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SSL Websites are important for your hosting

We all know how important security is nowadays with more and more online attacks happening; this is why all our websites now come with SSL secure hosting.

Whether you have a standard website just to show what you are and what you do – or if you have an e-commerce website where shopping carts and payment details are being added, or a part commerce website – shop, but online ‘enquiry within’ style pages – SSL is vital.

lincolnshire ssl securityThis website is on HTTPS SSL – https://www.79design.org.uk, to ensure any data sent to us via online forms, is done so through SSL security, keeping you safe online.

If you want a website hosting, and you feel SSL is pretty important, just give us a call.  We can sometimes move a site to our servers, depending on it’s setup.  Don’t hesitate, get in touch!

When you visit a website, if you are sending data by email or on a form, if it is not SSL, then the data you are sending is insecure.  If it IS SSL https in the url, then the data is encrypted.  Google prefers encryption, as it feels that is safer online.

We have expert systems in place in ensure your certificate is always up to do, meaning SSL is always live and updated.  If you are unsure if you really need it, and want to ask, visit our contact page and we will help the best we can.  Trust in 79DESIGN to always serve you as a priority.

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WordPress Security in the media

There has been fairly widespread news in the media recently about WordPress, and wide-scale hacking going on with websites that don’t have up to date security on them.  We have been asked about this, if it affects them; so we thought we would write this brief blog to maybe guide you a little.  Plus, to offer our support if you are unsure.

WordPress itself is a website management system to which you as owner or administrator have a login.  You can then make changes to pages, posts, design etc.

If your version isn’t up to date, and someone tries to access your site, and especially if your password isn’t terribly clever, then someone could perhaps “hack in” and cause you some problems!

So how do you know if you need to be updated?  It’s in your Dashboard on your website.  If you are unsure, we can login for you, with your details you provide, and check.  Then we need to see if you have the latest version.

If your version is really old, then a backup will be needed incase the update is not compatible with your site.  You may might have plugins or other issues that cause the newer version to fail.

The likelihood is that it will update fine, but better to be safe than sorry.

If you are unsure, if you want your site checking, and then maybe having us update it for you for a nominal fee, or in fact you just want your WordPress site refreshing, give us a call or email.  Or even Livechat.  We are here in Spalding to help.

At the time of writing this, the current version is 4.7.2 (16/02/17)