14 Security Extensions to Protect Joomla Website

Website security is extremely important and not giving it the right attention can affect your website in several ways. Many of us are aware of extreme cases of hacks which defaces a website but we may not be so conversant with how an exploitation could distribute malware through your websites and embark on email spamming campaigns and phishing through your websites without your consent. Poor security configurations can also cause brute force attacks and high load issues which web hosts frown at very seriously and could punish in several ways including a permanent suspension.   Further reading: How to Protect Your Website From Hackers How to Prevent an Exploitation of Your Website by An Attacker Website [...]

Common Reasons Access to Your Website Can be Restricted

If you run a website built on a Content Management System, cms , there is some likelihood you would have received a notification from our web host reporting an inordinate use of server resources or a violation of the terms of service and this will come with a threat of suspension or restriction of access to your website. This is not to say that only CMSs have issues that can lead to a penalty. Every website can be penalized for one reason or the other. The key reason is that the website owner have violated the terms of service provided by the hosting company.   Further reading: A Basic Guide to the Top Content Management Systems Build Your Website With The Right Tool SEO - What Search Engines Love and Hate About [...]

The Many Ways to Utilize the Power of the .htaccess File on Your Website

The htaccess file is a powerful file that can significantly control the behavior of your website . It can be used to secure your website , restrict site access , give redirect commands and perform several other functions.   Further reading: 6 Ways to Protect Your Website From Security Hacks How to secure your website from attacks using the .htaccess file How to Properly Use Redirects on Your Website   The .htaccess file controls how Apache interacts with your site. When an .htaccess file is placed in your domain’s directory, the .htaccess file is detected and executed by the Apache web server . Generally, the .htaccess file is commonly used for the following: Denying specific IPs to [...]

Real Live Case: How We Addressed a Joomla White Screen Error on a Live Website

Running a website comes with some challenges. For content management systems like WordPress and Joomla , the biggest challenges had been keeping them updated , secured and optimized . However, there are times you will also have errors to deal with . Sometimes, the error could come from a mistake you make, an update you implement which creates some incompatibility issues, mere carelessness or negligence. Whatever the case, you will have to deal with them.   Further reading: WordPress Maintenance Tasks You Need to Perform Regularly How to secure an outdated version of Joomla A Basic Guide to the Top Content Management Systems A Detailed Guide to Safe Website Updating A Practical Guide to Secure and [...]

A Complete Guide to Cybersecurity

What is cybersecurity? Cybersecurity refers to the process and recurring practice of securing data, networks, and computers from misuse: either by external cyber attacks or other threats. Protected data typically includes contact information, passwords, credit card numbers, bank account information, passport and driver license numbers, social security numbers, medical records, and any other non-public information. Personal data is incredibly valuable. Hackers know it , and businesses know it. That’s why both go to great lengths to collect it — albeit one following a much more legal and moral avenue to do so. Unfortunately, as technology and data collection practices progress, so do the methods that hackers follow to steal data . [...]

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