Security

Free SSL certificate for your site and routing all traffic through HTTPS

Security is all the hype with Google threatening to mark all sites not using SSL protocol as "insecure" or "unsecure" or whatever "non-secure" message it's going to show. Something like this:

So let's make it this site great secure again. Don't buy the certificate from your hoster just yet, if you are a small(-ish) website, you don't have to spend a penny. The things you'll need:

Ip address blocking service.

IpBlock EventViewer log entries

While experimenting with hosting options I tried an Amazon Cloud virtual machine among others to test hosting performance and ease of setting up Drupal on Windows compared to Linux shared hosting I use usually. Familiar Windows environment was pleasantly easy to configure, but failed to impress with server performance. After thorough disk space cleanup and uninstalling of extra applications I stumbled upon Event Log records of Brute Force attack attempts (Event Id 4625) that look similar to:

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