Your website is under attack

I’m not being dramatic here.  Your website is under attack constantly.  Last week we saw hackers take advantage of two separate customers and these exploited sites resulted in service outages for many of our clients. Just like millions of other websites around the world, hackers are scanning your site for ways in to manipulate your site’s […]

3 Must Have WordPress Plugins

There are three MUST-HAVE WordPress Plugins we highly recommend all our customers install and activate.  We are also happy to install them for you if you would prefer. They are:  OPcache Dashboard Our servers use a caching system to speed up your site and reduce server load. Installing this plugin allows updates by WordPress to better […]

Preferred email settings

If you are having issues with email, the first step is to check your settings. Here are our recommended settings for our shared hosting customers.  Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended) Username: Full email address Password: Use the email account’s password. Incoming Server: host.optimusmedia.com IMAP Port: 993 or POP3 Port: 995 Outgoing Server: host.optimusmedia.com SMTP Port: 465 Authentication […]

Server Upgrades Complete

We have completed our hardware and software upgrades this weekend. All data and email has been transferred successfully and all systems are performing great. In other words, you should see your website load noticeably faster. A server migration of this size invariably has a few issues. Here are some you may be experiencing and how to handle them.  “Error establishing a database connection” […]

Mr Nick of WeKids.org about Optimus Media

Mr. Nick of WeKids.org shares a few thoughts about Optimus Media. We’d love to hear (and post) your thoughts… especially by video! Contact us if you’re willing to give us an endorsement or share your story.

What are you focused on?

I can’t tell you how many times a day I yell those words to myself (inside my head – so people don’t think I’m crazy), FOCUS, RON! So.. this little bit of inspiration from Daren Hardy led to a deep discussion from my friend Travis Haley. I don’t want to take anything away from the […]

Email from Steve Ensley

I got an email from my good friend and mentor, Steve Ensley, the other day. I worked with Steve for years at American Family Online.  Steve is one of those quiet, humble guys who doesn’t say a lot.  But when he does speak, it pays to listen. His email was a good reminder to me the […]

Confession: “I hate (some) email.”

Years ago I followed a tip from Tim Ferriss’ book, the Four Hour Work Week, that gave me 10 hours of my life back. Every week. The tip? Check email only twice a day. If you are not doing it, I recommend it. Tim (and others) had sold me on the evils of email and […]

Radio Ad: Like Going Back to Pencil

Here’s our latest spot that will start airing soon on American Family Radio. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

I’ve had 2 conversations – just this week – about people guest blogging here at Optimus Media.  Both had great looking sites and I found what both were doing to be very interesting.  I thought, why not share some of that with you? So, I’m going to allow guest bloggers from time to time.  Watch […]