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In 2 Months Time, Your Website Could Be In Grave Danger

Nov, 04, 2018 | Online Security, Programming, Support | 0 Comments

We should have posted this article back on Halloween to get maximum bang for our buck on the Grave Danger thing. But we digress! Jokes aside, the danger is very real, and it’s coming at your website in 2 months. That is, only if you haven’t yet updated to PHP v7 or above. Many, many website owners are still running their websites on antiquated versions of PHP. They may have gotten away with ignoring the problem up until now, but the risk gets exponentially larger from 1 January 2019 onwards. What is PHP? PHP is a programming language. Most CMS-based…

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 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…

Office Roundup – August 2018

Aug, 29, 2018 | Community, Company News | 0 Comments

Another month done and dusted, and what a great month it’s been! As we head in to Spring we wanted to keep you up to date about whats been going on at Digital Pacific! Blog Posts We have been researching and looking at the best ways to begin your WordPress journey this month, with a three part series on how to build your online presence through this great website builder. You can take a look at part 1, part 2 and part 3, but before you do let us introduce you to some new faces around the office! New Recruits…

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