Happy Spring!

After a lot of travel this winter and early Spring, we are going to be home for awhile. Hope that you had a blessed Easter season if you celebrate Easter and our risen Savor. Now that we’re home, I hope to be more active with my website. I am still tweaking things “under the hood.” … Read more

How to backup your remote WordPress database to your local computer using wp-cli

I want to share in this Note about what I have learned about using wp-cli to remotely manage my pair Networks WordPress site from my Mac computer. As prerequisites, you need to first set up SSH Key Authentication and have wp-cli installed on your remote server. Please refer to how I installed WordPress on pair … Read more

Install WordPress on pair Networks using wp-cli

Overview This note describes how I installed WordPress on my pair Networks shared host using WP-CLI. WP-CLI provides a command line interface for installing and managing WordPress. I like using the Unix/Linux command line to install and maintain my website–it provides a lot of under-the-hood power and control. We will first talk about setting up WP-CLI … Read more

Change the default pair Networks shell from csh to bash

When I signed up with pair Networks, the default shell was csh. Nothing wrong with csh, but I am use to bash. So here’s a quick note about how I changed the shell from csh to bash. Do the following: pair-user@www2:~ % chsh -s /bin/bash Password: pair-user@www2:~ % pair-user@www2:~ % exit logout Connection to pair-user.pairserver.com … Read more


Welcome to Altoplace! I am rebuilding my website, using WordPress 5. I decided to rebuild it from scratch, so if you have been here recently, you will noticed that all my posts are gone. I will restore them in a few days after I complete my “under the hood” work, so please stop by later … Read more