How To Make Your WordPress Website Load Faster (Tip #1: Image Optimisation)

Dec, 07, 2017 | Business Websites, Tips for Blogs, Web Design | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. Even More Important Disclaimer: We cannot stress enough the importance of taking a full backup before making any changes to your site. Purgatory, according to theology, may be defined as the intermediate state after physical death in which you must wait, as punishment for your sins, before you can enter heaven. Sounds a bit… familiar. Today, website owners,…



Ever worry that your WooCommerce store isn’t working?

Oct, 25, 2017 | Business Websites, Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Any products/services mentioned or recommended below are suggestions based on our own experiences. We have no affiliation with any of the products or services mentioned and you should always thoroughly and independently research your options to decide what is best for you. We recently stumbled upon a tool that we thought was so handy, we simply had to share! Have you ever worried about whether or not your WooCommerce store is actually working correctly and customers are able to get through your checkout successfully? Or perhaps, you’ve had a customer contact you to let you know your store isn’t…



Google’s Next Move Against Non-SSL Websites

Sep, 26, 2017 | Business Websites, Community, Online Security | 19 Comments
Google's Next Move Against Non-SSL Websites

If you wish to seek assistance or need some questions answered, feel free to call our sales team on 1300 694 678. Heads up if you don’t have an SSL certificate installed on your website! As of 24 October 2017, Google will be releasing Chrome 62 which aims to further take the fight to websites that are still running without an SSL certificate, and are therefore insecure. The purpose of installing an SSL certificate is to encrypt the data travelling between your website and your visitors, ensuring that malicious third-parties can’t get their hands on the sensitive data your customers may…



Digital Pacific: The Beginner’s Guide To Web Hosting

Hosting Breakdown

The first thing anyone new to the hosting sphere will notice is that there are a lot of options. From shared hosting, cPanel hosting, reseller hosting, WHM hosting, VPS hosting and Dedicated Server hosting – each company has its own way of naming all the options – but what do they all actually mean and which one really suits you best? We decided to break down each level of hosting to point you in the right direction for what your business may need. Shared hosting is one of the most commonly offered hosting types on the market. It generally represents…



The Difference Between NS and DNS Records

NS and DNS records

A common question pops up here at Digital Pacific and that is; “What is the difference between NS and DNS records?” For many people, they (quite understandably) weren’t aware that they were two different things at all. NS, or Name Server records, are the top-most records attached to your domain. When a person types in your domain to either visit your website or send you an email, the first thing your computer does is look up what your domain’s NS records are. NS records are public and are stored/replicated across many locations all over the world.Once your computer knows the NS…



Our Top 5 Tips For Choosing a New Business Name

Mar, 23, 2017 | Business Websites, Domain Names | 0 Comments

Choosing your new business name will depend on a lot of factors – are you wanting to convey a corporate image, or a creative image? Should your name be short and catchy, or a little longer and more descriptive? Aside from these important decisions, the 5 tips below are certainly worth consideration when choosing your new business name! Ensure the potential business name is first of all available to register as a trading name in Australia. You can check online whether or not it is already taken, or is too similar to an existing business, using this tool on the…



Should your website be hosted in Australia?

Mar, 16, 2017 | Business Websites, Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Australian businesses have traditionally used Australian web hosting companies as their providers, however in recent years the number of overseas providers have lured many Australian business customers as well as Australian hosting providers to join them. These overseas companies usually entice businesses with significant savings in hosting fees, but this reduction in cost is not all it appears to be and will cost your business more in the long run. Many hosting providers that advertise their service as Australian may actually be hosting their servers overseas. Upon initial review of a website it would not be obvious as these multinational…



Want a 50% speed boost for your website? It’s time to make the switch to PHP 7+!

Mar, 14, 2017 | Business Websites, Support | 3 Comments

The time has come for a moment of reflection, perhaps on life in general, bad dieting choices, what possesses any of the contestants to sign up for being on The Bachelor… but while you’re at it, we think it’s a great time to spare a moment for your PHP version. PHP is a programming language upon which the majority of popular website platforms are built, including the juggernaut of them all, WordPress (which as of April last year was reported to power 26.4% of the web). As such a widely-used programming language, PHP is evolving every day – getting more…



Shiny New VPS Plans

We are excited to now be able to announce our brand-spanking-new range of Self-Managed and Managed VPS plans! The new plans all feature super quick SSD storage and more RAM than ever offered before on our VPS products. Our Basic VPS plan comes with 1GB RAM, 25GB SSD storage and 1 vCPU, with pricing starting at $58.25 per month. It is a great, affordable step up for those with websites that have outgrown the shared hosting environment. For our more resource-hungry users, our plans increment all the way up to 4GB RAM with 100GB of SSD storage and 4 vCPU’s….



How and Why Your Business Should Be Actively Using Facebook

Business Facebook

Facebook is a powerful tool designed to allow easy interaction between friends, family and associates for anyone around the world. However, the ability to effectively promote your business and it’s products or services via the social platform is of significant importance and super easy to do, should you know how to go about it in the best way. Facebook boasts more than 1 billion, yes billion with a b, active users which is a huge amount of potential reach for businesses looking to further expand their customer base and brand recognition. Getting your name and products out and in front…



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