7 Easy Steps to Speeding Up your Website

Having a website is an essential component of a successful modern business, but one of the most common mistakes companies make is failing to optimise their website to make it work as fast as possible. A sluggish site is a hassle for repeat visitors and can cause you to lose customers and subscribers. Why site …

Developing for resiliency

Most companies have now come to rely on their website, downtime is no longer an option, even for the smallest sites. However no matter how engaging, advanced or user friendly a site is, it can be taken down by the simplest of things. It’s always worth bearing the following in mind when developing a new …

Choosing between Linux and Windows for web hosting

When you’re considering web hosting solutions, arguably the biggest decision you’ll have to make is choosing between Linux and Windows as your server operating system. Both are popular platforms and in order to make an informed choice, take time to consider both systems’ merits. Features of Linux It’s not by chance that Linux is one …

4 plugins to harden your WordPress

IMPORTANT! Ensure you’ve taken a backup of your WordPress files and database before making any of these changes.   This guide will show you how to… Hide your WordPress login page from hackers, change your WordPress admin username if it’s set to the vulnerable default “Admin” user, harden your database against MySQL injection attacks and …

Keeping your website safe and secure

With so much business done online nowadays, virtually all companies are at risk of cyber crime. While it’s universally accepted that you should keep your money locked away in a bank or safe, it’s also just as important to ensure your website is secure and protected at all times. Here are a few tips on …

Should you move your hosting to the UK?

Hosting in the UK looks to be the safest option after the European Court of Justice reached a ruling over the ‘safe harbour’ scheme that could rock the world of web hosting and data protection. The ‘safe harbour’ scheme, which allows the transfer of personal information to companies in the US, has been ruled invalid. …

How to prevent malware on your website

Malicious software, or malware, is everywhere. The majority of it is created and used by criminals to try to collect sensitive information, like passwords, bank details, or other private information. The rest of it is there simply to cause disruption. Either way, you need to avoid it at all costs. Just one piece of stubborn …

Why ecommerce websites need newsletter functionality

For many businesses, it’s not the number of hits that generate sales, but the number of people who subscribe to their newsletter. Even if sites have a significant amount of traffic, most people will visit a website only once. Subscribers, on the other hand, sign up because they like what they see and want to …