How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website

Dealing with Cybercrime is a major challenge to website owners and web hosting firms. Eliminating web spam or reducing the capacity of attackers to hurt web operations has been the concern of webmasters and server managers all over. Spam damages the reputation of a network and comes with a penalty . For the website owner, spamming could lead to a suspension or a complete deletion of your website by your web host. Keeping your website secured is extremely important to avoid the trouble of spammers and to stay safe with your web hosting comany and Google. Also read: Email Marketing and the Trouble With Auto-Responders In this article, we will examine the case of the Joomla website, a very widely used Content Management System(CMS), and take you through a [...]

E-commerce Website: A Guide on The Choice Of Magento Or Woocommerce

Launching an e-commerce website requires a lot of considerations. Some of whicgh include choosing the right web hosting plan , Magento and WooCommerce are well known favourites in creating e-commerce websites. But like in every decision making process especially when it involves starting a new business , the choice of which application with which to build your website will be guided by the user's needs, budget, and experience. In this article, we examine the pros and cons of both Magento and WooCommerce and hope that we provide a guide to decisions on when to use Magento or WooCommerce to build your website. Also read: 3 Important SEO Considerations Good for E-Commerce Websites Both have their advantages and disadvantages and we shall take a look at them to [...]

How to Find and Clean Backdoors in a Hacked WordPress Site

There are times when you have your WordPress website cleaned up and the attacker is still able to gain access. This happens if you did not clean it up properly and there was a backdoor created by the hacker which allowed a bypass of normal authentication. In this article, we will show you how to find a backdoor in a hacked WordPress site and fix it. Also read: How Not to Hurt Your Visitors When Using the WordPress Maintenance Mode Common Problems with WordPress Websites and How to Fix Them Best Slider Plugins for WordPress Websites Best Rated Anti-Spam Plugins for WordPress Websites Best Plugins for Faster Loading WordPress Websites in 2016   What is a Backdoor?  Backdoor simply means bypassing normal [...]

Recommended Security Checks For Your Joomla Website

Website security is important and it is far more important to learn how to prevent attacks than understanding how to fix them. Joomla is a very popular content management system widely used by over 200million websites around the world as at April 2018. It has become the next most installed script on the Todhost web hosting platform after WordPress.   Further reading: Joomla Security - The Complete Guide 4 Things That Will Make Your Website Unhackable How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website How to Prevent the most common Application Attacks against websites 6 Ways to Protect Your Website From Security Hacks Best Joomla Extensions Recommended for Every Website    Joomla! has [...]

How Not to Hurt Your Visitors When Using the WordPress Maintenance Mode

It is a common practice to set your website to maintenance mode when updating major sections of the website such as trying to fix a problem or running an updated version of a plugin. For several reasons which could be to fix a white screen of death problem , boost security against hackers and several others, we often update our own website and will automatically switch to the maintenance mode once an update is running. Also read: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website Visitors to your website can be turned off in such cases when you will have to set your website to the maintenance. If you are updating [...]