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29 Jul

The Importance of Website Security

Not everyone understands what hacking is, other than the exaggerations we see in Hollywood blockbusters. In reality, hacking is usually a lot less dramatic, but it is still dangerous and something business owners and webmasters definitely want to avoid. Throughout this article, we’ll cover what malware is exactly, how websites and computers get infected with it, and suggestions on how to protect you and your website from possible attacks and overall. be a website security rock star. Let’s get started! What is malware? Just the word malware sounds scary, and that’s because it...

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8 Oct

3 Reasons to Invest in Automated Website Backup

Having your data lost or stolen in an unforeseen circumstance, can be a business or website owner's’ greatest fear.. What if your current web host accidentally deleted your website, like what happened to a GoDaddy customer in 2010? What if you deleted some website files by accident? Since nobody is immune to accidents, automated website backup can help you recover your website files if anything were to happen to them. Ensuring the safety of your website data is critical for the security of your business. Automated website backup is a worthwhile...

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24 Aug

7 Steps to Secure Your Company Data

New customers frequently ask us about data security and data privacy, two topics that we at HostPapa take seriously. You don’t need an IT department to keep your information protected, but you do need to be aware of the many ways your data is vulnerable and how to protect them. I divide my advice into seven easy steps for you. First, let’s look at some numbers: ITBusinessEdge estimates that in 2014 nearly half of all organizations suffered a data breach – up 10% from the previous year. Nonprofit organization Online...

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9 Apr

Measuring Customer Lifetime Value

Customer lifetime value and customer acquisition cost are the two most significant numbers to any corporate strategy. It's not enough to focus on single sales; a company that wants to truly build growth and stability needs to be able to build a relationship with their customer and understand the context of each sale. That being said, measuring customer lifetime value is no trivial task; it involves an incredible amount of data which needs to be meticulously tracked and analyzed. Calculating Your Customer's Lifetime Value Calculating your customer's lifetime value is fairly trivial:...

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18 Jul

WordPress Security Issues Result in Blocked Emails

As a result of the latest WordPress security vulnerabilities, some of HostPapa’s servers have been blacklisted for email delivery. Emails sent by some of our clients have been blocked. We strongly recommend that all clients upgrade their WordPress installs immediately to avoid any further issues with their emails. You can learn more about WordPress’ security upgrade here. You can update your WordPress install by going to your WordPress Dashboard. HostPapa is diligently dealing with the issues their clients are facing, and are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. We apologize...

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30 May

5 easy ways to protect yourself against hackers

Think your small business website is not high profile enough to get hacked? You thought wrong. In fact, you don't have to be Facebook, Microsoft, Sony or Apple to be the target of a hacker. HostPapa's partner SiteLock recently released a website risk report and the results revealed that the hacking of small business websites has reached nearly epidemic proportions. Contrary to what you may think, small and medium sized business websites actually appear to hackers as "low-hanging fruit"...


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