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LinkedIn 6.46 million leaked

Author: ; Published: Jun 6, 2012; Category: Security; Tags: ; One Comment

If you use LinkedIn (or have in the past, and never cancelled your account), change your passwords to be secure. Please make sure your password for Linkedn is unique; and go to the LinkedIn account settings page directly (do not use a ink from an email or another web page). The latest tweet from LinkedIN…

WordFence Security – K.I.S.S. approach to WordPress Security

Author: ; Published: Jun 4, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Security, WordPress; Tags: , ; 9 Comments

Over the past 17 years, I’ve found security can often be like a full squadron of obtrusive bouncers who make you want to leave before you get within 50 yards of the door.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a WordPress security plugin which was more like Dalton (Patrick Swayze) in RoadHouse who worked to have bouncers be as inconspicuous as possible; only coming out when needed, and only using what force was necessary to get the job done?

Sucuri Malware Labs and Linux Firewalls

Author: ; Published: May 31, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, Security; Tags: ; No Comments

Daniel Cid and the Sucuri Malware Labs team do a great job at providing lists of IP addresses that can cause trouble.

Let me share with you a method to turn what they provide into a software firewall block list.

Applying faith in Jesus to customer service

Author: ; Published: May 28, 2012; Category: Customer Support, Small Business; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

If you are a fully committed follower of Jesus, you should be applying your faith towards how you view and treat your customers.

Please allow me to encourage you in practical ways to apply a Bible-based view to customer service.

WordPress to Facebook using If This Then That

Author: ; Published: May 21, 2012; Category: WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

Publish from WordPress to Facebook using the free If this then that service

If this then that allows you to easily create and share recipes for pulling information from one area of the Internet to another.

Your site is hacked, now what?

Author: ; Published: May 14, 2012; Category: Security, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , ; 11 Comments

For almost seventeen years now, we’ve been helping individuals as well as hosting providers with hacker clean up.

Please allow me to share with you some of that experience in terms of what you should do should you find your site is hacked.

Managed Hosting – What are they managing?

Author: ; Published: May 7, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, PCI Compliance, Reseller Hosting, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

Are you being lulled into believing you are on a managed server when you rent your server from the likes of Rackspace.com and other data centers stating they are offering managed servers?

What does it really mean when a data center provider states they offer managed servers?

Revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant

Author: ; Published: Apr 30, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

If you want to accept credit cards online, then you need to be PCI Compliant, whether your business is brand new, or your business been established for centuries.

Over the years, we’ve helped various business owners and managers to become PCI Compliant.

To those who have not gone through the PCI Compliance process, the road to having their first PCI Compliance certificate can look long, hard, and daunting.

This article is meant to take away the sting, especially for first time business owners and managers, by revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant.

Why cheap hosting really limits the growth of your site

Author: ; Published: Apr 23, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Small Business; Tags: , , ; 2 Comments

The number one priority of a hosting provider who competes on price is to keep their price low; customers are not their number one priority. The growth of your web site might be severely impacted when you pick a hosting provider who competes on price.

WordPress Security Release – Upgrade to 3.3.2 ASAP

Author: ; Published: Apr 20, 2012; Category: WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

WordPress 3.3.2 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions.

Do it yourself Search Engine Optimization

Author: ; Published: Apr 16, 2012; Category: SEO, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

Most of our customers are small to medium businesses where each employee (sometimes there’s only the owner) wears many hats.

In the “new normal” economic climate, our customers often seek to the best ways to be frugal, getting the absolute most value for any time or money invested.

Let me share with you some steps you can take on a shoestring budget that will increase the exposure you get on your web site over time.

WordPress to Facebook using RSS Graffiti

Author: ; Published: Apr 9, 2012; Category: WordPress; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

Easily publish from WordPress to Facebook using RSS Graffiti

RSS Graffiti makes it easy to share your blog posts, Twitter updates, YouTube videos and other social activity with your friends and fans on Facebook. You can use RSS Graffiti with any website or social application that has an RSS/Atom feed.