How To Prepare For This Month’s Big WordPress Changes

Nov, 19, 2018 | Web Design, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Change is in the air friends, and it’s been a rather long time coming. Finally, WordPress 5.0 is on the precipice of release – and it’s a big one. When is this happening? WordPress 5.0 was scheduled for release on 19 November 2018 but has since been delayed. The new release date is now set for 27 November 2018. What’s changing? A lot. WordPress 5.0 is a major core update. This means that there will be a significant change in functionality and user interface. In particular, for WordPress 5.0, a new feature called the Gutenberg Editor is the star of…



How To Understand What DNS Is In Less Than 10 Minutes!

Oct, 25, 2018 | Tips for Hosting, Web Hosting | 1 Comment

Understanding what DNS is, and what role it plays for your website, is a crucial part of being a self-sufficient website owner. It can also greatly open your doors in terms of getting the most out of your hosting, as well as help you manage your online business when things go wrong. We’ve put together a super quick, nutrient-dense article to help you get a full understanding of DNS is less than 10 minutes! Alright, start the clock! We find the “house” analogy the best. Basically, your website and your emails live in a “house”. They might share a house,…



Domain Registration: The best way to do it and top 3 things to watch out for!

Oct, 18, 2018 | Business Websites, Domain Names, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

When you’re first getting started with a new business, or perhaps bringing a bricks and mortar business into the online world, one of the first things you’re going to come across is the need to purchase a domain. What is a domain? A “domain” is the technical term for a website address. For example, the domain of this website is digitalpacific.com.au. It is not a tangible thing, and can be thought of similarly to the address of your house. The address itself is not tangible, but rather a label. It is ultimately a reference which will guide you to a…



Unpatched WordPress installations: A recipe for disaster

Oct, 15, 2018 | Community, Web Design, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 0 Comments

So you’ve just finished your perfect website on WordPress and its live using one of our hosting plans. The design is flawless, every single link works and your SEO rating would make Sundar Pichai himself cry tears of joy. Now the time has come to boost your WordPress site with some plugins that will make managing the site even more of a breeze. But wait, one of the plugins is doing something strange, its posting spam on your site! Popups selling 95% off ray bans are appearing left right and center an theres nothing you can do! Unfortunately this is a very…



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…



Cloudflare Alternatives for WordPress Websites in Australia

Sep, 17, 2018 | Support, 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. When you hear that Cloudflare’s ‘Free’ and ‘Pro’ plans may actually be making your Australian-based website slower, you (like many other website designers and developers) may find yourself on the hunt for an alternative. It’s hard to replace what would otherwise have been a perfect free CDN solution, especially with bandwidth pricing in Australia being some of…



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…



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