Website development has changed a lot, even in the last 5 years, and there are two major ways you can save money on your website. The first is re-using existing tools to get some great results; the second is keeping your site safe. Let me expand on these in the following article. The first – […]
Website speed (or “performance” as we like to call it) can be a tough and complex area and can be very difficult to get right without experience. However, there are some basic techniques that give big returns and in this article we’d like to share some things that normally give quick wins when your website […]
A new generation of internet virus has been generating growing industry alarm over the last few years and costing business owners enormous amounts of time, angst and money. Since late 2013, groups of internet pirates have been running a number of related scams where they hold all your business files to ransom. Just like a […]
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Some interesting developments have been emerging in the SSL space, so we wanted to spend a moment to introduce these. They pose some new options for business sites, but also some new potential requirements. This is particularly relevant to you if you’re a business-focused website owner as they can affect your Google ranking as well as […]
Google recently announced it is releasing a new version of it’s ranking system on April 21st which takes account of whether your site is mobile ready. In particular, if your site is mobile-ready it will rank higher on mobile devices. This is a significant acknowledgement from Google of the importance of mobile devices (both phones and […]
In recent months some of our servers have been suffering short outages related to mini-DDOS (“denial of service”) attempts. While it’s not clear whether these are aimed at specific sites or just generic random fallout, some servers have experienced short (10 min) outages at the rate of 1-2 per week. We have some software that […]
Every few days we run virus scans on each account on our servers and save the output for you so you can check it. It’s very easy to check – simply visit the webpage www.domain.com/scan.txt where domain.com is your main domain.
Speed is a particular problem with Magento sites, caused by the heavy “object-oriented” internals of Magento, and Magento site owners often struggle with performance particularly as a site grows and becomes more popular.
The points in this article, of course, apply equally to sites of any type; but more so to Magento where load times on shared servers can easily balloon out to 20-30 seconds for a home page.
If you receive an email warning you that your hosting account is nearing its disk space limit, you will want to either delete content off of the server to free up some disk space or contact us for upgrade options.
The email will look similar to this […]
WordPress released a core security update today; we recommend all WordPress site owners update as soon as possible.
No real details of the specific problem this fixes have been released, which is normal as WordPress are trying to avoid tipping off the bad guys prematurely.