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March 22, 2021

How to Find Out Where Your Server is Located

When a website is hosted, it’s actually being stored on a server. Your hosting provider will likely have servers spread across the globe, but which server your website is located on is something you should be aware of.  No matter who your hosting provider is, the location of the server that your site is physically […]

March 08, 2021

What is an SSL & How Do I Get One?

We are increasingly spending more time online, and just like in the real world, we want to make our estancia as safe as possible. Secure Socket Layer certificates (SSL) are a great help to achieve this goal. We will be diving in about what is an SSL certificate, why it is important, and how we can get one.

March 03, 2021

How Do I Install An SSL Certificate?

Having your website show as “Not Secure” is not the best way toward gaining visitors’ trust. Web browsers and search engines have as common practice punishing non-secure sites either by warning the user about the lack of a trusted certificate or diminishing the said site’s visibility. To avoid this, it’s in our best interest to […]

January 04, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to SSL

By this point you surely have noticed the little padlock that appears next to a website’s address bar when browsing the web – and perhaps even gotten a security warning when that’s not configured correctly. What does it mean, why should you want it and how can you get it on your own website?

September 16, 2019

Is the End Near for EV SSL Certificates?

Google, Firefox, and Apple certainly think so. Extended Validation (EV) SSLs are effectively being put out to pasture. Upcoming changes to Chrome and Firefox will soon remove the EV badge from their browsers, citing concerns with its diminished reputation for protecting consumers. 

September 02, 2019
By Brad

How Nexcess Helps Your Store Stay PCI Compliant

Having a PCI compliant store requires the sustained efforts of both yourself and your hosting provider. Although there are no shortcuts, choosing a credible web hosting provider is an effective place to start. Even so, most PCI requirements can only be met by you, the merchant. Read on to learn more about the dividing line […]

June 27, 2019

Will The CCPA Affect Your eCommerce Business?

2018 was the year data privacy concerns went mainstream. The media focus on Cambridge Analytica and Facebook brought the importance of data privacy home to the general public. The steady drip of data leaks from prominent companies, including leaks from eCommerce stores targeted by Magecart, cemented the risks in everyone’s minds. Businesses across the world […]

June 24, 2019

Adventures in Timezones: How a Server’s Timezone Can Go Wrong

For the average American living in Chicago, being able to tell the time in New York is easy. Simply take the time in Chicago and add one hour: 10am becomes 11am.

April 25, 2019

How To Protect Your WordPress Business From Insider Threats

In January, users of the popular WPML WordPress plugin received a concerning email. It warned that there were serious security vulnerabilities in the plugin. The email came from a genuine WPML address, and customers had no reason to think it wasn’t legitimate. WPML is used on tens of thousands of WordPress sites, and a critical […]

April 23, 2019

Getting Started With File Permissions

File permissions are an important aspect to consider for any website. This is even more important in a shared hosting environment, since neighboring clients can potentially read or write to your files if the permissions are configured incorrectly.