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How to debug and fix 500 internal server error?

Are you hosting a website somewhere around the globe? Then most likely, you faced an INTERNAL SERVER ERROR. The error itself states the error is internal, which means it has something to do with the server. How to debug 500 internal server error? Mostly there are three reasons which cause Internal Server Error, Corrupt/Misconfigured .htaccess file. […]

What is a Website Application Firewall?

There are many different server environments out there that experience disruptions due to malicious attacks of varying natures. Above all, each of these applications can be susceptible to incidents such as ‘Layer 7’ or ‘Application Layer DDoS’ attacks. This is performed by attempting to saturate network or server resources with traffic floods. A WAF (website […]

How to know if your site’s been hacked

The moment every site owner dreads – learning that their site has been hacked. Given the number of automated hacking tools in circulation, it’s no wonder that there aren’t more sites suffering this fate. If you’re wondering whether or not your site has been hacked, then read on to learn about some of the most […]

How to fix mixed content SSL errors

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So, your new SSL certificate is installed, but your site isn’t showing a green padlock in the browser. Instead, there is a yield/warning symbol in its place. In Firefox, it looks like this: In Chrome, like this: Chromium may show it like this: Some pages may simply appear to be missing resources and render in […]

Blackmail Email Scams

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A relatively new type of scam email has been making the rounds lately: a scam that tries to use blackmail to extort unaware users into paying Bitcoin in return for not releasing compromising material of an adult nature that is in their possession. These emails are increasingly sent from a spoofed email address, sometimes appearing to be sent from […]

What is Spamvertised or Spamvertising?

What is Spamvertising? Spamvertising is the practice of sending E-mail spam, advertising a website. The word is a portmanteau of the words “spam” and “advertising”. It also refers to vandalizing blogs, online forums or wikis with hyperlinks in order to get a higher search engine ranking for the vandal’s website. Spamvertisers insert links to their […]

Why is my brand new VPS showing an insecure SSL Warning

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One of the most common inquiries from new VPS customers is in relation to “Insecure VPS Connections” SSL warning. This article is a brief overview of the misinformed error. Tip/Note: It’s OK! My connection is “Not Private”, “Untrusted”, “Security Problem”. If you are connecting to your VPS’s Control Panel for the first time via SSL (https), […]

What is mod_security?

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Keeping our websites secure is one of the most important and challenging topics of all time. This article will cover the ‘mod_security’ module and whether or not you should consider using it on your server(s)/website(s). What is mod_security? ModSecurity is a toolkit for real-time web application monitoring, logging, and access control. I like to think […]

How to fix SYSLOG failed message

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If you are receiving the following messages from your cPanel server, an ongoing rsyslog bug has updated the configuration in such a way that it disabled local logging: First, you should go ahead and check the current log and the rotated logs to see if maybe the log rotated at the same time the check […]

DNS Records Explained

Domain Name System (DNS) records are used to translate and store information relating to web hosting such as website IP addressing, domain name and subdomains associated, web servers, mail servers and a range of other resources that you wish to access or have accessed by others. Name Servers are used to respond to requests, keep […]