Assisting You in Making the Most of Your Online Presence

At White Fir Design we are focused on assisting you in making sure that you make the most of your online presence. Whether you are a new business, an established business, or a non-profit organization, we provide services that will assist you in creating or improving online presence. We provide an assortment of web design, security, and marketing services. We provide the technical expertise needed to quickly and easily create or improve your online presence, so that you can spend your time on what you do best. We work hard to provide you value for your investment in your online presence and we make sure that you are fully satisfied with the work we do.


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This Doesn't Inspire Confidence in cPanel's Understanding and Handling of Security
One problem that companies in the web security space have to deal with is the large volume of inaccurate security advice that is out there, much it coming from people that you should be able to rely on, including web security companies. One company that you would hope that you could rely to provide accurate security information would be company behind the widely used cPanel web hosting control ... Read More

VaultPress Didn't Protect Website From Being Hacked
Recently we had someone hire us to clean up a hacked WordPress website that mentioned that they had thought that the VaultPress service for WordPress they were using would protect their website. As they were already aware by that point, it hadn't turned out to be true. It is understandable that they might think that since this is what you see when you visit the homepage of the VaultPress websit... Read More

Do You Need to Worry About Being Hacked if WordPress is Warning of Use of an "Insecure" Version of PHP?
Recently we had someone hire us to clean up a hacked WordPress website where one of their concerns in regards to dealing with the situation was that they were being warned by WordPress that they were using an "insecure" version of PHP: What that referred to was use of version 5.6.x of PHP, which is no longer supported, with the website. While it is a good idea to keep software up to date... Read More

If GoDaddy's "Firewall Prevents Hackers" Why Would You Also Need Multiple Hack Cleanups?
We often get asked about whether people should use a service that claims to protect their website from being hacked. Part of our answer is that we have seen no evidence that these services actually provide that protection and plenty that they don't, including being hired to clean up hacks on websites using those services. That these services don't work isn't something that is really hidden, oft... Read More

GoDaddy Hosting phpMyAdmin on Server With "Broken Encryption" With F Grade From SSL Labs
One telling example of the web security industry's lack of concern for security is how web host GoDaddy has continued to have rather poor security while first being partnered with one web security company, SiteLock, and then owning another one, Sucuri. An example of that poor security came up a few months ago while we were dealing with a hacked website where Sucuri had not properly secured the ... Read More