How to identify security flaws and vulnerabilities in your published website?

Website Protection Site Scanner identifies security flaws and vulnerabilities in your published website. Vulnerabilities are sort of like holes, and attackers can get in through the holes to make your website perform actions or do things you probably didn’t intend when you created the site.

Website Protection Site Scanner checks up to 6 clicks deep from the main menu and/or 1,000 pages in your website for malicious links, phishing exploits, cross-site scripting (XSS) and more than 3,000 common vulnerabilities and security flaws. Its daily scans detect vulnerabilities such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting in your website by following internal links, submitting forms, posting comments and performing other tests. Scans identify malware and phishing exploits by verifying the URLs in your website with industry-trusted “reputation” resources, such as the Google® Safe Browsing List and PhishTank®.

Scan results display in a scorecard on your account dashboard where Site Scanner ranks issues by severity. Every issue includes details about the vulnerability and suggestions for how to fix it in your website. If you need help, you can contact a security expert using the email address or phone number in the Site Scanner dashboard.

When your website receives a passing score, you can display a date-stamped Site Scanner seal. The seal assures visitors that your site is vigorously scanned daily for security threats and is safe to browse.

Registering Domain Names- Why?

Registering a domain name builds your credibility on the Internet. Use domain names to support your business and assist in creating a dynamic online presence. Your domain name establishes your online identity and increases branding, marketing and communication opportunities. Register multiple domain names to:

  • Keep your competition from registering a domain name that draws customers away from you.
  • Promote the products and services you offer.
  • Drive more traffic to your website.
  • Enjoy more opportunities to market to — and be listed on — search engines.
  • Create distinct advertising strategies to reach different target markets.
  • Provide customers more ways to find you on the Internet.
  • Capture common misspellings of your domain name, instead of sending visitors to an error page.
  • Protect your brand and online identity from unsavory parties.

To get started, check to see if the domain name you want is available. If available, register the domain name for a period of time you specify during the checkout process.

FREE with your domain from LuckyRegister

Each and every LuckyRegister  domain name comes with all you need to get online.

1
Domain Forwarding and Masking
Direct any domain name you own to your website — anyone who types that domain name into their browser is taken directly to your website.
 2
Domain Locking
Domain locking prevents accidental or intentional transfers of domain ownership and stops anyone from redirecting your nameservers.
 3
Total DNS Control
Manage your domain nameserver (DNS) records and set your email, FTP, sub-domains and website location — all from one control panel.
 4
Change of Registration
Assign your domain name to someone else or change the contacts for your domain online anytime. Requires a fee for domains.
 5
Status Alerts
Monitor the status of your domain and get instant alerts if there’s been a change.
 6
Auto Renew Protection
No need to watch expiration dates to make sure you renew on time! Auto renew keeps your domains, hosting, website builders, and other products in your name and under your control.

Register domain name now and get everything you need to get online – FREE with your domain.

LuckyRegister Process for Handling Expired Domain Names

The process we, the registrar, follow for expired domain names depends on your domain name extensions and their renewal settings. Prior to expiration, we send multiple emails to remind you to renew your domain names.

If you set your domain names to automatically renew, we attempt to renew the registrations for you the day after expiration. If we are unable to bill you, we park your expired domain names and notify you via email again.

If you set your domain names to manually renew and you let your domain names expire, we park your expired domain names and notify you via email again the day after expiration.

For expired .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .ws, .name, .cc, .mobi, .me, or .tv domain name registrations, we hold your domain name for approximately 42 days before canceling it. Domain name renewal during this period is subject to applicable renewal and redemption fees

 

Automatic Renewal

If you set the domain name to automatic renewal, when your domain name registration expires, we take the following steps before canceling it:

  • On the day after your domain name registration’s expiration date, we attempt to bill you for the domain name renewal. If we cannot renew the domain name (for example, your card on file expired), we notify you of the domain name registration’s expiration and park your domain name. You can manually renew your domain name.
  • On the 5th and 12th days after expiration, we email you additional notifications. You can manually renew your domain name.
  • On the 19th day after expiration, your domain name remains on hold but becomes subject to a redemption fee. You can call customer support to renew your domain name, subject to any applicable renewal and redemption fees.
  • On the 25th day after expiration, we put your domain name up for auction with a domain name industry auction service. You can manually renew your domain name, subject to any applicable renewal and redemption fees.
  • On the 42nd day after expiration, we cancel your domain name. We delete all services associated with the domain name.

The registry might hold the domain name before releasing it for general domain registration.

Manual Renewal

If you did not set your domain names to automatically renew, when your domain name registration expires, we proceed with the following steps before canceling it:

  • On the day after your domain name registration’s expiration date, we notify you of the domain name registration’s expiration and park your domain name. You can manually renew your domain name.
  • On the 5th and 12th days after expiration, we email you additional notifications. You can manually renew your domain name.
  • On the 19th day after expiration, your domain name remains on hold but becomes subject to a redemption fee. You can manually renew your domain name, subject to any applicable renewal and redemption fees.
  • On the 25th day after expiration, we put your domain name up for auction with a domain name industry auction service. You can manually renew your domain name, subject to any applicable renewal and redemption fees.
  • On the 42nd day after expiration, we cancel your domain name. We delete all services associated with the domain name.

The registry might hold the domain name before releasing it for general registration.

Migrating Your cPanel Site from HostGator to LuckyRegister

If you want to migrate your site hosted by HostGator to LuckyRegister – Cheap Domain Registration, Domain Hosting Services -, you can use cPanel’s backup features. This will move your website, its databases, as well as the email accounts you have set up on cPanel.

A quick note about email — if you follow these instructions, your email will continue working like it did before. However, if you change your domain’s nameservers to point to our nameservers, it might stop your email from working.

Overview

Though this process has a number of steps, you can complete them in about an hour. Here’s what to do:

  1. Download all of your backups from HostGator.
  2. Restore those backups at LuckyRegister – Cheap Domain Registration, Domain Hosting Services -.
  3. Preview your site on our servers.
  4. Make it live.

It’s pretty easy.

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HTTP vs. HTTPS – Help search engines see your site as secure

HTTP, or hypertext transfer protocol, is the way a Web server communicates with browsers like Internet Explorer® and Mozilla Firefox®. HTTP lets visitors view a site and send information back to the Web server.

HTTPS, hypertext transfer protocol secure, is HTTP through a secured connection. Communications through an HTTPS server are encrypted by a secure certificate known as an SSL. The encryption prevents third-parties from eavesdropping on communications to and from the server.

An SSL certificate keeps you and your customers safe by protecting the information that’s flowing to and from your website. It encrypts names, addresses, passwords, account and credit card numbers and more so hackers and other online criminals can’t read them.

improving your site’s ranking by External Links

What is SEO, and why is it important?

If you want people to find your site, you need to get it listed with search engines. SEO is the process of making your website more “friendly” for search engines, which helps them categorize it and display it in relevant search results. Optimizing your site can improve its organic search result ranking, making your business easier to find when potential customers search for products and services related to your business.

Spiders representing the Internet’s search engines regularly crawl the World Wide Web to look for websites and other content to add to the search engines’ databases. They follow the hyperlinks that connect websites on the Internet.

When analyzing your site’s external links to websites, search engines will attempt to determine the relative importance of the originating sites. This means that if an originating site offers similar or related content to the one it is pointing to, the link will receive a higher rating than if the content was entirely unrelated. As well, an originating site may be ranked based on the links that are pointing to it, and hence the importance of those links.

You can improve your site’s ranking by linking to relative and highly-ranked quality sites.

Note: In some cases, owning a premium keyword domain name can increase click-through rates on ads, SERP listings and improve your site’s ranking.

Do I need Rich Snippets for my website?

A rich snippet is HTML code that is placed on web pages that ‘marks up’ the page to provide Google and other search engines with explicit pieces of information about the theme and content of any given page. This snippet code isn’t necessarily visible on a page viewed in a browser. They sit in the HTML code ‘behind’ the page content. When used correctly, the contents of your rich snippets appear in the search results along with the title and description of the page.

It can be difficult to set yourself apart from the rest of the world when it comes to your search engine ranking. Incorporating rich snippet code into your website gives your search results a unique look, and shows the relative content from your site right in the search results. This can increase click-thru rates dramatically.

Rich Snippets are small previews of relevant information on your website that display in the search results when someone does a search. Rich snippets tell the search engines more about your website and what content you have on your pages. When the search engines return a list of relevant results, your rich snippet information will appear and give them a preview of what they can expect to see on your site.

Here are a few examples of rich snippets and what they display:

  1. Authorship — Displays the author’s name, picture, and a link to more articles written by them.
  2. Local Business — Displays address and phone number of your business.
  3. Events — Displays time, title, and location of your event in search results.
  4. Video search — Displays a thumbnail preview of your video in search results.

By adding rich snippets to your website, you are helping search engines deliver more relevant results and making your results stand out. When viewing search results, a visitor can instantly see why your website was included.

Adding rich snippet code to your website increases traffic and lowers bounce rates because visitors already know what to expect when they reach your website. It’s a great way to set yourself apart on the search results and increase traffic to your website.

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Search Engines and Internal Links

Spiders representing the Internet’s search engines regularly crawl the World Wide Web to look for websites and other content to add to the search engines’ databases. They follow the hyperlinks that connect websites on the Internet.

Due to their very nature, spiders are crippled when they have no links to follow. If your website has broken or no internal links a spider will likely not go beyond the first link. If your site contains external links, the spider might follow those and leave the site behind.

If, however, all the Web pages on your site are linked to each other with functional hyperlinks, a visiting spider is able to visit every nook and cranny of the site.

Search Engine Visibility provides several options for you to assist search engine spiders and crawlers in navigating your site with ease. Having working links throughout your site is essential to successful search engine optimization.

Tip: Register the right keywords domain names to get your website discovered on search engines so more customers can get to your door.

 

Don’t Do It!

What is SEO, and why is it important?

If you want people to find your site, you need to get it listed with search engines. SEO is the process of making your website more “friendly” for search engines, which helps them categorize it and display it in relevant search results. Optimizing your site can improve its organic search result ranking, making your business easier to find when potential customers search for products and services related to your business.

Don’t Do It!

Search engines have become very important to the way people use the Web. Of course that means there’s a lot of value to getting in front of all of those millions of potential visitors.

Unfortunately, some people try to manipulate search results, create spam, and try to game the system to make money.

Search engines, however, are very good at detecting and penalizing sites that employ manipulative techniques.

Here are examples of things you should not try to do:

  • Keyword Stuffing — Keyword stuffing refers to identifying valuable search terms, and then shoving those search terms into your content or meta keywords tag as many times as possible, even when the keyword has no relevance to the content of the site.
  • Hidden Content — Hidden content is the technique of displaying content to the search engines that the users don’t see, such as additional keyword phrases. Typically examples include using CSS to display the content way off the viewable area of the page, hiding the displayed content with CSS, or displaying the content in the same color as the background (ie: white text on white background).
  • Link Farms — The importance of links has prompted people to swap links with as many sites as they can find, including sites that are not relevant. Some webmasters create multiple sites of low-value content exclusively for the purposes of interlinking those pages.
  • Buying Links — Some people pay for links on other sites just to try and raise their search engine scores. This method is different than a sponsored link, or an advertisement, as they usually try and pay for these links to display in online content like natural links without any labeling that the link was paid for.
  • Make Pages Just for Search Engines — Some people get so wrapped up in the search engines that they forget all about their users. If a page is over-engineered for the search engines, to the point that it loses value for the users, the users are not going to want to spend much time on your page. Even if they land on your site, they’ll go elsewhere for their business.

What’s the worst that can happen?

The search engines have a lot of very smart people and have gotten very good at detecting and penalizing sites that use manipulative techniques, like those outlined above. Don’t try to outsmart the search engines. In some cases your site can disappear from the search engines for months, if not years, depending on the severity of the offense. The best advice is to stay within Google’s webmaster guidelines and build your SEO strategy around sound principles, like having great content and proper meta tags. Remember, the search engine doesn’t have to rank you for anything!

Note: We offer cheap domain registration, domain hosting, email services…plus Search Engine Visibility to promote your business on Google®, Yahoo!®, and Bing® to increase traffic and get more customers.