Beginning in January 2017, Chrome (version 56 and later) will mark pages that collect passwords or credit card details as “Not Secure” unless the pages are served over HTTPS. (Google security blog) All websites, whether they require users log in or not, should switch to HTTPS in the near future. This is something most website […]
ICANN, the domain authority .com, .org, .net, and others, introduced new rules in 2014 that require that your domain contact information is valid. If you ignore the verification notices, your domain will be suspended and all services, including your email and website, will stop working. There’s a lot to swallow here so we’ll tackle it […]
Yes! I always recommend separate, website-specific backups. Your hosting provider may or may not make additional backups, and if so great. But I recommend backups of individual sites. Here’s why a belt-and-suspenders approach works best: (more…)
Keeping your website up-to-date is mandatory. CMS updates fix security holes and improve performance, add new features, and maintain compatibility with the server’s ecosystem. But will these updates break your site? It’s a simple enough question and but unfortunately there answer is not so simple. I follow with some technical factors that can determine the likelihood of […]
Your website may be sharing more of your visitors’ private data than you think. Free plug-ins may invade the privacy of your website’s visitors.