Category: Hosting

The Power of LightSpeed Hosting

In the vast world of web hosting options, finding the right partner can feel like a digital odyssey. Page loading times, security concerns, and server stability are not just buzzwords—they’re the pillars on which your online presence stands. Let’s delve into how Webnova not only understands these concerns but turns them into our hosting strengths.

1. The Need for Speed: Nova LightSpeed Unleashed

Picture this scenario: a potential customer lands on your website, intrigued by what you offer. Excitement builds, anticipation heightens…and then, they wait. And wait. The page takes forever to load, and just like that, the magic is lost. Studies show that a mere one-second delay can lead to a 7% drop in conversions. Now, imagine the impact of a 12-second wait time—customers gone in a digital blink.

This is where Nova LightSpeed hosting from Webnova takes center stage. Our servers boast incredibly powerful hardware, coupled with the latest hosting software technology. The result? A staggering 96% improvement in page loading speed. Your website isn’t just fast; it’s a digital sprinter leaving the competition in the dust.

2. Security Beyond Compare: Fort Knox for Your Digital Kingdom

The internet is accessible to everyone and sometimes threats lurk around every virtual corner. A hacked website isn’t just a data breach; it’s a blow to your brand’s credibility. At Webnova, we’ve taken a page from Fort Knox’s playbook and fortified our servers with security measures that go above and beyond. Brute force attacks? Blocked. Suspicious activity? Flagged and reported. Someone trying to guess a password, permanently banned from access. Your website and email accounts becomes a virtual fortress, standing resilient against digital intruders.

3. Stability Redefined: Say Goodbye to Downtime Dramas

Server hardware failures are the unwelcome guests that no one wants. The stress of extended downtime? A nightmare for any business to sit without mail or website access for several days if not longer. Webnova tackles this head-on by redefining server stability. Our servers are not overcrowded; they’re meticulously monitored and generously scaled. Each account is securely isolated, preventing any potential issues from spreading. The result? Your website stays online, always ready for action.

Why Webnova?

  • Nova LightSpeed Unleashed: A 96% improvement in page loading time.
  • Security Beyond Compare: Fort Knox-level protection for your brand.
  • Stability Redefined: Say goodbye to server-induced stress and downtime.

In a digital landscape where every second counts, choosing Webnova isn’t just a decision; it’s a strategic advantage. Elevate your online presence with hosting that goes beyond the ordinary. Nova LightSpeed isn’t just a service; it’s a commitment to excellence. Ready to experience the difference? Choose Webnova and let your website shine in the digital spotlight.

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Boosting Email Security

Are you tired of sifting through spam emails and worrying about phishing attempts? We hear you, and we’ve got some exciting news to share. We’re taking a significant step to enhance your email security and ensure your online safety. We’re implementing DKIM verification, and content below will tell you all about how it works and why we need it.

Understanding DKIM – The Guardian of Your Inbox

DKIM, which stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is like a guardian angel for your email inbox. It’s a smart technology that helps us ensure that every email you receive is not only genuine but also from the source it claims to be. Imagine it as a digital fingerprint for emails, making sure sender of the email is who they say they are. We have already been using DKIM on our LightSpeed server for all outgoing mail since 2021, but now, we will implement a new policy to only allow incoming mail form trusted and verified sources.

Why DKIM Matters

Now, you might be wondering, “Why should I care about DKIM?” Well, let us break it down for you in simple terms:

  1. Bye-bye, Spam (mostly): DKIM verification helps us filter out spam emails more effectively. That means fewer distractions and a cleaner inbox for you. Say goodbye to those pesky “special offers” and “miraculous cures.” There might still be spam mails being sent from trusted and verified domains, but they will soon be filtered and blocked as there are much less spam being sent from verified domains.
  2. No More Fakes: DKIM makes sure that the emails you receive are from the people they claim to be from. So, if your bank or favorite online store sends you a message, you can trust that it’s genuinely from them, not an imposter trying to steal your info.
  3. Email Fraud Reduction: Email fraud is a serious issue. With DKIM, we’re strengthening our defences against phishing attacks and email fraud. Your online transactions and personal information will be more secure than ever before because DKIM will essentially eliminate email spoofing.

Be Wary of Outdated Providers

However, it’s worth noting that while we’re enhancing our email security, not all service providers have caught up. Some outdated providers may not fully support DKIM and mails they sent to your address might bounce back. Thankfully, there is a simple fix and all they need to do is for their hosting admins to install the necessary DKIM zone settings. This takes less than 1 minute on modern hosting platforms like cPanel.

Our Commitment to Your Online Safety

We believe that online communication should be not only convenient but also safe. That’s why we’re implementing DKIM verification. It’s all about building trust with you, our valued clients and those you communicate with. We want you to know that when you receive an email from us or anyone else, it’s the real deal and not some spoofed or faked email designed to steal information or manipulate you into clicking on a scam or virus link.


A Hassle-Free Experience for You

We know you’re busy, and that’s why we want to assure you that there’s nothing you need to do on your end. We’re taking care of the technical side to ensure your emails are protected and the new security policies are in place.

Gmail and DKIM Policies

We also want to share that the big players, like Gmail, have already implemented DKIM policies. This means that if you’re sending emails to a Gmail address and don’t have a proper DKIM policy in place, your emails will bounce and you will get a rejection notice. This is why we have decided to move in the same direction to ensure less spam and a more protected mailbox for our users.

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We’re excited about this journey toward a safer and more trustworthy online experience. As we implement DKIM, you’ll notice the benefits in your inbox and it’s all part of our mission to serve you better.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates, tips, and inspiration right here on our blog. We will also be sharing more new about Antivirus and Online Backup services soon.

Thank you for being a part of the Webnova family.

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Hey there, tech-savvy warriors!

Let’s dive into a topic that often lurks in the shadows but deserves our full attention: cybercrime. I know, I know, it’s not the most thrilling subject to discuss over a cup of coffee, but trust me, it’s essential for all startups, entrepreneurs, and business owners out there.

Now, you might be thinking, “Cybercrime? Nah, not my cup of tea.” Well, my friend, it’s time to face the music. Did you know that cybercrime costs the world a mind-boggling $600 billion each year? It’s a staggering amount that keeps on growing like an overzealous garden gnome. In fact, cybercrime ranks third on the list of crimes with global impact, right after government corruption and narcotics. Quite the infamous achievement, don’t you think?

Picture this: you’re surfing the web, minding your own business, when suddenly, bam! Your personal data gets stolen and every password you have ever saved in your browser is no being analysed by someone in a country you cannot pronounce. It happens to two-thirds of online users, and chances are, you probably know someone who’s gone through this digital nightmare. The culprits often remain nameless and faceless, roaming the digital world like phantoms. They never face arrest or jail time, nor do they return the loot they snatched from unsuspecting victims like you.

Speaking of targets, South Africa takes the spotlight on the global Cyber Exposure Index. Yep, we’re number six on the hit list of cyber attacks, with big businesses feeling the heat. It’s like being the popular kid in the cybercrime world because almost nobody trains their employees on issues like social engineering or not to click those funny links in a strange email form people they have never heard of before.

Now, let’s address the elephant in the server room—COVID-19. The pandemic has opened the floodgates for online criminals since more and more people are working from home or connecting to work using a VPN. This gives criminals a golden opportunity to wreak havoc since hacking a home router is much easier than breaking the office server firewall, you do have a firewall right? It’s a virtual cat-and-mouse game, where the mice (that’s us) end up with compromised bank accounts, or even worse, they intercept and change invoice information so your clients pay money into a criminal’s back account! Yes, that happens more than you think and most of the time, the people sending those invoices does not even have basic security like a premium Antivirus.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and unfortunately, the chances of falling victim to these cyber shenanigans have skyrocketed, especially when we’re all feeling the pinch of joblessness and uncertainty. But fear not! There’s light at the end of this digital tunnel. There are steps you can take to protect yourself and your business from these sneaky cyber foes.

Start by training your employees to spot the red flags. And here’s a top-notch tip: invest in a proper security system.

  1. Ensure each and every user on your network has a premium Antivirus, no, a free one does not count!
  2. Separate your important business servers and computers like accounting, backups and file storage from the main WiFi network. The last thing you want is someone parked outside your building and still getting easy access to every file or invoice on your network.
  3. Limit access to important information like email passwords or network passwords. If you save them on your computer, put them in a password protected file.
  4. Do NOT use the same password for everything! Please… this is the biggest security risk since there are regular data breaches and the info is distributed on the dark web for free, so if someone finds a password in one of those breaches and you use the same password for everything from online banking to Netflix, you will have a big problem.
  5. Use the website regularly to check your business and private email account to see if your data has been leaked online.

We are more than happy to assist and give your business a security audit and help you implement a decent security structure to ensure we make it as difficult as possible for fraudsters to target your business. More than 95% of cyber crime is committed by criminals with minimal technical knowledge, they use tactics like fake email and social engineering to get access to the data they need.

So, my friends, the time has come to ask yourself a crucial question: What are you doing to protect yourself? Are you ready to take a stand against cybercrime? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Give us a call for more information.Stay vigilant, stay secure, and let’s defeat these cyber villains one byte at a time!

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