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What is an SSL certificate, why do you need one, and how to add one to your website. By TheEssentialWebsite.com

How and Why to add an SSL Certificate to your Website

You may have heard the terms SSL Certificate or HTTPS. If you haven’t, you’ve probably seen a closed/locked padlock (green in Chrome and Firefox, gray in Safari) or an open/unlocked padlock (gray in all browsers). If you haven’t noticed these padlocks, look up above in your browser, in the address bar. If you see a… Read More

Getting hacked doesn’t just happen to spammy looking websites or websites who use cheap products, it happens to EVERYONE. - TheEssentialWebsite.com

The Case of the nice people who got hacked in an unsuspecting way

Hackers work 24/7 non-stop trying to hack your website We’re not exaggerating here. They are covertly working to get into your website right this very second! Most of the time website owners have no idea what’s happening until one day their website quits working, or they notice odd things on their website, or they start… Read More

For less than your Starbucks habit (or at least mine) you can protect your innocent website from hackers, malware and crappy web hosts. Our Golden Maintenance Package takes care of daily backups, advanced security monitoring, updates to plugins + more. You can't ignore this stuff - someone needs to do it and we can help. TheEssentialWebsite.com

What’s more important, my site or my Starbucks habit?

Unreal as it sounds…’tis the season for website crashes! We’ve had 5…yes 5 clients whose websites have crashed (some more than once!) in the last month! You’ve guessed it, they’re now letting us secure and maintain their website! Think you can’t afford to secure and maintain your website? Think again. Here’s the short version of… Read More

Maintaining You Website is as Important as Maintaining Your Hair!

Maintaining Your Website is as Important as Getting a Haircut

Wait! What?? What the heck does maintaining a website have to do with getting a haircut? Oooh, glad you asked! Let’s say you have long hair. If you don’t get it cut every so often, it’s still going to look ok on the surface. I mean, you can always just throw it up in a… Read More

Are you taking care of your website security? If not, why not?! Website security is an important part of your business. theessentialwebsite.com

The Importance of Website Security & Keeping Your Website Safe

Is your website an important part of your business? Your website is the thing that people use to learn all about you and your amazing service, the thing that sells your products, the way you share your heart, dreams and more all over the world, and dare we say… the thing that could potentially make… Read More