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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

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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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10 May

10 Tips to Boost Your WordPress Security

WordPress is one of the most popular and accessible CMS applications on the market, used by first-time bloggers, web developers, large corporations and media outlets alike. With more than 60 million devotees worldwide, WordPress is in fact the most widely used content management system (CMS) today. Unfortunately, this popularity also attracts the attention of hackers who exploit any small vulnerability. Don’t let all the hard work you’ve put into your blog go to waste. Review these 10 WordPress security tips – and then take a few minutes to secure your website. Change...

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8 May

How to Build a Website Using WordPress in Ten Steps

Setting up your own WordPress website can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done anything like this before. Fortunately, one of the best things about using WordPress is that it’s so user-friendly and intuitive, just about anyone can do it! While the technical part of setting up a WordPress website isn’t really complicated, knowing what to put on your website and how to make it work for you can be a little bit more difficult. Here’s ten easy steps to getting started on WordPress. Simply follow these and you’ll be...

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25 Apr

WordPress Super Cache and W3TC Plugins are Vulnerable

The HostPapa team has just been informed of a serious vulnerability to W3TC and WP Super Cache plugins for WordPress. The vulnerability was first reported on the WordPress.org forums, but it has gone unnoticed by most WordPress communities around the globe. The vulnerability allows remote PHP code to be executed locally on a server for anyone running either of the plugins. This is a serious issue as it could allow an attacker to execute code on your server; for instance, using your site to deliver malware without you knowing and making...

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24 Apr

7 Innovative Internet Marketing Solutions to Give Your Business a Boost

In today’s business world, Internet marketing plays a key role in the success of virtually every company. However, with many businesses using advanced marketing strategies, no longer is it enough to whip up a company page on Facebook, sign up for Twitter, or create a profile on LinkedIn. To be successful, you’ll need to be creative and you’ll need to invest some time in new marketing methods that may be unfamiliar. Read on to learn more about going beyond Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, with these seven key marketing tools to add...

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12 Apr

4 Ways to Thwart the Latest WordPress Hack

Have you heard about the highly-distributed global attack on WordPress installations? It’s affecting virtually every web host in existence. Due to the nature of the attack, memory consumption on targeted servers has increased. In some cases this has affected performance on the server end. What does this mean for you, the web hosting customer? Simply put, we advise not to take this incident lightly. To ensure that your WordPress website is secure, we recommend taking the following 4 actions: Log in to WordPress and change your password. We highly recommend you log into...


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