PHP End of Life: Will Your Website Be Secure in 2019?

PHP End of Life: Will Your Website Be Secure in 2019?

Posted on November 26, 2018

Is your website running on one of the most popular PHP versions? If your site is one of the 62% running on PHP 5.6, the New Year will also bring new security concerns. December 30th marks the end of security updates for PHP 5.6, this lack of support could leave your site and its users vulnerable to attacks from hackers. PHP, which stands for Hypertext Preprocessor, is a widely-used open source scripting language for web servers. Most web developers need to know how to use this language in order to write code that is executed on the server side for … Continue reading

The Important Difference Between SSL Certificates and Web Security

The Important Difference Between SSL Certificates and Web Security

Posted on October 29, 2018

Those new to websites and e-commerce may find website security a bit confusing. You may have started your website or blog using WordPress due to the ease of its content management system or design templates. It doesn’t provide push button security though. You have a few hoops to jump through to secure any website. One of those is obtaining and activating an SSL certificate. Some people confuse this with meaning their website is secure, but it really comprises a small part of security. SSL Certificate Defined A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provides an encrypted communication pathway between a web browser … Continue reading

Website Security and You

Website Security and You

Posted on October 15, 2018

Website security may not seem like an urgent item on your to-do list, but we can assure you that it should be. Having a secure website to protect your client’s information is mission critical for long term website sales and marketing success. You can probably think of a few major companies that did not have website security as high on their to-do list as they should have, and they paid dearly for it. Their lack of upkeep led to their imminent downfall. Don’t let this be you or your business.  Your clients are trusting you with sensitive information that could … Continue reading

The Importance of Secure WordPress Hosting

The Importance of Secure WordPress Hosting

Posted on September 24, 2018

In Charleston SC, as with everywhere in the world, WordPress Security is a major focus. The importance of website security often involves more than just the business involved. Indeed it can mean massive problems for customers, search engines, and even service providers. In this article we will focus on some common ways websites can be hacked and what the effect of those hacks may be.   Method #1: Brute Force and Common Words In this method, a hacker uses software to put in different passwords again and again. The idea is to expose easy to guess passwords. Another potential danger … Continue reading

The Importance of Web Security for Small Businesses

The Importance of Web Security for Small Businesses

Posted on September 3, 2018

In today’s digital market, many small businesses make the mistake of thinking that they are too small to be targets of cyber-attacks. This results in a false sense of security-the reality is, that small business are actually more attractive not less. If you own a small business, you need to understand the multitude of threats your business can face; take a look at the following reasons that your small business should invest in Secure WordPress Hosting.    Vulnerability  Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to attack. According to USA Today Verizon’s 2017 Breach Investigation Report showed how security breaches have hit small business far more … Continue reading

Protecting Your Customers with Strong Website Security

Protecting Your Customers with Strong Website Security

Posted on July 20, 2018

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard business owners ask me why hackers and criminals want to mess with their website. It’s a common misconception especially among owners of small and medium size businesses that “it can’t happen to me.”  The reality is, it doesn’t matter how big your business is, or how much traffic your website has, you’re a target. The hackers and criminals, will plant malware anywhere they can. If they can infect your website and collect personal or payment information from even one of your customers, they are successful. The bad actors on the internet have … Continue reading

4 Important Ways To Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

4 Important Ways To Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

Posted on June 22, 2018

As you likely already know, web security is incredibly important. As your WordPress site becomes more well known, more hackers will be looking at your site. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to secure your site.  1. Avoid Using Plugins Did you know that out of the 10 most vulnerable WordPress plugins, five of them were commercial plugins available for purchase? Unfortunately, it’s true. While plugins can be great for your WordPress site, they can be seriously dangerous for your website security. Never keep plugins that you don’t actually use, as this just increases your risk. While you may … Continue reading

Website Development: Make Your Content Easy to Find

Website Development: Make Your Content Easy to Find

Posted on November 28, 2016

Organization is more of the most important components of website development. Having a nice, clean site layout is necessary for a couple of reasons. In this blog, we’ll explain how it helps optimize your SEO and generate leads. Site navigation and SEO All Google really cares about is its user experience. The company doesn’t pay much attention to SEO unless some businesses are gaming the system. Even if that happens, it just takes one update to set things straight. One thing Google’s bots look at is the number of clicks it takes to get to your content. A recent Business.com article explains the process and why … Continue reading

Website Development Tip: Eliminating Unnecessary Features Can Improve Security

Website Development Tip: Eliminating Unnecessary Features Can Improve Security

Posted on September 20, 2016

Cyber security is a critical challenge businesses struggle with when building their websites. Website security flaws can wind up exposing businesses and their customers to criminal activities. Sometimes, these unauthorized activities don’t involve any obvious theft or exposure of sensitive information. A recent article from Tech Crunch points out how some hackers exploit weaknesses in website code and use spam comments to underhandedly improve their own sites’ SEO. They quietly introduce bits of code to your site that might weaken your search engine rankings but improve theirs. Unfortunately, there isn’t any one way of completely preventing these devious activities. However, … Continue reading

Website Development: When Is It Time To Update Your Site?

Website Development: When Is It Time To Update Your Site?

Posted on June 15, 2016

After you initially launch your business website, there will come a time when you’ll need to update its design or features. Your site probably can’t stay the same for years on end, not if you want to keep it optimized for customers and friendly to search engine algorithms. An important part of your website development strategy involves deciding when to perform major updates on your site. The following are a few issues to consider: Your site needs to accommodate developments in technology. For example, businesses must now ensure that their sites are responsive and mobile-friendly. As pointed out in a … Continue reading