What is Web Hosting?

Web Hosting in its simplest form is a space on a web server dedicated to a customers own files, normally a website or web page. The server runs for 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, just waiting for requests from a web browser. Think of web hosting as a folder…

What is a Domain Name?

A Domain Name is a name that can be easily remembered/recalled and allows users to visit web sites & services using software such as a web browser, an email client, or an online game for example. You use them all the time when surfing and clicking on links in web pages, when connecting to Netflix…

What is a Website?

A website is a collection of files and/or folders that when requested using a domain name via a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome or Firefox, will be delivered and displayed in the users web browser, either on their own PC or on their mobile device such as a tablet or a mobile…

Protecting your family online

Your family safety online There are plenty of services and software that help to protect you and your loved ones online from nasty website, phishing attacks, viruses and malware. I read a recent article http://robert.ocallahan.org/2017/01/disable-your-antivirus-software-except.html and wondered if anti-virus was more of a hinderance than a help? Now the caveat. If you’re using copied/hacked/illegally downloaded  software…

how secure is my password

A question that we get asked regularly is “how secure is my password” and there unfortunately is no simple answer, however it is possible to figure out roughly how vulnerable you might be. There are some simple rules that we should follow when it comes to password creation and I’ve listed these below: make sure…

Firefox and Chrome Browsers flag insecure sites

Earlier this month, Google announced that any web site that doesn’t use a valid SSL certificate will be flagged as insecure (https://security.googleblog.com/2016/09/moving-towards-more-secure-web.html) within the upcoming Chrome version 56. Mozilla Firefox are following suit and have today released version 51 of Firefox which doesn’t go quite as far, but does flag up a warning message if…

free ssl certificates for all shared hosting plans

We’ve recently installed the letsencrypt.org module into all of our Plesk control panels, giving our customers easy and free access to validated SSL certificates. In light of Googles move to display alert messages on their upcoming version of Google Chrome, we think that this is a great tool to alleviate problems with site abandonment from…

Google Chrome to post warnings on non HTTPS sites

Google wants all data travelling across the web to be as safe and as secure as possible. To that end, in January 2017, the newest versions of Google Chrome (which accounts for about 55% of all browser traffic https://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=0&qpcustomd=0) are likely going to start displaying more visible warnings on peoples browsers if they use a site…

Christmas Closedown

The Christmas season is almost upon us once more. The studio will be open right up to the 22nd December when we break for the Christmas holidays and will reopen on the 3rd January 2017. As usual, we’ll be keeping an eye on all our clients websites and servers over the period and if you…