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Fixing a Compromised WordPress Website

Like any content management system, WordPress is not immune to security vulnerabilities. The best way to recover from a WordPress compromise is to restore from a known good backup. You should always maintain proper backups (don't rely on a data sync, for example). But...

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Upgraded Web Hosting Plans & Other News

Company News Last year, I announced that I shifted our business model to only provide remote services such as website hosting, WordPress website maintenance and web server administration. This transition has been a success, and our Web Hosting business continues to...

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Why Your Internet Isn’t as Fast as You Think it Should be

In 2015, the FCC updated its definition for Broadband internet, increasing the minimum threshold to 25Mbps (megabits per second) for download speeds. Modern consumer-grade routers can handle even faster speeds, usually of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second). But what do...

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Why Your Website Needs SSL

In a blog post from 2013, I wrote about some ways to secure your website. A lot has changed in the last 3 years, and today, having a secure website with a SSL connection should be standard. In this blog post, I briefly explain what SSL is and why every website owner...

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Troubleshooting Your Internet Connectivity

Anyone who uses internet on a regular basis has probably experienced an internet outage. Internet was working perfectly fine, and then an hour later when you come back into your office, it just simply does not work. The following are suggestions for troubleshooting...

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Improving Your Website’s TTFB (Time To First Byte)

Last September, I blogged about some ways that you can make your website faster. Let's face it: The time it takes your website to load is critically important. If its too slow, you will lose visitors. In this blog post, I'm going to write about one aspect of page...

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What to Look For in a Web Hosting Provider

There are thousands of web hosting companies. So how do you pick the right company to host your website, keep it online, and keep it secure? In this blog post, I'm going to talk about just 2 of the questions you should ask yourself. Does the provider offer an uptime...

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Ransomware: What you Need to Know

Ransomware is a new breed of computer virus that is wrecking havoc on individuals and businesses alike. Once infected, ransomware will encrypt all of a user's documents and files and then demand a ransom from the victim using bitcoin or in other hard-to-trace digital...

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Domain Name Registration Scams

We recently helped a client by moving her domain name registration and DNS onto Barred Owl Web infrastructure. Over the course of one of our phone conversations, she mentioned that she had paid a company - for two years in a row - that had sent her letters in the mail...

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Why a Sync is not a Proper Backup

In the past, I've written about backing up your website, Synology NAS (network attached storage) devices used for backing up and syncing data, and Data Redundancy and how that's different from true backups. In this blog post, I will explain why syncing your data...

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Website Performance Tuning: Making Your Site Faster

Website speed is a metric that every website owner should be concerned about. Way back in 2010, Google even began using site speed as a metric for its search ranking algorithm. Huge businesses exist solely to speed up customer websites in the form of a CDN (Content...

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Dealing with Website Spam

You just launched your new website, and love the way it looks. You know that you can attract more visitors and that your spiffy website will convert more visitors into customers. Suddenly, your email inbox is inundated with dozens, then hundreds, of spam submissions...

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