plugins that utilizes AI. These AI plugins vary widely in quality. What we want is a plugin that can handle the tasks you have in mind and that interacts in a natural manner with your audience.  On a side note, there are also some high-end chatbots that act like real human and can easily fool human visitors into believing they are real people. However, the use of such high-end AI plugin is costly and require greater technical prowess on your part to train them. For a start, the use of affordable WordPress chatbots which can simply analyze questions and spitting out relevant answers is more than sufficient for most website owners, even if not in a 100% human manner.  Even though this method offers a cost-effective solution for live support but there are some guests finding automated systems like this impersonal. Hence, the best way is to consider running A/B test, by testing it against the following two solutions to determine which option works best for your situation.


Outsourced Support Center

If you are not yet ready to embrace the use of AI in your live support, you may want to consider the human option by engaging a team of outsource personnel to handle your support calls.  There are many advantages of hiring such labour overseas. One of the major benefits is the lower hiring cost due to the advantage of international monetary exchange rate difference.  Since overseas labour rates can be much lower than Malaysia, you will probably pay far less than if you hired a similar service domestically. For instance, you can get an entire team of operators in India for only RM2000 a month, which is less than the average monthly salary of a single web hosting technical staff in Malaysia.  And, because the support center company employs them directly, you do not have to worry about benefits and payroll taxes. The second advantage is their good level of technical skills. With a sound technical knowledge, less focus on training is required since these personnel usually work for a company specialized in providing support. As such, they will have the right infrastructure, training, and management in place to get the job done. However, you still need to install a proprietary plugin or install a bit of code on your site to activate their service. When visitors surf your WordPress site and encounter an issue, they can contact your outsourced support team seamlessly via chat, phone, or email.  By doing so, your support team remains available to your customers around-the-clock, 7 days a week.

You also need to evaluate your budget for hiring these outsourced personnel. These outsourced support services normally charge on either a time-used basis or on a flat monthly fee. Therefore, pick a plan based on expected use volumes. Many newer and smaller sites have fewer customer support interactions; a situation appropriate to a time-used billing model. Larger, more established brands, on the other hand, may save money on a flat monthly fee.


However, there is also a downside using this method – which is the perception issue. Some customers may feel turned-off by thick and difficult to understand accents or perceive your company as having overseas ownership. Test the service yourself so you know what customers experience. Also, as before, consider A/B testing this approach to other solutions to make sure it provides the optimal solution.


Live Chat

Finally, you can choose to handle the live support on your own. The advantage is getting direct customer interaction, ensures your message stays on point with your brand, and allows the greatest expert on your products (which is you) to answer the questions. However, the downside is this approach is too time-consuming since everything is handled by yourself.

Live Chat and Email Support

WordPress has a broad array of plugins for fully-functional live chat support. You can obtain some of these plugins for free, but more powerful ones generally require some sort of fee (either one-time or recurring). With such a plugin, you can engage with your customers while they visit your site in real time. No chance of losing them to the competition because you took too long to respond or provided an impersonal interaction.

When selecting the right live chat plugin for your needs, consider these questions:

  • How frequently does the plugin developer updates the software?
  • Does it offer the features you want/need at an affordable price?
  • How will the plugin look on your site? Will it blend well, or stick out and look amateurish?
  • How well have other users reviewed the plugin? How many people use it?

The drawback of trying to handle support yourself: your own time. Before implementing your live chat solution, remember that somebody needs to be available when a customer has a question. Research when people visit your site to ensure you or your staff remain available at appropriate times to answer questions. If you cannot offer around-the-clock support, clearly identify hours during which you do on your website. Also, be prepared to change strategies for supporting customers should you grow to a point that individual hands-on responses no longer make sense.



While any of these solutions could work, you will need to find the one best suited to your customer base, budget, and traffic. While they should work on virtually any kind of hosting, any of these that require additional software (like a plugin) can lag without the right environment. ServerFreak’s WordPress Hosting offers the advantage of a hosting platform built specifically for WordPress (and its assorted plugins). With it, chat and AI applications run smoother and faster, making for a better user experience.

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Why Self-Host WordPress is Better?

There are a lot of people who are able to earn substantial amounts of cash with the use of blogs. Blogs are usually created to express your views regarding something. However, since you are doing it, you should not miss the opportunity of making money from it right? Many people are able to earn money through affiliate marketing, selling ads spaces, and many more with the use of blogs. Now, if you want to start an online career with blogging, you need to know that there are 2 types of blogs in general. The first one is the free option which is provided by Blogspot, while the other one is called self-host, which means that you provide your own hosting. You can always begin your career with the free version. However, many would do this just for the purpose of practicing. Once you are able to get the hang of it, then you should proceed in making and posting blogs through the paid version. There are a lot of reasons why you should go with the self-host version of blogging through WordPress.


If you continue with Blogspot, which is owned by Google, it means that you do not have full control over your web page. With this, Google may delete your Blogspot whenever they deem it necessary without even informing you of their intention. This becomes a possibility due to the presence of several web spammers. Since Google supports the cause to control these spammers, they have included a feature in Blogspot for anyone to report a certain blog as a spam. If someone just has bad intentions towards you and your blog, he can easily report it as a spam. You may not be informed when this is done and Google will have the final say on what to do with your free blog. With this, there is a possibility that Google might remove your blog. Because of this, all your work may just go to waste and you will need to start from scratch. Many bloggers have already encountered this, which is why more and more people prefer the paid option.

Enhancing SEO

If you do your self-hosting with WordPress, you will be enhancing your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This is because WordPress has a lot of tools to make it possible. One example is the available of plugin that is not available through Blogspot. Because of this, you will be able to enjoy more targeted traffic to your WordPress blog. As you may know, the more people visiting your site, the more chances you will have in making more money.


When you proceed with your blogging career through WordPress and have it hosted by the web hosting company (such as Serverfreak), you will be able to build your credibility. When you self-host a blog, you will be able to choose your own domain name with it. People will always appreciate it more, when they are visiting sites with unique, simple, and easy to remember domain names. Therefore, you will be able to build your own brand and make your website gain a more professional reputation.

A lot of advantages can be derived from self-host blogs. Today, many web hosting companies including Serverfreak are offering special hosting package for self-host WordPress blogs. You can now start your own online career with a self-host blog. The good news is that you can even import your existing blog from Blogspot to WordPress at a click! What are you waiting for?

Import Your Blog from Blogspot to WordPress

One of the online opportunities you can take advantage of these days is creating blogs. Creating blogs is so easy since all you need to do is follow the simple steps provided by blogspot. With blogspot, the very first thing you may do is create your account. After which, you can proceed with the creation of your blog. Creating a blog with blogspot is very easy, since all you need to do is select the theme and templates to build it. Once you have chosen from the various options, you can proceed by uploading your content on it. Now, blogspot is a free service, and if you want to earn more from your blogs, you want to get your own web hosting company and transfer it to WordPress. To achieve this, you can subscribe to the web hosting and import your content from blogspot to WordPress.


In moving your blog to WordPress, you should know that there are issues that may not be favorable for you. In relation to this, you should make sure that you follow certain steps in doing the move. One of the issues you may encounter is that, some of the articles you have in your blogspot may already have been indexed by the search engines. This could mean that they are already ranking high in search engines, whenever people search for information with the use of certain keywords. This is of course, a very good sign; however, when you transfer them to WordPress, it means that you may also need to change your domain name. When you change it, your articles may lose all their high rankings in search engines.

Another downside that you may encounter when you move your blog to WordPress is that, people who are already used to view your blog for updates may lose their way. Some of these people might have already bookmarked your blog for easy access. Whenever they use it, they will find nothing when you have already transferred your blog, especially when they use links to access your blog from other sites.

All in all, the issue that you may be able to encounter when you do this move is lost in traffic, and that you may have to start from scratch. Starting from scratch would mean that you may also lose all the money making activities you have been enjoying with your blogspot. Therefore, it is imperative that you find a work around first before you make the move.

The good news however, is that a solution has already been made available regarding this issue. Such a solution usually involves giving WordPress the authorization to access your blogspot account. After which, WordPress will then be able to import all your old blog posts to your new WordPress site. It would also include importing comments that have been posted on your posts; therefore, everything would stay the same. This is usually the initial step that would be taken in importing your blog to WordPress effectively.

Such information can be accessed on a lot of blogs and sites on the internet. It is a good idea though that you acquire a good hosting service along with WordPress, so that it will work at its best. It is one of the web hosting providers you can tap for WordPress. Once you have done this, all you need to do is locate a good source for the information of importing your blog to WordPress. This will ensure that you will be able to import everything without losing traffic, search engine ranking, and RSS subscriber.

How to Recover Lost WordPress Password?

We have quite a number of blogger clients who are on WordPress. Sometimes, it is quite common for us to forget our admin password especially when we have several active blogs and email accounts at the same time.

What will you do if you have forgotten the password for your self-host WordPress blog? Normally, we would just click the “Lost your password?” to recover. However,  in a localhost environment, configurations may vary from machine to machine. Most of the time “Lost your password?” will not work as email system is either not supported or not properly setup.

In this article, we are going to show you the alternative to reset your password by login to your web-based control panel.

The Problem

Whenever you have forgotten your password or username, or both, WordPress suggest you use the “Lost your password?” function to help recover but email system was not properly setup in your localhost? Here’s the alternative!

The Solution

Login to cPanel /Direct Admin. The URL should be http://localhost/cpanel for cPanel or http://localhost:2222 for Direct Admin (it might vary depending on configurations). Click on phpMyAdmin.


Direct Admin

Under phpMyAdmin. Look for the database name on the left sidebar. In our case,  it is called “wordpress“.

Click “wordpress to see its tables. Look for *_users, in our case it is called wp_users. Click it and you will notice a page change on the right frame. user_login shows your username(s), whereas user_pass shows your actual password. However, the actual password you have entered previously is unreadable and unusable now.

To reset your password (or edit the data for the specific user), Click on the “Pen” icon.

Look for “user_pass” field. Select “MD5” for the Function dropdown, and change its value to a new password, in our case the new password is call “admin. Click GO once you are done.

That’s it! You’ve just changed the password for username admin to “admin“.

This tip is contributed by Sandesh Sethi, founder of Vobliq.com – a blog about designing, blogging and money making.