development

Development

HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, Content, Search Engines, web browsers, mobile devices...web development is a complex process.

One stop for all your web development and hosting needs.

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hosting

Hosting

Web hosting requires a lot of trust. Trust with your files, messages, and information. You already trust us with your priceless member data; trust us with your web data as well. Our hosting is rock solid, with state-of-the-art servers and around the clock monitoring.

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website updates

Professional Services

Web Services Professionals will manage your web site updates. You simply provide the content and we'll optimize it, test it and publish it. Avoid the hassle of managing HTML and browser compatibility. Let our professionals do it for you.

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GoDaddy Data Breach


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The website hosting arm of GoDaddy recently announced a data breach of credentials affecting 1.2 million of their WordPress sites.

Coverage has been everywhere, but here are some links:

TechCrunch, WordFence, and the SEC.

Please note, this does not affect your WordPress sites hosted with CU*Answers Web Services.  This only affects certain web sites hosted at GoDaddy.

While CU*Answers Web Services does use GoDaddy for some domain name registrations, this incident did not affect the registrar functions, only their web hosting business.

GoDaddy said it’s reset customer WordPress passwords and private keys, and is in the process of issuing new SSL certificates.

Network Maintenance – November 16

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On Tuesday, November 16th, beginning at 12:00 AM ET, Network Services will begin the monthly patch process for all the servers on the CU*Answers network. Maintenance is scheduled to be completed by 8:00 AM ET.

Destinations Credit Union Launches New Website


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Congratulations to Destinations Credit Union for launching their new site! Complete with a bold new design, featured rates, news & events, and site search, this new site blends functionality with ease of access to create a great member experience. Check it out here!

Growing Oaks Federal Credit Union Launches New Website


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Congratulations to Growing Oaks Federal Credit Union for launching their new site! Complete with a bold new design, member testimonials, eye-catching banners, and site search, this new site blends functionality with ease of access to create a great member experience. Check it out here!

Yesterday Was Windows XP’s 20th Birthday, Keep Your Systems Updated

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I thought this was interesting, yesterday – October 25th 2021, was Windows XP’s 20th birthday.  And here we are on the cusp of Windows 11 rolling out to workstations across the country.

What I really found interesting about this article was that it mentions a significant amount of people continue to use Windows XP to this day.  (Significant is pretty relative.)  Mainstream support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2009, with extended support lasting another five years.  This means that anyone still running Windows XP has not received support from Microsoft for roughly 7.5 years now, including almost all security updates and fixes for vulnerabilities that may have been discovered.

Think of all the vulnerabilities, viruses, exploits that have occurred in the last 8 years.  Think of all the technology changes on the web.  These old systems are very vulnerable to abuse and modern secure systems cannot support these legacy devices.

It’s important to keep your systems patched for the latest security updates to protect your members data and your corporate infrastructure.  Members need to remain current to keep their own systems safe.  CU*Answers Web Services updates your WordPress website core and plugins weekly (and as needed for immediate vulnerabilities) and partnering with CU*Answers Network Services, we update the host servers monthly (or as needed for immediate concerns.)  In addition, we regularly sunset older technology that we can no longer support, usually because the manufacture stopped maintaining it, like Microsoft did with Windows XP.  The Internet Explorer web browser is another example.

In short, keep your systems current.  Technology changes and systems get patched to make them more secure.  Staying up to date keeps your systems more secure too.

Craftmaster FCU Launches New Website


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Congratulations to Craftmaster Federal Credit Union for launching their new site! Complete with a bold new design, featured rates, eye-catching banners, and site search, this new site blends functionality with ease of access to create a great member experience. Check it out here!