How to disable wp-cron and Reduce WordPress CPU Load

One of the quickest and easiest ways to reduce your WordPress server load is to disable the built-in, nobody asked for function for wp-cron.

What is it & why do I care?

WP-Cron can be thought of as a housekeeping function that other functions can call, such as plugins or scripts to do different tasks on a scheduled basis.

e.g. Database back ups, sending scheduled emails, update checks, publishing or un-publishing scheduled posts and so on.

So what’s the big deal?

Healthcare Real Estate Investment Services – Project Case Study

Zeustra Healthcare Real Estate Investment Service’s core focus is healthcare investment property sales across the entire healthcare spectrum. They work with REIT’s, healthcare networks, independently-owned and group-owned practices, private investors, and developers in the acquisition and disposition of medical related properties.

This includes:

  • Medical Office Buildings (MOB’s)
  • Surgery Centers
  • Outpatient Care Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Specialized Acute Care
  • Post-Acute Care
  • Other healthcare related real estate

Zeustra came to use to provide a new design for their website – one that helped target their core demographic – targeting clients in the Healthcare Real Estate Investment Services arena.…

SugarCRM Development – Case Studies for Enterprise, Professional and Community Editions

As a company that does SugarCRM development and deployments – both standard and custom – we see a lot of different client requests. These range from very normal “web-to-lead” workflows all the way to building custom sales pipelines and trigger events for a more complex sales cycle.

There are times when the free / Open Source “Community Edition” makes sense for a deployment – however we always caution of clients that “free” to deploy does not also mean “free to maintain”.…

How to save directory and file permissions before you CHOWN them to something else

There are times when you need to fix a website or user’s file permissions all at once using the CHOWN command.


CHOWN -R someuser:someuser * (for all files recursive into all sub-directories)




CHOWN -R someuser:someuser some-directory (for all files recursive starting at the directory named “some-directory”


Usually this is the case in which a directory structure or website is so messed up with a mix of file permissions and ownership.

You may also want to do this for file permissions instead of file ownership.…

Custom Software Development in PHP & MySQL

Over the years – our team has developed a number of web applications for start-up and enterprise businesses alike. Some are 100% propitiatory  .. others are a mix of existing technologies with custom programming to meet the requirements and desired functionality. Whatever your needs are – we can build it.

Some recent projects have included:

  • Rental Property Software – A rental property management application that included subscription billing, usage thresholds and allowed a user to manage a single property of entire networks of properties from a single dashboard.

Unnecessary Elements in HTML Email

In this chapter of our continuing discussion on HTML email, we are going to talk about the different elements which are not really all that necessary in your mailings.

The following are not necessary for HTML email and should be stripped out before you mail. This will reduce the overall size of your mailing and increase the speed in which it is delivered, rendered, and received by your customers. While this may not seem like a big deal for a hundred piece mailing, imagine send 5 million or so emails in a single day.…

Introduction into HTML Email

Pop-quiz hotshot!

You’ve got to send an HTML email to a list of clients and have it display correctly across a spectrum of email clients which include Outlook, web-based, frame-based. It has to be Netscape compatible, Eudora-friendly, Lotus Notes accessible…

What do you do?*

[Editor’s note: If you could say “What do you do?” a second time in your head in your best “Dennis Hopper Voice”™, it would really help us out.]

So, you want to send HTML email to your clients, prospects or newsletter subscribers.…

Making the Most of Your Design Business

It is the best of times and the worst of times. Life as a web or graphic arts freelancer can be both rewarding and tough. On one hand is the indescribable pleasure of be able to charge what your worth; on the other is the often frustrating task of getting paid what you’re owed.

Your time is money. That is why you went into this business in the first place. Learn it. Live it. Love it. This is the Golden Rule and you should chant it like a mantra because we’ll be coming back to it in this article; I promise.…

How to tailwatch a log file or tail an error log file in SSH

There are times when downloading an entire web server or other log files just is not feasible. Either it is too large, or by the time you download and open it in a text editor, you need the information contained in the log refreshed all over again.

Tailwatch is a service that most Linux servers have installed by default.

You can type the following into your shell:

Here’s a real e.g.

Where the -f causes the display to refresh for you as information changes.…