Website Hosting Explainers

What is SSL?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a standard security technology that establishes an encrypted connection between a server and a client. SSL is typically used for web access, i.e., a browser, email server, or client such as Outlook. Using SSL enables sensitive information to be transmitted securely, introducing safety into the inputting of social security …

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What are Nameservers and how do they tie in with web hosting?

If you’re interested in web hosting, you are more than likely familiar with the terms ‘IP address’ and ‘domain names’. Nameservers are part of this same lingo as a component of the Domain Name System (DNS) – or are otherwise synonymous – provided by web hosts. They basically function as a translator between an IP …

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IMAP vs POP3

IMAP and POP3 are the two main protocols used for email management by web hosts. Both have their benefits, yet differ in complexity. Depending on the scenario, one may be more applicable than the other, but it is important to note that the most frequently used integration in today’s servers is IMAP because of its …

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DDoS: What is it & how can I protect my site?

What is DDoS? Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks target online services and suspend or interrupt them, making them inaccessible to users. These can be especially nefarious when targeting services like banking accounts, among other websites that render it a nuisance. The attacks can target a variety of resources and present challenges to users attempting …

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SSL Certificates explained: DV vs OV vs EV

The use of SSL certificates has increased quite a bit over the years. An appealing option for enhancing the security and confidentiality of a website, acquiring an SSL certificate shows a certain amount of dedication and legitimacy. For professional organizations in particular, this can be important. A lot of Australian web hosting companies offer some …

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