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Why “password” isn’t a password

Why “password” isn’t a password

How to choose (design) a good password  A good password is more than just some obscure word or a random combination of characters. Modern password cracking software can easily break passwords in a surprisingly short time. Any password shorter than 12 characters is fair game and even longer passwords can fall if not constructed correctly. […]

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Cron jobs: Creating and using timed commands

Cron jobs: Creating and using timed commands

Cron jobs are a software utility and time-based scheduler in Unix-like environments. Though they are found in a range of software, for this article, we will look at cron jobs in CPanel for your website. They are used in a variety of tasks, such as running scripts or downloading items from the internet. If you […]

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Moving your data to a new server

Moving your data to a new server

It’s inevitable that most websites will move their server from one host to another at least once. This is often done because the new host will provide better service, features, or is cheaper. And while most individuals can’t physically pick up their server and move it to another location, there are other options if you’re […]

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How to install an SSL certificate on your server

How to install an SSL certificate on your server

Having a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate on your website is becoming a necessity. They not only ensure the data is encrypted, but indicate to users that your website is secure. In fact, Google will issue an update to its Chrome web browser (update 62), which will warn users when entering data into HTTP websites […]

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4 .htaccess tips and tricks for your website

4 .htaccess tips and tricks for your website

The .htaccess file is one of the most important pieces of your website. It’s used in conjunction with the Apache Web Server software to execute or disable features offered by the software. By design, it’s both a blessing and a curse depending on how you set up the file. Unless you’ve created a website from […]

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5 basic steps to secure your web server

5 basic steps to secure your web server

There are a number of ways to keep your server protected from security breaches and hackers. The most obvious thing to do is to keep your server and website software up to date, but you’re more than likely already doing this. What else can you do? Bare in mind that no system is impenetrable, but […]

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5 of the best backup practices for your server

5 of the best backup practices for your server

The information on your server is critical to you or your business. If you have a website with user data, then it’s critical to them as well. Because of this, your website needs to not only be secure, but constantly backed up as well. After all, what are you going to do if you’re hacked […]

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HTTP vs. HTTPS: what’s the difference?

HTTP vs. HTTPS: what’s the difference?

There’s often a debate around whether your website needs to have an HTTPS connection or not, and whether HTTP is still fine. The SSL acronym is also thrown into the discussion, but if you haven’t been working with websites, then all of this jargon may be a little daunting at first. Don’t worry, it’s not […]

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The pieces you need to build a PC

The pieces you need to build a PC

There is a range of components that create your PC. It’s not just about the Central Processing Unit (CPU), hard drive, or RAM. You also need to pick out the perfect range of pieces to give you the best value for money. You’ll need a copy of Windows Unless you’re into Linux, you’re going to […]

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