Lava Lamps Encrypt Your Data?!

Aug, 24, 2017 | Cloud Hosting, Online Security | 1 Comment
lava lamps data encryption

Lava lamps, believe it or not, have various uses: they look cool, work great in low light, can keep me occupied for several hours, and can act as a random number generator for data encryption. Ahyup. What the hell are you talking about? In the San Francisco office lobby of renowned cloud network and online security company, CloudFlare, is a wall; but not just any wall–this wall holds 100 lava lamps that have a (not so) secret mission. It may seem like a weird 60s design fetish, but the lava lamp wall is actually used as one of CloudFlare’s many…



The Difference Between NS and DNS Records

NS and DNS records

A common question pops up here at Digital Pacific and that is; “What is the difference between NS and DNS records?” For many people, they (quite understandably) weren’t aware that they were two different things at all. NS, or Name Server records, are the top-most records attached to your domain. When a person types in your domain to either visit your website or send you an email, the first thing your computer does is look up what your domain’s NS records are. NS records are public and are stored/replicated across many locations all over the world.Once your computer knows the NS…



We’ve Been Doing Passwords Wrong

Aug, 07, 2017 | Online Security | 6 Comments

Today, we might just change your life. Why not. Ever found yourself staring blankly at a login screen, wondering what on earth you set the password to when you last signed in 6 months ago? Or perhaps, you’ve committed the ultimate sin of writing your passwords down in a text document on your computer, or on little shreds of paper scattered across your desk, inching ever slower towards their ultimate fate of falling off the edge and being consumed by your vacuum? At some point, most of us have been there, but in 2017, there is absolutely no need to…



A Premature Funeral for Adobe Flash

Aug, 03, 2017 | Random | 0 Comments

The day will come that we have to say goodbye to the things that we once loved. Even though that day is about three years from now for Adobe Flash, we still miss you already, and sort of don’t miss you. As a kid, I remember playing tons and tons of flash games on the Internet for countless hours, always in awe of the multitude of creative variety that the games had to offer me. It was only today that I even realised that Adobe Flash was used to develop media other than flash games! So, in my mind, Adobe…



What To Expect From WordPress 4.9 And Beyond

Jul, 13, 2017 | Web Hosting | 1 Comment

How exciting, 4.9 almost here and 5.0 on the way. The OCD-like satisfaction from ticking over from 4.9 to 5.0 is enough to give us a high. So, what’s good? The new releases will be reportedly focusing on three areas: editor, customiser, and REST API. But before you do anything, make sure you take a backup. As our resident marketing coordinator, Steph, states, “any update is approached with caution by website developers, as installing them has the ability to induce immediate panic attacks, surprise all-nighters and crying under your desk when things go wrong as a result. Most of the…



5 Tips To Maintain Your WordPress Website

Jul, 05, 2017 | Tips for Hosting | 1 Comment

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. Welcome to the final piece of our 6-part series on how to optimise, protect, and maintain your cPanel hosting and WordPress website! Check out the other parts of the series here: – 5 Tips to Optimise your cPanel Hosting for WordPress – 5 Tips to Protect your cPanel Hosting for WordPress – 5 Tips to Maintain your cPanel Hosting…



If WannaCry was Roose Bolton, his new offspring, Petya, is definitely Ramsay

Jun, 28, 2017 | Community | 0 Comments

If you don’t watch Game of Thrones, we’re sorry. We’re sorry for the metaphoric title of this post which will make utterly no sense to you. We’re sorry that all you’re going to hear about online between now and July 16 is talk of the return of the iconic show. And we’re sorry that you are missing out on like the best thing ever. But back to the subject at hand. Recently, there was a worldwide outbreak of a particularly nasty cyber attack known as “Wannacry”, which we blogged about back on 16 May. The attack preyed upon a newly-discovered…



5 Tips to Protect Your WordPress Website

Jun, 22, 2017 | Tips for Hosting | 2 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. Welcome to the fifth piece of our 6-part series on how to optimise, protect, and maintain your cPanel hosting and WordPress website! Check out the other parts of the series here: – 5 Tips to Optimise your cPanel Hosting for WordPress – 5 Tips to Protect your cPanel Hosting for WordPress – 5 Tips to Maintain your cPanel Hosting…



Round the Office Roundup

Jun, 21, 2017 | Roundups | 0 Comments

It’s time for another Round the Office Roundup! We’re already nearly halfway through 2017, yet it feels like only yesterday that we were packing our bags to move into our new Sydney CBD office. In case you’ve missed what we’ve been up to lately, here’s a quick run-down of the highlights! First up, we added parts 3 and 4 to our 6-part series on Optimising, Protecting and Maintaining cPanel and WordPress. You can check out the entire series so far below: After noticing an increase in customer reports about a particular scam email, we released a blog post outlining the signs…



Beware of the Phishing Emails

Jun, 20, 2017 | Online Security | 3 Comments

A quick PSA to customers using cPanel emails accounts! Our diligent tech support team have lately noticed a trend of inbound phishing emails, that look a little like the below: These emails are, in essence, your everyday phishing scam, designed to fool you into clicking on the link which will take you to a page that will try to extract your password from you. The page will be dressed up to look official, and in particularly sophisticated examples, can look identical to the real login page it is imitating. However, rather than you logging into your email account, your details will…



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