Category: Security

Security   A2 Hosting Patches Potential Exim Exploit
  • September 10, 2019
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On September 6, 2019, the Exim team disclosed a security bug within their software. A2 Hosting has already got you covered taking the necessary actions to protect our customers from this issue. Below is a summary of the issue and how A2 Hosting has already responded accordingly. What is Exim? Exim is the most used …

Security   WordPress   How to Install an SSL Certificate on Your WordPress Site (In 4 Steps)
  • August 29, 2019
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If you’re running a site that accepts credit cards, offers services, or otherwise passes personal information through the web, that data may be at risk. Malicious attacks can target your website traffic, stealing passwords and payment details. This can not only be costly for your business, but may also have a negative impact on your …

Security   SSL   3 Ways to Protect Your Website from Phishing Attacks
  • June 20, 2019
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Phishing attacks happen all the time. They can be emails from your friendly Nigerian prince, calls from the ‘IRS’, or fake websites designed to steal your credentials. If you’re not prepared to deal with phishing, sooner or later someone could even target your website. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways you can protect your …

Security   SSL   4 Advantages of Adding an SSL Certificate to Your Website
  • May 28, 2019
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Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates are quickly becoming the norm online. In fact, it’s rare to see popular websites that don’t use SSL and HTTPS to protect your information. SSL isn’t only important for security, however, since it can also impact your Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Fortunately, getting an SSL certificate for your website isn’t …

Security   4-Step Plan to Deal With a Security Breach
  • April 22, 2019
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Working online can often feel like a double-edged sword. You have access to many great tools and a potentially huge audience, but you also face numerous security risks. Hacking attempts are on the rise year after year, and sometimes serious breaches can happen – no matter what security measures you put in place. Although it’s …

Security   SSL   Let’s Encrypt vs Paid SSLs: What’s the Difference (And Which Should You Use)?
  • January 07, 2019
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In an age where internet security is more important than ever, it’s vital to let people know that your site is safe to use. A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate is a type of website encryption key that is crucial for protecting your site and its users from hackers. Fortunately, there are many different SSL …

Security   SSL   What Type of SSL Certificate Does Your Website Need?
  • August 03, 2018
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Internet users are more concerned about security than ever. If you run a website, you’ll need to show them you can be trusted to provide a secure connection and protect their data. This means procuring an SSL certificate. However, before you do, you’ll want to do some research. There are actually three main types of SSL …

Marketing   Security   SSL   SSL Certificates Are More Important Now Than Ever
  • June 27, 2018
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You may not quite understand SSL Certificates or what they can do for your site. They’re not as complicated, or as costly, as you might have originally thought. This post will explain to you what an SSL Certificate is, the advantages of using them and most importantly why certain technology updates have made them a …

Security   4 Ways to Prepare Your Website for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • June 22, 2018
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If you run a website outside the European Union, you may not think that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects you. However, if you collect data from citizens of the EU, you must ensure that your site complies with this regulation. Otherwise, you can be hit with heavy penalties – up to 4% of …

Security   A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding DDoS Attacks & How To Protect Your Site
  • May 03, 2018
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As a webmaster, you’ve probably heard the term DDoS and DoS thrown around as a cyber security risk. Although some people throw the terms around interchangeably, they are different types of attacks. Your web host does what it can to defend against an attack, but knowledge is power and it helps your business if you …

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