Some upcoming changes to how SSL certificates are validated


If you’re thinking about purchasing an SSL soon or already have an SSL that you haven’t activated yet, you should know about some upcoming changes to how SSL certificates are validated and what that might mean for you. HTTP domain control validation (DCV) will work a little differently across all SSL certificate types going forward in the coming weeks. If you already have an issued SSL, this...

How to Protect Your Email Address from Spoofing


Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you receive an email that looks like it’s from your boss, your email service provider, maybe even your best friend. You’d naturally be inclined to open it, right? Think again. When you open an email that’s crafted to look like it came from someone you trust, consider yourself “email spoofed.” Email spoofing refers to the sending of email messages with a forged...

[News] China bans cryptocurrency trading and mining


Last Friday China’s central bank and its National Development and Reform Commission announced a ban on all cryptocurrency mining and made all cryptocurrency transactions illegal. Furthermore, they prohibited any company from providing cryptocurrency trading to Chinese citizens. These new bans extend China’s 2019 ban on cryptocurrency trading. The statement from China’s Central Bank makes clear...

Best programming languages for AI: which to learn?


AI programming brings indescribable productivity and quality-of-life benefits to users everywhere. As smart speakers say good morning and search engines make headlines, these two techs are just a fraction of the massive AI universe working behind the scenes today. For those considering a leap into the world of AI development, choosing the correct programming language to learn and use can be...

Whois—or Whoisn’t? The state of Whois for domains


Determining who owns a domain name used to be simple. The creators of the domain name system built a service called Whois that served as a phone directory for websites. Whois displayed the phone number, address, email address and fax number (remember, this was a while ago!) of the contacts for the domain owner. The idea was that people could use this directory to contact site administrators if...

Full site editing is coming to WordPress with 5.8


As great as WordPress has been for the web developers among us, beginners and casual website owners have remained rather unimpressed with WordPress’s abilities. This is all about to change with the release of WordPress 5.8 scheduled for July 20. I mean, sure, WordPress has always been powerful enough to handle any task you might throw at it, but the difficult part was learning how to use the...

Is my website safe? Making WordPress secure


WordPress can rightly be called one of the most popular content management systems in the world, if not THE most popular one. The simplicity for users, paired with extreme flexibility (with the right themes and plugins, you can make your WordPress site pretty much anything you want), and accessibility — it all contributes to its immense popularity. However, on the flip side, such popularity also...

WordPress comes of age with its 18th birthday


Can you believe it? WordPress turns 18 on May 27, 2021. In the U.S. and many other countries, that makes WordPress officially an adult. If WordPress were a human being, it would become eligible to vote, graduate high school, and make decisions without a parent’s consent. As in years past, we anticipate many people around the world will be celebrating this auspicious birthday. Here at Namecheap...

How to migrate your WordPress website


WordPress website migration. Chances are if you’re reading this article, you’re most likely interested in either learning how to move, a la migrate, your WordPress website now or in the future. Whatever your reason, it can be quite a complicated process, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. That’s why we’re here, to break down the different types of migrations, depending on your...

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