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Remodeling Your Online Business! Things to keep in mind while reviving your website

The Web world is the most vigorous environment, it changes constantly. Regularly, there are New technologies, new strategies and creative advertising methods are announced and it is very often to get confused in this changing environment. There are factor that affects your business website and here are some tips to keep in mind when you think about redesigning your old website.

Think about your business, what you represent in the form services or products, what makes your business different from others. It may be the products that you sell or may be your customer support services or even your fast turn around. There should be something unique that you can offer with your services. Once you able to define your specialty, plan focus on transforming those peculiar offers of your business to your valuable customers as soon as they get into your site.


Study your visitors

Study your visitors, what they are looking for. You have already experienced your statistics reports and taking actions based on them. So analyze that information and target on your most most visited pages on the website. Try to avoid wasting time on something else that does not amplify your visitor’s experience. Most of the people lose their focus while redesigning their website, they start worrying about other different things happening on the website at the same time, as a result, they are making it more complicated for their visitors to find what they are looking for.

Focus on values

We all want to add value to our products and services. Offering more value on your website is always a great idea and you should focus 100% on it. Many customers, however, get engaged in browsing their new redesigned website and start keeping a records of every little sights that lok odd to them. This is not a bad thing itself, but one can lose more possibilities of their business from the website.

You should love every point of your new website but spending time on debating that if the color of the review’s stars should be a bit stronger or lighter does not add any value to your business. And end of the day when you may think that you have made progress but in reality, you’ve just spent an hour selecting a color of a detail. Meanwhile, Search engines like Google, Bing cannot list your website on their results because still there is no information about your company on the homepage.

Easy to Handle and update

Website should be easy to manage and you should be able to update your website whenever you want. If your website is not dynamic than you are falling yourself behind the competition and online business.

Power your brand

Statistics, social presence, and online advertising should be continuous in your annual budget. It doesn’t matter what you selling or what service you are providing, currently, if you don’t have competition in the market, you will definitely have it shortly. Make sure that people come to know about your business before they learn about your competitors. After your website is complete and proper functioning, this should be your top priority.

Security is essential.

The major aspect in online business is security level, make sure that your customer’s information is secure as much as possible and there are less chances of compromising customer’s data . Your reputation as a company could be in danger if your website gets hacked and it can definitely raise a very big problem for you.

There are lot of security layers making your website secure, like a well written code SSL encryption etc. According to Google, you website content should served over https instead of http otherwise Google will mark your website as “not secure”, resulting a competitive loss in search engine ranking as well as in customer’s trust.

Why and How My Website Got Hacked?

Have you thought, why anybody will hack your business website? It looks very exciting in movies, but in actual practice its all about envision human interests, taking an opportunity, and veritable perseverance.

Learn how hackers think, and how you can protect your business website.

WordPress is the Market Leader

Certainly, WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for designing websites. It covers an impressive 59% of the CMS market share. This popularity also leads to a prime targeted platform for Hackers and other malicious users. Commonality, we think that why anyone will hack my website? I have nothing valuable for anyone on my website. It is the wrong perception to approach the web with.

A wretched statistic shows that there are roughly 25% users globally who are well informed and able to handle medium-to-high difficulty tasks. In this article, we go through some of the common practices in which a website can be compromised, some reasons why websites get hacked and what users can do to protect themselves.

How Are Websites Hacked?

When we hear the word “hacker”, the most common image that comes in our mind is
a black hooded man sitting in front of dark screen running lines of code. In fact, the most common hacks are quite simple in nature. Not all types of hacking stem from code either. Social hacking – attacks are still some of the most threatening ones.

According to Wordfence (WP security plugin) monthly security reports, the majority (91%) of attacks are actually brute force attacks.

A brute force attack is a very simple concept. Just try to login someone’s website by putting /wp-admin at the end of the url, try to login with different combinations of usernames and passwords. In this way you are essentially commencing a brute force attack. Now imagine if you had access and a script that automatically tries to log in using different combinations of usernames and passwords. There is a high chance for insecure accounts to be cracked this way.


There are other ways also that Hackers use for their malware injections. As we know WordPress themes use a number of plugins to function properly. Sometimes because of poor code quality and innovations in the field of hacking – exploits can be found by the hackers. Hopefully, a white hat hacker, was the one who found the exploit in the theme plugin files. In any case, after exploits are known, they are added to vulnerability lists which are easily accessible over the internet on the websites. There are also malware attacks that are aimed directly on the server. It is a very complicated and broad term of hacking.

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Why Are Websites Hacked?

Now We come to know that how websites can be hacked, but the question is why it was hacked? And it still remains unanswered. There are so many reasons that that why hackers target your website with malware injections and viruses. The most complicated form is Advertising: there are many ways to ad injection attacks, as they are known.

Another common source of hacking one’s business website can be to simply deface it as a part of hacktivism. These causes vary as per the groups who are carrying these websites. Unfortunately, all hacks are not visible and some of them can be quite difficult to track. If you are using wordpress as shopping portal then you might save your client’s details like credit card details or any personal information. This information is quite valuable for hackers and they will not make their presence known so that they can keep exploiting this information from the website.

How Can I Protect My Site?

There are few basic steps that you can take as a protective user to protect your business website. Here is a simple security checklist you can use:

    • Keep your passwords secure: always use a strong password as for admin levels and force user as well for strong passwords. For this you can use iThemes security plugin. Do not repeat your password on multiple sites. Update your website passwords every two months.

    • Never use admin or publicly available emails for your admin account: always use a different username for your website. Never use ‘admin’ as your username.

    • Update your website time to time: As we know, that recognised exploits are made public. If you are using outdated versions of plugins or themes then you are might be at risk.

    • [su_quote cite=”GET UPDATE” url=”https://www.riacube.us/wordpress-update/”]We highly recommend you to Update your WordPress Version![/su_quote]

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    • Use a reputed web hosting company: hosting services provided by an non reputed company may lead your website being hacked again and again because another website on the same server was compromised.

    • Only grant access to users you can trust: don’t give access of your website to everyone or who you don’t fully trust. Not everyone needs to be an admin.

    • Use a security plugin: similar to antivirus programs, there are security plugins for WordPress websites. iThemes security and Wordfence are popular security plugins for wordPress.

    Stay safe, stay informed!

IMP: WordPress Brute-Force login attack proactive mitigation.

sql-injection-wordpressIn an ongoing effort to make you aware of security and performance concerns, we wanted to inform you of an ongoing event.

There is a brute-force login attack targeted at websites with WordPress. Due to the nature of the attack, memory consumption on targeted servers has increased. In some cases this has resulted in degradation of performance, and unresponsive servers. This is due to a high volume of http requests which can cause some servers to start swapping memory to disk, and possibly run out of memory. The most impacted servers tend to be those with limited memory resources, especially those with 1GB of RAM or less.

Our monitoring team has been proactively restoring service to managed servers which have been affected. We have taken proactive steps to reduce the impact of this event. We have tested a new ModSecurity rule, and deployed it via our ServerSecure service to customer servers. This new rule will block http requests to the WordPress login page after 10 failed login attempts. The attacking IP address will then be blocked for 5 minutes.

WordPress DDOS Attack & How to Login on WordPress Site

ddos-attackThis information concerns you if your have bought Linux Hosting from us and especially if you are a WordPress developer or administrator of its installation.

Since last week there has been a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Attack on WordPress Installations throughout the Internet.

Since yesterday this attack has increased in its severity leading to service disruptions of many hosting providers including ours. This DDOS involves 90000+ IP’s and has impacted even major web hosting companies.

More details of this DDOS attack are mentioned at :

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/huge-attack-on-wordpress-sites-could-spawn-never-before-seen-super-botnet/

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/04/13/brute-force-attacks-on-wordpress-continue-as-cloudflare-fends-off-60m-requests-in-1-hour/

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/04/brute-force-attacks-build-wordpress-botnet/

You can learn more about DDOS at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

At RiAcube we have taken several steps to mitigate these attacks. One of the step is that we have dis-allowed direct access to wp-login.php. Instead please point the browser to wp-login-rn.php . Directly accessing wp-login.php may lead to blockage of your IP in certain scenarios.

Also please refer to https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/ to learn about how to ensure better security for your WordPress setup

For further details/clarification, please call us at (+91) 980 306 9555, (+1) 571 229 5559 or email us at [email protected] . In-case your IP has been blocked, please visit http://whatismyip.com and email us your IP so that we can un-block it.

WordPress DDOS Attack – How to Logout

This information is in continuation of our previous post ‘WordPress DDOS Attack and How to Login‘. This concerns you only if your have bought Linux Hosting from us and you are a WordPress developer or administrator of its installation.

To properly Logout after you have logged in via wp-login-rn.php, you have to put wp-login-rn.php instead of wp-login.php in the browser’s address bar when Log out is clicked. Please press the enter key after making change in the address bar.

What is Dedicated Server

A type of web hosting where you are allocated a whole server to you is known as Dedicated Server. For a Web Site or a set or related company’s sites that can develop a considerable amount of traffic, the dedicated server is needed. A dedicated server where you get entire server for your website and you can get complete access to its resources either it heard or software. The server can be operated and configured remotely from client company. Through dedicated server you get scalable disk space, full bandwidth and more security because the server is used by only one website.

The account of dedicated server provide to admin with full control of server usage, a dedicated IP address, all over control of software installation and root access to server. This server is not shared with any other service, customer or application. To host backup and data storage services, as well as for applications and services a dedicated services may used. For provisioning and hosting of specialized services like implementing network or file servers dedicated server may also be used internally.

Mainly dedicated server is used to run a web hosting environment where webpages are hosted for websites. With the help of dedicated server you can run services that you require for your server in the manner you wish. There are different type of benefits of dedicated server like: control, resilience, flexibility, security and reliability.

Benefits of Dedicated Server:

(1)Performance

The performance of dedicated server is much higher than other servers, because there is no sharing of processor power, memory and disk space with other server. You can easily post lots of regular video clips that require plenty of bandwidth or photos that are high in resolution and don’t worry about load.

(2)Reliability

The most beneficial thing of dedicated server is that you don’t have to worry about other websites using your bandwidth when you need it most. In addition, if you choose managed dedicated server then all the burdens of managing the server will taking by your host.

(3)Security

Dedicated server is one of the best secure server then others. Through this server you can assured that all kind of resources on your server are secure. It can offers you strong protection for your online files and your website too.

(4)Flexibility

You are able to enjoy a lot of flexibility when you don’t have to share a server with another. You have all over control of manage the configuration of server. Dedicated server offers you to choose the software and platform as according to your need.