Technology Insights

How To Disable WordPress Site Temporarily, Put WordPress In Maintenance Mode

We have a site that does automated tasks using GPU processing however at times we use the GPU processing for other tasks which requires us to disable access to the public. The easiest way to do this is to install a WordPress maintenance mode type plugin that will allow you to easily disable access to the public but not require much work. Having a site in maintenance mode is also beneficial for any major site changes that may prevent a bad customer experience when visiting your WP site. Below are instructions on installing the WP Maintenance Mode plugin as well as information on putting your site in maintenance mode and bringing it out of maintenance mode.

Technology Errors

Slicehost Pro iPhone App: Connection Failure: Please Check Your Network Connection Or API Host Settings

I downloaded the Slicehost Pro iPhone application a long time ago and didn’t have much time at that point to look into what the issue might be. After not getting the Slicehost iPhone app working immediately I pretty much forgot about it until I needed it recently. This time around I spent more time looking into what the issue might be and as able to come up with a solution fairly regularly. Below I describe the error in detail, how to resolve the error, and another possible error you might see including the resolution if you do see the second error.

Technology Errors

Windows 7: Telnet Is Not Recognized As An Internal Or External Command

I needed to test a Exim mail server from my Windows 7 laptop a little while ago and was surprised when I typed telnet I received an error. The error indicated that the telnet client was not installed on my laptop which seemed odd since I have Windows 7 Ultimate. I assume that telnet in general is being phased out of most operating systems in general however it is a great tool for troubleshooting. After a little digging around in the Windows Programs Control Panel I was able to easily install telnet. Follow the directions below to install telnet on your Windows 7 computer.