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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why do people want to hack into my server anyway?
You may be under the impression that your server will never be the target for malware. It may contains no data of any value to anyone. Your server may only host a few personal backups and no website. As far as you are concerned, your server has no public footprint. What many people don’t realize […]