The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Web Hosts

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So you want to be a web host? With literally tens of thousands of web hosts to choose from, you need to set yourself apart from the rest and continue to keep your clients satisfied. Practice these ten habits to have longevity in the profitable web hosting industry.

10 Underrated WordPress Plugins Worth Downloading

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WordPress, the most popular blogging system on the Internet, is used by more than 60 million websites. Wordpress’ plugin architecture enables developers to create custom functions that users download to tailor their sites to their needs.

There are over 26,000 plugins in Wordpress’ database; here’s a list of the most popular plugins, most of which you have heard of.

The following includes 10 plugins that you may not have heard of, but they are just as essential for your Wordpress site. These plugins are all free, and in no particular order.

Are You Affected by the Heartbleed Bug?

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Important Links:

Full explanation of the HeartBleed Bug

Vulnerability Checker Tool

The Passwords You Need To Change

The Heartbleed vulnerability affects CentOS 6 servers with an OpenSSL version less than 1.0.1e-16.el6_5.7.

What Dedicated Server Do I Need?

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Receiving high traffic and decent income on a shared hosting server is both a blessing and a curse. Once your bandwidth and disk space usage fills up, it’s time to upgrade your server. With so many options out there, it’s tough to know what fits your needs. For help, check out this primer to ensure you make the right choice.

What is a DDoS Attack and Can it be Prevented?

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You have probably heard reports, or even experienced firsthand, a DDoS attack, which stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Recently the Sony Playstation Network, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, PayPal, Wordpress, Russian government, and even the CIA have been the victims of recent DDoS attacks. But what exactly is a DDoS attack, and can it be prevented?