What is dedicated hosting, VPS hosting and shared hosting? And when are they right for your business?

Oct, 08, 2018 | Business Websites, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Many of us see the terms “shared hosting”, “VPS hosting” and “dedicated hosting”, and our eyes understandably glaze over. It’s not very obvious what the difference is at first glance, and even less obvious when each type of hosting it suitable for your business. We thought we’d put together a quick and simple run down of each type, to help you determine whether shared hosting, VPS hosting or dedicated hosting is right for you at this time – and what you might need to consider for the future. We’re going to start from the most heavy duty option, and work…



SSL Certificates: If You Don’t Think You Need One, You Should See This

Sep, 24, 2018 | Business Websites, Online Security, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Dramatic title, we know. But seriously, if your website still hasn’t got an SSL certificate installed, you’re now walking a rather dangerous path. Not having an SSL certificate these days is a risky and damaging issue for most websites. Not only are many popular web browsers actively warning users not to trust websites that do not have an SSL certificate installed, your website’s search engine ranking may also take a significant hit. Additionally, if a visitor arrives on an unprotected website, it is a fairly early and obvious indication that the website is old, and that a more modern website…



WordPress Hosting for Australian Business Websites: How To Choose In 5 Simple Steps

Sep, 19, 2018 | Business Websites, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

As a business owner, unless your business is to sell WordPress hosting, then knowing what hosting is best for your WordPress website is not going to come without initial challenges. You may begin by collecting a few brand names, and then checking through reviews. This usually results in a completely mixed bag of die-hard fans and fierce opposers – no matter which company you look at. It can be hard to get a true picture of what you’re getting into, before you even start to work out what plan and resources you need. To help you in your research, we’ve…



Is Cloudflare Making your Website Slower?

Sep, 10, 2018 | Business Websites, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

You’ve probably heard of the mighty CDN juggernaut of the internet, Cloudflare, even if you don’t precisely know what it is. To sum it up, Cloudflare offers a huge variety of services (and their list keeps growing everyday), but their main bread and butter is offering a CDN service. Having a ‘fast’ website should be very high on your list of priorities when starting your online presence, not least of all when it comes to SEO, as outlined in our previous article about SEO strategies. What does Cloudflare do? A huge number of Australian websites very wisely use this service…



WordPress for beginners #3 – The importance of a Blog on your webstie

Welcome to the final part of this three part WordPress beginner tutorial! In Part #1 we covered how to create your first WordPress website, and part #2 covered SEO for Google and People. This final part will cover the importance of a blog on your website and how it ties in with SEO, what to write about and how it can increase traffic on your site. Blogging started as a personal way to share information with friends and family about vacations. But it’s come a long way since 2003, the year the first blog was introduced online. Since then, the…



WordPress for Beginners #2: How to optimise for Google and People

Welcome to the second part in a three part series about starting and maintaining a WordPress website! In the first part we took you though how to set up your first website With a simply step by step guide. Now we have your site hosted and domain name registered, its time to start creating and tailoring unique content for it! A website is like a digital business card (especially the landing page) so you will want to think about your content to make it friendly for both search engines and people. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is an absolute must if you…



WordPress for Beginners #1: Creating a website

If you are considering starting a website on WordPress, congratulations! Over 33% (one-third) of all website owners have discovered the power of using WordPress for their site content. WordPress allows you to create a professional-looking site for eCommerce, complete with plugins that you can use to allow for a variety of functions on your site. If you have an excellent idea for a website, follow these tips to get started with WordPress. Getting Started 1.  Firstly, sign up for a domain name at Digital Pacific. There are many things to take in to consideration when deciding on a domain, our blog on…



Choosing the right domain name for your business website

Jul, 10, 2018 | Business Websites, Domain Names, Great Domain Names | 0 Comments

Your website is a portrayal of your entire business and store. One of the most important things to keep in mind, excluding the content and design of your website, is the domain name that you are going to choose. There are millions of domain names available – in addition, it can be quite difficult to know which domain name is the right one for your business. It is important to find a name that stands out and is unique among all your competitors along with improving your SEO and Google AdWords ranking. You can enquire to see if your desired…



Three Security Features All Websites Should Have

Digital Pacific regards security of your website one of our top priorities regardless of which service we provide to you (from shared hosting to dedicated servers), and we maintain a vigilant stance against intruders by keeping our security systems up to date, that being said, there are things that you can do to further minimize the security risk to your website. Many people take it for granted, but website security is often the first thing to consider while developing a new website. We offer this service, but if you have built your own, this means consulting a web development expert…



SEO Strategies: What works today?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is something that should be on any marketer or business owner’s mind. It includes many tools and techniques that you can use to get your website to rank higher in search engines.  The way SEO works has changed over time, but there are some SEO strategies that are here to stay. This article will teach you about some common, current strategies for SEO and how they can impact your website’s visibility in search engines. Write high-quality content with users in mind More often than not, when people start diving deep into SEO, they start deviating from…



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