Topic: Website Security

Website security requires vigilance in all aspects of website design and usage. This help topic won’t make you a website security guru, but it will help you understand where threats come from, and what you can do to harden your website against the most common attacks.

How to install a third-party SSL certificate with cPanel

Beehosting offers automated installation options for certificates we sell, but there is no restriction on which certificates you can install. This article shows how to manually obtain and install an SSL certificate on cPanel. Step 1: Generate a private key and CSR If you have not already purchased...
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How to install a self-signed SSL certificate in cPanel

You can install a self-signed SSL certificate on your Beehosting account for testing and development purposes. To do this, you create a private key and digitally sign your own SSL certificate in cPanel. To create and install a self-signed SSL certificate, follow these steps: Log in to cPanel...
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How to enable AutoSSL / Free SSL in cPanel

All Beehosting cPanel hosting plan comes with free Auto SSL. What is AutoSSL? AutoSSL is WHM/cPanel solution activated by default in your hosting account as it automatically installs and renews cPanel/Sectigo certificates for each domain in cPanel. AutoSSL performs an auto...
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How to create a strong password

This article discusses some techniques and advice on how to create a strong password. Choosing a strong password Below you will find several techniques to create a strong password: The password must be at least eight characters long, preferably longer. The longer the password, the less suscep...
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How to install server updates

This article describes how to install updates on an unmanaged server. Maintaining an up-to-date server with the latest patches and fixes is one of the most important things you can do to make your server more secure. The procedures for different types of operating systems are described below. ...
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Differences between a cPanel certificate and a traditional CA-issued certificate

This article explains the differences between cPanel SSL certificates and certificates provided by traditional CA (certificate authority) providers. What is a cPanel SSL certificate? cPanel SSL certificates are free and come with Beehosting plans automatically. It is an entry-level SSL certificate...
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An introduction to SSL

This article is an introduction to key SSL concepts and it provides background information about SSL. If you planning to install SSL certificates on your website, this article will be useful. What is SSL? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) enhances a website's security by providing two important features:...
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How to configure WordPress to always use SSL

This article describes how to configure a WordPress site to always use secure (SSL) connections. This article assumes that you already have a valid, functioning SSL certificate installed on your website. If you do not have an SSL certificate for your site yet, please see our SSL certificate options...
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How to fix mixing of secure and insecure content on a web page

This article describes an issue that occurs when visitors to your website request a secure web page that contains insecure elements. Problem When visitors to your website request a page using a secure https:// connection, a broken padlock icon may appear in the web browser's address bar. In additi...
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How to add CAPTCHA protection to your web site

This article describes what CAPTCHA protection is when you might use it, and some implementations for various programming languages that you can add to your own website. What is a CAPTCHA? A CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a test that tries t...
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