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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.

19 Jun

New TLDs: .exciting as well as .challenging

In recent years, there has been a push to expand the universe of generic Top Level Domains or gTLDs for short. According to ZookNIC Intelligence, a leader in data on the registration of domain names, by the middle of 2011, approximately 45%, or 95 million domain names, were .com's. This number increases every 3 months by about 6-7 million domains. With so many .com registered domain names, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a domain name that is not already being used. This spawned the expansion of other TLDs in...

4 Jun

How cPanel is Addressing Backup and Transfer Security Concerns

In recent days, it's been reported that there are security concerns around cPanel's transfer and backup systems for root users. The major problem that cPanel mentions relates to users restoring data from unsecured or untrusted sources. Despite warnings from cPanel to discourage this practice, users are still restoring their data using unapproved third-party packages. Ever since feedback within the web hosting community brought this issue to light, cPanel has admitted that this is a more common practice than they first realized. As a result, cPanel developers are working on an immediate...

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"...

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...

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...

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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