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Back up Your WordPress Website

Prevent your hard work from disappearing into the virtual ether by performing WordPress backups on a regular basis. There are a few different ways to backup your WordPress website files depending on how your site is written and what its focus is (commerce vs. blogging, for instance). What Does ...

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How to Unblock Websites

One of our most popular articles on Web Hosting Sun is our guide to blocking individual websites on all major desktop and mobile platforms. However, maybe you have a need to unblock a website you have previously blocked. Maybe the children you were protecting from suspicious sites have grown up and ...

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Using Parental Controls

If you have children, I’m sure you would like them to stay away from the seedier side of the internet. It’s a great idea to talk to them, to explain that on the internet there are things that are not appropriate for them. However, it’s so easy for little fingers to click on the wrong link or banner ...

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One Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked

Yahoo revealed that one billion of its user accounts were hacked in August of 2013. The information of this breach was announced on December 14,  2016, and comes after an announcement from Yahoo that 500 million of its user accounts were breached in a data theft hack in 2014.Bob Lord, Yahoo's ...

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GoDaddy Warns and Educates Customers about Phishing Scam

We know we shouldn't give out or usernames or passwords. In the digital age, sharing that information can lead to all kinds of trouble, including losing control of your account and theft of personal data. But when the request comes in the form of an email from a company with whom you have a ...

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Google Discontinues Free Basic Web Hosting

Why does any for-profit company discontinue a service? The most obvious reason is that it isn’t making money. When Google discontinued free web hosting, its press release didn’t cite “major cash drain” as a reason. The official statement from Dan McGrath, Product Manager for Google Drive, was: ...

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How To Choose an SSL Provider

SSL certificates are an important part of safe and secure internet usage. While SSL certificates do not themselves perform the encryption of traffic between a browser and a web server (that is done by the SSL protocol itself), they do establish the trust needed to verify the identity of the web ...

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SSL Certificates: What, Why, How, and Who?

In my previous article, What is SSL?, I gave an overview of the technology used to secure communications passed back and forth between clients, such as your browser, and servers, such as the ones used to host the web pages you visit. Communication security is important not just for e-commerce ...

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What is SSL?

SSL is the generic term for a series of protocols used to secure online communications by encrypting information passed between a client and a server. Its use is important for websites accepting online payments in particular, and for maintaining browsing and email privacy in general. There has, in ...

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