Best Practices for Managing 404 Error Pages

Website errors affect search engine rankings and so managing them in the proper and search engine friendly way is a good practice for every website manager. When a page no longer exists because it has probably been deleted or moved to another directory, viewers are presented with a 404 error page. A 404 response code is returned by the server when there is no matching URI. In other words, the server is telling the browser that the content is not found. Also read: Common Errors Bloggers Should Avoid The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent. This should occur any time the server can't find a matching page request. Often times webmasters will display a text 404 error but the [...]

Beginner Tips And Tricks For Drupal Websites

Drupal is a very popular Content Management System (CMS) and currently powers about 2.5 percent of internet websites. The strength of Drupal can be found in some of the websites it has to its credit including the Whitehouse , the Economist and the University of Arizona . There are several things that go for Drupal. One of them is that it is very flexible than some of the market leaders we prefere for web development . Drupal can be used to build very powerful websites, large, complex sites and can be used by non-technical folks without any HTML or Web design knowledge. Drupal is available with more than 16000 modules which can be addressed with Drupal core and add-on modules. Also read:  A Guide on How to Design Your Website By Yourself The choice of [...]

Web Hosting Tips and Tricks for Beginners

The word web hosting is something you will be familiar with in some way. Most businesses have found reason to put up a website on the internet and some will hire an in-house staff to manage their website for them. But if you are new to web hosting or just setting up your first website, there are basic understanding you need to have to be able to effectively use your web hosting account without trouble. This post will definitely be more useful to newbies. You will want to wonder why we should be concerned about beginner instructions for web hosting . Well, the fact is that we chose to answer as much questions as we can, some of the questions we have been inundated with, coming from new entrants to the web hosting industry are equally important for experienced web [...]

Useful Tips and Tricks for WordPress Search Engine Optimization

Optimizing your WordPress website needs more than a simple approach. Because of the importance placed on SEO , most website owners would want to find the perfect plugin to do this. But there some common mistakes associated with most Search Engine Optimization strategy which will aply to WordPress websites as well and we will be discussing this in this blog.post. 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 1. Optimize Page Titles & Descriptions Page titles and meta [...]

How to secure your website from attacks using the .htaccess file

Every website owner needs to draw up a strategy to deal with attacks such as Cross-Site Scripting, Local File Inclusion and SQL Injection which all start with transmission of hostile commands via the HTTP Request. One challenge in dealing this kind of issue is how to separate legitimate requests from those that are hostile or malicious. If the website is hosted on an Apache server, there is a powerful mechanism available to help mitigating attacks: that is the Apache .htaccess file. When properly configured, the .htaccess file on a server with mod_rewrite enabled can provide a robust defense against many HTTP Request attacks. The .htaccess file is very powerful; therefore is recommended that there bbe a full backup of your website before you start editing your .htaccess [...]

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