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Secure Your WordPress Config File
Thursday, November 21st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE WordPress is an extremely flexible and powerful content management system that many individuals and organizations rely on for blog hosting, news publications and many other types of websites. Its popularity also means that attackers may target your WordPress site using...
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How to Use Secure Copy (SCP) to Transfer Files to Your Website
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE There are many ways to transfer files to and from a web server. The most common method is FTP (file transfer protocol), but it is not secure and opens up your website to the possibility of being exploited. Among the...
Best Practices for Database Password Security
Monday, August 19th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The stakes are pretty high when it comes to database password security. In many instances, all of a website’s data is stored within one or more databases. If an attacker manages to gain access, all of that data, which may...
A Basic Hosting Security Checklist
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Web hosting security is not something you can tackle in one sitting. Actually, it is a full-time gig that may even involve some sleepless nights. If you are prepared, however, you can greatly reduce your website’s risk of exposure and...
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A Brief Introduction to OpenStack
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Two trends that have taken off in the IT world are the open source movement and cloud computing. Both have allowed innovations in web hosting that would not have otherwise been possible. OpenStack is a merging of these two trends...
Should You Consider Open Source Software for Online Retail?
Friday, January 18th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE As we approach the tax season, some retail companies may be in the process of searching for new ecommerce software. Most of them will probably choose expensive proprietary software from a commercial vendor, but some will look to free and...
How to Generate Secure Passwords with APG
Thursday, January 17th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE There are many ways to automatically generate passwords to keep your data safe. Previously, we have looked at a third-party generator and also at cPanel’s built-in password generator. Another type of password generator is one you can use right from...
A Quick Guide to Linux File Permissions
Thursday, December 13th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Whether you are using shared hosting, a VPS, or a dedicated server, there is a good chance that you will eventually use Linux, unless you specifically chose a Windows or other Unix-like server. Most web hosts today offer Linux for...
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Leverage the Power of CloudLinux with cPanel
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE cPanel is designed to run on Linux, although some people may try their hand at installing it on FreeBSD. In particular cPanel only lists three Linux distributions as being “supported”: CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and CloudLinux. Although it...
4 Free Virtualization Tools for Hosting
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Virtualization has many uses, and in web hosting, it has gained a tremendous amount of popularity. It allows server administrators to maximize space and power usage while also offering more software options within a single server. Moreover, virtualization is great...
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