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How to Change Hosting Providers for Your WordPress Site (In 6 Steps)

How to Change Hosting Providers for Your WordPress Site (In 6 Steps)

Behind every secure, successful WordPress site is a strong hosting plan. However, it’s possible the solution you originally chose for your website is no longer sufficient for your business’ growing needs. When this happens, you may find yourself wondering how to change hosting providers.

Whether you want to upgrade from shared to dedicated hosting, need more security or storage features, or are driven by another incentive, switching providers can help you meet your goals. Making sure you execute the migration properly, though, is critical for preventing data loss and downtime.

In this post, we’ll discuss some of the reasons for switching hosting providers for your WordPress website. Then, we’ll walk you through how to go about it in six simple steps. Let’s get started!

Common Reasons to Change Hosting Providers

Your hosting provider plays a crucial role in the performance of your WordPress site. Unfortunately, not all web hosts

Internet of Elephants launches Wildeverse, an AR game about endangered animals and conservation

Internet of Elephants launches Wildeverse, an AR game about endangered animals and conservation

On Friday, the Kenyan augmented reality game developer Internet of Elephants launched its latest game in partnership with the conservation science experts from the Borneo Nature Foundation, Goualougo Triangle Ape Foundation, Zoo Atlanta and Chester Zoo.

The new game, called “Wildeverse”, uses AR to create a virtual forest that players can explore to find certain animals — or clues to an animal’s whereabouts.

Though the game was intended to be played outdoors, the COVID-19 crisis forced the team to pivot, creating an option that lets people move about virtually using in-game controls, or walk around in more confined spaces.

The game starts with a chat-based segment introducing players to the gameplay and setting up some context around the virtual environment players will be exploring. Its graphics aren’t focused on recreating a completely immersive jungle environment, but create an abstracted forest and canopy of trees which players explore. A timer keeps

Tech for good during COVID-19: Texts for frontline workers, a crisis prevention hotline and more

Tech for good during COVID-19: Texts for frontline workers, a crisis prevention hotline and more

What do a heating filter company, a robotics startup and an architecture startup have in common? Usually, nothing. But right now, as COVID-19 sweeps the world and jeopardizes the lives of millions, companies are shifting operations to make N95 masks and ventilators for healthcare workers.

The innovation coming out of the startup world has been breathtaking, and, quite honestly, hard to keep up with. It feels like everyone in Silicon Valley and beyond is rising to the challenge, even if they don’t have pockets as deep as Amazon and Google.

So, for a drop of good news and hope at least once a week, we’re rounding up some of the startup efforts we’re seeing to combat the impact of COVID-19. This isn’t a place where we’ll be analyzing startups working on proposed cures (you can check out Darrell’s tireless work for that). Instead, we’ll look at the unique ways that

Kitchen tools on sale to help you live out all your 'Chopped' fantasies

Kitchen tools on sale to help you live out all your 'Chopped' fantasies

Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Upgrade your kitchen. Image: yedi By StackCommerceMashable Shopping2020-04-05 09:00:00 UTC

So you have a pantry of mismatched items that’s somewhere between a doomsday prepper and an episode of Chopped. But if you don’t have the right tools, the entire endeavor gets incredibly more complicated. 

To make your cooking space more legitimate, you might want to invest in some premium tools to upgrade your kitchen. Here is a massive sale on culinary appliances, tools, and baking paraphernalia to help you out. Take your pick:

Air fryers

Gourmia® GAF735 7-Qt Stainless Steel Digital Air Fryer

Air fryers are all the rage right now, and this one happens to have FryForce 360° Technology that circulates hot air in every direction, completely eliminating the need for oil.

Original Content podcast: ‘The Platform’ offers a gruesome metaphor for capitalism

Original Content podcast: ‘The Platform’ offers a gruesome metaphor for capitalism

“The Platform” is not a subtle movie.

That’s true of its approach to horror, with intense, bloody scenes that prompted plenty of screaming and pausing from your hosts at the Original Content podcast. It’s also true of its thematic material — right around the time one of the characters accuses another of being communist, you’ll slap yourself on the forehead and say, “Oh, it’s about capitalism.”

The new Netflix film takes place in a mysterious prison, with two prisoners on each level (they’re randomly rotated each month). Once each day, a platform laden with delicious food is lowered through the prison. If you’re on one of the top levels, you feast. If you’re further down, things are considerably more grim, and can become downright gruesome as the month wears on.

“The Platform” is a hard movie to sit through, and it has other faults, like an irritatingly mystical ending. But it’s certainly memorable, and even admirable in its dedication to fully exploring both the logistical and moral dimensions of its premise.

You can listen to our review in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcasts or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)

And if you’d like to skip ahead, here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:27 “The Platform” review
17:29 “The Platform” spoilers

Emotet Malware Shut Down Microsoft’s Entire Network By Overheating PCs

Emotet Malware Shut Down Microsoft’s Entire Network By Overheating PCs

Emotet is one of the notorious malware wreaking havoc across industries by hacking systems. In that latest attack, it took down an entire network of Microsoft by overheating computers.

According to a report by Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART), Emotet tricked one Microsoft employee into opening a malicious email attachment. A series of events that followed led to a week-long shut down of the organization’s core services by maxing out CPUs.

How was the attack executed?

Emotet malware managed to evade all detection systems as it is regularly controlled by the attacker’s command and control (C2C) server.

Five days after the employee’s credentials were extracted by the phishing email attachment, the Emotet payload was delivered and executed on Fabrikam’s (an alias used for the victim by Microsoft in its case study) PCs.

Soon, malware actors started targeting more employees of Fabrikam and their external contacts using stolen credentials and