Friday, 29 September 2017

How to secure your WordPress website, how VertiDesk can help?





















Secure your website from most of the hackers.


Although WordPress core application software is very secure and it gets audited regularly by several developers, but over the time of heavy development or using various plugins, themes or custom integration which are outdated may sometimes make WordPress completely vulnerable to hackers/attackers.


Not only the WordPress websites, but other websites on any CMS or even static website built simply in HTML can be hacked easily. Hence, it is important to check the security from the back-end server to your web pages.















We all know what a hacker can do once he hacks your website. He can steal any information like stored passwords, email ids, credit/debit card info or can make changes in your website or even can put down your whole server.


What can you do for WordPress Website Security?


There are various recommended methods especially for WordPress websites, sometimes we ignore sometimes we adopt few. The more you secure your website less will be chances of hackers getting into your website.


What should you understand?


How to secure your WordPress websiteKeep your WordPress software, plugins, themes updated: Updating will help remove vulnerability to attacks. If you Plugins or Themes are not updated or not getting updates at all, consider replacing them.


Removed unused Plugins, Themes: If you are not using any plugin and is already deactivated, delete them, same for the themes, even the default themes which you are not using, delete /remove them.


Disable Comments in WordPress: If you are using WordPress as a website and not using post comments at all or very less and do not want comments, better to disable comments and turn registrations off as well.


Use Plugins and Themes from trusted sources, also check for their update interval, reviews to identify the quality of plugins and themes.


File and Folder Permissions: Do not assign 777 Write permission to files or folders, unless a must required by trusted plugin or theme.


Default User Names: Consider not using Admin, Administrator or Webmaster as username, try different names, the hacker’s first attempt will be always with user Admin, Administrator. Use your own name or random name so hackers won’t guess it.


Strong Passwords: Always use Strong password, never use names or related to website names, abc123, admin123 etc. are easy to guess and crack. Use Random password more than 8 characters, a combination of Upper and Lower case letter along with Numbers and special characters eg. AA14&tg{u)2-jZ. Using such password above 8 characters or 16 will take too long to crack.


Encrypt Important information: Do not store passwords as it is, it should be stored encrypted (like MD5 encryption) in Databases.


Two-Step authentication: If possible use two-step authentication, grant access with SMS OTP or email OTP (One Time Password) along with the regular password.


Use firewall and antivirus in your computer: This will not only help in keeping your PC safe keeping malware or code injector away, who can inject unwanted codes when you upload content to your website.


Limit logins to prevent Brute force: Brute Force is the most used method to attempt login, hacker try repeatedly several passwords sometimes hundreds or thousands in a minute, Preventing Limited failed login attempt and blocking the offenders will keep your WordPress website safe from the first of the hacking attack attempts.


Security Scan: Regularly scan your website, web server for any vulnerability or malicious codes which may get injected by the hacker or uploaded while uploading your website.


Backup ALWAYS: Always keep a backup copy of your work, Code, Database etc. If in any case your website got hacked or you lost data, the backup will help restore date to the date it was taken.


Disallow default file editor: In WordPress admin, there is an option within to edit Theme code files, if not is use and for security, you can disable the default editor.


Disable PHP Error Reporting: You must also disable Error reports which may display when your web page has errors in it. This way hacker may utilize the error in his favour to hack in.


How can you do?


There are various methods, by which you can secure your WordPress website, a developer can do required changes in code or you can simply use some of the good plugins available to achieve the same for eg.: Jetpack, Limit Login, Akismet, iTheme Security, Sucuri etc. You need to have the understanding of the usage of these plugins and their features and functions, sometimes one plugin may conflict with your custom theme or other similar plugins, or sometimes you need to modify server settings to achieve better security for your WordPress websites.


How can we at VertiDesk help?


As a web service provider, we at VertiDesk do take care of the basic security of your WordPress websites, we deliver Elegantly designed mobile friendly responsive website along with security setup using trusted resources and /or plugins. We use Tried and Tested yet Trusted Premium WordPress themes or Develop one as per requirements, our themes are secured and fast. We also recommend clients to get SSL certificates and backup.


With every website built by us, we take care of website hosting on our secure servers and we also use some of the best premium plugins and premium theme for achieving better security for your website.


 
























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Saturday, 12 August 2017

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This Independence Day in India, we bring you an exciting offer. Freedom from heavy hosting bills.


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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Google Taking Steps to Discourage Fake News Sites

We have seen many websites, blogs, article, news, magazine sites publishing Fake News. Most of the time this was done intentionally to capture the attention of visitors or search engines and earn revenue. Intentionally generating fake or misleading content is not ethical, and using the name of the high brand or valued person to gain value is purely a sign of misleading info.

There are some websites who create Fake News and clearly states that those are fake and just of fun.

Discourage Fake News


Some SEO enthusiasts also build duplicate content using article spinners or copy paste articles from other sites. This also creates tons of misleading data resulting in the end user to land on a website which actually doesn’t have any relevance to it.

Google has announced that it will fight against the Fake News and also against the website putting misleading content or harsh content.

Internal Name – Google OWL Project (not confirmed yet) is already in place now and taking care of such content. Google has covered various aspects in this project which could impact on search rankings.

Discourage Fake News and Harsh Content and Low-Quality Search Suggestions.


Direct Feedback Tools – when you perform search and see an auto-complete or suggested search terms, you can actually report or send feedback to google about the quality of the suggestions. These feedbacks will help improve the search algorithm and put the quality search suggestions in place of fake or harsh ones.

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Search Engines Like Google has already evolved its search results, however still facing criticism of placing low quality and offensive search results for which Google is taking necessary steps every now and then.

So if you are an SEO expert or agency with less or no knowledge about search algorithm, you must then update your knowledge and start working with clients on genuine content – Content is still the King, It needs to be unique and focused to your website niche.

Read the full info on here at Google’s Official Blog.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Most Common Website Designing Mistakes to Avoid and How VertiDesk Can Help

Today, sometimes it is so easy to build a website and launch within few hours. But sometimes it takes a week or a month to get online with the perfect website. Website Design Industry has grown a vast and continuously growing at a rapid pace with a lot of opportunities and options still available for website designers.

Most of the website designers sometimes forgot that website is to be built for the users. Fortunately, you need not be a highly experienced designer to build a nice website, but one must avoid some Most Common Website Designing Mistakes.

Most Common Website Designing Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes in your website designing, you will see the difference in functionality and increase in visitors to your website.

What makes a website a ‘Good Website’

A Design may not have any limits, you can keep creating so many designs still. There isn’t any universal standard for a Good Website Designing, but it is how you build it. The tools or techniques used said to be the “Best Practices” used for building a great website.

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A Good Website Design must improve on: 

  • Usability

  • Neat and Clean

  • Readability

  • Highlight Call to Action

  • Quality Content

  • Interlinking

  • Mobile friendly

  • Security

Usability

The first question, who is going to use the website? simply the visitors, the end user. Who will buy your products or the services you offer. You don’t need a website for yourself but for visitors who will become your customers. A Good website design should focus on the usability first.

If it is a product selling website then you need a cart system, payment gateway, user accounts, reports etc.

If it is an informational corporate website then obviously you don’t need cart or payment gateway, you need user data, visitors who contact you for your business.

if it is a personal blogging website that all together you need is a content rich look.

So you need to be clear on the usability and give your visitors features or functionality they need with enhanced user experience (easy to use).

Neat and Clean

Do not afraid of white or blank space, Always give enough breathing space between each section of the web page. Do not mix the content, do not make the page look cluttered. Most of the website designers forgot that and try to put as much content on one page. This will end up in the cluttered website and hard to read content, you user may get confuse.

Avoid too many flashy content or images, always keep website Near and Clean.

Readability

Sometimes website designers or owners ask designers to put long Too long titles and repeat it in several instances. For a book publisher it may be fine, but for a website, it may be not the case.

Your readers seeing the same content, again and again, may not read it if there is something important. Always give Title and Subtitles to differentiate the parts of the page. Keep your content categorized, even properly categorize your blog post and keep them separate with pages.

Highlight Call to Action

For what purpose you need a website or a page? you must be clear and do not confuse your visitors, what to do?

Placing right Call to Action will help your website visitors to read it clear. If you are selling a product, your call to action may be “Buy Now” or “Add to Cart”. If you wish your visitors to contact you for the product of service you are offering, you call to action may be “Contact us” or “Call 9xxxxxxxxxx).

This will always give your visitors a reason to take an action you prefer your visitors to take from that page.

Quality Content

Always said “Content is King” always write content that matters most to your visitors, keep it generic from the user point of view and not your’s alone. Write unique content and never copy from other or competitor websites. It will lower your Search Engine Score and you will not rank high for that.

Use minimal H1 tags to justify your page, H2 tag for your subtitles. Using 1-2 H1 tags for the main title are fine at the top and just before the end of the page. Tag one or two different title is also fine, this way search engines will know about your primary keywords of that page.

Unique and to the point content will help search engines to discover your business and rank you higher in search results.

Interlinking

Website structuring and interlinking each page is most important, which many designers may forget sometimes. Badly placed navigation or located in odd place may result in visitor frustration and high Bounce rate.

The navigation menu should be easily accessible and should have enough space in between for clicks, especially on handheld devices like smartphones.

If you place 2 different linked text close, the user may not be able to click the right link he wants to click. Placing them with proper distance or using a block to differentiate both links will help. It also increases the usability and user friendliness.

Mobile friendly

With the increase in technology usage, smartphones are most commonly used for accessing websites. A website designer should see that a website must be mobile friendly (Responsive), not only for mobiles but for tabs, and other devices of different screen sizes.

Mobile friendly website tends to gain more visitors than desktop websites. Users will go away from a mobile device if it is not fit for their device. A mobile friendly “responsive” website is a key to Good Website Designing. Nowadays search engines also check if a website is mobile friendly or not if it is then you will rank high in search results from devices as well.

Security

Once you get a website if it important to secure website from hackers or spammers. A website designer must focus on building a website which is secure and make sure to further secure it.

There are various ways to secure a website, some of them are:

  • Get SSL Certificates

  • Malware Scanner

  • Secure Code

  • Auto Backup

  • Keep your code/script and database updated

Monday, 10 April 2017

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Friday, 7 April 2017

What is web hosting or website hosting?

This is a very common question you may want to know about, once you look ahead getting your website built and make it live to the world wide web (Internet).
Once you are ready to get your website built from a web designer, he will ask you if you have web hosting /web space. You can either buy web space from web hosting providers or your website designer may provide you with the same.
Read on to know little more on the type of web hosting and what type of web hosting do you need?

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Downtime Maintenance Notice - Migrating from Cloudlinux 5 to CloudLinux 6 servers

Attn: Maintenance Downtime Notice


Please be advised that our Linux hosting servers will be undergoing maintenance as per the schedule and reason mentioned below.

Reason: Migrate users from Cloudlinux 5 to CloudLinux 6 servers.

Start Time IST: Thursday, 6th April 2017 19:00

Affected Services: All services will be down for about 6 hours.


**Please Note: cPanel/WHM and Webmail service will be stopped 24 hours before scheduled maintenance. Clients will not be able to login to cPanel/WHM and webmail interface, till the migration process gets completed. Please do not schedule any critical activities at this time.

We will post an update once the process is complete.