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The Last (Lightweight) CSS Reset You’ll Need

CSS resets have always been a pain in the neck, because of new elements and CSS options being released every few years. To make it more annoying, various browsers have decided to come up with their own default CSS settings in case they are undefined (and sometimes, even if they are defined). Since our team […]

Custom Cron Jobs (Unrestricted Code) Are Here

One of the most requested features ever, custom cron jobs, is finally here! A lot of developers who have come across SlickStack always say “this is awesome and super optimized but I still need the ability to add a few custom cron jobs” for a special API to import their WooCommerce products, or a third […]

Fastest WordPress Hosting (For Under $5/mo)

For over a decade, WordPress has continued to dominate the web hosting industry as small businesses and bloggers alike continue to seek out free and reliable CMS software that can easily be moved between web servers as needed, without being locked-in to any single platform or service. But in the past few years especially, high-tech […]

MailChimp Banned Over Censorship Concerns

Starting immediately, SlickStack has begun warning WordPress sites that have MailChimp software installed that we will begin banning it by default at some point in the near future. (Note: users are always free to install their own plugin blacklist.txt file, instead of using the default one.) This is in accordance with our official goals of […]

How we maintain both HTTP and HTTPS mirrors

GitHub Pages is an awesome feature that came out a few years ago on GitHub to allow for basic, static-file HTML websites to be hosted free of charge on GitHub. It can be a bit confusing to understand in the beginning, because you must connect one of your repos to be used for a given […]

Native Staging Sites (Optional) In Subdomain Only

NEW: For the past several weeks, SlickStack has been testing our new Staging Site feature and it is now live on all SlickStack installations. If you use another staging service or simply don’t use staging at all and wish to disable staging sites, simply change your ss-config options to be STAGING_SITE=”false” and it will later […]

Adminer Bundled For Easy MySQL Management

The very lightweight Adminer script is now included by default in all SlickStack installations, hosted as a single adminer.php file under the /var/www/meta/ directory. This “hidden file” approach means a cleaner public web root, and less room for attacks and exploits. It uses the Nginx alias feature to point requests to example.com/adminer to the /var/www/meta/adminer.php […]

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Release Date & Features

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is a long-term support release of Ubuntu OS that we are very excited for, because SlickStack will officially be considered “Beta” after we shift into supporting Ubuntu 20.04 and PHP 7.4, along with WordPress Multisite (a long-requested feature). Ubuntu 18.04 was the arguably one of the most anticipated LTS releases in years […]

Why “Deferring” To Your Server Stack Usually Is Best

The concept of “deferring” to the stack whenever possible is a concept that SlickStack not only embraces, but hopes to evangelize. The concept is so simple and so logical, and yet so foreign to many applications and integrations these days. You would think that will so many years under our belt in terms of servers […]

Let’s Encrypt (Certbot) Support Is Finally Here

Although we mentioned a few weeks back that so many customization options are now supported that it would be difficult to announce them all individually, the latest support for Let’s Encrypt via the Certbot installation API is such a big feature (and has been requested for many months) that we are making a specific blog […]

Last modified on December 27, 2019