My Experience Installing a Ubiquiti Church WiFi Network


Recently I was involved in helping a local church evaluate and consider many options for their wireless network. What was being considered and how was it currently being used? What ways could it better be used in the areas of ministries throughout the week? As well as how can it work across the building for everyone without having to switch networks for each area? Whether the church your involved in is new or been around for years, these are the universal questions that must be ... Continue Reading

CloudFlare – Make your Website more Zippy!

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As we recently posted, having a faster website for your church, ministry or non-profit leads to more conversions (and helps Google like it more!). Getting good hosting is a great start; and it's worth spending time making sure your images (and other assets) are small as can be. However, there's also another very simple (and free!) way to help make your site faster, more secure, and can save you lots of bandwidth on your existing hosting account. ... Continue Reading

Why Faster Websites = Higher Conversion [Infographic]

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The infographic below is titled, “Why Faster Websites Make More Money,” and while most ChurchMag readers are not interested in their websites making more money, we are looking for a higher conversion rate. Sure, conversion rates are usually referred to in the business sense, but church websites are interested in converting web visitors to Sunday morning visitors and nonprofit ministries are interested in converting interest into support. A conversion is a conversion. So with that concept in ... Continue Reading

There’s No Such Thing As Bulletproof Hosting


Face it. There is no such thing as bulletproof web hosting. I have used various hosting companies and their different plans, and I have many different online friends that have done the same. While I do believe some web hosting is superior to others, there is no bulletproof web host. This is important to understand, especially if you are new to the game or begin to monitor your current web host. ... Continue Reading

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Offer from WP Engine

As you may recall, WP Engine recently showed-off its awesomeness by handling the ChurchMag traffic spike with great ease. Could your webhost handle this kind of a spike? If you are looking for a webhost or have considered making a switch, there is hardly a better time than now! WP Engine has a great offer today, through Cyber Monday. Here are some of the other killer features that WP Engine has to offer: ... Continue Reading

Tech Wreck Tuesday #15: Bring The All The Internets Down

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Many of my Tech Wreck Tuesday posts have been fun little posts of me screwing up something that ended with minimal consequences and fun stories to result. This is one of those stories that I got in serious trouble with and actually hated to refer to while I was getting my computer engineering degree. Wounds have healed and this is maybe one of my greatest tech wrecks, ever. ... Continue Reading

Understanding the Difference Between FTP vs SFTP


We use the terms interchangeably, but they're not the same thing. “FTP me the file they said. It will be easy they said.” In fact, I dealt with a web host one time that only allowed FTP. No big deal? FTP vs SFTP? What's the difference? Let me explain the difference and you'll understand why it's important know the difference and always use SFTP when you can. ... Continue Reading

WebHosting Secret Revealed

Web Hosting Secret Revealed

Venturing out into the wild-wild world of web hosting can be intimidating if you're a beginner and sometimes a real headache if you're a veteran. Finding a solid webhost can be tricky and sometimes the quality of a webhost will decline or your demands and needs may fluxuate over time. Personally, for the client websites I host as well as ChurchMag, I've experienced many different hosts as I was determined not to “settle” when it came to website hosting. As I scoured the Internet looking ... Continue Reading

Top WordPress Hosting Solutions


For a few weeks, conducted comprehensive reviews of the most popular WordPress web hosts. They included: Bluehost Go Daddy DreamHost WP Engine If you care to read the individual reviews, you can find them on ... Continue Reading