Christine Skiffington

Sr. Public Relations & Social Media Manager

As a manager for 1&1 Internet, Inc., Christine is an industry specialist providing expert advice on how SMBs can grow their business online by using the vast array of services and online marketing techniques that are available at their fingertips. Follow Christine on Twitter @cskiff.

Posts by Christine Skiffington

Try the beta version of PHP 7

PHP7, the next version of the PHP scripting language, is scheduled to be released in November. 1&1 customers can now test PHP 7 Beta prior to its launch. The new version boasts considerably better performance with website loading times up to two times faster than PHP 5.6. Users can also look forward to a long list of bug fixes and improvements.

At 1&1, Web hosting customers benefit from a range of PHP support:

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Category: Servers and Hosting
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1&1 Cloud Server Offers a First-Class Cloud Experience with SolidFire’s All-Flash Storage Arrays

The 1&1 Cloud Server is assured to include flexible, efficient, and high-performance SSD storage for all customers, thanks to SolidFire technology. 1&1 is excited to partner with SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems, to deliver a new Cloud product to the mass market.  This enables 1&1 to deliver an easy-to-use solution that provides optimal performance, resource availability, and customisation capabilities at an affordable price. Furthermore, the new 1&1 Cloud Server has scalable resources and can be deployed in more than 2 million configurations within 55 seconds. This combination, thanks to SolidFire’s all-flash storage arrays, makes this solution ideal for small- to mid-sized businesses (SMB) and Web developers.

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Measuring Traffic to Your WordPress Site

For any website owner, understanding your web audience and knowing how many people are coming to your website is extremely valuable information. Further, understanding which types of pages or website sections are attracting the largest number of visitors can help you plan for the future success of your website. There are many services out there for tracking the traffic to your website, such as Google Analytics. These services break down the data for you into important, distinct sections.

Creating an account with Google Analytics is completely free, and simply requires adding code to the backend of your website to help with tracking. The simplest way to add this code to your WordPress site is to incorporate it into the footer.php file in your website theme, and it will automatically be included in every individual page of the site.

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Category: Developers
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Understanding Clean and Maintainable Code for WordPress

Having a basic understanding of code and how it should look is beneficial to all WordPress users. It’s important to know if code is of good quality so that your site can function properly and remain safe. For those who are new to the tech-scene: There’s no need to worry about becoming a master coder to achieve success with your WordPress site. This overview will help provide you with a strong basis.

What is “clean code”?

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Better performance and faster SSD storage with 1&1 Server A8i

For those that require better performance on their root or managed server with innovative technology and full control over your data, 1&1 now provides even more options for increased performance for your specific needs.

Customers can now enhance their 1&1 Dedicated and Managed Server with a Solid State Drive (SSD). Among other benefits, this allows for more local storage space when used in combination with the integrated Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

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It’s a big year for WordPress developers

2015 could just be one of the biggest years for WordPress users in terms of code and new functionality. Developers are improving code quality and continuing the transition to a RESTful API, working on enhancements for media handling, expanding translations to over 10,000 plugins via GlotPress, and more.

In this video, 1&1’s WordPress Expert, Marko Heijnen, discusses why 2015 will be a big year for developers, the main features and enhancements they will work on, and the projects he will contribute most to this year.

Key Takeaways:

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Showcase Your Sustainability with a .green Domain

Businesses can now display their commitment to the environment directly in their Web address. Starting today, the .green top-level domain (TLD) joins the 275+ extensions that are available for immediate registration with 1&1. Show customers searching online that your business is proud of its environmentally friendly efforts.

Including .green in your website’s URL does more than highlight your conservation initiatives – it connects you to the DotGreen Community. This global network of organisations (all with .green domain names) strives to spread awareness and reach a cleaner future. With each .green registration and renewal, The DotGreen Registry will ensure that a portion of the revenue will be contributed to improving sustainability around the world. Web addresses ending with .green are currently available to purchase at a discounted price in the 1&1 Domain Showroom: £49.99 for the first year (regularly £69.99/year).

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A recap of Joomla! Day Boston

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Last weekend, Joomla! enthusiasts from around the world gathered together in Boston, Massachusetts to discuss all aspects of the content management system (CMS) and work together to improve the platform. Sessions, workshops, networking, learning, teaching, and active bug fixing were all great reasons to attend Joomla! Day Boston.  Passionate about the CMS community, 1&1’s Joomla! experts were happy to lead sessions and take an active part in the event.

Saturday morning at the Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, a room full of people eagerly listened to Ken Crowder‘s opening session about the history of Joomla!. 2015 is Joomla!’s 10th year and everyone is celebrating!

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1&1 is Platinum Sponsor of Joomla! Day Boston taking place this weekend!

The 1&1 Joomla! Team will be surrounded by other CMS enthusiasts at Microsoft’s New England Research & Development (NERD) Center this weekend. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with helpful workshops and networking for Joomla! users and developers. As a Platinum Sponsor, 1&1 is happy to join the community for this opportunity to discuss developments within the industry and celebrate the platform’s 10 year anniversary. Members of the 1&1 team will be seen throughout the weekend and even be conducting helpful workshops for all those in attendance.

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