Guvnr Gets WordPressed (hey, I’m on your Dashboard!)

Guvnr, on your Dashboard

Like I said, I've had problems aplenty with my hosting provider Lunarpages * this last week – or was that two – who apparently aren't set up for traffic spikes and then lose databases.

I've taken steps to ensure this doesn't happen again and will blog about that.

* EDIT: Fact is, I binned those LooneyTunes, months ago now, after their “support” department managed to lose my database. Didn't really ring true, reselling space cadets. Course, I gave 'em a rocket. Hmmn.

The VPS (Downside?)

Meantime, I know there have been a lot of people finding my site down this last few days, and apologies. Service has resumed and those lost comments reinstated…big tx for those.

Setup Unmanaged VPS (4 Noobs!) ... with vpsBible
Secure WordPress. Properly. ... with wpCop, the platform's dedicated security website
Olly 'the_guv' Connelly's site and 'WordPress 3 Ultimate Security' book.

So you liked that WordPress security vid, huh? – Video How-to: 10 Tips To Make WordPress Hack-Proof. Well, I'm pleased about that, mighty pleased. Thank you.

…Especially as it got featured on Lorelle's site,, a bunch of other sites and even on every WordPress Dashboard on the planet. How cool is that! Hey, there's a snapshot up there ^^^ !

Well, if you liked that, you're gonna love some of the stuff I've got planned, so hang about and fix a feed. There were supposed to be a couple of video tutorials this week, and last, plus something else, but that was before my database went awol. Cheers Looneypages. Appreciate it. Damn, at least they're cheap. Hmmn.

Guvnr Gets WordPressed (here's the spiel!) image

Especial apologies to the good folk who linked to my site in the last week, especially David and the guys at BlogSecurity. (And did I mention Lorelle, from Lorelle on WordPress – now that's flattery!)

Ciao for now.



About the Author:

Olly Connelly (yeah, that's me) blogs at, polices WordPress security at and helps noobs build web servers at, so if you've got sleeping problems you know where to come.


  1. the_guv  March 23, 2009

    Much ta Anna, big cheers.

  2. the_guv  March 23, 2009

    damn, Lorelle, you made my Monday! er, which goes to show I’m late reading my comments πŸ˜‰

    thank you so much for causing all the problems. tssh πŸ™‚

    have now relocated to a shiny new Linode, 360 RAMmed and Nginx-juiced, and will be bloggin about how folks can do similarly. i figure there’s a lot of folks like me who’ve outgrown their shared server and will like that idea. and, er, hmmn, yup, it’s super-cached.

    big cheers again Lorelle.

  3. annunaki  March 20, 2009

    guv, youΒ΄re the geezer … anna

  4. Lorelle  March 18, 2009

    So sorry I caused all these problems – oy such problems you should have! πŸ˜€

    Time for some Super Cache and a lecture to your host. Glad you got the attention but apologies again for making life miserable in the process.

    And yes, that’s flattery. πŸ˜€

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