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 more
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 more
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.
Backup and Archive your website in preparation of the New Year. What is the difference between a Backup and a Archive? A backup is for short term recovery. This means a backup is likely a more current snapshot in time. Often a backup will be done daily/weekly/monthly. You should be able to restore your site … Read more
Dealing with a hacked website and Malware types. Virus/Malware/Ransomware/etc….Covering the differences and how they might affect you. Definitions resourced from Comodo Differences between them all. Malware – Malware is software written specifically to infect the target host system. Subcategories of Malware include. Virus – Virus is a specific type of malware by itself. It … Read more
On November 21, 2017, FCC chairman Pai unveiled plans to repeal the net neutrality policy in the United States. A vote will be held on December 14, 2017, with a 3–2 party-line vote expected to approve the repeal. What is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not … Read more
Minimum options needed for hosting and hosting further explained. Space (disk space) Small plans normally start at about 10G of disk space. Roughly 200 hours of music per month. Bandwidth (network connections) Small plans normally accommodate up to 10,000 unique visitors per month. SSL free or paid option. A way to upload, add or modify … Read more
Feedback on/about the podcast. Who is this podcast for? The short answer to this question is, me. This podcast came about by me wanting to have something for my children to remember me by. I originally started reading books, recording them and then archiving them. The first book I read was Night Before Christmas. We … Read more
Web Hosting Podcast episode 3 News / security WordPress plugin with 200,000 installs has a backdoor – Display Widgets version 2.6.1 and 2.6.3 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/backdoor-found-in-wordpress-plugin-with-more-than-200-000-installations/ ransom-ware outbreak Company agrees to pay $1 million in bitcoin to unlock 157 web servers. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/south-korean-web-hosting-provider-pays-1-million-in-ransomware-demand/ CloudFlare now includes apps June 27th – https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-apps-2/ Some of the great apps on cloudflare … Read more
SSL/tls What is ssl and tls. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security Auto ssl in cpanel – https://blog.cpanel.com/autossl/ Other free SSL sites – Lets encrypt https://letsencrypt.org/ Google will penalize page rankings if SSL is not used as well as mark pages without HTTPS as non-secure. Caching In episode one we discussed gzip compression and using cache control headers (expires … Read more