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WordPress Hardening and Security Ideas

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It is common knowledge by now that WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). There are endless types of websites out there that use WordPress, such as eCommerce stores, corporate sites, portfolio projects, and obviously blogs.

However, being the most popular kid on the block also means WordPress is targeted by malicious users and hackers. WordPress by itself is not inherently insecure. In fact, it is a robust and reliable CMS. However, since it powers over a quarter of the internet, WordPress is obviously the de facto prime target for malicious attacks.

So, if you are running a WordPress website, how do you secure it? In this article, we will be taking a look at some useful tips for hardening and securing your WordPress websites and blogs.

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EIG Layoffs at BlueHost and A Small Orange

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Just in case for some reason you thought 2017 would be the year that things might make a positive turn around for employees of Endurance International Group and its hosting customers, it has been revealed that EIG is laying off staff at two of their offices.

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What Type of Web Hosting Plan do You Need?

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If you have ever purchased web hosting, you might already be aware that there are various web hosting plans and types. You can pick from shared hosting packages and go right up to a powerful dedicated server for your website.

Amidst such different options, which one is ideal for you? Of course, we know that dedicated servers can power large websites with a lot of traffic whereas shared hosting plans are for smaller and less busy websites. But how do you figure out which plan your website actually needs?

If you fail to pick the correct hosting plan, you might end up wasting money on resources and features that your website does not need. In this article, we shall be taking a look at some of the common web hosting offerings and the intended or possible usage of each.

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What to do When Your Shared Hosting Plan Consumes Too Many Resources?

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Shared hosting tends to be limited in terms of resources and usage allocations. Many web hosts out there do offer unlimited bandwidth and storage, whereas still others are happy to provide very high amounts of storage space and bandwidth. However, the restrictions on shared accounts are generally imposed on memory usage and I/O allocations. This does not mean you cannot run a website properly on shared packages. In fact, it is highly possible to run a busy website on a shared hosting account, but you do need to optimize your website well.

Now, the question is, what to do if your website on shared hosting consumes too many resources? Why is that happening and is there a remedy for it that you can use to fix the issue?

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Great Web Hosting Deals: Black Friday – Cyber Monday 2016

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It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving season means crazy Black Friday and Cyber Monday web hosting deals. It is the best time of year to save on hosting.

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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Virtual Private Server

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A virtual private server (VPS) is often considered to be an ideal choice for those who have outgrown shared hosting but are not yet ready for a dedicated server. A VPS offers you more power and control over your hosting account, and costs less than a dedicated server. Thus, it is only fair that a VPS acts as a direct upgrade from shared hosting. However, much like any other hosting terminology, you should be aware of certain things related to virtual private servers as well. Here are some key considerations that you should bear in mind when purchasing a VPS.

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Great Web Hosting Deals – Halloween 2016

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It’s Halloween season once again! If you’re looking for a web hosting plan this weekend check out the collection of Halloween/Autumn hosting promos. That’s it for this Halloween…but definitely check out the coupon section for even more hosting deals going on now too. Happy Halloween!

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How to Prevent Website Downtime

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There are many metrics responsible for the success of your website, such as proper navigation and layout, good content, mobile-friendly design, etc. However, all of that comes later, and the primary and foremost metric that can make or break your website is the uptime offered by your web host.

After all, if your site remains down for a long period of time, your web presence will suffer immensely .

Now, how should you prevent downtime for your site? Is there anything that you can do? Even more so, what should you do if and when it does happen? This article will answer these questions.

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How to Properly Change Web Hosts With No Downtime

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For one reason or another, you may decide to change web hosts. When changing hosting providers, the last thing you want is for your websites to experience downtime. Regardless of how or when the move takes place, one thing remains crucial — you want to have your website up and running on the new host before you make any cancellation with your old host!

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CloudLinux: What You Need to Know About It

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If you are into the habit of reading the list of features and services being offered by different web hosts, you might have come across the name CloudLinux quite a lot. This is especially true for shared web hosts and reseller hosting providers — CloudLinux is fast becoming a highly popular and well-loved operating system, especially for the shared hosting environments.

However, what exactly is CloudLinux? We know that it is an operating system, a Linux distro, that caters to the needs of web hosting providers. But how is it beneficial? Does it offer anything of value for web hosts and end users alike? Why is it so popular?

This article shall answer the above questions about CloudLInux.

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