There has been a lot of talk about SSL and the security it provides lately. Many clients are coming to me for SEO and asking if they need this but they don’t really understand what the purpose of an SSL certificate is. I would like to clear up some misconceptions. Not everyone needs the added expense of SSL – just yet, at least.
A lot of my clients are newer to owning a website and one of the questions that often comes up is “what the difference is between domains and hosting?”
My job as a web developer is to take away the worry of having to deal with configuration of domains and hosting. I work directly with domain registrars and hosting companies to make sure each of my client’s websites are up and running smoothly.
That said – it doesn’t hurt to know a little bit about how a domain and hosting work together to bring your website live to your audience.
Here is a simplified explanation of the difference between domains and hosting.
Five to ten years ago, website owners didn’t have to think very much about security. We’ve come a long way since then, and now that DIY content management tools are becoming commonplace, there is a marked increase of neglected or incorrectly configured WordPress sites to be targets for hackers and malware. If it’s not obvious … Continue reading “5 Tips to Keep Your WP Website More Secure”
If you have a self-hosted WordPress website, it is VERY important to regularly maintain your site! One of the best things you can do to protect your content and design and potentially prevent a huge headache in the case that something goes wrong is to learn how to manually backup a WordPress website. The process makes it easier to revert … Continue reading “How To Manually Backup A WordPress Website”
It’s very difficult to protect your personal information in this day and age. If you’ve spent any time online, it’s likely that your information is floating out there somewhere. If someone wants to find out something about you, they can if they work hard enough. Despite that, you can fight back and make it really … Continue reading “How to Protect Your Privacy Online When You Own A Website”