How to use Domain Names to Protect your Online Brand

It is important to begin developing strategies to protect your business’ brand as soon as you launch its web presence. A key element of your online brand is a good domain name. You can find strategies for selecting a good domain name in a number of places. However, some basic principles to keep in mind are to try and keep the domain name simple, keep it close to your business name or how people refer to your business, and make it easy to pronounce and spell by avoiding hyphens, numerical characters and unusual spelling if you can. Once you have…



IPv4 Exhaustion – Is The Internet Running Out Of Room?

Apr, 12, 2011 | Domain Names, Random, Web Hosting | 1 Comment

As you may have already read, the internet is, in theory, about to run out of IP addresses. “What does that even mean?” I hear you ask, and I’m glad you did. There is a lot of conflicting information about this address situation (also known as “IPv4 exhaustion“) and what it means for internet users, with the most obvious concern cited that somehow the internet is about to “run out of room”. Rest assured that this is not the case. There are plenty of IP addresses for everybody. What is an IP address anyway? IP stands for Internet Protocol, which…



An Introduction to VPS

Mar, 31, 2011 | Support, Web Hosting | 0 Comments

Recently we discussed recognising when you might need to move from shared hosting to a dedicated server. What wasn’t discussed was that, for some people, moving to a dedicated server is a big commitment of time and money. While dedicated servers are an excellent option, it is a big step from a shared server to dedicated server solution. Luckily for those people who are still unsure if a dedicated server is right for them, there is a middle ground. That middle ground is a Virtual Private Server, or VPS. I should note that all server types play a role, from…



How will I Know if I Need a Dedicated Server?

Feb, 22, 2011 | Web Hosting | 2 Comments

Many growing websites and online businesses will eventually hit the limitations of shared hosting. While shared hosting is a cost-effective solution for smaller sites, some people will need more.The question for these websites and business is, “How will I know if I need a dedicated server?” Do you need room to move? Many shared hosting facilities have limitations on storage space and the number of files you can store on your share of the server. This can be an issue for community-based sites that encourage members to upload files such as user account avatars or larger files like user-generated audio…



Understanding Dedicated Hosting

Jan, 31, 2011 | Web Hosting | 1 Comment

As you may already be aware, not all servers are the same. The level of support, bandwidth, storage space and available software usually depends on how much money you are prepared to spend. Most small businesses will begin with “shared hosting”, where many websites share the one physical server. All the storage space, RAM, CPU and bandwidth of the server is divided up amongst the different sites. While shared hosting is a good choice for personal and small scale business sites, it is designed for sites with modest needs. As your requirements change with your growing business, you may wish…



5 Reasons to Choose Australian Web Hosting

Mar, 04, 2010 | Web Hosting, Webmaster, Website Marketing | 1 Comment

If you are a business based in Australia, then the best hosting option for you is with an Australian company. Here is a list of 5 reasons why you should choose an Australian web host as opposed to hosting overseas. Support – There could possibly be a huge time difference when dealing with an overseas company, which makes you wonder what you will do when/if problems arise. When your company in Australia is awake and processing during business hours, the web hosting company could potentially be off-shift, meaning very limited support. Who wants to be caught at a very important…



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…



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