How to Spot a Phishing Email

A new well-designed phishing email has been aimed at cPanel users recently, and we want to help our users stay safe. What is Phishing? Phishing, by definition, is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication such as […]

Chrome’s plan to label sites as “Not Secure”

Beginning in late July 2018, Google’s Chrome web browser will display a “Not Secure” warning to users visiting websites not using HTTPS. The HTTPS protocal utilizes an SSL certificate installed on a website that encrypts the traffic and data that passes to and from a users web browser and that website. Encrypting data with HTTPS […]

Alpine Hosting Plan Refresh

Alpine Hosting Plan Refresh In keeping with our commitment to the needs of our Web Hosting Customers AlpineWeb has moved to increase the available Disk Space of our Alpine Hosting plans. A high percentage of our Customers are using WordPress to run thier websites. Most of these WordPress installations were installed and are managed with […]

LastPass – Password Management

    After helping a customer reset a password for their e-commerce application recently I told them about LastPass. Now I’d like to share the password management solution that we’ve found to be indispensable. LastPass helps you create and manage secure passwords for email, websites and more. For the AlpineWeb staff, LastPass is a solution […]

Meltdown and Spectre

Work has begun on patching the recently released vulnerabilities known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, with the CVEs  of: CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5715 on your server(s). More information on these vulnerabilities available here: https://www.alpineweb.com/backroom/announcements/57/Meltdown-and-Spectre.html If your server(s) are running a Linux-Based operating system, they will be patched and automatically rebooted over the next 48 hours. Due to the severity […]

Why Should I Update My WordPress Site?

A common question we hear is: “Why do I have to update my WordPress website when it is working and looking fine and there are no issues?” Technology evolves quickly and we know that it is better to stay up to date at all times. As new versions are released, each version comes with refinements […]