6 Ways to Secure Shared Hosting

6 Ways to Secure Shared Hosting

Web security has been a concern for a long time now. Many hosting services focus on web security and they are serious about it to the core. We all know that hosting is a space on the internet where your website resides. There are various types of hosting available in the market right now. Out of all, Shared Hosting is a popular hosting service used by many people around. It is also one of the most vulnerable to security issues.

As we mentioned earlier, web security is a concern, and there are certain steps we all should take in securing our web servers. We should do everything in our knowledge to maintain a secure environment because when your server is hacked, it’s not only your information that is at risk, your visitors might also have to face the consequences. Shared Hosting being vulnerable to security threats, here are six essential tips to follow to secure your Shared Hosting.

1. Regular backups

Regular backups are the best way to defend yourself from a security threat. Surprised! Here’s why?

Sometimes, the hack is so strong or so critical that it not only affects your website but also affects the information related to it in the back end of the server. The malicious code sticks to your system until it either eats or corrupts your hard drives, or just damages all the information in your system.

Regular backups help you to restore all the data when such a scenario happen. The only thing you lose in such case is the data that you could not secure before the last backup. But you gain your whole business by restoring the data backup and start all over again with a clean slate.

2. Two-factor authentications

This is one of the most secure ways many social …

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Creating a Simple Website For Your Home Business

Creating a Simple Website For Your Home Business

Yes, you can get yourself a website for your own work at home scheme. There are many DIY website tools, but I do not really rate a lot of these. For those wanting to get an internet presence quickly and easily, then blogging is the answer?

Not convinced? Well, the best blog tools have everything that you need, including:

easy to update via content management systems

professional templates for the design of your website, free to download and easy to activate

lots of added features to include, via plugins, for loads of extra functions

But isn’t a blog just for blogging?

But, surely a blog just means that you can then just keep blogging about your products? Well actually no, with the best blogging software you can add a range of pages to your site, with a hierarchy of pages if you want to add loads. Then, you can add blog posts on top of these, which is another great benefit.

What is the best blogging software?

So, which is the best blogging software to use? Which should you be using? Well, my recommendation is WordPress. If you are slightly technical, then you will be able to sort yourself a domain name and suitable PHP hosting with a MySQL database and upload the latest version of WordPress.

Does all of that sound foreign to you?

Do not worry – just look around for a host that offers easy WordPress installation. You might pay a touch more, but with a press of a button or two, the entire website will be created for you in WordPress.

Customise WordPress

Then, start working on your website! Choose a suitable theme that matches what you want to sell and has a good navigation structure.

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Create a Website – Tools Needed

Create a Website - Tools Needed

If you want to create a website, there are 4 basic tools you need to begin making your own web pages.

There are many reasons people create web pages and if you are thinking of building web pages for making money online, these are the basic tools you need to create your own:

Web Design Software Program

  Web Hosting (do not use free)

  Domain Name

  A Few Different Keyword Research Tools

Web Design Program

Trying to find the right web design builder for your project may get frustrating at times. Even if your website creation is to make money, you can use a free program.

There are many programs that let you have a lot of freedom building your pages.

Nvu is a free program to use if your money is limited.

You could also use the free web design programs available when you purchase a hosting package but they can be limited to placement of how you can set up your web pages.

While looking at different web design programs that you may use to create your web pages, keep in mind if the program will grow with you since you will learn different techniques as you go.

Web Hosting

There are so many different hosting plans online, you may find yourself wondering which one is the best for you.

When looking at hosting plans open a few different windows and view 2 or 3 plans side by side.

If you are just starting out, many times it is best to just start with a basic package and as time goes by, upgrade your plan.

If you plan on building multiple sites, you may want to look for a web hosting plan that you can have several domains under just one hosting plan.

Domain Name

This …

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Create Your Own Website With the Best WYSIWYG Web Editor

Create Your Own Website With the Best WYSIWYG Web EditorThe idea of publishing your own website may seem impossibly hard if you have absolutely no idea about HTML or JAVA or any web language. But you really only need 2 things: A good WYSIWYG web editor and to BELIEVE that you can do it. A what-you-see-is-what-you-get web editor is the small business web tool you need to create and maintain your own site.

Then go ahead and do it. You’ll find out it’s not as difficult as it seemed at first. In no time at all, you’re on your way to publishing your own site.

What you need:

The internet is full of free information you can access for almost anything you want to learn. And when it comes to building your own website, one thing you must learn is HTML. You don’t need to be able to write long script codes on your own, but you do need to understand what goes on behind those commands.

The reason is simple. You must have control of your website and that means you need to understand the process of creating your web pages.

All of us have an idea of what we want our site to look like. We have our own color preferences, favorite fonts, content to show – whether they’re articles, picture galleries, videos, audio, and what have you. You already formed that home page in your mind.

The problem is transforming all that information into web language so that browsers can pick it up and show it on their computer screens.

This is where you put your mind and money to work. If you have the budget you can always have somebody else do it for you, but in any online small business there’s one thing you must have, and that’s control of your website. If you …

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What is the Difference Between OpenVZ and KVM?

What is the Difference Between OpenVZ and KVM?

VPS Hosting has brought in a revolution in its own terms, with its stability and reliability. The idea of having a complete server dedicated to your business without having to lease out the whole physical server has significantly upped the hosting game. If you have already decided on the VPS Server Hosting, choosing from a number of platforms and options under it may be confusing at times. You may have come across names likes OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Cloud VPS and KVM VPS. Out of the many alternatives available in the market, the OpenVZ and the KVM options are the major ones.

Major differences between OpenVZ and KVM

While OpenVZ is a Linux based virtualization platform based on the Linux Kernel, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) platform offers full virtualization with the unique kernel module. KVM basically turns a Linux into a hypervisor which can host multiple VMs. Since it uses a guest OS in each of the virtual machines, it can run multiple OSes such as Solaris, Linux, Windows, macOS and BSD. On the other hand, the OpenVZ platform can only run on the Linux OS.

OpenVZ allows only OS-level virtualization and does not allow its users to modify the kernels. The kernel is shared by all users on the same node, and upon reaching the allocated RAM for a user, the remaining ones become free for all users. This may not be a problem for running a small application but could be a roadblock for a more resource-intensive application. As for the KVM, it provides kernel-level virtualization with each virtual level having its own RAM, kernel, a network card, graphics adapter etc. It allows the user to set a minimum and maximum values to the resources to optimize resource allocation, thereby using more resources than OpenVZ, from …

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Finding the Best Web Software Doesn’t Have to Be Rocket Science

Finding the Best Web Software Doesn't Have to Be Rocket Science

Web Software, Web editing Software, Software protection software and any other software for that matter is obviously important because it saves you time. Time is money and wasted time means you are losing money. Who wants to lose money? The software industry is a multi-billion dollar business and it is growing every year so the demand for this industry will only increase as time goes by.

For example, think how much time and money was saved when banks developed the atm machine. It changed the world, you no longer needed to wait in line to get your money all you have to do is just swipe your debit card and badabing badabam you’d receive your money. Hospitals also have saved time by having their medical documents stored and analyzed through their medical management software and the list goes on.

Web developing software is just as important. People often wonder where they can find reliable software for their online business ventures. For example, if you want to build a website with no html experience then what software should you use? What about list building? What about software developing? Great news there is a website where all your software product dreams could come true! A poll ran by internet millionaire Ryan Metts these are the top products sought out respectively.

1) Website builder

2) Software Protection

3) Software builder

4) List building

5) Affiliate marketing

6) Pay per click

7) Article marketing

8) E course creator

9) Create Your own membership site…

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10 Web Trend Predictions For 2010

10 Web Trend Predictions For 2010We’re now in February, which has given me a chance to reflect back at the end of 2009, beginning of 2010 and what I foresee for the remainder of the year and beyond. Below are my top 10 predictions for web trends on the rise for the remainder of the 2010. None of these predictions are earth-shattering, but that doesn’t make them any less important.

  1. Bing will gain more ground in the search world. Google isn’t going anywhere. Where they continue to take users from is Yahoo. It’s a bit confusing at first how that changes anything, since Microsoft now owns both Bing and Yahoo. What it does setup is a more focused initiative to eventually steal ground from Google. Evolutions in search engines, such as real-time searching (see #10) and handling of social media relevancy (see #9), will determine a lot about where the market share shifts.
  2. Social Media API’s will find their way onto more homepages. 2009 showed a big increase in the amount of companies listing their social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) on their homepages. API’s, which dynamically display the actual updates and posts from Social Media platforms onto a site, only began to scratch the surface last year though. The drive for more dynamic and updated content will feed this growth.
  3. Social Media will become more deeply rooted in online strategies. The companies that were ahead of the curve have already been doing this for much of 2008 and 2009 with fantastic results. The trend that is going to increase is the rest of the web world starting to catch up. Even the organizations who setup their Social Media platforms recently are often finding they don’t know how to make the best use of them or run an effective online strategy based on them.
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10 Signs You Need to Update Your Website

10 Signs You Need to Update Your WebsiteIf you’ve had your website for a while, then perhaps after the initial rush of enthusiasm, you haven’t updated it as often asyou would have liked, and it might have not have been given the attention it deserves, and now it looks stale and not as fresh as it used to.

Here’s why you might want to think about refreshing your website.

  1. Perhaps it looks dated now. It might have been at the cutting edge of design several years ago, but like fashion, website trends change, and your site might not portray the right impression of your company anymore.
  2. You might want or need new features on your website. If you want to sell online, or want to have additional forms, or want your visitors to be able to submit their own content, then you’ll need to make the necessary changes to your website.
  3. You’ll want to make sure that other sites in your industry or sector are not stealing sales from you by having have better sites. If a competitor has launched a new site, or significantly updated their existing site, do you need to do something as well?
  4. If you’re selling more or different products, then you might need to update your website accordingly. Perhaps you’ll want to offer more pre sales advice, or buying guides so that more visitors become customers. Maybe you’re offering finance, or now need to meet other legal requirements.
  5. If you want to help your visitors and customers make the most of your products, or help them to choose the right model, then why not add videos to your website? You might also want your visitors to upload their own videos to your site.
  6. What other news services could you offer your visitors? What sort of things will they be looking for? What
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6 Key Strategies To Transform An Offline Business Online

The 21st century welcomes various platforms of communication, segmenting your market to specifically targeted consumers, customers if, you please, wanting more information on your product or service – with 53% of people who recommend companies and products. These sophisticated customers “pull” your product/service, because they are information hungry. They know what they want and how to get what they want. The trick is to be present at those specific sites where they are most likely to visit.

Now, this is where the real treat comes in for businesses that choose to make use of internet marketing tactics.6 Key Strategies To Transform An Offline Business Online

(1) Measurability and flexibility: With online analytics tools you are able to track from which sites your visitors clicked through before landing on yours, the amount of page hits, views and the time they spend on your website. You are able to discover what keywords they are making use of and leverage these as “hot buttons” to increase your ranking on Google and discover how that traffic converts to bottom line profits. Knowing this allows you to design and adjust your marketing campaign and strategy to suit your audience and budget, and thus, business income.

(2) Segmentation and targeting: Keyword tools, analytics tools, chat rooms, social networking sites, and others allow you to easily research a product niche and segment your market. By exactly defining your target audience’s needs, preferences, demographics and psychographics, you are able to provide them with a product or service that satisfies their specific requirements and continue to further target these customers in the future.

(3) Time and space barriers are eliminated, instant conversion: Marketing your business online allows you to reach your market on a global scale, more so than it would have been possible with location-based traditional marketing, where you can now sell your products online 25 …

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3 Key Pointers for a Stand-Out Web Application Design Performance

Sometimes we get caught up in the various technicalities of web application design, and lose sight of the simple things that we first need to get right, with respect to designing an effective application. There are 3 key elements or you could say pointers that determine the efficiency of web application design.

Taking note of these pointers guarantees a thunderous applause from users.

Don’t Surprise the User3 Key Pointers for a Stand-Out Web Application Design Performance

When it comes to designing a user interface for your web application, it’s important that they are not surprised with any of the controls, features or buttons, on offer. An efficient user interface is a product of consistency. This consistency must cover the entire application, as any attempt to do something different might just confuse the user. Consistency breeds familiarity. And when it comes to web application design, familiarity doesn’t breed contempt; in fact, it breeds acceptability and efficiency.

Design that facilitates Efficiency

This pointer assumes tremendous importance while designing business applications. A user wants to optimize the use of the application in order to provide more value to the organization he/she works for. But ‘efficiency’ is not restricted to such applications alone. Take for example gaming applications. A user might take time to understand the various features that help play the game, but after that, the focus will be on ‘efficiency’. Gamers would want to become experts in a particular game; that’s possible if your design permits them to do so.

If your design doesn’t allow a user to become an expert or get the hang of the application it’s bound to fail.

Simple Design Works Best

Don’t complicate stuff! If you think a simple architecture works best for the application, use it. Don’t go trying to find ways and means to make it more complex. This will mean that you don’t …

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