Website development has changed a lot, even in the last 5 years, and there are two major ways you can save money on your website. The first is re-using existing tools to get some great results; the second is keeping your site safe. Let me expand on these in the following article. The first – […]
Online security is more important now than ever before, because so much more of our lives rely on the different internet services we use. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top ten things you should avoid doing on the web to avoid being hacked or getting a virus on your computer. 10. […]
A large number of our customers are people who have tried to host their websites with cheap hosting providers in the past, but ran into so many issues that they needed to find a more stable hosting provider with better service and thus ended up with us. With that in mind, we thought it would […]
It’s getting really hard to tell these days whether an email you’ve received is a spam email or a legitimate email; that is because spammers have improved their methods of forging the appearance of emails to make them appear as if they’re from legitimate sources. Because of that it’s more important than ever to know […]
In the last few weeks, a security researcher called Anthony Ferrera found a relatively serious security bug in WordPress. The bug essentially allows attacks via the WordPress database functions, which were not as secure as intended.
Over the last few years, there has been an evolution in the concept of SSL, with a number of initiatives aimed at making websites everywhere more secure against having their traffic “snooped” by third party organizations whose ethics you might have concerns about in the long term. Or understandably, you might just find the concept […]
Have you been blocked by the firewall? All our servers run smart firewalls, which lock people off if they keep on trying to guess your password or if they look like they are hacking into your website. This block locks out only yourself at your current location (via IP address), that is, it really […]
A new generation of internet virus has been generating growing industry alarm over the last few years and costing business owners enormous amounts of time, angst and money. Since late 2013, groups of internet pirates have been running a number of related scams where they hold all your business files to ransom. Just like a […]
Some interesting developments have been emerging in the SSL space, so we wanted to spend a moment to introduce these. They pose some new options for business sites, but also some new potential requirements. This is particularly relevant to you if you’re a business-focused website owner as they can affect your Google ranking as well as […]
In recent months some of our servers have been suffering short outages related to mini-DDOS (“denial of service”) attempts. While it’s not clear whether these are aimed at specific sites or just generic random fallout, some servers have experienced short (10 min) outages at the rate of 1-2 per week. We have some software that […]
Every few days we run virus scans on each account on our servers and save the output for you so you can check it. It’s very easy to check – simply visit the webpage www.domain.com/scan.txt where domain.com is your main domain.