Gravatars – Globally Recognised Avatars

Feb, 15, 2010 | Webmaster | 3 Comments

Anyone that has left a comment on a blog or participated in an online forum has probably come across the word “Gravatar” before. If that word seems unfamiliar, then you actually might be more familiar with this little gray image of a mystery man that is so commonly displayed when no Gravatar is available. Either way you know it, there is no doubt about it that a personalised image in that location most always looks better. So, what’s a Gravatar? A Gravatar is simply a Globally Recognised Avatar. This avatar is an image that you upload to the Gravatar.com website,…



How to Integrate Twitter With Your Website or Blog

Feb, 10, 2010 | Twitter, Webmaster | 0 Comments

In order to get the most out of Twitter, it is a good idea to integrate it with your current website or blog. While using Twitter on it’s own is a method for building up your online brand and making business contacts, integration helps to increase awareness of this other forum for web visitor and website owner interaction. There are a few great ways to make this Twitter integration happen, but using them will depend on the type of website or blog you have. Twitter Widgets If you log in to the Twitter website and click on the link in…



Content Management Systems – The 12 Most Popular Requested by Our Customers

Feb, 05, 2010 | Support, Webmaster | 6 Comments

Many people phone Digital Pacific to ask if we can run a particular type of Content Management System (CMS). Generally speaking, if the CMS runs using PHP and MySQL it can be hosted by Digital Pacific. To technical, PHP is a scripting language used to create dynamic websites. It works with the MySQL database to present a website’s content that has been stored on the server in its tables and cells. To break it down, you could imagine a MySQL database as being like an Excel spreadsheet. The PHP code calls specific tables and cells of information and then presents…



SSL Certificates Explained

Jan, 29, 2010 | Support, Webmaster | 0 Comments

For the normal person looking to get online, searching through a web host’s website can simply be a confusing list of technological terms and abbreviations. Just one quick look at the Digital Pacific site and you will probably encounter a number of them, such as Gb, VPS and MySQL, right off the bat. Do you happen to know what all of these terms refer to? If not, (it’s OK!) then there’s a good chance that SSL also makes that list of confusing terms, but it definitely doesn’t have to. That’s why we’re going to break it down and explain why…



Creative Ways to Choose a Domain Name

Jan, 25, 2010 | Domain Names | 0 Comments

1.Use Keywords When a good domain name is taken, such as one matching your business name, then using a combination of keywords is a good alternate route. Make a list of words and phrases that web users might be entering into search engines to find a site like yours, and then come up with a catchy combination that you can still register. 2.Use Hyphens Break up words in your desired domain name with hyphens if the name is already taken. 3.Different Extension The .com and .com.au extensions are going to naturally be the most popular and well-known extensions to Australians,…



Five Fantastic Add-ons for Firefox

Jan, 20, 2010 | Programming, Webmaster | 2 Comments

Firefox is definitely Digital Pacific’s web browser of choice, and we gladly recommend it to any of our customers. Like Internet Explorer, Firefox retrieves website files and then renders them together to present the website that you view on the screen before you. Mozilla Firefox works in true open source fashion by allowing users to customise its look, feel and functionality with the addition of numerous add-ons. These add-ons give the web browser the ability to do everything from social bookmarking your favourite blog posts to helping you edit a website’s code. Here are five of our favourite Firfox Add-ons…



Blog Hosting

Jan, 15, 2010 | Web Hosting, Webmaster | 1 Comment

It seems that we often talk about blogs around here as being an added benefit to an existing business, or other, website. The truth is that blogs are for everyone – with or without that existing website or business. In reality, many individuals will often choose to have a blog website instead of a standard website because a blog is easy to manage and also allows information to be displayed on static pages. Getting a blog website of your very own, with a specific domain name of your choosing, is made possible by initially acquiring blog hosting. Blog hosting allows…



Setting up Email on your iPhone

Jan, 13, 2010 | Email, Support | 0 Comments

Setting up email on your iPhone is a hot topic. Due to a huge amount of our customers requesting information on how to do this, we have decided to create a detailed tutorial to allow for quick and easy setup. Before proceeding, you will need to set up your email account in your control panel first and keep the details handy for the iPhone setup. This post addresses the following: – Setting up email on the iPhone – IMAP email on the iPhone – Disabling SSL on the iPhone – Fetching email on the iPhone Important iPhone Information – please…



Getting your business online with ecommerce

Jan, 04, 2010 | Support, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 0 Comments

When it comes to selling goods and services, you need to make sure you are tapping all possible markets in order to fully realise the success of your business. Today, the online market is practically taking over, meaning that if your business is not taking advantage of the possibilities of being online, then you just might be overlooking loads of potential customers. Don’t miss out! Get your business online with ecommerce and immediately gain access to a constantly growing market. Ecommerce can be defined simply as the buying and selling of goods or services in a web-based environment. Through the…



Google Personalised Search For Everyone

Dec, 16, 2009 | Support, Webmaster | 0 Comments

A big change happened to web search two weeks ago, but you may not have even heard about it. Google unleashed its Personalised Search onto the world, and it is more than likely affecting your search results at this very moment. Take a quick look at this video to see what personalised search is all about. What this means is simply that standard search results are a thing of the past. Personalised search is now automatically turned on for all Google browsers, even if the user is not logged into a Google account. In order to make this possible, Google…



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