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Harden and secure wordpress, using managewp.com and GDPR.

5/21/2018
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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 More Read More

Duration:00:30:33

Dissection of a WordPress hack.

5/8/2018
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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 More Read More

Duration:00:26:45

Opus Interactive on location interview

4/23/2018
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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 More Read More

Duration:00:38:50

How is your web host possibly failing you?

4/9/2018
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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 More Read More

Duration:00:48:40

Robert Indries of dgstudio.com is our special guest to talk marketing, development and hosting.

3/27/2018
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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 More Read More

Duration:00:53:15

Migrating your site to SSL : HTTPS with installatron. Useful website tools to use for your site.

3/12/2018
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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 More Read More

Duration:00:22:36

Commonly used web hosting terminology.

2/27/2018
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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 More Read More

Duration:00:36:28

Marketing Automation with Mautic

2/12/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:22:10

SEO Search Engine Optimization with Mega Ferrell

1/29/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:46:36

Disaster plan or success planning your website.

1/15/2018
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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...

Duration:00:25:46

Backup and Archive your website in preparation of the New Year.

1/1/2018
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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 Read More

Duration:00:28:44

Dealing with a hacked website and Malware types.

12/18/2017
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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 Read More

Duration:00:25:17

Net Neutrality with David Anderson of Canvas Host

12/4/2017
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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 Read More

Duration:00:51:34

3 Free WordPress Managed Solutions

11/20/2017
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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 Read More

Duration:00:45:47

10 website security tips with Megan Ferrell and show feedback.

11/6/2017
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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 Read More

Duration:00:46:33

Web hosting one click installers, David Anderson of Canvas Host talks domains

10/23/2017
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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...

Duration:00:49:14

Free SSL/TLS for your web site, Caching options for your web site

10/9/2017
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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 Read More

Duration:00:18:29

Picking a web host, gzip compression, expires and headers

9/25/2017
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Web Hosting Podcast: Episode 1 What is it you are going to be hosting? A Blog, eCommerce website, funny cat pictures or something that is mission critical and requires 100% uptime? Depending on the answer there could be millions of different options….. Current google search for “Web Hosting” results in 115 Million results. How do … Read More Read More

Duration:00:23:39

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