Introduction to Common Security Vulnerabilities

Website security is a crucial and should not be over looked, in this article I’d like to introduce you to some of the most common security threats and what can be done to combat them.

SQL Injection

SQL injection can happen when users provide data which is not sanitised. The attacker’s hostile data can trick the website into executing unintended commands or accessing data without proper authorization.

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Getting started as a web developer

The internet is a huge part of everyday life from online banking, checking what’s on at the cinema to running an online business. it’s no wonder web development is a huge industry, but how do you get started in the first place? Is college / university the best route or going out on your own as a freelancer or working your way up as an apprentice?

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101 Awesome Google+ Pages for Web Hosting News & Tips

Whether you’re just starting out in Web development or you’re a seasoned pro, there’s a good bet you could use a new trick or tip to help you build the best website possible. There are literally millions of pages of tips, tricks, and news items about web hosting, but who has the time to search for the best ones? Answer: we do! Below is our list of the very best Google+ pages for Web hosting and developing news and tips.

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Check Out the Brand Spankin’ New

Just in time for the new year, we have relaunched After implementing our new design and look & feel a few months ago, we got to work revamping the code the powers our web hosting provider database. We also spent (many) hours researching providers and updating their plan and support data. The result is a more up-to-date and comprehensive database of hosting plans, that is (hopefully) more user-friendly and value-added.

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Top 100+ Resources for WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

Updated June 30, 2013

WordPress is by far the most common blogging platform online. It powers 22% of sites on the Internet; no other content management system comes close to its widespread usage. It’s free. It’s robust. It’s highly extensible, making it a developer’s playground for plugins, so site owners can customize and tweak blogs in a thousand different ways to create a useful and unique site experiences for visitors. And WordPress is so widely used, that web hosting providers bend over backwards to offer cheap, reliable WordPress web hosting with features like “one-click WordPress install” (click the link to see WHDb’s entire list of WordPress hosts).

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Top 50 Drupal Reference & Tutorial Sites

Updated January 17, 2014

Drupal is a free, open-source content management system and content management framework used by just over 2% of websites worldwide. The creation of Dries Buytaert, Drupal is used as the back-end system for sites of all kinds, ranging from blogs to Drupal allows web developers to build content management systems that include user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS feeds, page layout customization, and system administration.

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WHdb to Re-Launch in November

Good news everyone! The Web Hosting Database is currently undergoing a face lift and will re-launch in November. In the meantime, you may be interested in our list of hosting options for hardcore developers or our complete list of current web hosting providers.

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10 Best Web Hosts for Hardcore Developers Compared — 2009

If you’re a hardcore developer, you might look for a hosting service provider who can supply the widest assortment of frameworks, languages and scripting options possible, right? But, then again, if you specialize in a software development process, you may look for a hosting provider who can offer that specialty on a server designed to uphold that development. For instance, Ruby on Rails folks will gravitate to hosts that provide that option, ASP.NET developers will want Windows servers.

To help you, as a developer, find the right hosting service for your passion(s), we searched for some of the most diverse and specialized providers among the bunch here at WHDb. What we came up with may surprise you, as some of the names are obscure, the companies may be small, and the prices are beyond belief as they’re so low. Of course, if you want to pull the dedicated server option, the prices listed below won’t hold water.

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