Today on episode 18 of Web Hosting Podcast, I continue the discussion of the wordpress hack dissection. I have been asked, since the last episode, about ways to harden and secure a wordpress install and what I recommend to do about managing updates. Also in this episode, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), Are you ready … Read moreHarden and secure wordpress, using managewp.com and GDPR.
Today on episode 17 of Web Hosting Podcast, Megan and I, dissect a website hack we have been working on. We discuss the how, the what and ways to prevent future hacks. We also discuss the defacement of webhostingpodcast.com and how I recovered the site so quickly. And remember those quick tips I use to … Read moreDissection of a WordPress hack.
Today on episode 16 of Web Hosting Podcast, I venture out on location to talk to Shannon and Eric about their company Opus Interactive. We also now have a phone number for the podcast for you to call into. Opus Interactive is located in Hillsboro, Oregon at the Infomart Datacenter, this is the same world … Read moreOpus Interactive on location interview
Megan Ferrell of websites503.com joins me to discuss, How is your web host possibly failing you? Security communication – security (awareness of vulnerabilities), transparency of security information. Notification of security changes in the industry that could affect you and your potential customers. This would include things like PCI, GDPR , SSL/TLS changes just to … Read moreHow is your web host possibly failing you?
In this episode I talk with Robert Indries of dgstudio.com about marketing, development and web hosting. dgstudio.com is a full service creative agency for your business brand and website. Robert, gives some great advice about getting your marketing brand out there. He provides several tips for things you can do for free as well as … Read moreRobert Indries of dgstudio.com is our special guest to talk marketing, development and hosting.
Useful website tools to use for your website. https://www.ssllabs.com/ This is a useful site to check your site for proper ssl settings. You will get a grade once the report is done. An “A” is the best, while a “B” would be acceptable, you should really try and get the “A” grade. I would also … Read moreMigrating your site to SSL : HTTPS with installatron. Useful website tools to use for your site.
I discuss some of the more basic web hosting terminology used. This is the link I used for the glossary of terms. This episode may be a little basic for some listeners, but I want to make sure that everyone knows the terminology and language that we talk about. My hope is to bring some … Read moreCommonly used web hosting terminology.
What is Mautic? Mautic is a marketing automation platform. There is a paid version at mautic.com and a open source self hosted community version at mautic.org First, lets talk about marketing automation. If you are familiar with applications like, hootsuite, hubspot and mailchimp, then you likely have already seen or used a marketing automation tools. … Read moreMarketing Automation with Mautic
SEO, Search Engine Optimization Listen as I get schooled by Megan Ferrell of websites503.com about SEO, Search Engine Optimization. Megan gives the listener some great tips and advice on how to improve your SEO ranking. Listeners of the podcast may remember Megan from episode 4 , where we discussed 10 website security tips. Some of the … Read moreSEO Search Engine Optimization with Megan Ferrell
With the latest developments on Meltdown and Spectre, do you have a disaster plan in place for your website?
What if your site suddenly becomes overwhelmingly popular?
The same information should be gathered in a proactive manner to protect your sites future, whether it is for disaster or success. The “what if” plan should be a part of your sites life blood as you grow your digital footprint. We discuss what I include in my own “what if” packet that I store in my safe. I also cover some options to help with a sudden burst of site traffic, to help prevent your site from going offline.