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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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VPS Security Tips for Beginners
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Virtual private servers (VPS) are not dedicated servers. You are not responsible for an entire physical machine, but a VPS still requires some of the same security hardening that you would expect from a full server. The following are some...
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Why Backups Are Important for Security
Monday, March 25th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE If content is still king, then data security should be a top priority. Many websites keep data stored in some form of database, and those databases need to be secure. While much of security centers around firewalls, script hardening, and...
What Do You Really Need for Retail Ecommerce?
Thursday, March 21st, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Ask for advice about retail ecommerce and you are likely to get a plethora of responses, most of which are acronyms that may perplex you. People will tell you that you need ERP, CRM, BI, POS and more just to...
Using XML-RPC for Remote Blog Posting
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE The most common procedure for posting to a blog is to access the blog’s backend page and log in directly within your web browser. You would then type or paste your content onto a web form, select categories, add tags,...
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Questions You Should Ask Yourself About Your Passwords
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE As we begin 2013, weak passwords still pose one of the biggest threats to hosting security. In general a server is only as secure as it users, and far too many users still have bad password habits. If you answer...
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...
5 Basic VPS Security Tips
Monday, December 10th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One of the advantages of virtualization is that it is secure in the fact that a virtual private server (VPS) would not be able to harm its physical host server even if its security were compromised. The catch is, if...
4 Tips for Secure Web Hosting
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE Whether you have a shared hosting account, a VPS, dedicated server, or an entire data center, security should be a top concern. The following are some tips to help you keep your web hosting secure no matter what type of...
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Secure Remote Files with Cloud Storage Encryption
Friday, November 9th, 2012Tavis J. Hampton
ARTICLE One of the primary concerns new cloud hosting users have is security. When you send your files into the cloud, you run the risk of exposing them both to the cloud service provider and to anyone else who might be...
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