Primary domains, addon domains, alias domains, subdomains… what’s the difference?

Feb, 15, 2019 | 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. For anyone new to the world of web hosting, the four different types of domains can seem a little overwhelming. We’ve put together a handy guide below to help you brush up on the differences, so you can make best use of each type. What is a primary domain? A primary domain, in the context of the…



Top 5 Picks: 2019 Best Software To Run Your Web Design Business

Feb, 15, 2019 | Online Security, Web Design, 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. If you run a digital agency, or provide freelance web design services, having the right set of software tools at your disposal can make all the difference between chaos and – well not chaos! We’ve put together our list of the top 5 software services to compliment your business and take some of the stress away in…



Protect Your Website From Spam For Free!

Jan, 21, 2019 | 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. Spam is a mega problem for the online world and one that doesn’t show any signs of declining any time soon. Unfortunately, our websites are huge targets for spammers, who will exploit them by any means possible to spread their spam. If you have a WordPress website, there are a few key areas that you may wish…



Top 3 WordPress Hosting & Website Checks To Do Before 2019

Dec, 19, 2018 | Business Websites, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 0 Comments

Check #1: Update to WordPress 5.0! This is a biggie! But don’t let that deter you. The latest big release of the ever-popular just landed on December 6th 2018 and is now available to upgrade to via your WordPress dashboard. It’s important to update your WordPress website to the latest version for a number of reasons, not limited to improved security, features, performance and compatibility with future plugins, themes and browser protocols. Before you go ahead, make sure you have a backup in place, just in case. You’ll find a guide on how to take a manual backup right here. …



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…



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