Movember – Growing a “mo” in support of men’s health.

Oct, 30, 2009 | Company News | 2 Comments

This post is for Movember 2009 To join us for 2010 and win an iPad click here November has become known as Movember for many – an entire month dedicated to the growing of moustaches (mos) in order to highlight and raise funds for men’s health. The target issues at hand will be those of prostate cancer and men’s depression, two causes we are happy to support. Digital Pacific has put together a team consisting of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, all focused on growing (or supporting in the case of the Mo Sistas) a fantastic mo to raise donations….



How to Build a Website

Oct, 29, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

Being a web hosting company and providing the means for users to gain a presence online, we get countless enquiries on how to build a website. Even though we don’t provide support for actually creating a website, being the happy, helpful company that we are, we try to give our customers a fair bit of information on the basics, from easy to hard, on the various ways it can be done. Our advice can be broken down a little bit like the following: Easy = Sitebuilder Application (no longer available) Sitebuilder is a very basic platform to put together a…



10 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

Oct, 23, 2009 | Webmaster | 3 Comments

The joys of having a WordPress blog are that you can easily customise the software to suit your personal web needs. WordPress plugins are the add-ons that make this customisation process possible, and there is a plugin for just about anything… seriously. The official WordPress website alone houses nearly 7,000 options, so if you want to insert videos, display social bookmarks, re-route your RSS feed, or build a contact form, you can do it just by finding the right plugin. We’ve scoured the net and handpicked this list of 10 essential WordPress plugins for your blog. We hope you enjoy…



Free Domain Names Giveaway – Get ’em while they’re hot!

Oct, 21, 2009 | Company News, Domain Names | 0 Comments

You can stop pinching yourself because you are definitely not dreaming. Digital Pacific is making it easier, and cheaper, to get your business online with a free domain name giveaway. Now, with every 3, 6 or 12 month subscription to a business web hosting plan, we will provide a registration of your chosen domain name… for free! Eligible domains: .com.au, .net.au, .org.au, .id.au, .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info. The domain name registration will not cost you a thing, and it is necessary in order to get your business online and build an image on the web anyway. All it takes…



Some Cool Twitter Tools You Might Not Know About

Oct, 16, 2009 | Twitter | 0 Comments

Twitter’s simple and open platform has resulted in the creation of numerous Twitter applications and tools by those wanting to harness the benefits of this social networking system. The Twitter tools just keep coming, and with so many out there now, it’s hard to choose which ones to actually use. To help with your research, here are some cool Twitter tools you might not know about. Hootsuite – Hootsuite is very cool, and if you manage multiple Twitter accounts, or have multiple users accessing one account, this program is perfect. The website displays all the various streams on the same…



Getting in Touch with the Target Market

Oct, 15, 2009 | Website Marketing | 0 Comments

The internet, to me, is sort of like a huge shopping centre where the web surfers are the shoppers and websites are the shops. Only, in this shopping centre, the shoppers aren’t automatically provided with a directory and map of all the shops, and the shop owners aren’t able to see the faces of the customers that actually enter. What we have here on the internet is a bunch of lost shoppers bouncing around until they randomly find themselves at a checkout counter. We also have a bunch of shop owners with no real idea of who composes their main…



Web Hosting: Difference between Storage Space and Bandwidth

Oct, 08, 2009 | Web Hosting | 2 Comments
Web Hosting: Difference between Storage Space and Bandwidth

Storage Space vs. Bandwidth. Why are those numbers in my hosting plan different? Whether you are looking for a new web hosting plan or already have one, you might still be asking yourself this exact same question. It is not uncommon for our customers to feel a little overwhelmed when trying to make a decision on which plan suits them best. For individuals not well versed in web design or hosting, they just aren’t sure what to expect and, therefore, cannot make an educated decision. Fortunately, we like our customers to be informed, which is why we’re breaking down the…



Browser Compatibility: Checking Your Website

Oct, 01, 2009 | Webmaster | 1 Comment

Avant 11.7 Chrome Dillo Epiphany Firefox Flock Galeon Iceape Iceweasel Internet Explorer K-Meleon Kazehakase Konqueror Minefield Navigator Opera Safari SeaMonkey Shiretoko These are just a few of the web browsers available to web users around the world, but chances are you are using one of two popular options – Internet Explorer or Firefox – and sticking to that specific software. There’s definitely nothing wrong with this practice… until you start to build a website. While things might seem fine and dandy when you’re viewing it personally, web visitors might be surfing right in on another browser and seeing something a…



Only 3 months ’til Christmas?! Is your website ready?

Sep, 25, 2009 | Random, Webmaster | 0 Comments

That’s right! You are probably checking your calendars as you’re reading this and thinking, “Oh wow, it is only 3 months until Christmas!” The year is definitely sneaking by and like most people, you are probably shocked to see the holiday season quickly approaching. It’s time to start shopping and planning and, in the mix of it all, making sure your website is also ready for the occasion. In case you haven’t quite thought that far into the future or just need a little help, here are some pointers to check over when getting your website ready for Christmas. Dress…



Preventing Image Theft with Watermarks

Sep, 24, 2009 | Webmaster | 0 Comments

Did you know that anytime you put an image up on your website, you are opening yourself up to the risk of image theft? It’s true! It seems that nothing is safe in this world anymore, not even the images you use to showcase your products and services online. Just think about the time, and money, that went in to getting those little guys web friendly in the first place, and now someone else might be using your hard work to their benefit. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your website from image theft. Even though you can use…



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