How we resurrected hacked Wordpress website

Meteor News is a citizen science project and a publishing platform for authors around the world to bring meteor related content to a single place. The website enjoys a steadily increasing traffic from 144 countries, and 25 authors delivered a hefty 662 articles. In 2019 alone it has seen a readership increase of 46%, which is the largest one yet. But that’s today! Let’s rewind to 2018. Back then, the website was compromised and completely destroyed. It was initially hosted...

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November 08, 2019 | 5 minutes read

Empire Elements becomes DigitalOcean Partner

DigitalOcean (D.O.) is a popular cloud computing platform provider offering transparent and affordable pricing with option scaling your business globally. D.O. has been steadily growing over the past five years, adding new features and expanding to new regions. Currently operating in 5 geographical regions, DigitalOcean is growing and attracting businesses that want to make their way to the cloud. Businesses need robust solutions and Empire Elements just been granted membership to their partner programme. As certified DigitalOcean partners, we are...

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October 16, 2019 | 1 minute read

How to improve website speed

Why we care about website speed? One of the top performance improvements is undoubtedly the website speed. For the past couple of years, website speed has become one of the most critical factors. So much so that even Google uses that as one of the ranking factors. There is a definite correlation between website speed and business profits. Fast user experience is merely good practice. We should make all efforts to make the website load faster and offer a better...

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May 02, 2018 | 4 minutes read

Does my website really need HTTPS?

Demand for SSL certificates increased drastically since 2014. Jumping to 35% adoption in 2017 and passed 50% in 2019. Let’s Encrypt issues 150 million SSL certificates in 2018 and expects to surpass 200 million certificate issues in 2019. Shortly after serious Heartbleed Bug vulnerability, Google announced that website encryption is an important ranking factor and people started to take notice. HTTPS over HTTP In 2014 a lot of websites moved to HTTPS format, usually running both regular and encrypted versions...

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August 07, 2017 | 2 minutes read

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