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Site Update

Latest Website Updates:


This website is undergoing some major changes and updates.

Of these changes, this included a “face-lift” of the website’s appearance, additions to the front-end – to include – a new social-networks menu (using some of the newer alternative sites to the commonly used [and waaay to big for their breeches] social-networking sites), and soon to start adding some of my own creative works as part of my on-line portfolio.

It is felt that this site really needed some attention to the user-friendliness aspect, as well as an improvement in its professional look and appeal. It has, as of about several weeks ago, incorporated within, an automated cron-bot for keeping this website’s DKIM and SPF variables and DNS records entries updated. More info on this will be upcoming in a near-future post, on how to incorporate such a means for your own site.

Plus, still working on the new, soon-to-be WordPress plugin for handling CSP headers settings, and still working on the fine idea of an Ebook explaining how to set up and secure your own VPS-hosted website (lots of ideas, so little time!). Therefore, this site is still evolving some more, little by little.

– Updated: 2019-11-23

Things are shaping up better for the New Year!

This site is about to slightly modified in the server back-end: Going to be moving away from using MOD_PHP to drive this website, over to PHP-FPM. Things are looking promising so far, except that the latest Mozilla FireFox seems to have nothing but trouble on my home development system with my test sites being sent via PHP-FPM. However, several other alternative browsers seem to have absolutely NO PROBLEMS. Have traced the problems down to FireFox, and NOT anything back-end.

Stay tuned. I’m quite sure there is a reasonable explanation for this hiccup.

Please be sure to check out my new WordPress Plugins when they get posted (on WordPress . org).

– Updated: 2020-01-18

We now have PHP-FPM up and running!

PHP-FPM serves well by allowing PHP web-applications to run as a different “user” and “group”, from those the SAPI runs under. This helps to greatly improve a website’s security by separating the user access and permissions even further from the server back-end. This simply “adds another layer” between the web and the server resources, much as suPHP and Suexec were used for, but with less complexity.

As opposed to suPHP, PHP-FPM is very actively maintained, is much easier to set up and configure, and changes to the PHP environment via changes in the configuration settings do not require a restart of the entire server (as with running MOD_PHP). One only needs to restart the PHP-FPM daemon for the changes to take effect.

So, I will probably be publishing a “how-to” article on it soon. I have tried other, older methods, but with little success because the older methods do not seem to work anymore. So, with only a few simple lines of directives in the server’s “conf” files, and PHP-FPM can be used to replace MOD_PHP in executing PHP programs, and with better security too! So I highly recommend switching your PHP-based website(s) over to using PHP-FPM, if you are not already doing so – if you have server back-end access. The enhanced security is worth it!

– Updated: 2020-01-30

 

– James,

 

 

 

Services Offered

Available Services We Offer:

  • New start up websites, projects, etc. – to YOUR design specifications,
  • Revamp/Revitalize your old/already-existing website(s),
  • Custom graphics for things like logos, tile/wallpaper, headers, images (even for featured articles), etc,
  • Build/improve mobile-responsiveness and device compatibility into your current website design,
  • Design/code troubleshooting/correcting – so that your website(s) function and appear properly and professionally – in every browser, any device,
  • General website maintenance and scheduled maintenance to include: Managed updates, backups and archival, and even general clean up of “clutter”, cache, temp. files,
  • Updating/upgrading website/server software (includes checking for compatibility issues between software packages, debugging, and other needed corrections and repairs),
  • Regularly scheduled website/database backups and archives – and even automated rotation of backups,
  • Disaster recovery/mitigation – Website security is now more important than ever! Let us take over the headaches of restoring your website to “good as new” again,
  • General SEO-help and improvements for better search-ability of your website(s)- with or without the use of AD-Scripts,
  • Other general custom-coded projects/services – first-rate work, for a reasonable hourly-fee,

Other additional services:

For a small fee, we can also do a full browser-compatibility check of your website(s), using the latest W3C standards, and offer recommendations on remedying any issues found within your current design. (This is offered as a “standalone” service – if not already part of a current design/development contract.)

We can also train some of your staff on best-security practices in using good, solid passwords and authentication, as well as assist in building a comprehensive “Security Plan” for the proper safe-guarding of your company’s log-in credentials and other sensitive data, and written, detailed recommendations for better-secured website(s). If you are using any CMS (like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc) to display your site, we also have good suggestions on how to improve web-application security through not only sensible and consistent configuration settings, but also better use practices, too.

All custom-coded/designed projects by request are chargeable by reasonable hourly rates.

Long-term technical support and customer care are also available (especially for regular site maintenance, updates/upgrades, and regularly-scheduled backups). Whether this be a month-to-month, six-month, yearly, or for longer – technical support programs are fitted to your company’s needs, and compatible with your budget.

Why settle for a purely “big-box chain” where you are merely just another number, when we can offer custom-tailored, personalized service that will also be available for the long-term? Let A FRESH WEB SOLUTION take the worries out of maintaining your business front-end on-line, so that you only need worry about your business’s actual day-to-day operations.

 

Plugins Projects

Here is a list of some of some proposed WordPress plugins. These are very simple, light-weight, and require no database entries, tables, or data to be created. They can simply be deleted when no longer needed!

Clean Up WP Headers – It removes some extra HTML page-header tags generated by WordPress’s default-filters, AND even removes the added response header field called “Link:”.

No Frame Me – Prevents others from “framing” your website inside of FRAME and IFRAME containers. This is helpful especially for those who do not have access to .htaccess nor the server’s .conf settings. (But requires the user-agent to allow JavaScripts.)

Simple Emoji Remove – Removes all of the JavaScripts, Styles, and all other added tags, etc. that power and display Emojis on your website. Some folks may not need nor use Emojis, so why continue to have all of it bloat-up their HTML pages?

Simple Version Remove – Removes all versioning query strings that are appended to loaded scripts and styles, AND from the “Generator” META tag. The rest of the world does NOT need to know EVERYTHING about what your website is running. (Still hope you are keeping your software up-to-date, though!)

== As soon as these plugins are accepted into the WordPress repositories, this page, and all related pages will be updated with the links accordingly.

– Jim S, Founder/Chief-Designer,
A FRESH WEB SOLUTION, LLC