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25 May

How the GDPR Affects You and What HostPapa is Doing With These Changes

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. If you have an online business or a presence on the Internet of any kind, chances are you’ve heard of the GDPR already, since it was created back in 2016. If you haven’t, here is what you need to know: The GDPR is a law being placed in the European Union and the UK about data protection and privacy. The main focus of the GDPR is to give people more control of their online personal data. If you...

22 Nov

The Importance of SSL Certificates to Search Engines

SSL Certificates have become more and more common today as internet security is a constant concern for everyone, as well as for giant internet companies like Google. Every day, Google blacklists over 10,000 websites, removing them from their search results and in turn removing the majority of visitors that go to those websites. This can not only hurt your sales, but also bruise your reputation. Nobody, except for Google, really knows what goes into their search rankings or what causes a website to be blacklisted. However, according to a recent Sucuri...

9 Aug

How to Create Strong Passwords to Secure Your Website

It seems like everything you do on the Internet today requires some kind of password, which makes sense considering the number of cyber attacks that happen every day. Reports show that there were over 4,000 ransomware attacks a day in 2016. With so many ransomware attacks occurring all the time, having strong passwords has never been more important. The time for using your birthday, address, mother’s maiden name, ‘123456’, and anything easy to guess has long passed. Here are some of the best ways to create strong passwords and to secure...

17 May

How to Eliminate Bots From Your Website

You’ve probably heard of bots on the Internet by now, but you might not be sure on what they are or what they do. To be brief, Internet bots, or web robots, or simply bots, are a software application that automatically runs various tasks on the Internet. These tasks can be for good or bad, depends on the creator. Good bots are typically used to assist in automating tasks, like website scanning or data collection, and are generally used to make our lives easier. Bad bots, however, are a pain...

12 Apr

How to Save Your Hacked WordPress Site

Dealing with a hacked WordPress website isn’t all that fun. Trust us, we know. WordPress is one of the most popular platforms upon which to power websites of all shapes and sizes. It’s an open source content management system, which is part of the reason it’s so insanely powerful—there’s an entire, global community constantly building on it and improve functionality. But, the fact that it’s open source also means security vulnerabilities are a constant concern. A report by security researcher Daniel Cid showed that nearly 17,000 WordPress websites had been hacked in...

15 Mar

Why SSL Certificates are Important for your Website

An SSL certificate is something that every business should have on their website, especially after Google prioritized websites with SSL certificates for better search engine rankings. SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layer, is an encryption technology used to create a secure connection between a web server and a user’s web browser. When a website has an SSL certificate properly installed on the server, a small green padlock icon  will be displayed to the left of a website URL in the browser and https will appear in green as well. SSL certificates...


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