FAQ: Changing the WordPress Admin User

Since the recent botnet attack on WordPress we’ve been asked a lot of times how to change the WordPress admin user to something else (so a hacker would have to guess the username as well as your password rather than being halfway there already!). Details of how to do this are in our knowledgebase: Changing… Read more »

Hiding WHOIS Data on Domain Names

“It’s all in the name”, or so the saying goes and this is never more true than where domain names are concerned. If you’ve read our “Hosting Explained” article then you’ll already know that your domain name is your address on the Internet, but one of the most common questions we are asked is “Can I remove my name and address from the WHOIS register?”, the answer is usually – “It depends….”

Redirect from non-www to www

We’re often asked how to achieve this, whether it be to prevent duplicate content or force a site to use your SSL. This is really easy to do, open up the .htaccess in the public_html folder of your site and add: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.your_domain.com$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.your_domain.com/$1 [R=301] This will redirect any requests… Read more »