Nobody’s perfect. And in the world of network and server administration, mistakes tend to be all-too-common – especially when you’re into your third night of troubleshooting hopped up on enough caffeine to put a Starbucks franchise out of business. Of course, there are some mistakes not even a sleep-deprived, overworked sysadmin will make; novice errors that no one in their right mind would fall victim to.
You haven’t bumbled into any of these, right? Read more »
According to security firm Sucuri, brute force attacks targeting WordPress have recently seen a sharp increase – and they show no signs of slowing. In the second week of September, they ballooned to 35 million attacks per day – up from 5 million at the beginning of the year. Read more »
If you’re a first-time webmaster looking at hosting options for your new website, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed. There are a ton of choices out there, after all – and some of them can get downright expensive. With that in mind, you might be tempted to spring for simplicity and settle on a free hosting service.
Stop right there. Unless you’re creating a website that’s completely personal – one you’ve no intention of profiting from or building a business around – then signing up for a free hosting service is one of the worst decisions you can make. I’m not just blowing smoke here – I’ve some very good justifications to back this claim up.
Let’s talk about them. Read more »