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New Client: Kenneth Afienko PA

MK Web Design would like to welcome the Kenneth Afienko PA to our client list. We hosted this site on our high speed non-shared servers. We provided the following low cost web design services:

  • Cutom Website Design (Custom Design)
  • Website Hosting
  • Google Site Map Creation and Submission
  • Customized Search Engine Optimization and Micro Data Integration
  • Social Share Buttons
  • Website Statistics via Google Analytics
  • Responsive / Mobile Site Development
  • Customized Content Creation
  • Contact Forms
  • WordPress Content Management System Integration

Click on the site picture below to view snapshots of the site on different platforms and the technologies used for the site. We want to thank Kenneth Afienko PA for choosing us for the for their low cost website hosting and development solutions.

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New Client: BLVD Hardware and Pool St Petersburg Seminole

MK Web Design would like to welcome the Bouelvard Hawdware and Pool St Petersburg Seminole to our client list. We hosted this site on our new high speed non-shared servers. We provided the following low cost web design services:

Click on the site picture below to view a snapshot of the site and the technologies used for the site. We want to thank Bouelvard Hawdware and Pool St Petersburg Seminole for choosing us for the for their low cost website hosting and development solutions.

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Server Update / Upgrade Complete

MK Web Design UpgradeFirst off, we want to thank all of our customers for their business with us. We have completed our upgrade which involved moving servers from a Shared Hosting platform where your website bandwidth / computer processor is shared with thousands of other users with our provider to a Dedicated Hosting platform in which your bandwidth / computer processor is only shared with customers of MK Web Design. What does this mean for our customers?

  • Faster response times when your customers are viewing your site
  • Faster response times when you are using your Content Management System to update your site
  • Faster processing of database requests (No CPU sharing)
  • Increased search engine rankings in Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc….. They base rankings on a server “slow score”
  • Weekly back up of your website will be performed in case of data loss
  • Security hardening which involved free upgrades to your CMS installation, tweaks to help prevent unauthorized access due to Brute force Attacks, Vulnerability Scans, and much more

We have completed this upgrade and thank our customers for their patience. All websites which were moved resulted in zero downtime and was seamless. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

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Creating a Strong Password / Password Security

Password SecurityPasswords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to
your website and computer. The stronger your password, the more protected your website and computer will be from hackers and malicious software. You should make sure you have strong passwords for all accounts on your website.

A strong password:

  •  Is at least eight characters long.
  •  Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name.
  •  Does not contain a complete word.
  •  Is significantly different from previous passwords.
  •  Contains characters from each of the following four categories;
    •  Uppercase Letters – A, B, C
    •  Lowercase Letters a, b, c
    •  Numbers – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    •  Symbols found on the keyboard (all keyboard characters not
      defined as letters or numerals) and spaces – ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ -
      + = { } [ ] \ | : ; ” ‘ < > , . ? /

A password might meet all the criteria above and still be a weak password. For example, Hello2U! meets all the criteria for a strong password listed above, but is still weak because it contains a complete word. H3ll0 2 U! is a stronger alternative because it replaces some of the letters in the complete word with numbers and also includes spaces.

Help yourself remember your strong password by following these tips:

  •  Create an acronym from an easy-to-remember piece of information.
    For example, pick a phrase that is meaningful to you, such as My son’s
    birthday is 12 December, 2004. Using that phrase as your guide, you might
    use Msbi12/Dec,4 for your password.
  •  Substitute numbers, symbols, and misspellings for letters or words
    in an easy-to-remember phrase. For example, My son’s birthday is 12
    December, 2004 could become Mi$un’s Brthd8iz 12124 (it’s OK to use spaces in
    your password).
  •  Relate your password to a favorite hobby or sport. For example, I
    love to play badminton could become ILuv2PlayB@dm1nt()n.

If you feel you must write down your password in order to remember it, make
sure you don’t label it as your password, and keep it in a safe place.

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New Client Showtime Speedway

MK Web Design would like to welcome the Showtime Speedway Pinellas Park to our client list. We hosted this site on our new high speed non-shared servers. We provided the following low cost web design services:

Click on the site picture below to view a snapshot of the site and the technologies used for the site. We want to thank Showtime Speedway for choosing us for the for their low cost website hosting and development solutions.

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