Managing a website is easier than ever nowadays, but that doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. Your website could get hacked, it could break after an update, or you could delete critical files by mistake – and that’s just for starters. A single backup could save your skin in each …Read More »
About 30,000 websites are hacked each and every day. Reasons sites get hacked could be covered in a completely separate blog post of its own (and has been). Some of the top reasons a site becomes vulnerable are if you’re using insecure/easy to guess passwords as well as using outdated …Read More »
Security has always been a major concern – not only for the internet at large, but for WordPress users too. In fact, given that WordPress is attacked 24% more than all other content management systems combined, WordPress security should arguably be one of your higher priorities. Security breaches are the …Read More »
There has been a recent rise in phishing emails sent to A2 Hosting customers. Phishing emails are sent from criminals in an attempt to fool you by making them appear to be from A2 Hosting or a trusted source associated with your A2 Hosting account. These emails encourage you to …Read More »
As we look forward to 2016, it has become a bit of a tradition here at A2 Hosting to take a moment to look back on everything we've accomplished over the previous year. When looking back, it's particularly satisfying to see the majority of our major accomplishments aligned directly with our overall goal; making sure you get the fastest page load speeds possible.
With the upcoming release of Drupal 8 on November 19th, Drupal users have something extra to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. After all, it's been almost 5 years since the release of Drupal 7.0. While Drupal 7 included many improvements and new futures compared to its previous versions, the same can be said about Drupal 8. What are some of these improvements?
Google has begun to roll out algorithm updates intended to remove hacked site spam from their search results. The goal of these updates is to help keep their searchers and users safe by removing these potentially harmful sites from their search results.
It's been just over a year since we launched A2 Optimized WordPress. The goal of A2 Optimized WordPress was to take the guesswork out of how to get the fastest page loads and most secure settings. It is safe to say A2 Optimized WordPress has been a success with optimized WordPress sites loading up to 6X faster than non-optimized sites. A2 Optimized WordPress is available on all of our Hosting packages and we have since have made it available to all WordPress users regardless of their host (with a few feature limitations).
According to a recently published Google study, hacked sites are up 180% over the past year. In an effort to help keep your websites and account from becoming another victim, we are excited to announce that we are rolling out our new security solution called Patchman. Patchman is a multi-function security tool that provide the following 3 services free of charge! We are rolling out Patchman on all Shared SSD Hosting accounts and on HDD servers numbered 81+. As Patchman requires cPanel, we are also investigating ways to offer this service on our Reseller, VPS and Dedicated Servers as well.
If you are a Magento user, you're probably well aware of the fact there is a beta version of Magento 2 currently available. Since this is a beta version, you won't want to upgrade your production site quite yet. However since this beta version will eventually lead to a stable version, now is as good of a time as any to start planning your upgrade. That way you can get the fastest and most secure version when Magento 2 becomes available.