What are the do’s and don’ts of ZNetLive managed WordPress hosting?

ZNetLive Managed WordPress hosting is powered by Plesk Onyx to help you meet all your requirements.

1. Backup

Do’s 

  • ZNetLive WordPress Hosting comes with complete backup security for your sites and data. We create site backups on remote or any third-party backup site like AWS. 
  • We create backups of your data in WordPress site through Plesk Onyx’s backup and restoration feature.

Don’ts

  • We discourage data backups within the WordPress on local site, as it fills up unnecessary storage space on the local device, affecting your systems’ performance.

2. Caching Issues

Do’s

  • ZNetLive implements page caching through powerful CloudFlare Cache Purge feature. It works by taking the consistent portion of your site and moving them closer to your site visitor.
  • Our Google Page Insights tool will help identify and optimize the web page for maximum and quick availability.

Don’ts

We disallow/discourage the use of multiple plugins used at a time for a single WordPress instance as it can affect the page loading time and the overall performance of the site.

3. DNS and Domain Mapping

Do’s

We help you in pointing your website to a domain name. It is necessary as it will help users find your website easily.

Don’ts

We do not support domain mapping and DNS configuration in case of third party registrar, as we cannot access the third-party sites.

4. General WordPress Issue

Do’s

We understand the issues which you face with your WordPress hosting regarding its setup, provisioning, plugins installation and other factors. Hence, we are always here to help you if you face any issues like WordPress Error log.

Don’ts

We do not provide any support for errors generated through any customized plugin/theme/ or core framework. We recommend, that you contact your developer who introduced the custom settings in this case.

5. Git

Do’s

Our WordPress Hosting comes with Plesk Onyx control panel. Plesk has in-built support for Git integration. With Git, you get access to the most powerful source code management system, making website deployment easier for you. ZNetLive will provide you support for using Git integration and even set public Git configuration if required.

Don’ts

However, we do not provide any support for setting up private Git outside the Plesk control panel.

6. Migration

Do’s

Migrating your website’s data and applications from one host/platform to another can be very time-consuming and must be done with proper planning and care because you cannot afford your data getting lost during migration. Hence, we completely assist you during your migration from any other host. Our migration support includes but is not limited to the following:

- Easy and automatic migration of data base and web applications.

- Easy integration with WordPress toolkit to automate all associated functions.

7. Permissions Issue

Do’s

We help you in troubleshooting issue while uploading in Plugins/themes/upload folder or website error.

Don’ts

We do not provide plugin permissions that may have a huge effect on your site administration. Some plugins require access to your root level server functionality that may put too much pressure on the server and even make it vulnerable to any external threat.

8. Plugin Issues

Do’s

We allow you to download plugins easily. With Plesk Onyx WordPress Toolkit 2.0 you can download plugins with one-click installation procedures. We will assist you if you find any error during such uploads.

Don’ts

With thousands of available plugins, we allow only a handful. We do not allow/encourage the use of those plugins that end-up consuming extra resources on your system. Some plugins increase the system load that may be harmful for your site’s performance.

9. Security Issues

Do’s

We ensure complete security for your WordPress site and instances. You do not need to worry about password vulnerabilities as we set strong admin password so that they cannot be guessed or hacked easily. Plus, with Plesk Onyx control panel your site is already secure from any external threat. It runs regular scans for all plugins and installation to ensure that nothing has been comprised. We help you remove any infection or site virus with proper measures and blacklist other infected sites. We Ensure:

  • Disk Write Protection to prevent easy access to write to disks for some plugins and processes.
  • Disk Write Limitation notes all logs related to both malicious and non-malicious disk writes.
  • We also disallow use of certain plugins.

Don’ts

We do not allow the Plugins that may cause exploitation of PHP sessions and can even lead to site hacking.

10. FTP/SFTP

Do’s

We help you to set up any FTP or SFTP account easily both in the development i.e. the staging environment and in production.

11. Site Display

Do’s

We support complete site display of your website ensuring its clarity, page breaks, and other things.

Don’ts

We do not support any customized development breaking site or change in design or User interface.

12. Site Down

Do’s

Though we ensure that your site is never down through various page speed insights and CDN support. But, if in any case, the site is down we will completely consider it and check WordPress Error log to get to the root of the issue.

Don’ts

We will not be able to help you if the site is inaccessible due to any Network Firewall at the third-party ISP or DNS server.

13. Slow Performance

Do’s

We completely make sure that your site is always up and running without any issues. We use several steps to ensure that. Our Google page speed insights, CDN, caching services, minimize usage of CSS/JS images etc. is a step towards this only.

Don’ts

We do not allow any banned or restricted plugins that may cause your website to become slow by increasing load on server.

14. SSL

Do’s

We help you in installing SSL certificates on your website. An SSL certificate will ensure that your site is completely secure and trustworthy. Our WordPress Hosting comes with a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on every Linux web hosting account.

Don’ts

We do not install SSL on third-party websites or hosted servers.

15. Site Staging

Do’s

Our WordPress hosting staging feature allows you to build safe test and deployment environment. We create the complete copy of your present site to some other place where you can perform test without affecting the overall functionality of your website.

Don’ts

We will permit site staging sync with production only if the client approves.

16. Themes Issue

Do’s

We help you in uploading themes to your WordPress site. Moreover, with Plesk Onyx you experience one-click installation of various WP themes to make your website look attractive.

Don’ts

We do not provide support for any theme that has been implemented through custom edits that may affect the look of your website.

17. Mailing Issue 

Do’s

The mails generated on WordPress are very generic related to any lost password or comments notification. If they are managed though the server only, you cannot ensure its safe delivery. Hence, we allow third-party mail software with proper SMTP authentication.

Don’ts

Our WordPress Hosting does not allow mail blasts from the WP server plugins. We offer world-best hosting services and that makes us discourage sending mails from within the WordPress server as:

•          When you send a mail through WP server, that mail gets delivered through our infrastructure and displays our IP address. There may be cases when a mail gets listed in spam if the recipient flags it. In that scenario, our IP address might get adversely affected. Hence, we recommend you to opt for other third-party mail services like MailChimp for sending mails. 

•          Mail sent through third-party software are highly accurate and are constantly checked for deliverability. As their core job is managing emails, they do it in the best way, like our job is to ensure maximum availability for your WP site and its scalability that we do without a fail.

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