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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

How HostPapa's Server Health Team Protected Thousands of WordPress Users
3 Feb

How HostPapa Protected Thousands of WordPress Users
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Thanks to HostPapa’s server health monitoring and automatic vulnerability patching, almost 200,000 WordPress installations on HostPapa servers were quickly and automatically protected against a severe content injection vulnerability earlier this week, ensuring that not one single HostPapa customer fell victim to intrusions.   Background: As part of a vulnerability research project, the good folks over at Sucuri have been auditing multiple open source projects looking for various security issues. While combing through WordPress, one of the largest open source content management systems on the market, they discovered a severe content injection (privilege escalation)...

The Unfortunate Truth About Domain Squatting
19 Jan

The Unfortunate Truth About Domain Squatting
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Domain squatting is the unfortunate result of anyone, at any time, being able to lay claim to any domain name of their choosing. Essentially, it’s when somebody purchases a domain with the intent of preventing others from purchasing it and/or profiting from the domain through the eventual reselling of it to desperate buyers. Domain squatting has become quite a nuisance to businesses of all sizes. There are over 100 million .COM domains already registered, making it very difficult for small businesses to obtain the domain that they want. Domain squatters are...

6 Oct

How To Use Content Marketing to Boost Your Company’s SEO
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You hear the term all the time: Content Marketing. But what does this generic sounding buzz word really mean? It’s an all encompassing phrase that tends to confuse people who read about it. But it can dramatically boost your company's search engine ranking (SEO) and help your business surge past your competitors. Essentially, it involves creating a piece of content and sharing it with your online network. The ultimate goal is other people seeing a piece of content and sharing it amongst their networks. This content-based, grass-roots marketing will improve...

28 Sep

An Intro To Google My Business and Local Search
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With the way business is conducted today, it is increasingly more important to have an Internet presence for your company, no matter its size. If no one can find your website, what’s the point of going through the hassle of building one? This is where local search comes in. Not to worry, Google My Business is here to ensure that your business is easily found through local search results. It will drive more traffic to your website and will make sure your customers find your company exactly when they are looking...

6 Sep

7 Free Ways To Increase Your Website’s Security
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Malware can infect your website in a multitude of different ways including the installation of malicious software or free software packets or even through out-of-date third party applications such as Joomla! Or WordPress. According to the Symantec Corporation, there were vulnerabilities found in nearly three quarters of websites in 2015 and over one million web attacks each and every day during the year! There are many services out there that people can purchase to protect their websites. A good place to start is with an antivirus software for your computer....

3 Aug

How G Suite Can Help You Grow Your Business
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Nowadays, business is conducted in the cloud. Even brand new businesses require basic cloud capabilities such as smooth mobile device integration, professional branded email, secure file storage that’s accessible from any computer, reliable calendar and contact management, and apps for staying in touch with team members and customers alike. According to a report conducted by Deloitte, 85% of small business owners reported that cloud technology enables them to scale and grow faster, while 66% said that the cloud allows them to outperform their competitors. Unsurprisingly, Google is leading the charge when...