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SSL (Secure Socket Layer) do i need it.

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) do i need it.

Always at Quality Hosting we are here to get you more information.  Do you need SSL ( Secure Socket Layer)?  The short answer is yes!!!!

Whats changed

October 17th 2017 Google Chrome updated and now flags users that their content is not secure.  This means users will be alerted to you lacking of an SSL and this may cause users to shy away from using your site according to survey from hubspot.  As many as 80 percent of users said they would leave a website if it is not secure.  We can believe that because many people are alerted to that big red NOT SECURE and they run for the hills even though nothing has changed with their internet since it was created.  

If your users getting scared away from an red not secure bar isn’t enough reason to install an SSL, Google has announce a change in their search algorithm in regards to a website having an SSL.  See link here.

Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.

What do we do now?

If you have SSL you are all good to go.  GREAT JOB!!!  Check here to see if you have an SSL or not.  If you don’t have an ssl, install one.  Many hosting providers are starting to give you SSL certificates with your content because Google is leading the way in this department.  If you have a cpanel account, there is a good chance you already have SSL on your account.

Contact us to help set up your SSL certificate on your website.

Why Web Hosting Management is the best for WordPress Users?

Why Web Hosting Management is the best for WordPress Users?

Take the stress out of updating your WordPress core and WordPress plugins with our Web Hosting Management solution. Many times a WordPress update or plugin update ends up breaking your site.  What are you going to do?  Where did the error occur?  Does your website still work?  Like we said let us manage your WordPress site for you.  What does web hosting management cover?

  1. WordPress updates
  2. WordPress plugin updates
  3. Remote site backups
  4. Revert from errors / Website Online

1.  WordPress Updates

This sounds like a very easy prospect but it is a more complicated when it comes to your business.  How do you know if the update should or shouldn’t happen.  Often times users wait until they break their site before realizing that WordPress releases either a bad update or something on your site isn’t compatible.  Quality Hosting is up to date on making sure your website will have good smooth updates.  WordPress updates also keep your site from having security vulnerabilities.

2.  WordPress Plugin Updates

Any update of a plugin runs the risks of breaking either the individual plugin and or the whole site.  Depending on the severity of error, the break can be small or site wide.  The majority of site vulnerabilities come from out of date plugins.  Out of all the hacked websites nearly 75% come from outdated plugins on the WordPress sites according to sucri. WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) and because of this fact it is targeted by hackers more.

3.  Remote Site Backups

We perform whole website backups and transmit them to a secure storage location offsite of the WordPress installation.  This allows for the retrieval of a website that either completely gets deleted and or hacked.  Your website will always be safe with our backups.

4.  Revert from errors / Website Online

If we find any errors on your site, we fix the simple errors or revert to the last known good website copy.  We will always advise your our customer if we find any potential problems and or site update problems.  With our team of experts updates are smooth, easy, and hassle free.  At the end of the day your website stays online.  Your managed websites gets updated and backed up, and we immediately fix your web page errors.

Sign up today for hassle free WordPress management.