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 – […]
A large number of our customers are people who have tried to host their websites with cheap hosting providers in the past, but ran into so many issues that they needed to find a more stable hosting provider with better service and thus ended up with us. With that in mind, we thought it would […]
It’s getting really hard to tell these days whether an email you’ve received is a spam email or a legitimate email; that is because spammers have improved their methods of forging the appearance of emails to make them appear as if they’re from legitimate sources. Because of that it’s more important than ever to know […]
One recurring question we receive from our clients is “How do I install WordPress onto my hosting account?”. The good news is that it’s very simple to do on our servers and doesn’t require much if any web development knowledge. The steps outlined below will work for any domain that doesn’t currently have a website […]
Being able to test that a website that your are having developed works on the latest version of PHP is an important step in future proofing your website and making sure that it will last a long time before needing to be rebuilt. This also enables you to keep your old website going longer by […]
Have you been blocked by the firewall? All our servers run smart firewalls, which lock people off if they keep on trying to guess your password or if they look like they are hacking into your website. This block locks out only yourself at your current location (via IP address), that is, it really […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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.