How To Create a Robots.txt File

Jun, 22, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

In Digital Pacific’s most recent survey, there was a suggestion that we provide every customer with a robots.txt file in their root directory. We understand this would be a plus for all of our customers, but it would be a very large feat for us to undertake. However, it will please most of you to know that creating a robots.txt file of your own is a fairly simple task that can be completed with the following guide. In case you are not sure why you might need a robots.txt file, it is actually there to tell search engine robots which…



Digital Pacific Survey Results

Jun, 19, 2009 | Company News | 3 Comments

Recently we ran a survey to better understand our customers and to find out exactly what our customers know about Digital Pacific. The results were amazing, and we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to give us some much appreciated feedback. We would like to think of Digital Pacific as a transparent company and we believe it’s important for us to perform these surveys a few times a year, it helps us continuosly improve our quality of service to you, the customer. Whilst we analyse these results we thought we would share some feedback with everyone, obviously…



Importance of Updating CMS Software

Jun, 16, 2009 | Webmaster | 2 Comments

In a previous blog post, we discussed and compared the Content Management Systems of Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress. This blog post will now take a look at the importance of keeping that software, and any software for that matter, at an updated level. Security Website security is probably the most important reason to update your Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress systems. When the administrators of these systems send out a new update, it most likely has made changes to protect the structure and keep hackers from taking over your site. Are you using this CMS to build a business presence on…



Drupal, Joomla!, and WordPress – Which CMS to Choose?

Jun, 09, 2009 | Webmaster | 20 Comments

For those individuals looking to create a website generating lots of content, but not looking to spend loads of money on a web designer, perhaps choosing a great Content Management System (CMS) is the way to go. A Content Management System, such as Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress, takes the need for a web designer out of the picture and puts you in the driver’s seat. What this CMS software does is generate a set base of code, wrap it in a template design, and then translate the means to create and manage a website into a friendlier and readable mode….



Digital Pacific on “Being Green”

May, 29, 2009 | Company News | 1 Comment

  Can you count the number of times the word “green” is being thrown around on TV, in magazines, or on the internet these days? Sometimes, it may seem that “being green” has become the latest fad, but fad or not, the idea is at least being put out there which is what matters most at the end of the day. Every little bit helps, whether that is from individuals recycling newspapers at home or global corporations switching to solar power to run their offices around the world. Doing our part to help the environment is not something Digital Pacific…



Every bug in the world can be solved with just 15 new lines!

May, 26, 2009 | Programming | 4 Comments

Customers of Digital Pacific will be happy to know that in a few months time, we will be moving to a new; more feature complete billing system that will provide many benefits to users. With our new billing system, Parallels Business Automation, users will be able to see all their invoices (past, present and future) and will be able to literally click one button and switch between all of their hosting control panels. This move, however, has not been without quite a number of funny mishaps while moving from our current billing system (ModernBill) to Parallels Business Automation (“PBA”). The…



Lowering Your Site’s Bounce Rate

May, 18, 2009 | Webmaster | 2 Comments

You may have plenty of great information on your website, but if people are not sticking around to read it, then what use is it really? Think about how many times you do a Google search and find yourself clicking around multiple websites until you find one that draws your attention further… and keeps you reading on. Make sure your website is the one that web users want to click through by lowering your bounce rate. As mentioned in the previous article on using Google Analytics for traffic analysis, bounce rate is the rate at which visitors to your site…



Moving to a new Data Centre

May, 14, 2009 | Company News | 4 Comments

The Plan. The Challenge. The Outcome. The Plan About a year ago we were informed that our data centre that served us and our customers well was being decommissioned, and a new one was being built in the neighbouring suburb. Knowing that a data centre move would not be an easy feat, our main focus was to create a detailed and integrated roadmap of the entire process. This was to ensure a successful migration while also minimising disruption to our clients’ critical business operations. With a goal of keeping downtime under 3 hours, which was going to be a challenging…



Traffic Analysis with Google Analytics

May, 06, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

Wondering where your site visitors are coming from? Are they sticking around long enough to read the new content you just added? What keywords are being searched to find your site in the first place? If you find yourself asking any of these questions, then an easy way to have them all answered is to sign up for Google Analytics. What is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is an online tool that helps to track website statistics including the following: Visits, Page Views, Bounce Rates, Length of Visit, Keywords Searched, Countries, and more. How do I sign up for Google Analytics?…



How To Create a Favicon.ico

Apr, 30, 2009 | Webmaster | 1 Comment

Part of the branding process for a popular website involves having a recognisable image, whether that be through a logo design or website theme and colour scheme. You might even notice when navigating your bookmarks or browser tabs that many websites, like Twitter and Digital Pacific, have that ever-so-tiny favicon.ico image present. Favicon.ico actually stands for favourite icon, and now you can make your own, further pushing your own brand, by following these simple steps. Step 1: Create a tiny image, 16 x 16 pixels to be exact. Yes, it is tiny, so make it as simple as possible while…



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