Category - Hosting & Security

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Why combining your web and email hosting is not a good idea
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Why using HTTPS and SSL on your website matters
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Site speed test results – Pingdom vs Google why so different?
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How and why hackers gain access to your website
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How hackers are stopped from accessing your WordPress website
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DNS Propagation – what is it and why does it take so long?
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Domain names – what are they and how do they work?
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Domain Names – What to consider and best practice

Why combining your web and email hosting is not a good idea

Up until recently when we purchased a domain name and a hosting plan, branded email accounts were something just tacked on for free. Hosting account = email account. But combining your hosting and email in the same account is not a good idea. Every host – even the top-notch ones – experience occasional downtime. And your email is a critical […]

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Why using HTTPS and SSL on your website matters

HTTPS and SSL – a brief overview Essentially, SSL establishes an encrypted link between the server where your website is hosted and your visitor’s web browser. This ensures that all data passed between the two remains private and secure. Google has been working hard on their objective of moving everyone to a more secure web. HTTPS is one of the […]

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How and why hackers gain access to your website

Having your website hacked is one of the biggest nightmares for any website owner. Your site is shut down and traffic plummets. Finding and fixing the problem is hard work, however, not as hard as winning back your audience’s trust or getting your site off spam blacklists. While getting hacked is never pleasant, it is much more common than you […]

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DNS Propagation – what is it and why does it take so long?

What is DNS and how does it work? DNS stands for “Domain Name System”. Domain names are the human-readable website addresses we use every day. Behind the scenes, the Internet and other networks use numerical IP addresses (“Internet Protocol” addresses). DNS matches human-readable names to numbers that machines can more easily understand. Every ISP on the Internet has their own […]

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