Category: Security

Security   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   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 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 …

Security   Meltdown & Spectre – A2 Hosting’s Response
  • January 05, 2018
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We have received a number of questions regarding our response to the potential vulnerabilities posed by the Meltdown and Spectre threats. Please rest assured that we are working with our vendors to ensure that your data remains safe and secure. What Is Meltdown & Spectre? Meltdown and Spectre are security vulnerabilities caused by a flaw …

Dedicated   Security   VPS   Why You Need a Firewall for Your Dedicated Server (And How to Implement One)
  • June 15, 2017
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Chances are you’ve heard about firewalls before. They’re one of the most effective – but least understood – types of security measure you can implement. While they’re fairly complex pieces of software, it’s still useful to know how they work and how to set them up. Simply put, a firewall can stop unwanted connections to your site, …

Security   A Beginner’s Guide to HTTPS (Including How to Enable It)
  • April 18, 2017
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These days, online security is more important than ever. Not only are people spending more and more time online, but they’re also sharing tons of private information. Attackers have more opportunities than ever to compromise data, which means that you need to step up your security efforts. One of the simplest and most effective ways …

Security   Let’s Encrypt: What Is It, and How Does It Compare to Paid SSL Solutions?
  • April 14, 2017
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These days, website encryption is no longer reserved for only e-commerce and enterprise sites. With security remaining a top concern among users and search engines alike, it’s important you let people know your site is secure. Plus, it’s never been easier to obtain and set up a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. That’s where Let’s …

Security   WordPress   How To Choose A Clef Two-Factor Authentication Alternative
  • April 12, 2017
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WordPress, Joomla and Drupal users recently received some disappointing news as one of the most popular two-factor authentication solutions, Clef, announced that they are shutting down their operations on June 6, 2017. What Is Two-Factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication offers an extra layer of security in addition to the traditional username and password method of logging …

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