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An Easy Guide to Making Your Web Site Safe

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Having a website is like having a home. There's maintenance and upkeep. Security is not to be overlooked. From virus protection on your home devices to SSL certificates to PCI compliance.  Let Earth Girl Hosting provide you the easy steps to keep your site safe.

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SiteLock Website Scanning

SiteLock Website Scanning

admin 04/16/2017 0
  Watch a Video of the SiteLock OverviewWhat Is SiteLock? SiteLock is a third-party software that scans your website for malware that could cause your site to be blocked, banned or damaged. SiteLock Premium will remove any malware located, which is a major benefit. When you secure this service, you'll receive a clickable certificate for your website to give your site credibility.While we're quite diligent in scanning the servers as a whole, it's still possible for localized hacking attempts to o...
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Scan Your Hosting Account

Scan Your Hosting Account

design 02/08/2016 0
How do I know if my website has a virus? It can really happy to any of us. Getting a virus on your site is not only frustrating, but it can be very costly.  Prevention is always the best course of action, but sometimes it just gets past you. Prevention starts with the basics:Choose a unique password & change it now and thenBe mindful of who you share your password(s) with, and change again when they're done.Store your passwords safely - not in a document on your computer or in emailKeep your com...
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Stop Spam in my cPanel Email

Stop Spam in my cPanel Email

design 01/26/2016 0
Putting an end to unwanted email in your cPanel email account is a click away with Apache Spam Assassin. Here's how: Login to your cPanel account. There are two ways:On Earth Girl servers, simply login to your billing account > Services > Active (far right) and click the login to your cPanelIn your browser, go to http://yoursite.com/cpanelOnce there, you can either search for "SpamAssassin" using the search feature -or- locate the icon in the Email section: Once you're on the SpamAssassin page, ...
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Safeguarding Your Website from Hackers

Safeguarding Your Website from Hackers

design 11/20/2015 0
Hackers are more savvy every day. Often, if your site has been hacked, you won't know it for quite some time. What can you do, today, to make sure that everything is kosher? Checking For Malware  Start with these simple, and free, tools online: 1. cPanel Virus ScannerLogin to your cPanel (yoursite.com/cpanel).Under the ADVANCED section, select VIRUS SCANNERSelect SCAN ENTIRE HOME DIRECTORYResults show within a few minutes. 2. Google Safe BrowsingVisit https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/sa...
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So Many Passwords

So Many Passwords

design 10/14/2015 0
When you start an online website, or an online business, you'll be inundated with passwords.  There are some passwords that you'll be required to change every 30-90 days, like a merchant account, for example. Your initial reaction will be to use your tried-and-true, same-old-same password.  STOP THERE! While it's important to have secure passwords, it's just as important to have unique passwords.  It's not secure to use your middle name, your child's name, your pet's name, your birthday, someone...
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