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‚ÄčTop Responsive WordPress Plugins to Use for Your Business Website

Choosing the right plugins for your website is an excellent way to help provide a better experience for your visitors. Plus, it is a great way to manage your content. Here are a few of the top responsive WordPress plugins to use for your website.

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Patch OpenSSL on Debian from Heartbleed threat

Here is a quick tutorial on how to upgrade your Debain Wheezy Linux distribution from Heartbleed threat.

Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk.  Reserachers discovered a major flaw in OpenSSL that encrypts web traffic behind SSL certificates.  All servers affected by this flaw should patch immediately.

1. First see if your server is affected by visiting this tool: 

http://filippo.io/Heartbleed

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5 Minute Debian LAMP Setup In Google Compute Engine

We just started dabbling with Google's latest offering, Compute Engine and I have to say so far I'm very impressed.  We've already moved over one of our production web servers from Amazon EC2. The Google Compute Console UI is clean, easy to use, and spinning up instances takes less than 10 seconds.  

Google currently offers three Linux images.  We got ourselves started with Backports Debian 7 Wheezy.  Being a meticulous list-maker I hope this helps someone in the future with getting their LAMP stack set up.  I am not a Linux guru so it may be common sense so some veterans, but I like to keep things simple.

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Why We No Longer Use Hosting or HostMySite and Recommend You Stay Far Away

Back in 2008 we signed up for a dedicated server from Hosting.com (formerly HostMySite.com) for one of our clients.  Our salesperson was very helpful and explained to us that there was a 12-month term on our dedicated server.  I remember thinking to myself we will have this for much more than one year, and it wasn't a problem.
 
Fast forward to over five years later.  We still have the server but it has been giving us issues. It has become very slow and we have had to restart it many times.  We filed support tickets with Hosting.com but they were unable to determine the issue.  We felt these were warning signs that we should probably decommission it soon and move our valuable files over to a new server to ensure reliability.
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Is Your Website Vulnerable to Getting Hacked?

Whether you own a small business or a large corporation, we all need to protect our websites from ruthless hackers. The following are a few helpful tips on how to protect your site from being hacked.

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