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SSL CERTIFICATES: What they are, why you need them, and how to get started

With the ever- evolving development of the internet and an increase in the number of and sophistication of users, website owners should take proactive measures to insure the integrity of their site.  The easiest and most cost-effective way to do this is with an SSL certification. BASIC TERMINOLOGY AND BACKGROUND HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) was … Continue reading “SSL CERTIFICATES: What they are, why you need them, and how to get started”

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Google to Make Certificate Transparency Mandatory By 2017

According to Threatpost, Google software engineer Ryan Sleevi announced that “Google is making Certificate Transparency mandatory for its Chrome web browser by October 2017.” What does this mean to you? This means that Google — the most popular website browser on the market today — could block your website from search results if you do … Continue reading “Google to Make Certificate Transparency Mandatory By 2017”

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How do I choose an e-mail address?

Many people use a combination of first and last name. Some suggestions for John Smith, President of Your Domain are: john@yourdomain.com john-smith@yourdomain.com john.smith@yourdomain.com jsmith@yourdomain.com smith@yourdomain.com president@yourdomain.com domain_president@yourdomain.com Spaces and apostrophes can’t be used. Substitute a period (.), dash (-), or underscore (_).

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Answers to your questions about WHITELISTING an email address

What does ‘whitelisted’ mean? A whitelist is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received. E-mail blocking programs, also called a spam filters, are intended to prevent most unsolicited e-mail messages (spam) from appearing in subscriber inboxes. But these programs are not perfect. … Continue reading “Answers to your questions about WHITELISTING an email address”

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What’s meant by "hits", "files", "pages", and "visits" in my web stats?

Glossary of Terms used in Webalizer usage statistics. Main Headings Hits represent the total number of requests made to the server during the given time period (month, day, hour etc..). Files represent the total number of hits (requests) that actually resulted in something being sent back to the user. Not all hits will send data, … Continue reading “What’s meant by "hits", "files", "pages", and "visits" in my web stats?”

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Five facts about hosting that you probably don’t know – but should

Every year, your business pays for hosting. Just another routine service charge, right? Wrong! You’re paying for a safe home patrolled by a security guard to protect your website, your brand and your corporate identity. Does your website live in a safe neighbourhood? Websites reside, not in cyberspace, but in a physical location, on a … Continue reading “Five facts about hosting that you probably don’t know – but should”