Web History Lesson – 10 Unusual Technology Milestones

May, 05, 2010 | Random | 0 Comments

Over time, there have been many moments in the history of the Web that have been notable milestones. Some of these milestones may happen to be a little on the more unusual side, but still they show just how far the World Wide Web has come. Here are a few of those moments: 1. Free Technology – In 1993, a big decision was made to make the web programming code accessible and free. The effect this had was rapid growth for the Internet since more people were able to work and build it up, sort of like open source software….



Password Protection

May, 03, 2010 | Support, Webmaster | 0 Comments

The Internet is a powerful tool that can bring the entire world to us with one simple click. On the other hand, if used incorrectly, it can bring us to the world – and not in a good way. I’m talking about Internet security. Everywhere you look there is a new security threat making itself known, causing countless people to be asked to change their passwords again and again. We at Digital Pacific know how frustrating it can be to have to remember yet another password, but we also understand that it is often just a good password that is…



AuDA’s NEW Domain Name Drop List

Apr, 28, 2010 | Domain Names | 2 Comments

AuDA, the Australian domain authority, has recently released the Domain Drop List on their official website. The Domain Drop List will mention all domains in the .au domain that are about to be purged from the registrant system, and then put back on the market as available to be registered by anyone who so desires. The list contains both domains that have simply expired and domains that have either been deleted by the previous owner, or by auDA themselves. This, along with other policy changes, first appears daunting to current .au domain owners, but upon further review provides several benefits…



Dedicated Server Operating Systems

Apr, 22, 2010 | Web Hosting, Webmaster | 1 Comment

Dedicated servers give a person or business plenty of flexibility when it comes to web hosting. That flexibility encompasses the ability to choose a dedicated server operating system that suits your needs. There are several options available involving either a Linux or a Windows based system, each of which we will discuss briefly below. Linux Linux is a Unix-like operating system that is completely open source, and predominantly used on servers. Based on the Linux kernel written by Linus Torvalds, Linux is free to use, modify, enhance and redistribute under the GNU General Public License.   CentOS CentOS, which stands…



5 Cool Ways to Use Joomla & the Extensions That Make It Possible

Apr, 16, 2010 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

We’ve discussed Joomla quite a bit on this blog seeing how it is one of the world’s most popular content management systems out there today, but we haven’t gone into detail about what you can do with it. With the Joomla CMS, you are able to create a wide range of web projects from building online shops to creating a blog. Here are 5 of those cool ways to use Joomla, and the extensions that can help make it possible! 1) Online shops. VirtueMart Extension: You are able to turn your Joomla website into an online shop just by installing…



Different Types of Web Hosting Explained

Apr, 13, 2010 | Support, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 0 Comments

Some of our customers contact us unsure of what many of the web hosting terms mean, or even really what web hosting is. That’s quite alright, and we are happy to help anyone gain a better knowledge of what we have to offer. Let’s first talk about web hosting. If you want to construct a website or have an email address on the internet with your own domain name, then you need to have web hosting. Web hosting can be best described as storage for the files (images, texts, code, databases and emails) that make your website live so that…



Happy Belated Birthday, Dotcom!

Mar, 24, 2010 | Domain Names | 0 Comments

Did you know that the dotcom domain celebrated a milestone birthday last week? March 15, 2010 marked the 25th anniversary of the day the very first dotcom domain name was registered. It was 1985, and one company – Symbolics computers – registered the very first domain with a dotcom address (symbolics.com). You were probably oblivious to this achievement as it was not a popular topic at the time. In fact, only 5 other companies took advantage of registering dotcoms that very year, showing just how slow the dotcom revolution was to catch on in the beginning. Twelve years passed before…



Internet Payment Gateways for Online Businesses

Mar, 22, 2010 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

An Internet payment gateway is a means of accepting payments for products and services via the Web. When starting an ecommerce business, thinking about how to get the money, and in a timely and safe fashion, is high on the list of things to do. Customers will be more inclined to purchase over the Internet if the website owner has thought about the safest and easiest ways for payment to be processed. Let’s face it; people like easy, and they love safe–especially in today’s world of scams, fraud and identity theft. So, what do you need to know about Internet…



Tips for Using Our Affiliate Program

Mar, 15, 2010 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

Do you have a website or a newsletter? If so, you could be using these items in conjunction with the Digital Pacific affiliate program to earn some extra cash each month! Affiliate programs make it so easy for people to earn rewards. Did you know that the Digital Pacific program offers a $25 payout for each person you refer and buys hosting? That means that any person that clicks on your affiliate link or banner and then proceeds to purchase web hosting actually earns you money in the process. For some, this is just simple work. For others, it might…



The Most Popular Free and Open Source Shopping Carts

Mar, 08, 2010 | Programming, Support, Web Hosting, Webmaster | 5 Comments

A shopping cart is a system that is set up on a website with the sole focus of listing and selling products via the Internet. These systems will integrate into the main website and generally provide a back-end or dashboard area that lets the owner do all of the administrative work involved. This work includes: updating and modifying content; listing, organising and pricing products; printing invoices; and tracking inventory. A shopping cart gives you the ability to run an e-commerce business. Most of the popular shopping carts today are actually Open Source. What this means is that the source code…



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