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 – […]
If you are using a Gmail or Hotmail email account as your main business email address, you are more than likely to be losing a lot of potential customers before they even contact you.
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 […]
There are three major changes that it’s critical for people with websites to know how to deal with, and this article covers those changes – SSL conversion, site loading time, and the prevalence of hacking. This article is aimed at providing a management-level overview of these three issues so you can address them before they […]
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 […]
Many of you would have heard of the recent ClickFrenzy event, dubbed a 1-day Australia-wide internet marketing sale.
Many of you would also have heard of the widely reported fact that the website went down within minutes of the start of the sale.
It also remained down for nearly all of the Tuesday evening.
An interesting development in Google's ranking algorithms is that Google is now checking for Over Optimisation on sites! This means that if you have hired unscrupulous SEO people to optimise your site using unethical techniques (of which you might not even be aware!) you may end up getting penalized in the near future.
A number of security researchers have provided a way to craft HTTP requests which take down a PHP-based web server completely. The idea is that essentially a specially constructed set of POST variables can completely put any web server into a never-ending CPU spin. The newest version of PHP, PHP 5.3.9, has a patch for […]
For the system administrators among you: MX records, as some of you would already know, provide a DNS-based prioritized fallback method for email servers. The idea is that it is possible to supply a list of servers that will accept your email, where the lowest number MX server is tried, then the next, and so […]