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“Everything was easier back then” – it’s a sentiment we all hear from time to time. When it comes to websites, this is perfectly true. After all, websites in the 1990s were downright spartan in their approach to web design. And there was little emphasis on aesthetics, what with the prevalence of flashing GIFs. This […]

Inside Hostpoint

A good, memorable domain name is worth a lot these days. And without domain names, using the internet would be practically inconceivable as we know it today. So it’s all the more surprising how little we talk about security in the context of domain names. After all, it’s a well-known fact that mistakes in the […]

Inside Hostpoint

There have always been many good reasons to host websites and e-mails on Hostpoint. But innovative services and a secure, stable infrastructure like the one we operate don’t appear out of thin air. On the contrary: only a dedicated development effort, a staff made up of proven experts and regular investments running into the millions […]

Tips & Hints

There’s not much to laugh about when you fall victim to ransomware, which is software that encrypts the data on your computer and other connected drives without warning. In the majority of cases, the data can be restored only by paying the cybercriminals a ‘ransom’ in the amount of several hundred francs – or even […]

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In an age when we’re sure to go right to a search engine to find content on the web, you might think that choosing the right domain name for your own website is only of minor importance. At least when it comes to achieving top rankings in the search results on Google and other search […]

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At the end of September last year, we set a milestone in the quest for ensuring a secure internet with FreeSSL. To date, no other web hosting provider had offered its customers free encryption of data sent between the website and web browser with domain-validated, dedicated certificates. A few weeks later, another provider, Let’s Encrypt, […]

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A few weeks ago, the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) published its semiannual report. The report showed just how poorly Swiss websites perform in terms of security. This is reason enough to write a post discussing the most important precautions you should take to safeguard your website. Regularly update your software! You […]

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Thanks to content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Typo3, the number of websites has practically exploded in recent years. According to Netcraft’s recent figures, there were nearly 903 million websites as of November 2015 – with the number continuing to grow rapidly. These modern content management systems make it possible to easily manage […]

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From next Monday, restrictions on names that can be registered as a .swiss domain will finally be lifted. In addition, associations and foundations that are not registered with the Swiss Commercial Register may also apply for .swiss domains. Unfortunately, individuals are still excluded from applying. The new domain ending, .swiss, was launched last fall to […]