15 episodes

Each week on the Geek 2 English Podcast we are going to discuss a different technical topic in plain English. No unexplained technical terms, no insider jargon, no developer speak. We take the technical and make it easy to understand. We translate Geek to English.

Geek 2 English Podcast Cal Evans

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Each week on the Geek 2 English Podcast we are going to discuss a different technical topic in plain English. No unexplained technical terms, no insider jargon, no developer speak. We take the technical and make it easy to understand. We translate Geek to English.

    Caching in

    Caching in

    Let’s talk caching, shall we? In this episode, I’ll explain what caching is, when you should use it, and what are the pitfalls you need to look out for. Of course, I’ll also suggest that if you aren’t comfortable getting your hands dirty, that you bring on a developer you trust to help you.



    🔗 Show Links:



    * SiteGround

    * How Caching Makes Your Website 5x Faster – SiteGround Webinar





     

    • 11 min
    Web Storage Wars

    Web Storage Wars

    Where should you store files on the web is a question almost as old as the web itself. Ok, so the obvious answer is on the filesystem of your webserver. On the surface that makes sense, unless you have a busy website with multiple web servers (web heads) and each of them have their own filesystem. Now it’s not so obvious. Now you have to start thinking the problem through. So let’s do that, shall we?



    🔗 Show Links: SiteGround

    • 11 min
    YAGNI: You and Your User’s Data

    YAGNI: You and Your User’s Data

    Collecting user data and tracking users across the web is a hot topic. For some, it’s nice to have, for others, it’s their entire business model. Let’s talk about what we collect, what we do with it, and the principle of YAGNI.



    🔗 Show Links: SiteGround



     

    • 9 min
    Do I Need a Maintenance Contract for My Website?

    Do I Need a Maintenance Contract for My Website?

    This is a question every successful site owner asks themselves at some point. Do I need a maintenance contract? I mean do I really REALLY need a maintenance contract? Let’s dive into that question because it’s a little more complex than you might think.



    🔗 Show Links: SiteGround



     

    • 11 min
    The 2020 Grab Bag Episode

    The 2020 Grab Bag Episode

    Over the past year, I’ve been collecting questions that have been asked of me at webinars but I’ve not been able to answer because of time. In this episode of “The Geek 2 English Podcast”, I answer 10 of those questions. (Well, and one bonus question.) Give it a listen. Then join us for the next webinar and ask your question.



    🔗 Show Links:



    * SiteGround

    * SiteGround webinars

    • 14 min
    Your Site Security Checklist

    Your Site Security Checklist

    Security is every site owners #2 job, right behind actually selling a product. But security is such a nebulous term. it means different things to different people. In this episode, I break it down for you. I give you a checklist of things to make sure you have done, and are doing, to help keep your site secure.

     



    🔗 Show Links:



    * SiteGround

    * Website Security Checklist overview

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

mixerman23 ,

Nice podcast!

Host is very clear and episodes are kept to a nice digestible length. Looking forward to more.

JanetZag ,

Good, simple explanations

Host is cheery and clear. Looking forward to more episodes. Suggestions to host for other episodes I’d like to listen to:
- cPanel - over several episodes
- SiteGround’s own security measures
- Talk about specific plugins that should be on most sites nd what they do - over several episodes

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