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Why it is important to upgrade PHP for your website

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 by Helge
On November 30, 2020, the support for PHP 7.2 will stop. This means that this version will stop being maintained and security updated by its developers - you who use PHP 7.2 today therefore need to upgrade to a later PHP version as soon as  possible. … But what are the benefits of upgrading to a later PHP version? See below.index Two benefits of using the latest PHP version on your website Higher security An up-to-date PHP version is continuously updated to close any security holes and vulnerabilities. If you continue to use a PHP version that is no longer reviewed by its developers, your website may be compromised. Better performance Newer versions of ...

Statistics – Analyze your website traffic (WordPress)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 by Helge
Wordpress_analyticsIn the previous blog (click HERE to read), we gave you information about what Google Analytics is and how to implement it on your webpage.  Many of our user are using Wordpress to host their content. Therfore, we like to give this extra blog about how to use Analytics with Wordpress. Please read the following to get an overview about how to implement Google Analytics with your Wordpress. There are basically two common ways in which you can integrate Google Analytics in Wordpress: Direct integration via the source code Integration via a plugin - probably the best option for beginners   1) Integrate Google Analytics: The way via the source code Fortunately, you do not need any ...

Statistics – Analyze your website traffic

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 by Helge
There are quite a few statistics tools around which help you to  analyze how many visitors your pages have, how long and where exactly were on your site on the go. In this blog, we like to give some info about what Google Analytics google-analytics-seo-9976a545 is, what the benefits are and how you can implement with your webpage. However, of course, you can also use another statistic tool but Google Analytics , if you want to. If you are unsure how to implement the tool of your choice, please contact our 24/7 customer support. What is Google Analytics? If I had to briefly describe Google Analytics, I would simply say: This allows you to ...

Servage control panel – .htpasswd feature

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 by Helge
lock_cury_2Protecting files on your site from unapproved clients can be significant. Much increasingly significant is the strategy by which you achieve this undertaking. You could utilize PHP to tune in for login approval data on each page, yet that doesn't ensure your pictures, archives, and other media? Servage gives you the option to .htaccess secure your websites with a few clicks only! login to servage control panel. click on Domain and Websites and Password Protection option. Select the domain name for which you want to enable password protection. On the right-hand side of the screen there is one green Add button. Then add title and click on folder in which you want to password protect it. After that, ...

Wordfence: WordPress security two-factor login

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 by Helge
wordfence-medallionYou have probably already heard of the term two-factor authentication, maybe you already use it today even with other services? However, what you may not know is that two-factor authentication has more uses than the web, for example, it can be applied to secure the login for your WordPress page. According to estimations, more then 75.000.000 websites are running Wordpress. Unfortunately, its popularity has made the tool a target for people who want to use your website to send spam or spread malicious code. Therefore, any means of securing your website that does not affect its usability may be worth reviewing and may also be used.In this post, we particularly want ...

Secure a website from hackers – 5 step guide

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 by Helge
servage_lock:hdAs a website owner, is there anything more terrifying than the thought of seeing all of your work altered or entirely wiped out by a hacker?  We see data breaches and hacks in the news all the time. And you may think, why would someone come after my small business website? But hacks don’t just happen to the big guys. One report found that small businesses were the victims of 43% of all data breaches.  You’ve worked hard on your website (and your brand) – so it’s important to take the time to protect it with these basic hacker protection tips. Here are 5 Easy Steps to Secure Your Website from ...

WordPress vulnerabilities

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 by Helge
In the last post, Servage gave some hints and tips how to speed up your Wordpress. Since Servage is a perfect Wordpress hoster and many of our customer run that application, we like to address some Wordpress vulnerabilities in this blog.  Wordpress_securityPlease note that we can't give a full and complete overview of that subject in this post. We can only give some hints and some more general information.  In the following you see a brief "historical" overview of security issues in the past and about the fixes to give you an idea what happened within the last years For more and detailed information and for recent potential issues, please contact ...

Speed up your WordPress

Friday, August 16th, 2019 by Helge
wpspeedupguideIn today's digital world, it is important to have a website for your business be it either for your porfolio, hobby, blogging, v-blogging or e-commerce online store. The most commonly used CMS for such activities is WordPress. Many people create great websites but then forget to optimize it for better performance and better SEO results. Many Servage customers are using Wordpress for their professional and private purposes. Via our new Servage platform, you can easily host your Wordpress pages - Servage provides everything to support that. This post is to help you understand the importance of speedy website and how to get such results.  We get give only some examples in this post. ...

CSS sprites are cool and useful

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 by Servage
  How CSS Sprites Work There is an interesting story about Vilfredo Pareto, an economist who made an observation on the wealth of most of the nations in UN and found that 80% of the wealth of a nation is in the hand of 20% of the people in that country. This became famous as the 80/20 rule in the economic world there after. In our computing world especially in case of web development and web developers who are focusing on performance optimization technique this same rule is working for the code. There are only 20% codes, which are consuming 80% time of the client-server interactions. This is particularly true for http requests. Us web programmers are ...

Build A Toolkit To Help Define Your Web Design Style

Sunday, November 4th, 2018 by Servage
In order to get good conversion rates and positive user experiences, user interface design is vital. Let’s take a look at some practical ideas to do that. Single Column Layout The first consideration in user interface (UI) is the page layout. In our previous web era, we were free to try various options for layout and among them, multi-column approach was common, since we then wanted to use screen space at a maximum level. Now, with mobile web, we are restricted to single column layout since panning on hand held devices is not advisable, along with the scrolling involved. With finger gestures, a visitor feels a natural ease and ...