5 SEO Tips that will Improve Your Google Rankings

Are you new to the world of search engine optimization or probably someone who has gotten lost in this big ocean of SEO? For starters, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is definitely pretty vast and no one can claim to know it all. Additionally, it is very easy to get confused with regards to the activities to be carried out for SEO, since there are so many. Use this SEO Tips to improve your Google rankings.

7 Reasons Why Your Website Speed is Slow

Have you ever moved on to another website when it is taking about a few seconds to load your desired website? If there is a page-load delay, excited users generally feel frustrated and abandon that website moving onto another one. The repercussion is two ways – missed opportunity to engage with that website content for the user/visitor and losses in potential revenue for you, as the website owner.

21 Real WordPress Tips To Secure Your Website in 2017

If you’ve been a part of the online ecosystem, then the word ‘WordPress’ might not be a new phenomenon. This content management system has grown leaps and bounds from the time of its inception. Ease of use, a large repository of themes and plugins, regular updates and a huge community, a supplement to the growth of WordPress.

Important Announcement: ‘The Dirty Cow’ Linux Bug

A privilege escalation vulnerability being branded as “Dirty Cow” (CVE-2016-5195) was recently discovered and fixed yesterday in the Linux Kernel. It has existed for 11 years, so pretty much every device running Linux is affected (this includes VMs, physical machines, mobile devices, and so on) and, in general, distros from every vendor are affected. Fortunately, most major distributions have already released a fix. However, if you’re running an older server, please follow this tutorial to check and patch your server.

How to detect if you’re vulnerable:

Debian/Ubuntu

To find out if your server is affected, check your kernel version.

$ uname -rv

You’ll see output like this:

4.4.0-42-generic #62-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 23:11:45 UTC 2016

If your version is earlier than the following, you are affected:

4.8.0-26.28 for Ubuntu 16.10

4.4.0-45.66 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

3.13.0-100.147 for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

3.2.0-113.155 for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

3.16.36-1+deb8u2 for Debian 8

3.2.82-1 for Debian 7

4.7.8-1 for Debian unstable

CentOS

If you’re on CentOS, you can use this script provided by RedHat to test your server’s vulnerability. To do so, first download the script.

wget https://access.redhat.com/sites/defa…2016-5195_1.sh

Then run it with bash.

bash rh-cve-2016-5195_1.sh

If you’re vulnerable, you’ll see output like this:

Output

Your kernel is 3.10.0-327.36.1.el7.x86_64 which IS vulnerable.

How to fix the Vulnerability:

Fortunately, applying the fix is straightforward: update your system and reboot your server.

Debian/Ubuntu

Update and upgrade your packages using apt-get.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

You’ll need to reboot your server to apply the changes.

sudo reboot

CentOS

As always, there are subtleties and potential defenses and configurations which may make this a non-issue for your specific situation, so we’ll leave the assessment up to you – but our general advice is to upgrade your kernels and reboot as soon as possible.

For the curious, here’s the patch from Linus Torvalds.

CentOS has released patched kernel for CentOS 6 and CentOS 7.

You can install the Kernel using the following command :

yum install kernel*

You can also initiate a full yum update to update all the packages on the server :

yum update

The server should be rebooted after the installation to apply the changes.

 

If you need any assistance, please contact our support team with the root password of the server. 

We hope this has been helpful and that you put the fixes in place as soon as possible.

3 Awesome Websites To Check DNS Propagation

Whenever DNS or Domain Name Server records are modified, propagation steps in. DNS propagation can take anywhere between 24 to 48 hours and during this time the DNS IP will fluctuate. This means that your website visitors may land on your old or new website.

There is a way that you can check the current state of your DNS records during propagation. Check out the following free tools to check DNS Propagation

1. DNS Checker : You can run a DNS propagation check from more then 20 locations worldwide. Record types like A, AAAA, CNAME, MX etc are supported by this tool.

2. Site24x7 : This tool lets you check for DNS propagation from more than 50 locations and also allows you to customize location checking.

3. WhatsMyDNS : You can check DNS propagation from 21 locations and supports multiple record types.

That’s it folks, hope these tools help.

How To Use Free Domain Forwarding Services

If you’re planning to forward your domain to a different domain name then, here’s how you can do it.

1.Login to your customer panel

loginpage

 

2. Click on Manage Orders >> and then ‘List/Search Orders’

manageorders

 

3. Click on the domain name and scroll down to locate ‘Domain Forwarding‘ category

domainname

4. Click on ‘Manage Domain Forwarding

domain_forwarding

5. Input the destination domain name and click on Save.

domain_forwarding_settings

You have now forwarded your domain to a different website. Please allow 2-4 hours for the domain forwarding services to start working.

Please Note:

Free Email Services, Domain Forwarding, and DNS Management will stop working once you update your Domain’s Name Servers. 

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