Website Security: A Guide For Shared Web Hosting Accounts

This post presumes your website is hosted on a shared web hosting plan . A shared hosting service allows the web hosting company to setup multiple websites on one server, usually using a common IP address. We have recently had some complaints on forums about web hosts placing some restrictions on hosting accounts due mainly to complaints about websites creating load issues, spamming and malware issues. Also read: Email Marketing and the Trouble With Auto-Responders How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website Best Rated Anti-Spam Plugins for WordPress Websites These three had been the cardinal issues affecting all websites, irrespective of the hosting plan - shared, reseller, VPS, or dedicated servers. But some website account holders tend to blame [...]

How to Prevent an Exploitation of Your Website by An Attacker

If you are new to website hosting or website designing , you could have had an issue with your website and you may have been surprised that despite security assurances from your web hosting company , your website got suspended due to an attack or exploitation without your knowing how it happened. You can also face issues like spamming , White Screen of Death (WSOD) which is the result of an attack which produces a blank white screen. A WSOD is usually as a result with plugin or extension compatibility with your current CMS version. Regular updates to current CMS version including an update on all plugins and extensions is the solution to preventing this kind of attack. Plugin update in itself can sometimes create problems. You could also have experienced a hack [...]

How to Fix The WordPress White Screen of Death

Have you ever had a situation where your website presents a white screen? No error message displayed. no clue, just a white screen. This is called the white screen of death. It is caused mainly by plugin vulnerabilities , poor theme coding and some other causes. We will, in this post, look at the four most common causes of the WordPress white screen of death and suggest ways of resolving the issues. Also read: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 6 steps to clean and harden your Wordpress website Security with the Free Sucuri plugin 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website First things first. The White Screen of Death (WSOD) is an anomaly [...]

6 Ways to Protect Your Website From Security Hacks

Cybercrime is one major threat that cannot be under-estimated as its costs can be far more damaging than imagined. From simple errors that could involve the use of auto-responders , it costs the global economy more than $400 billion, and it's increasingly hurting smaller operations. Imagine that your website is exploited by a hacker and all relevant data lost. How do you address the issues of your clientele base, statistics of payments and renewal dates, statistics of short-term subscriptions and website reputation ? Also read: How to build your website trust and credibility In 2013, targeted attacks against small businesses is reported to have nearly doubled and of the one in five that experience a cyber attack annually, 60% will close their doors within six [...]

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 authentication [...]

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