Sometimes, in the course of human events, particularly when you’re a website owner, you may be asked to verify ownership of your domain. This is sometimes done by posting a file to your website and having the verification requestor bot …Continue reading →
This is to officially announce the launch of My Site’s Been Hacked! The site contains a variety of resources including: A forum where folks can receive confidential help w/their compromised sites. Search engines do not index the forums, so your …Continue reading →
Almost all purveyors of shared hosting provide one or more applications by which their clients can install 3rd-party software such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Magenta, & others. My personal preference, if your hosting provider has it, is a program called …Continue reading →
There are times when it’s advantageous to create a new user for an existing database. This can be particularly helpful in a site compromise, where the database credentials should be changed in order to ensure that the criminals no longer …Continue reading →
If your website becomes compromised, one of the things the criminals may do in hopes of preventing you from fixing the hack is to block your administrative privileges on your site. If that happens, you will need to create a …Continue reading →
As discussed in the post entitled Backing Up Your Database with PhpMyAdmin, there are times when using phpMyAdmin to back up your database will not work. This is especially true if the database is quite large, causing phpMyAdmin to time …Continue reading →
Bright Stars Web Technologies, a web hosting provider, is offering to one nonprofit organization (NPO) free hosting & compromise protection for a year, as well as 10% of all proceeds from client sales. This includes sales from hosting sites, repairing …Continue reading →
A recent client of mine sent me a link to this article. Best Blog Hosting Solutions from ProBlogger While I believe many of the poins made by Darren were really excellent, I think he left out a hosting option, which, …Continue reading →
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