Yearly Archives: 2015

Detecting Phishing Sites

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:33 pm

There are all sorts of things you’ve got to watch out for when browsing online. Suspicious links, viruses in emails, vulgar content and phishing websites.

Phishing websites are internet web pages that mimic a real web page like Facebook or a personal banking site. They mimic them visually, copying the webpage exactly so that it looks the same as the original.

Phishing websites are set up in this way with the intention of stealing an individuals user details, such as passwords and email addresses. If a user happens to enter their log in details into a phishing website, the hackers can potentially steal these details and use them to fraudulently gain access to that users account.

There are other types of phishing techniques that hackers employ, including sending fake emails to people. Again these are sent out in the form of an email from a real company or website, such as a bank, with the intention of gaining that users personal information.

 

 

Posted in Web Security

Site Building Tools

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Site building tools are an immensely useful tool for inexperienced web developers, in that they allow even laymen to build a website from scratch. With them, you can quickly install and, to a limited extent, customise a variety of web applications and CMS (content management systems).

Most hosting companies offer softaculous, which is the largest and most distributed site building tool around. This tool is available in most cpanels for webmasters to use and is very simple to use:

When in the cpanel page for your website, typically reached by typing in the domain name followed by “/cpanel”, go to the softaculous icon and you’ll be taken through to a page where you can decide upon a variety of content management systems, from wordpress (like this website), to joomla, drupal and more which focus upon ecommerce websites like Majento. From there you just need to configure a few basic fields to match what you want and decide upon a style you are satisfied with.

Posted in Web Development

Can you Trust Web Hosting Review Websites?

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Hosting review websites are all over the internet, but you can never be sure of how authentic they are. A lot of the websites where people can freely contribute a review of the service they’ve received from one company or another are used by the companies themselves as a reputation management tool.

More trustworthy websites are generally forums where they have a visible community of contributors. On these websites you can get a general idea of the service you may encounter with certain companies, with the benefits of an engaged community who can fact check thanks to their experience in the industry, and have the expertise to perform a proper judgement of the services should somebody claim they had a poor experience which was entirely the hosting company’s fault.

In review, you should leave websites which provide reviews of hosting companies alone, unless you can be sure that the information you’re getting is from real people.

Posted in UK Hosting

What is Cloud Web Hosting?

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Cloud hosting is useful for a number of reasons specific to its hosting model. Cloud hosting relies upon a number of different servers for its hardware requirements, which sets itself apart from shared or dedicated hosting which have specific hardware allotments which you rent or buy. This gives customers a number of advantages, namely in that they aren’t as strictly limited by hardware usages, as the pool of processing power is typically considerably larger than even a massive server.

While these advantages are valuable to most businesses, it does rely on different things as well. Cloud computing relies upon your internet connection for its needs, so when your internet is down so are the applications that rely upon your cloud hosting. This is on top of possible server downtime, which is still a possibility. In addition to this drawback, attainable adequate security has been a constant concern within the industry, and has yet to be achieved to the same standard as in traditional server hosting.

 

Posted in UK Hosting

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