Reminder – You Can Request an Upgrade to PHP 5.5 With WP Engine

Yesterday, the WP Engine Labs team announced WP Engine Mercury. As Tomás Puig (head of Labs for WP Engine) explains, “It’s a completely new platform from WP Engine built for unparalleled performance and reliability.” It was a proud day for everyone here at WP Engine and we are overwhelmed with all of the positive feedback we have been receiving from [Read More]

All WP Engine Sites to be upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1

A security release for the WordPress 4.0 branch was just released. Sites will start being upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1 immediately. This security update fixes a number of XSS, CSRF, SSRF, and password vulnerabilities as well as some additional hardening to core components. A complete list of fixes is available in the following blog post on [Read More]

Announcing WP Engine’s High Availability HHVM Platform – Mercury – Labs Alpha

Imagine an environment where WordPress performs ten times faster than existing PHP web hosts. How many problems that frustrate developers and marketers would this solve? Boost conversion rates due to the increasingly vital load-time metric? Yes. Retain visitors and customers with ever-shorter attention spans? Yes. Scale user-tailored, dynamic websites (like membership and e-commerce) without paying [Read More]

Meet WP Engine’s Military Veterans!

Today, in the United States, we honor military veterans across the nation. Here in Austin, we take special pride in the service of our own military vets. When they joined us at WP Engine, they brought with them unique skills that have inspired and helped to make us the company – and the team – we are today. [Read More]

WP Engine Now Offers SHA-2 SSL Certificates

As many of you have heard, Google (and others) recently announced their plans to deprecate SHA-1 certificates. Although this move may affect those with a SHA-1 certificate, WP Engine customers who purchased a certificate through us don’t need to take any action. If you purchased a SHA-1 certificate through WP Engine, you will not be [Read More]

The Surprising Benefits of Uniform Culture at WP Engine

I don’t mean “uniform” as in “identical.” (Although, that’s not a bad definition of culture: The attributes that we all share.) I mean “uniform” as in, “Wearing the same clothes, thereby reducing individuality.” We have a swag culture at WP Engine, particularly in T-shirts. Because we have a phenomenal Artistic Director (Seth), folks actually want to [Read More]

WordCamp San Francisco With Grace

It’s October 24, 2014 and I’ve just landed in San Francisco via Austin. I am now less than 24 hours away from my very first WordCamp! On paper, I have traveled somewhere around 1,800 miles to be here. Truth be told…it’s been quite a journey. Just two short months ago I was living in Washington [Read More]

Quick Fixes to Improve Site Capacity

Do you think your WordPress site is prepared to handle a 40, 60, or even 80 percent increase in traffic in one day? A large and sudden increase in traffic sounds like it would be a huge benefit to your business. But if your site isn’t capable of handling it correctly, this type of traffic [Read More]

SSLv3 support disabled in response to POODLE

In order to protect our customers from the recently announced POODLE vulnerability in SSL, we have disabled support for SSLv3 across our entire customer base. This change will prevent attackers from exploiting the vulnerability and keep SSL sessions secure. However, the change will also prevent users of Internet Explorer 6 from connecting to your site [Read More]

Introducing the WP Engine Sign

Rapid growth brings with it a lot of things—some rewards, some challenges. In this case I think we can all agree that the latest advancement at WP Engine is a really exciting benchmark. It’s something we’ve all worked hard for, together, and that we can really feel proud of and celebrate. Check it out the [Read More]