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An Infographic: How Safe is Your Website from Hackers?

What do an outdated image re-sizer, US Bank, and computer hacking have in common?  In 2012, this well-known bank fell victim to computer hackers due to an old WordPress plug-in. Hacking is a problem affecting millions of webmasters per year. 648,000,000 websites fall prey to hackers, due to some common neglect and vulnerabilities, that include: Using cheap hosting companies. Hosting outdated plug-ins. Maintaining poor or weak passwords. Leveraging out-of-date platforms, extensions, and third-party services. A number of weaknesses allow hackers access to your website’s operations and content, potentially halting or ruining present business affairs. Joomla and WordPress are among hacker-favorited sites, with almost half of the web’s top 100 blogs using WordPress for content management.  Hein...

WordPress.com Users Can Now Register .CO Domain Names at $25/year

WordPress.com today announced via a blog post that it has added .CO as a new top-level domain to its Custom Domains. .CO will now be available for WordPress users at $25/year. Other TLD options available at WordPress.Com are .ME,.COM, .NET and  .ORG. Existing WordPress users can  register a .CO domain name directly from their dashboard. Private Registration for domain purchase will cost an additional $8. Interested new  WordPress.com users have to signup at WordPress.com’s signup page first, fill out their details on the form and then  register a .CO domain name  from their dashboard. ” A .CO domain name is short and memorable, making it a great option for your WordPress.com website or blog,”   Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Editor,  WordPress.com in an official blog post. Earlier...

SiteGround Enhances Dedicated Servers Offerings; Adds Data Center Choices and Additional Tools

Web hosting provider SiteGround today announced enhancements to its Dedicated servers offerings. From now on, several tools like Joomla and WordPress Autoupdaters, data center choices and all further innovations implemented by SiteGround will be available for its dedicated server users. The news comes nearly a month after  SiteGround  reinvented its brand identity and  launched redesigned logo, website and hosting plans structure in line with the new brand concept. SiteGround has announced three major developments to their dedicated server offerings in an official blog post: Dedicated servers in Europe and Singapore: Last year saw SiteGround launching Europe and Singapore based  server locations, which were made available only for  shared customers at first, and later  for semi-dedicated a...

ThemeChilly Launches DomainChilly V2, a New Domain Focused WordPress and WHMCS Theme

ThemeChilly today announced launch of  its new DomainChilly V2 WordPress Theme and WHMCS Template, which caters to the niche market of web hosting providers. The news comes 2 months after the premium WordPress theme provider launched  CloudChillyV2 and HostChillyV3. The Domain Focused DomainChillyV2 theme has an intuitive home page that has been designed special focus on domain registration & domain transfer, says the official press release. The theme comes with a matching WHMCS Order Form Template which is fully compatible with WHMCS v 5.2 and offers all the standard WHMCS pages, design source files & HTML templates. DomainChilly V2 is responsive and compatible with a number of web browsers including Mozilla FireFox , Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and the Netscape. Some...

An Infographic: How Secure is Your Website When Compared to Your PC?

Internet usage and web security go hand in hand. With the exponential growth of Internet traffic over the last decade, online security threats have grown by leaps and bounds too, and the recent flurry of WordPress attacks is a testament to it. The number of online accounts that get compromised on a daily basis clearly indicate that a great majority of  website owners isn’t particularly cautious about their website’s  security. Web Hosting provider HeartInternet recently conducted a research among small business website owners and home PC users to determine whether people take their website security as seriously as their PC security. Predictably, the answer is no! The survey reveals that only 65% small business website owners have anti-virus software installed on their computers...

Five Critical Ways for SMBs to Avoid IT Downtime and Maximize IT Infrastructure Reliability

With more Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) online than ever before, maintaining a reliable IT infrastructure is critical. When a small business’ website suffers performance problems and outages, the company risks the possibility of lost income and sales, customer dissatisfaction, security risks and breaches. In today’s world of nonstop online consumer interaction, it is essential that SMBs have a plan in place to ensure website and IT infrastructure accuracy and consistency. Most SMB owners are not IT experts and are almost entirely focused on their own products and services. In that tunnel vision, they may not fully understand the essential IT web services that are required to keep the online part of their business up and running. For the longest time, IT infrastructure monitoring was j...

ThemeChilly Launches CloudChillyV2 and HostChillyV3 WordPress Themes for Web Hosting Providers

ThemeChillly , a niche WordPress theme provider for web hosting & cloud hosting providers, datacenters and hosting resellers, today announced the launch of  CloudChillyV2 and HostChillyV3. Earlier this year, ThemeChilly launched  DedicatedChilly  – an exclusive WordPress theme for Dedicated Hosting sellers. Through out the whole process of development we remained it touch with our clients, sought their opinions and kept working accordingly.  So I think that it’s safe to say that the new themes will reflect not only the skills of our developers, but also experience and knowledge of veteran web hosting providers who’ve been in industry since long. – Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ThemeChilly. “The response we got for our previous themes was amazing and pushed us to launch new ones. With...

How to Increase Speed of Your Website by Content Optimization and CDN

There are many ways to improve the performance of a Web site and the strategies that optimize this performance can be organized into three types. The first category concerns support hardware. It is obvious that improving the performance of the machine (physical or virtual) that is hosting the web site or an application can also significantly reduce the loading time of web pages. However, only large companies with  direct access to the front-end machines, whether they’re placed in-house or at a colocation hosting provider, can hope to optimize the website performance by working on the support hardware.  Small and medium size companies  usually rely on a web hosting provider,  so it is not always possible for them to choose the hardware that is right for them. They can, however,  impro...

Sub Domain or Sub Directory?

There has always been a lot of talk around using subdomains or subdirectories when creating new pages on people’s websites. So before we step into the war between Sub Domains and Sub Directories, let’s get to know them first. The Domain Name System (DNS) has a tree structure or hierarchy, with each node on the tree being a domain name. A subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain; the only domain that is not also a sub-domain is the root domain. These sub domains help largely in organizing your website and making on-site navigation much easier. For instance, in www.wordpress.com, .com is the top level domain whereas wordpress in the second level domain. When you create an account and maintain a blog at the website, it gives you a ‘sub domain’ to the website commonly known as ‘Us...

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