The security of your information is paramount in the modern day. Cybersecurity issues are far more crucial than ever before. Hackers are common in the cyberspace and the consequences of hacking are often disastrous. Recent Wipro report indicates that 29% of breaches targeted personal information while 41% of total breaches were in the healthcare industry. Such statistics show that the nature of attacks has evolved and the targets have also increased. [Read more…]
Setting up and hosting a website isn’t the only thing you need to deliver site content to your audience and ensure a positive user experience.
A content delivery network (CDN) is another important tool that can improve how your site visitors access your content in a quick and secure way.
Websites including blogs continue to grow online. In 2017 alone, the number of websites that went live was almost 2.5 million with each having 3.7 users. This is concrete proof that blogs are now being recognized as a valuable resource by small companies and private individuals.
It’s a fact, though, that many people who are just starting a blog prefer to use the free blogging platforms such as WordPress and Blogger. They have their own reasons for doing that such as being cost-effective and being able to avoid possible downtime. It’s understandable to do that for a start but if you have a blog that you’re bent on keeping for the long term and you want to earn income from, choosing the self-hosted route is a good option. [Read more…]
Regardless of how you typically blog, whether it’s a business or a hobby, at some point you might be tempted to blog about your personal life. You might talk about a past relationship you’ve had, refer to your day job, or even link to a registry for your upcoming wedding. But is it a good idea to blog about your personal life? Or should you keep your blogging life and personal life as separate as possible?
Why You Would Blog About Your Personal Life
Let’s look at some of the major reasons you would consider blogging about your personal life in the first place:
- Personal experiences. You might include references to your personal experiences if they share a theme with your work, or demonstrate an important point. For example, if you’re blogging about how to create a successful startup, and you’ve had entrepreneurship experience in the past, it’s a perfect opportunity to reference those stories and add more authority to your work.
As a blogger, security is a big deal. Hopefully, you’ve purchased hosting through a reputable provider that keeps their servers safe and their data centers physically secure. If you aren’t sure, it’s not too late to research the features offered by hosting providers and move to a new host if needed.
If you’re like most bloggers, regardless of your content, you’re using a popular CMS for your blog like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal. These CMS installations require attention to detail where security is concerned. WordPress security is more vulnerable in the cPanel environment where 1-click installations are created, but there are ways to lock it down. [Read more…]
In today’s digital world, the programmers are among those who are reaping the benefits of internet technology. They are among the techies who enjoy high salaries and who get to create innovations that the present generation now make full use of. They are the founders of startups and the brains behind various new technologies.
Aaron Swartz was one programmer who carved a niche in the internet industry but who, unfortunately, ended his life too soon. His life story has been told via the movie “The Internet’s Own Boy” produced by Storyville which provided many insights into his mission, the world wide web and how the government views the internet. [Read more…]
Shopping online can be a nerve-wracking experience these days. Even when you shop with major retailers, the little voice in your head asks whether it’s safe to give out your credit card number. Between hackers stealing passwords and other data breaches, hackers breaking into routers to spy on Wi-Fi networks, and the threat of ransomware, sometimes it just seems safer to forgo the convenience of online shopping and use cash at a brick-and-mortar store.
As an online small-business owner, then, it’s especially important for you to establish trust with your customers and assure them that it is safe to share their personal and payment information with you. As consumers become more savvy about cybersecurity, they will be looking for telltale signs that your business takes security seriously, and if they don’t find them, will most likely take their business elsewhere. Take the time to review your site for these important security reassurances, and make changes where necessary. [Read more…]
For growing design firms, marketing agencies, and companies who manage the websites or do the IT support for several clients, liaising with multiple website hosts, not to mention making alterations for clients when each is using a different platform can feel overwhelming. Over time it can also become impractical, as it can get disorganized and cost your clients more of your time as you switch over from one server to the next. Finally, managing multiple servers requires expertise using a variety of platforms and optimizing for them. If there is the option, why not streamline your business and transfer new and existing clients onto a single, unified WHM control panel. [Read more…]
If you’ve never heard of an SQL injection, don’t worry; it’s a term that only really entered the public consciousness in the last few years. Describing a way for hackers and other criminals to steal data, an SQL injection basically makes let’s malicious people inject bad code into a website’s database and then they can tamper with the website, such as by sending customer details to somebody outside a company. [Read more…]
It’s almost expected at this point for the web to work flawlessly. And it’s easy to see why: Titans like AOL and Microsoft are just expected to run their websites and services as they’re supposed to be run. As a result, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that these services are subject to flaws and failures too. [Read more…]