Looking for a new way to protect your website against malicious bots and cyber-criminals trying to consume your resources? Cloudflare is a the perfect answer to your dilemma. Cloudflare is a CDN, which stands for content delivery network. CDN give the website the ability to handle large amounts of incoming traffic that sometimes bots will generate (i.e DDOS botnets). Not only do they offer some protection against these kinds of problems, but it also speeds up the delivery of web pages to users visiting the site. Based upon your location, CDNs like Cloudflare have a network of servers that will assist in delivering web content to end users (aka clients). Read More
If you’ve been running your website for any length of time, you’ve likely heard the term “DDOS” at least a few times. It has even been in the news lately, with hackers using “DDOS attacks” to take down high profile websites. While it is only when major websites are attacked that it makes the news, the fact is hundreds of sites are attacked in this manor every day, and all website owners should at least know the basics of what this type of attack is, and what to do if they experience one. Read More
Ransomware is nasty piece of malware that infects computers. CBT Locker Website, a spin on the infamous CBT Locker for desktops, is one of the latest versions of ransomware that enables an attacker to take WordPress sites hostage and charge a fee for their release.
What is CBT Locker and Ransomware?
Ransomware, which has only been popular for the past few years, is most effective when an attacker plans to make money from his/her victims. Ransomware encrypts all data and leaves the victim a message that important files won’t be decrypted until the victim pays a fee, which can run any where between $50 through thousands of dollars. Read More
Thinking of joining InterServer and building your very first WordPress site? Or do you already own a web hosting package and you are considering shifting over to WordPress? Either way, here is a walk through on how to get WordPress up and running quick and easy!
Once logging in, you will notice three panels which describe the amount per service you have. Read More
If you are looking for a hassle-free solution to create and manage your website, WordPress is your best choice. It is the most popular way to run a website today. Here are some of the reasons why this is the perfect vehicle to help you boost your online presence.
Easy to update
WordPress is designed to make it easy for you to add new blog content. You add blog articles by simply pasting them in the dashboard. Your content will be displayed right away, without having to fiddle with any of the technical stuff. Read More
Most cybersecurity experts agree that every internet user should invest in a virtual private network (VPN) client for both home and office. However, with hundreds of different providers offering similar products on the market, it can be incredibly challenging to choose one tool over another.
You should be prepared to pay a monthly or yearly fee for access to a reliable VPN service. Some providers may claim to have a completely free product, but those typically end up suffering from poor performance and stability. Some even may throttle your bandwidth usage or spy on your activity. Read More
Posted by Michael Lavrik
For online merchants, the trackability of customer purchases and behavior is one of the biggest advantages of the business model. While real-world retailers must rely on old fashioned methods to track customer behavior, with the right tools, online retailers can tell which items a customer looked at, which ones they reviewed and which ones they placed in their shopping carts.
This last step, placing an item in an online shopping cart, is where many would-be purchases break down. A stunning percentage of online shopping carts are abandoned, costing online merchants millions of dollars in lost sales. Read More
Why Website Owners Should Consider Switching To HTTPS
by William Kenny
To understand the need to switch to HTTPS, it is first necessary to understand the difference between standard HTTP and HTTPS.
HTTP stands for hypertext transfer protocol, a protocol that defines how information is exchanged between a client (browser) and a web server. Every time a user connects to a website, the user’s browser sends a request to the server that lets the server know what is being sought. The server processes the request and either returns the requested resource or takes some other action, such as generating a ‘not found’ error message. Read More
There’s a quirky detective TV series in France called sœurtherese.com (translation: SisterTheresa.com). At the end of each episode, the ex-husband of the titular crime-busting nun makes the error of calling her blog soeurthese.fr. It’s a reasonable mistake to make given that .fr is the official top-level domain for the country in which the show is set. But Therese’s retort is always the same: “Dot-com, Gerard. It’s sœurtherese dot-com.”
Though fictional, Therese voices on a weekly basis what switched-on internet users already know: when it comes to domain names, .com is the extension that matters the most. Read More