php upgrade roadmap

PHP Update Roadmap

April 13th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
What is PHP? Let’s geek out a little bit here, if you don’t mind. For those who don’t know, PHP is a programming language that popular web platforms/CMS’ are written in, WordPress and Drupal for example are written in PHP. PHP is an open source language and like most software
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FatLab Website Maintenance

State of the Biz (Q1 – 2017)

April 6th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
2017 Q1 Report In my continued effort from the end of 2016 when I posted “State of the Biz 2016 (Annual)“, I figured I would post another State of the Biz report. I like the idea of the transparency even though it’s not like we have stock holders to answer to
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high availability databases

Introducing High Availability Databases

March 21st, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
"High Availability" means that each database has 2 replicas and if one of those were to have a problem the other two remain online and the hosted websites are unaffected. This also aids in website load
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Moving a WordPress Site to SSL (Updated: 2017)

March 9th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
An update to an article I wrote exactly 2 years ago. Many of the challenges remain the same but the stakes are much higher as Google penalizes those sites that are not SSL compliant.
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We’re a 2017 American Express® Card Member Favorite

February 18th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
We are happy to announce that we’ve been named a 2017 Card Member Favorite. We work with a lot of clients and thanks to American Express® Card Members—who continue to choose us again and again—our business has been recognized for being a preferred provider of website
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FatLab, LLC

RIP: The Original “Fat Lab”

January 16th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
A dog's legacy is typically limited to the memory of its family. However back in 2011, I named this company after the most prominent physical trait of my black lab
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FatLab Website Maintenance

State of the Biz: 2016 (Annual)

January 5th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
2016 Annual Report Nothing formal here, just thought I would write up a quick report on the state of the business at the end of 2016. I also figured it wouldn’t be a bad practice to do these kind of things a few times a year (maybe quarterly), but we’ll
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association web support advertising

Our First Formal Advertising Campaign

January 3rd, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
In 2017 one of our focuses will be growing our association client base. To kick off this new focus, we have just launched our first advertising campaign.
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web maintenance in 2016 and 2017

Wrapping Up 2016

December 31st, 2016 / Shane Larrabee
Every year for over 40 years I have found myself making new year's resolutions, acting as if the end of current year is some kind of critical deadline and of course being disappointed that I made very little progress on last year's
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Yet Another New Web Site

December 22nd, 2016 / Shane Larrabee
As a company that handles many marketing based tasks a day, one of the absolute hardest tasks is to market our own company. I don't think this any different for most folks in any industry, hence the saying: "the cobbler's son has no shoes",
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