DNS tidy up! What DNS records should you have in place? And which ones don’t you really need?

Jun, 13, 2019 | Email, Programming, Webmaster | 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’ve ever looked at your website’s DNS records, there’s a decent chance your eyes may have instantly glazed over. We get it – it’s not the most exciting subject out there! However, having clean and tidy DNS records is a worthwhile task to undertake, to not only keep your website, email and various other services working…



Taking care of WordPress websites? Don’t forget to take care of yourself too!

Jun, 11, 2019 | Business Websites, Web Design, Webmaster, WordPress | 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. Many WordPress developers start out in the same way; dreaming of self-employment, freedom from the 9-5, and the opportunity to build a business from scratch exactly the way they want it. From the outside, it can seem like it’s all fun and games; working out of trendy coffee shops, starting at 2 in the afternoon, wearing your…



How to keep an eye on your online business, even with your eyes closed!

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. As much as it would be nice, websites are not something that you can typically set and forget. Whether you edit your website regularly, or not at all, you just never know when things may go awry while you’re not looking. Websites can fall victim to any number of issues. Sometimes, this can happen without any warning…



3 quick tips to Autumn-clean your web hosting account in under 5 minutes!

Mar, 27, 2019 | Web Design, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 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. Can you believe summer is already over?! With the changing of the seasons, it’s as good a time as any to do a little tidying up in your web hosting account, to ensure things stay up to date and running smoothly. Without further ado, check out our 3 tidy-up tips below, which you can complete in as…



Should you keep your DNS hosting/web hosting/domain registration with the same company, or keep them separate?

Mar, 24, 2019 | Domain Names, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 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. All websites and email services need 3 things to function: A domain registration Web hosting DNS hosting Domain Registration A domain registration is the ownership/authority to control a specific website address, such as www.yourbusiness.com.au. It is the first thing you will usually sign up for, and acts as the human-friendly first point of the process in how…



4 Things All Website Owners Should Do Before The Holidays Are Over

Jan, 09, 2019 | Web Design, Webmaster | 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. The holidays are upon us and, between all the snacks, it’s a good time to perform a few quick maintenance tasks on your website to prepare yourself for the new year. Update The Year In Your Website’s Footer If you haven’t got this automated, pretty soon you’ll want to update the year in your website’s footer or…



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. …



Do You Really Need A WordPress Theme Anymore?

Dec, 10, 2018 | Business Websites, Webmaster | 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’d told us a year ago that WordPress themes may slowly and subtly be becoming a thing of the past, we’d have smiled, nodded and definitely not believed you. Now however, that may not be the case. Up until this point, the main challenge a DIY website designer will face is the somewhat overwhelming experience of…



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…



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…



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