SXSW Interactive: Capturing Your Second, Third, Fourth Unicorn

“Being an entrepreneur is irrational,” Jason Cohen, WP Engine CTO and founder, said Friday evening while kicking off a SXSW Interactive panel examining what prompts serial entrepreneurs to continue launching startups after finding success with one. Launching a startup is risky. It’s time-consuming. The chances for success are slim. And the levels of stress are [Read More]

ATX Startup Crawl Ushers In SXSW Interactive

For the last four years, the ATX Startup Crawl has acted as the unofficial prelude to SXSW Interactive, the technology portion of the SXSW festival that will take Austin by storm this week. And the 2015 Pre-SXSW Startup Crawl (5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 12) will be the largest yet. Heralded as the [Read More]

Please Update The WordPress SEO By Yoast Plugin

At WP Engine, we take the security of your sites very seriously, and we strive to keep you aware of any potential issues or vulnerabilities that could impact the sites you entrust to us. We want take this opportunity to inform you that a critical security update has been made available for the WordPress SEO [Read More]

Gear Up For SXSW Interactive With WP Engine

SXSW, the annual conference focused on the latest and greatest in music, film, and technology, is descending upon the city of Austin faster than you can say “where’s the afterparty?” Are you ready for it? We find that even taking a cursory glance at the list of panels available to South By attendees can be [Read More]

Vincentius Apparel Goes Truly Global With WP Engine GeoIP

At Vincentius Apparel, we were grappling with a double-edged sword. Football transcends languages and borders. Like the sport we love, we wanted to make our high-fashion hats and jerseys available to fans across the globe—and in their own currencies. Selling our products in a single currency might alienate or even confuse customers. The American dollar [Read More]

Cloud Server Maintenance May Cause Brief Downtime

We know uptime is important to you and the websites you entrust with WP Engine. With that in mind, we wanted to notify you of a recently discovered Xen Hypervisor vulnerability that requires cloud providers, including Amazon and Rackspace, to conduct emergency maintenance on their servers. That maintenance may result in brief downtime for WP [Read More]