Lindsey Conger

Forfatter: Lindsey Conger

Lindsey is a freelance writer based out of Chicago who specializes in technology, business, finance, and real estate. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Dwell, and Stackstreet.

200K WordPress Sites At Risk Of Attack

200K WordPress Sites At Risk Of Attack

Last week, more than 200,000 Wordpress sites were notified that they might be at risk of attack due to a plugin bug that enables hackers to overtake websites quickly.

The plugin in question was Code Snippet—a WordPress plugin that runs PHP code snippets more cleanly. It means you, as the site developer, no longer need to create custom snippets to your website theme’s functions .php file. With this mini-plugin, the functionality of your WordPress site is extended because there is less load on your website. Code Snippets keeps your .php file clean and runs them on your site more effectively.

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GoDaddy Rebrands Itself With A New Logo

GoDaddy Rebrands Itself With A New Logo

When you first look at the new logo of web hosting provider GoDaddy, you might see a heart. Or an upside-down version of the Airbnb logo. Or even a nose. But, it actually is the combination of the letters “G” and “O” so that the logo spells out “GO.”

According to the CEO of GoDaddy, Aman Bhutani, he sees the logo as “a young girl who’s a little bit of a bandit—with a ponytail and a patch over her eye—who wants to grow up and be somebody.”

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How Your Hosting Provider Affects Your Website Ranking

How Your Hosting Provider Affects Your Website Ranking

When it comes to SEO, there are many small details and factors that go into website ranking. One of the things you might not have considered is your choice of web host, which can have a  big impact on your SEO ranking. Of course, depending on the size of your site and the monthly traffic levels you experience, your ranking might be more greatly impacted by your website hosting. A bad web hosting provider might mean you drop in the ranks, whereas a good web hosting provider can help you stay on the first page of searches.

Here are the ways that your hosting provider affects your website ranking.

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How Much Downtime is Too Much Downtime: The Search for 100% Reliability

How Much Downtime is Too Much Downtime: The Search for 100% Reliability

Do you know what your website hosting provider’s uptime guarantee is? Is it 99% 99.99% Or even a perfect 100%?

Many hosting providers will make an uptime guarantee, promising that they will not dip below a certain amount of downtime each month. If they do, the providers will often offer a sort of monetary incentive like a free month’s service. However, no matter what the hosting provider says and even if you have very fast hosting, you won’t be able to totally control how much your website goes down.

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