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…

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…

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….

Five Reasons Why Blogs Benefit Businesses

Apr, 24, 2009 | Website Marketing | 1 Comment

The idea of possessing a blog, originally thought of as merely an online diary, has become more and more important in the business world for use as a web marketing tool. That’s right – Business owners are taking it to the streets (well… to the virtual streets) and finding that blog use has benefited them. Because of this fact, Digital Pacific has put together a list of five reasons why blogs should be incorporated into your business plan. 1. Search engines love new information. A huge reason that business owners are taking the time to blog about it all –…

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