Archive for the ‘Wordpress’ category

Update the Slider Revolution Premium plugin to Avoid Security Vulnerability

September 3rd, 2014

The Slider Revolution Premium plugin, one of the most downloaded slider plugins from the WordPress plugin marketplace Code Canyon, has been reported for a serious vulnerability found in it. This vulnerability is a type of Local File Inclusion (LFI) attack which allows attacker to access, review, and download a local file on the server. In particular, the attacker can download any file from the server and steal the database credentials. Consequently, the attacker can compromise the website through the database. You can read more about this vulnerability by visiting this page.

Update the plugin ASAP if you are currently using this on your WordPress website. In fact, you should always keep your WordPress version and all plugins up-to-date in order to keep your sites secured. And of course, perform a full site backup before you do any updates.

Update your Custom Contact Forms Plugin Immediately to Avoid Security Vulnerabilities

August 8th, 2014

Sucuri, an online firm that offers website scanning, monitoring, and malware removal services, has recently found a serious security vulnerability in the Custom Contact Forms plugin. This plugin enables users to create customizable contact form on their WordPress websites and has a record of over 600,000 downloads. Therefore, the impact is pretty huge over the internet. The good news is that this vulnerability has been patched. If you run your WordPress website with this plugin, please update the plugin to 5.1.0.4 version ASAP.

What Exactly is the Problem?

The bug allows attackers to take control of the affected website without setting accounts beforehand. You can read the details about this security bug by visiting the Sucuri blog article.

Once again, update the plugin ASAP. In fact, you should always keep your WordPress version and all plugins up-to-date in order to keep your sites secured.

WordPress and Drupal Security Update Release

August 7th, 2014

WordPress and Drupal have both recently released their latest security updates. There were vulnerabilities found in these two platforms. The vulnerabilities are due to DoS (denial of service) on the PHP XML parser. This issue can cause sites’ database to reach the maximum number of open connections. Hence, the affected sites will experience temporarily downtime. For those of you who run your websites on either WordPress or Drupal, please perform a full site backup and update your sites ASAP. For more info, you can check out the updates here:

WordPress 3.9.1: Maintenance Release

May 8th, 2014

WordPress has recently released its latest update: WordPress 3.9.1 version. This is a maintenance release for all previous versions. According to WordPress.org, the latest version fixes the following:

  • Various fixes for multisite networks, customizing widgets while previewing themes, and the updated visual editor.
  • Audio/video playlists feature enhancement

Since this is only a maintenance update, your WordPress may have been updated automatically (depending on the existing version of WordPress you have). But to ensure your WordPress website is updated, it is recommended to log in to your site and check if update is required. To update, log in to your WordPress dashboard and the update button is listed on top of the browser. To learn more about the update, please read this blog post from WordPress.org.

Good-Bye 2013: Year End Wrap-Up

December 31st, 2013

As the year is coming to a close, we wanted to give a proper farewell to the year 2013 by taking a look back at the exciting changes, introduction of new services and developments that have occurred at Doteasy. Here’s what our team has been getting up to for the past year:

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1) SSD Hosting

Yes, we’ve talked about it before, but we can’t help but be excited by our offering of super-speedy hosting for one of the lowest prices on the market. With SSD hosting, we use Solid State Drives for all storage, meaning increased performance and extremely fast initial loading times for your website.

2) New Domain Pricing

We’ve lowered our domain pricing to only $15! You can register or transfer a .COM/.NET/.ORG/.BIZ/.INFO/.MOBI/.US/.CA/.EU domain which also include free private registration and domain locking for more security.

3) WordPress Resources Website Launch

WordPress is a powerful content management system, but it can take a bit of work to figure out how you can use it. We’ve designed this WordPress Resources Website to help our clients with their WordPress questions and needs. The website is updated daily with free recommended plugins, themes, tutorials, a beginner’s guide for WordPress installation, forums, and other resources.

4) Doteasy Web Design Service

Creating a website can be a daunting and time consuming task. While many of our clients have hired a web design agency or freelance web designer to create their websites, these services typically cost thousands of dollars. We’re excited to offer our All-in-One Web Design Package for only $695. This includes a 1-on-1 design consultation and professionally designed 5 page website setup to help our clients minimize costs and save time.

5) Auto Site Backup Service

Performing a full site backup up is relatively simple, and we do have a few step-by-step video tutorials to show you how to do it. However, finding the time to continuously perform this routine maintenance can be difficult. We now offer an Auto Site Backup Service which features backup version control and a hassle free database backup. 

6) Over 3K Fans on Facebook

Our most exciting development this year: we can’t achieve what we have without your continuous support. Our team cannot wait to bring you more exciting contests, DIY tutorials, and the latest information on web design, SEO and other hosting-related news through our Facebook page. For those of you who want to get on board, feel free to click the “Like” button on this page

Alright, enough about us. Again, a big thank you to all of our clients. We couldn’t have reached these milestones without your support. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best web hosting services possible: if you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see in the new year, drop us a line in the comments! Let’s make 2014 a fantastic year!