A Detailed Guide to Safe Joomla Website Updating

We have done a couple of tutorials on how you can and should update your website including Joomla . But this is a bit more comprehensive, simplified and practical. Written based on our wealth of experience in working with Joomla websites and website administrators, we have put together this very safe, simple and practical guide to Joomla website updating. Why You Need to Update Your Joomla Website If you are a bit familiar with content management systems (CMSs), you would have often heard of new version updates and may be, would have been prompted with messages requesting update to a recent version. Some of these updates are security patches while others can be feature releases. Here are some of the most critical reasons you should take those messages [...]

How to Protect Vital Data During Online Transactions

Online security is vital for every transaction. It is important to protect some personal and vital data and give users the assurances of security and privacy of their information during transactions. The critical vital data that should be protected include: Privacy information Credit card information Saved password   Tips From Fidelity Bank Fidelity Bank Plc provides some clues to protect online shoppers. The bank suggests that shoppers should be guided by the following: Avoid clicking on links or attachments from unsolicited or suspicious emails as such links or attachments when clicked, may expose your confidential banking data to theft. Do npt supply your confidential information such as PIN, password, soft [...]

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 [...]

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