Why do Name Servers take time to propagate?


There are many reasons why you might change name servers for your website. Generally speaking it is because you are changing from one web host to another, upgrading from a shared web hosting plan or to a VPS web hosting plan. Changing your DNS Nameservers is fairly easy and can be done through the … [Read more...]

What’s the Difference Between Web Hosting Packages?


Shared web hosting vs Dedicated web hosting vs VPS web hosting We can often become overwhelmed with the number of options available when it comes to web hosting. There are so many sellers, resellers, oversellers – how do we cut through to find out what we really need? It all mostly comes down … [Read more...]

IMAP vs. POP: Which is best for your situation?


IMAP vs. POP 3 When you first set up your website using cPanel you will probably want a unique email address that is more professional than a standard Gmail or Hotmail address. The good thing about setting up an email address is you basically set it up once and never need to worry about it again … [Read more...]

What is Domain Parking?


Domain parking is when a company registers a domain name that has no actual website on the domain name but the company sees value in owning the domain. This maybe done to reserve the domain name for future business development, protection against domain squatting, internationalization of domain … [Read more...]

Keeping your Website Secure


Internet Security & your Website Any webmaster can tell you that security concerns are high on the list of items that demand their constant attention. And the smartest of them realize that while there are direct on-site measures they can take to make their sites more secure, they also need to … [Read more...]

Web Hosting & Data Centres


What is a Data Centre? The advent of cloud-based computing services has brought the topic of data centres to the forefront of discussions around web hosting and information security. Many people don’t realise the scope of the infrastructure required to host the hundreds of millions websites that … [Read more...]

IPv6 Explained


Rack Servers now have IPv6 Activated IPv6, or Internet Protocol version 6, is an upgrade of Internet Protocol to increase the number of addresses available for devices connected to the internet. IPv6 uses addresses 128 bits long, compared to the 32 bit address length of its predecessor, … [Read more...]

CPanel or Plesk?


Which is best CPanel or Plesk? When it comes to control panels, the two biggest names are CPanel and Plesk. They have both been around for long enough to become used widely – but what’s the difference between the two? CPanel One of the oldest control panel systems around, CPanel had … [Read more...]

SSL Certificates

Padlock on two network cables,

What is an SSL certificate? SECURE SOCKET LAYER & TRANSPORT LAYER SECURITY (SSL & TLS) SSL (and its successor, TLS) is a process that enables websites to exchange secure, encrypted information across the internet. The encryption shields the information from being intelligible to anyone who … [Read more...]

Why Choose an Australian Web Host?


If you run an Australian based company and the majority of your clients are from Australia there are some very good reasons to choose an Australian Web Hosting company. Speed - Even though broadband has made huge progress these last few years, hosting overseas means that extra 3,000 kilometres … [Read more...]