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How HostPapa's Server Health Team Protected Thousands of WordPress Users
3 Feb

How HostPapa Protected Thousands of WordPress Users
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Thanks to HostPapa’s server health monitoring and automatic vulnerability patching, almost 200,000 WordPress installations on HostPapa servers were quickly and automatically protected against a severe content injection vulnerability earlier this week, ensuring that not one single HostPapa customer fell victim to intrusions.   Background: As part of a vulnerability research project, the good folks over at Sucuri have been auditing multiple open source projects looking for various security issues. While combing through WordPress, one of the largest open source content management systems on the market, they discovered a severe content injection (privilege escalation)...

The Unfortunate Truth About Domain Squatting
19 Jan

The Unfortunate Truth About Domain Squatting
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Domain squatting is the unfortunate result of anyone, at any time, being able to lay claim to any domain name of their choosing. Essentially, it’s when somebody purchases a domain with the intent of preventing others from purchasing it and/or profiting from the domain through the eventual reselling of it to desperate buyers. Domain squatting has become quite a nuisance to businesses of all sizes. There are over 100 million .COM domains already registered, making it very difficult for small businesses to obtain the domain that they want. Domain squatters are...

6 Sep

7 Free Ways To Increase Your Website’s Security
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Malware can infect your website in a multitude of different ways including the installation of malicious software or free software packets or even through out-of-date third party applications such as Joomla! Or WordPress. According to the Symantec Corporation, there were vulnerabilities found in nearly three quarters of websites in 2015 and over one million web attacks each and every day during the year! There are many services out there that people can purchase to protect their websites. A good place to start is with an antivirus software for your computer....

3 Aug

How G Suite Can Help You Grow Your Business
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Nowadays, business is conducted in the cloud. Even brand new businesses require basic cloud capabilities such as smooth mobile device integration, professional branded email, secure file storage that’s accessible from any computer, reliable calendar and contact management, and apps for staying in touch with team members and customers alike. According to a report conducted by Deloitte, 85% of small business owners reported that cloud technology enables them to scale and grow faster, while 66% said that the cloud allows them to outperform their competitors. Unsurprisingly, Google is leading the charge when...

8 Oct

3 Reasons to Invest in Automated Website Backup
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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...

23 Sep

Office 365: 9 Reasons to Choose a Business Premium Plan Over All Others
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Microsoft Office 365 is a service that provides businesses access to Office applications along with other productivity services such as, multi-device email sync and Microsoft Lync that are enabled over the Internet. HostPapa offers users three different Office 365 plans that are rich with features. HostPapa understands how difficult the selection process can be when it comes to buying services for your business. I bet you are asking yourself, "Should I choose the cheapest plan or the plan with the most features? Here are 9 reasons why HostPapa’s Office 365...