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How To Troubleshoot and Repair WordPress Database Issues (2022 Guide)

Troubleshooting and repairing WordPress database errors isn't difficult if you know what's causing them. Learn the most common causes of database i…
Reading time
13 min read
Publish date
February 27, 2020
Topic
WordPress Issues

How to Fix the SSH “Connection Refused” Error

Are you experiecing the "Connection refused" error when connecting via SSH? Learn what's causing the issue and follow these steps to get it fixed!
Reading time
9 min read
Publish date
February 4, 2020
Topic
Website Errors

Git vs Github: What’s the Difference and How to Get Started with Both

Is git the same thing as GitHub? Do you need both for developing? Check out this guide on key differences between git vs GitHub and learn how to ge…
Reading time
10 min read
Publish date
January 28, 2020
Topic
Cloud Hosting
Topic
Online Marketing Tips

How to Flush DNS Cache (Windows, Mac, Chrome)

Getting 404 pages on your site? This could be due to a DNS change. Learn how to flush DNS cache on all major OS and Chrome browser (step-by-step tu…
Reading time
8 min read
Publish date
January 9, 2020
Topic
Domain Name System
Topic
Google Chrome

How to Fix a 400 Bad Request Error (Causes and Fixes)

The 400 Bad Request error indicates that the server cannot or process the request due to a client error. Read about the common causes and fixes.
Reading time
11 min read
Publish date
July 16, 2019
Topic
Chrome Errors
Topic
Firefox Errors
Topic
HTTP Status Codes
Topic
Website Errors

How to Update the PHP Version of Your WordPress Site (Why You Should)

PHP 5.6 through 7.4 are no longer supported. Follow our in-depth guide on how to update PHP in WordPress without breaking anything.
Reading time
11 min read
Publish date
June 1, 2018
Topic
PHP Updates
Topic
WordPress Tips

How to Easily Clone Your WordPress Site

Kinsta makes cloning a breeze! Check out this quick and easy tutorial on how to clone your WordPress site with just a few clicks.
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
October 2, 2017
Topic
WordPress Tips

How to Add an A Record with GoDaddy

Struggling with how to add A record with GoDaddy? We'll show you the whole process from start to finish with tons of screenshots.
Reading time
6 min read
Publish date
August 14, 2017
Topic
Domain Name System
Topic
Kinsta Services

How to Change GoDaddy Nameservers

DNS can sometimes be a confusing process. Follow our quick and easy tutorial on how to change GoDaddy nameservers and point them to Kinsta.
Reading time
2 min read
Publish date
August 11, 2017
Topic
Domain Name System
Topic
Kinsta Services

How to Download Older Versions of WordPress Plugins

Run into an issue with a plugin update or conflict on your site? Check out these four simple ways on how to download older versions of WordPress pl…
Reading time
5 min read
Publish date
June 21, 2017
Topic
WordPress Plugins
Topic
WordPress Tips

How to Restore MySQL Database Using phpMyAdmin

Perhaps you are migrating WordPress hosts or doing local development. Check out this quick tutorial on how to restore MySQL database using phpMyAdmin.
Reading time
2 min read
Publish date
January 24, 2017
Topic
Learn PHP
Topic
MySQL Database

How to Backup MySQL Database (2 Incredibly Easy Methods)

Perhaps you want a 2nd backup or need to migrate WordPress hosts. In this tutorial we share with you two incredibly easy ways to backup your MySQL…
Reading time
4 min read
Publish date
January 18, 2017
Topic
MySQL Database