Website security is a bit like health insurance – you never really worry about it until you absolutely, positively need it and it’s just too darn late to get it. You may think, “Naw, that’s never going to happen to ME.” Well, better think again! Every day, hosting servers get fried, hackers break into accounts, websites mysteriously disappear, and whole businesses are completely lost. Something like 30,000 sites get hacked every day according to Sophos Labs Scared yet? You should be. That is, unless you’ve already got the proper website protection and security in place. If you don’t, then this article could make a huge difference to your online future. There is no time like right now to get your website completely secure and protected from unwanted attacks, hackers, and other unexpected disasters. Now I wish I could say that if you implement everything I share in this article that … Read more
I absolutely love working with my clients to help them make their ideas come to life online, but sometimes a client isn’t ready to use my services or they might not be able to afford it. If that’s the case I’ll refer them to my personal training solutions or videos I have. As much as I hope that my clients will watch all of the videos sometimes this doesn’t happen so today I’m going to share a few of the common mistakes that you’ll want to avoid when you’re setting up your own WordPress Site. If you’re looking for a semi-diy solution you’ll want to consider my Bootstrapper’s solution where I take care of all the technical set up to get you up and running in no time. Get in touch to learn more. Not Backing Up Regularly This terrifies me, yes it keeps me up at night. If there’s one … Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply add a new post to your website or blog, and the following took place … all from your web address: Potential site visitors could glean what the post was about, Google would be able to discover your posts faster, Every single item of content on your site would have a unique identifier, making things easier to manage. Well, with WordPress permalinks this can easily be done!
WordPress frequently comes under attack by hackers. In early 2013, WordPress installations around the world were subjected to large-scale brute force attacks. These attacks were caused by networks of infected computers programmed to attack other vulnerable computers, also commonly known as “botnets”.
Thousands of websites and blogs are hacked every year! Could yours be next? The scale of attacks on websites and blogs worldwide is increasing on a daily basis, and it’s only going to get worse. You can safely assume that if you haven’t been hacked yet, then it’s only a matter of time. On March 11, 2014, technology sites like Cnet.com began reporting that 160,000 legitimate WordPress-powered web sites had been hacked. (Image source: Blog Defender) According to the Cnet report, “With some old-fashioned trickery, hackers were able to get more than 162,000 legitimate WordPress-powered Web sites to mount a distributed-denial-of-service attack against another Web site.” (Source: cnet.com/news/ddos-attack-is-launched-from-162000-wordpress-sites) As reported by security firm Sucuri, hackers had leveraged a well-known flaw to attack unsuspecting WP websites and direct a distributed-denial-of-service cyber-attack (DDoS) towards another popular website. Every website or blog with a vulnerability offers some value to hackers. If you think … Read more
It’s a question I get asked a lot, at networking meetings, on facebook, twitter and anywhere else I happen to be connecting with folks. So here’s a few common issues that cause your site to be running slow….
If you are on shared hosting, which most micro business are and it’s often plenty for what you need, you’re sharing your hosting with other websites. This is how it makes the service so incredibly affordable (Bluehost & Hostgator* are two popular services). For most business owners keeping their site on shared hosting is plenty, but as you grow and drive more traffic to your site, maybe have a self hosted community like BuddyPress or possibly a membership site this can drain the resources for both you and the other businesses that you are sharing your hosting with and it might be time to think of upgrading – if you think this might be the issue connect with us and we can help you through the process.