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Free Trial Singapore (Asia) Joomla 3.3 Hosting with ASPHostPortal,com :: How to Import Blogger to Joomla

clock April 30, 2014 08:15 by author ben

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account. Up until May 1, 2010 Blogger allowed users to publish blogs on other hosts, via FTP. All such blogs had (or still have) to be moved to Google's own servers, with domains other than blogspot.com allowed via custom URLs. Unlike WordPress, Blogger cannot be installed in a web server. One has to use DNS facilities to redirect a custom URL to a blogspot domain.

Do you want to standstill with your Blogger website? Because there’s no more space for improvement? Probably, it’s about time for a game changer. So, in order to gain your website perfection, you may easily change your blog publishing platform, as an alternative, you might take a chance and import your Blogger content to Joomla. You may ask what good is it.

Firstly, Joomla is an open source CMS platform that allows to create advanced and scalable websites. It provides with the ability to manage professionally look like web projects that might be expanded with the various extensions. Also, you may adopt the authentic template that will suit your niche best. One more speak-for-itself advantage of Joomla is the thing you are the only owner of your website, when Blogger may delete your content any time with no reasons.

So, if you have made a choice to perform your Joomla migration, there are a few steps that will make your switch and site management flawless and smooth.

joomla 3.3 hosting with asphostportal.com1. Make a Backup.
To get started with your Blogger to Joomla import, at first you should backup your current site data. It helps to exclude the data loss risk.


2. First, Install Joomla Website.
Install a new Joomla website. Also, you may activate some additional extensions. In the case of a blog running, it’s recommended to upload some of the following extensions: JComments, K2 (with this extension you don’t have to activate JComments), EasyBlog or something likes that.

joomla 3.3 hosting with asphostportal.com3. Install a New Template.
The first thing you need to do is to download the new Joomla template you're willing to use for your site on your hard drive. Once you have your Joomla template downloaded on your computer, login to the administrative area of your Joomla website and upload the template through the Extension Manager (Extensions -> Extension Manager). The process is the same for templates, modules, plugins and components. Once the template is installed in your Joomla 3 application, you need to make it default for your website so your pages get the new design. First, you need to go to Extensions -> Template Manager. On this page, you will see a list of the installed templates available for your site and the administrative area. Locate the one you want to use on your site and click on the star icon next to it.

4. Get Blogger and Joomla Access Details on Hand
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5. Migrate Blogger Content to Joomla
It’s available to try the automated data conversion.

6. Set up 301 URLs redirects from Blogger to Joomla.

7. Activate SEO Extension.

For remember, before launching your website data migration, analyze your traffic. It's recommended to proceed with this when the index is the lowest. And then when the transfer of your website is over, you should ask your website visitors to recover their passwords.



Joomla 3.2 Hosting :: Top Five Joomla Security Issues

clock April 10, 2014 09:36 by author ben

Here we've listed the ten most likely ways your Joomla website will get hacked. How many of them could catch you out?

 

1. Weak Joomla Administrator Password
Firstly rename the administrator account username from admin to something memorable. I know in the modern world we have so many passwords to remember, I use three words and swap out some letters for numbers, on different sites and services I swap the order of the words, there are only three possible passwords I can use and if I don't know them, they are going to be difficult for other people / hackers to guess. Software enables hackers to run millions of guesses a second, you can configure servers to block 'brute force password attempts', for the main just setting a strong password is enough but remember to change your username from 'admin'.

2. No Security Measures For A Joomla Website
Database prefix, super admin id, upload limits, hot linking, blocking terms in URLs, block all SQL injections, etc, etc.Some of these are basic, some are complicated and should be done by a Joomla professional. From my point of view if your are a serious business and you've not implemented these and other Joomla security measures, you are begging to be hacked and made a fool of. Your website is your online shop window, defacement, spam emails in your name, outbound links to porn sites, user information taken and used, etc.
Falling prey to hackers damages your businesses reputation and costs far more than the costs of cleanup - which in turn cost far more than the cost of prevention. I'm not scaremongering I see it every day, and funnily enough it's never ourselves.

Keeping on top of your website will save you money should something go wrong, a recent large hacking incident set someone back over £2,600 for the de-hack and a further £480 to seal other weaknesses. They needed to retrieve their user's information no matter what, and keep an online presence throughout. With our expert Joomla security measures none of this would have happened. A £350 Joomla security audit would have shown all the potential issues and pointed out how to fix and seal the cracks. A further £360 would have paid for us to do the necessary follow-up work - this would have prevented the hack and also fixed other weaknesses that the site audit highlighted.

3. Joomla Website Re-hacked - Missed Hacker Files
About 20% of our de-hacking jobs come from other developers or site owners who have cleaned out a hacking incident and very quickly been re-hacked. De-hacking a Joomla website is a skill, you can overlay a clean set of files to your current files but what about new files that have been added.

We've created our own script that we add to a client's site, we then search for anything that is not a part of the core Joomla files, we then investigate what these files are, some will be legit and others might be hacker files.
One thing is for sure, our clients never get re-hacked from the same incident.

4. Joomla And Server Login Details Taken From Infected Computers
Malware, Spyware and other computer infections once accounted for a significant proportion of website hacks. People's awareness of viruses and better quality antivirus has reduce this form of hacking, however it does still happen and we have seen incidents of this recently.

Run regular full system scans against all machines that are used to access your website, be careful / vigilant when browsing the Internet and opening emails. Don't risk your businesses reputation, keep your computers clean and free from infections with the added benefit of helping to keep your website clean.

If you are concerned about your website's security or believe you might have already fallen foul to hackers, do not hesitate to get in touch.

5. Cheap Joomla Hosting
Why would you go for the cheapest hosting provider you can find?

Cheap or low cost hosting providers use shared servers that can host up to 1,000 websites. Shared hosting by itself is not bad, but if you pay the minimum for your hosting you know it will not be configured for optimal speed or security.

Cheap hosting is sold as a lead generator

When something goes wrong - and it will - the hosting company will do nothing to help and will do everything to up-sell you to a more expensive package that they claim is more secure - which isn't, it is on the same server but you pay more for nothing extra. For optimum security, smaller hosting providers like ourselves offer the best Joomla hosting packages.

ASPHostPortal.com is a popular online Joomla 3.2 hosting service provider catering to those people who face such issues. The company has managed to build a strong client base in a very short period of time. It is known for offering ultra-fast, fully-managed and secured services in the competitive market.
“We have hosted large numbers of websites and blogs until now. Our clients come from diverse backgrounds from all sectors of the economy. We offer free trial for our new customers so they get an idea of the kind of service they will receive,” - Dean Thomas
, Manager at ASPHostPortal.com.
ASPHostPortal.com has been offering fully managed backups, updates, and security all round the year without any sorts of interruptions to make sure that the web traffic of their clients’ websites and blogs is not lost. The company is also seen offering maximum security for its clients’ blogs and websites.

 



ASPHostPortal.com Proudly Announces SQL Server 2014 Hosting

clock April 8, 2014 08:29 by author ben

ASPHostPortal.com, a reliable web hosting company specializing in ASP.NET hosting services, announces the deployment of SQL Server 2014 in its web hosting packages.

ASPHostPortal.com now provides the SQL Server 2014 in all of web hosting packages, assisting all their web hosting customers on organizing, improving and securing business’ data. Making business decisions are the crucial steps that businesses need to take, mostly in short time. It requires accessing company’s data in easy manner to be analyzed and evaluated. The SQL Server 2014 has the excellent tool to do this. With the Power View, businesses will be able to excerpt data into PowerPoint presentations and bring updated information in every meeting.

 


Businesses are often must face complicated issues, whether it occurs inside the organization or related to clients and customers. For example, clients often want their data quality being improved regularly that can be a challenging task. With the SQL Server 2014 this process can be reduced this problem since it has the ability to enhance the consistency and accuracy of the data. The SQL Server 2014 works by cleaning out the data thus resulting in superior quality and enduring maintenance.

The basic shared hosting service is supported by SQL Server 2014 web hosting and the site provides this plan at a monthly cost of $5. The site assures a 24x7 customer support service and guarantees a 99.9% uptime as they have installed fully servers. The company through its website gives all its customers a Plesk Panel which is basically server management software.

“Our customers have been asking us about SQL Server 2014 and we are happy to deliver a hosting platform that supports all the latest in the Microsoft Web Stack.” said said Dean Thomas, Manager at ASPHostPortal.com.  "And it proves that we remain at the forefront in Microsoft technology".

ASPHostPortal.com is a popular SQL Server 2014 hosting service provider with all of its  hosting plans to help users to automate and simplify website and server administration tasks such as  installation and migration. For more information about this topics or have any enquiries related to SQL Server 2014 hosting,  please visit http://asphostportal.com/SQL-2014-Hosting.

ASPHostPortal.com is now providing this FREE DOMAIN and DOUBLE SQL Space promotion link for new clients to enjoy the company's outstanding web hosting service at a low cost from just $5.00/mo. This offer valids only from 21st March 2014 to 20 April 2014 and it applies to all the new clients registered during these dates only.

About ASPHostPortal.com:

ASPHostPortal.com is a hosting company that best support in Windows and ASP.NET-based hosting. Services include shared hosting, reseller hosting, and sharepoint hosting, with specialty in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and architecting highly scalable solutions. As a leading small to mid-sized business web hosting provider, ASPHostPortal.com strive to offer the most technologically advanced hosting solutions available to all customers across the world. Security, reliability, and performance are at the core of hosting operations to ensure each site and/or application hosted is highly secured and performs at optimum level.



About ASPHostPortal.com

We’re a company that works differently to most. Value is what we output and help our customers achieve, not how much money we put in the bank. It’s not because we are altruistic. It’s based on an even simpler principle. "Do good things, and good things will come to you".

Success for us is something that is continually experienced, not something that is reached. For us it is all about the experience – more than the journey. Life is a continual experience. We see the Internet as being an incredible amplifier to the experience of life for all of us. It can help humanity come together to explode in knowledge exploration and discussion. It is continual enlightenment of new ideas, experiences, and passions

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