Why you should avoid shared web hosting?

Shared hosting is often the most economical form of website hosting as multiple websites reside on a single web server and so the server costs are spread amongst lots of people. However this economization and common usage of a single web server also means that untrusted and unknown account holders have access to the server that is hosting your web site. This leads to potential security weaknesses which ultimately will detract from your website security. Although all operating systems allow … [Read more...]

The Importance of SSL in Website Security

The majority of Internet related protocols including the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and the Post Office Protocol (POP3) are all unencrypted and send/receive information in clear plain text. This means that an attacker or cyber criminal can record and analyze Internet traffic and discover usernames, passwords, credit card information, social security numbers, dates of birth and so on. To increase website security data sent to and from a web … [Read more...]