Do you want the reassurance of knowing your Google account is properly secured? Have you had your Google account compromised before and never want to have to go through that mess again?
Previously we have written articles on important steps for all Google users (this means anyone that has a Gmail or GSuite account). Here are the most important ones:
If you don’t have 2FA (two factor authentication) enabled yet, you should probably do that first and then come back and read on. Sadly, only 10% of Google users have enabled 2FA although it has been available for over 7 years and is dead simple to use. Don’t be in that 10%!
Google has recently released an even stronger form of authentication utilizing a physical device instead of a 2 factor code you receive via SMS or an app on your device. This may not be for everyone, but if you want the strongest protection for your Google account make sure you read all about it on their site here: Google Advanced Protection Program
So in review, if you don’t have 2FA enabled yet, you should that now. If you want even stronger protection, maybe this new Google device is for you.
Don’t wait until it’s too late before securing your online accounts.
With the release of Google Chrome v62 in October 2017 all websites that have a “contact us” form will be marked by Google as Not Secure unless they are using SSL/https
Instead of a warning from Google, you want your visitors to see that your website and any information they provide you is secure.
You can read more about this change in the article Google have provided here: https://security.googleblog.com/2017/04/next-steps-toward-more-connection.html
We want to help you
We can enable SSL for you at no cost (in most cases), however you do need to contact us to request this. Check out our previous post Do you SSL/HTTPS? You should. Find out why
If you are concerned with security and performance, have you seen our Cloud Server offerings? We also offer free domain WHOIS privacy on all supported domain extensions.
Contact us today so we can help to keep you and your customers secure.
Previously we wrote about the importance of backups in our post Backups are for sissies, right? but what about your website backups, are they important?
You might reason this is your web hosting providers responsibility, but what if they are not taking regular backups, or what if their backup system fails? What if your website is compromised and all data deleted?
To put it bluntly, as a website owner you should also have a backup of your website in the unlikely event your web hosting provider doesn’t or even worse still, goes out of business. Things happen, even a reliable web hosting provider can have issues at times.
That is why, starting today we are making available to all XYZulu Web Hosting customers a new FREE service that will provide you a backup of your website delivered automatically each week to a location of your choosing (Google Drive, Dropbox etc). To have this setup for you, please contact us via our Customer Portal and we’ll get it setup for you.
The backup will be in a .zip file and contain all your files as well as any databases.
Just another way we’re looking after you and your business.
Don’t miss out! Be sure to check out the helpful tips in these previous articles that have benefited so many already:
3 FREE features for you! Domain, Privacy, Email forwarding
4 Reasons you need your own Cloud Server
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