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24 Aug

7 Steps to Secure Your Company Data
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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...

9 Apr

Measuring Customer Lifetime Value
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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:...

18 Jul

WordPress Security Issues Result in Blocked Emails
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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...

30 May

5 easy ways to protect yourself against hackers
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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"...

10 May

10 Tips to Boost Your WordPress Security
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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...

25 Apr

WordPress Super Cache and W3TC Plugins are Vulnerable
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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...