[nginx/php-fpm] curl: (56) SSLRead() return error -9806: how we fixed it

tl;dr: Back up /etc/nginx, uninstall nginx, install the latest version of nginx, restore your /etc/nginx backup. Recently our own site was experiencing SSL connection issues. We first noticed it in Safari when connecting to sononaco.com and another site we host on the same server, both using SSLs. Oddly enough, another site hosted on the same…

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CodeinWP: Are Maintenance Companies worth the Money or DIY?

Since we launched SononaCare we have noticed an uptick in companies offering similar plans. This is a solid indicator of the growing demand for WordPress security. WordPress has always touted itself as being simple to use and it is — until something goes wrong. Nobody dreams of getting a WSOD (White Screen of Death) with no or outdated backups and…

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Surprise! WordPress 4.7.5 is here!

On the evening of May 16th, 2017 around 6:30 PM notifications began rolling in that WordPress 4.7.5 update was available. There have not been many details about the update but this is not the first time WordPress has released an update with an undisclosed patch included. WordFence, also released a statement about the release which we encourage…

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5/12/17: Massive Global Windows Ransomware Attack Underway

WordFence sent the following alert today: A massive global ransomware attack on machines running the Windows operating system is underway and spreading quickly. We have published a public service announcement that gives you a high level overview of the attack along with advice on how to protect yourself. Please be vigilant when opening attachments from…

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SononaCare, PHP7, CentOS 7, Free SSLs, Piwik and more!

Today we dropped quite a few announcements for our customers. In this blog post we will break down each point individually and go a bit more in-depth on the topics covered. SononaCare We previously performed maintenance and updates to client sites as a courtesy to our customers. The update process, however, has become complex requiring constant attention…

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Internal Changes to Managed WordPress Hosting

The saying often goes, “you can have security or convenience” meaning that secure things are not going to be easy to use and having things easy sacrifices security. That is very true when it comes to hosting. Technology is ever-changing and along the way some growing pains occur. This is the case with the current relationship between PHP 7 and…

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WordFence: 5 Security Questions For Your Hosting Company

The folks at WordFence have a new blog post that caught our attention titled 5 Security Questions For Your Hosting Company. We read it with interest and can would like to take this opportunity to answer all of their questions: The first question is a multi-part question so we are going to break it down…

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