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    Domain extensions: the 411/the low-down

    What is a domain extension? Otherwise known as a TDL (top level domain), domain extensions are the suffix of your website name i.e the letters than come after the final dot in your URL. For example, .com, .co.uk or .org. Domain extensions are introduced by an institution called ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & […]

    Hosting Jargon Buster

    The world of hosting can be a bit of a vocabulary minefield for novices. Understanding web jargon might seem like a daunting process, especially when many web-hosting companies don’t care to explain the intricacies of their terminology. To give you a head start and avoid any confusion, we’ve put together a list of the most […]

    How to back-up your home directory in 7 simple steps

    What is a Home Directory? A home directory is the folder given to a user on a particular network. The directory is where the user stores all of their person information, files, log-in scripts and user information. Why do I need to back-up my Home Directory? Back-ups are an important part of maintaining any online […]

    Types of website: Explained

    With so many different website names, domains, platforms and products out there – it’s easy to get overwhelmed. As you consider building your own website, carefully consider what kind of website you want it to be. What are you goals? Where do you want your website to lead in the future? What are competitors in […]

    Where should I buy my hosting: Big brand or local business

    When you search for hosting online, there are literally thousands of options. From big companies with millions of customers, to smaller local hosting providers. It can be hard to know which is best. What should you look for in a web hosting company? Support – check out the support packages available. With some companies, you’ll […]

    What is web hosting and why do I need it?

    In order to have a website, you need to ‘host’ it somewhere. This is where your website lives, where it’s updated and where all your tools are for creating and integrating your website with the world wide web. Hosting providers have servers, which is where your website data is kept. When an internet user wants […]

    Brexit Update: What does .eu mean for you?

    Can you keep your .eu domain name after Brexit? As with many of the intricacies of the UK’s exit from Europe, there are some changes that may be coming for those with .eu domains. If you’re a UK business with a .eu domain, you may need to look into changing it if and when the […]

    Is php 5.6 still supported. No is the short answer! What do this mean for you?

    cPanel control the major share of hosting panels on the internet currently, and have wisely decided that it’s time for PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0 go end of life. So lets investigate what this means for you and your website and why they are removing them.Let’s start with what effect it has on you. PHP […]

    What is a VPS and why do I need one?

    What is a VPS and why do I need one? VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. This virtual machine is provided by a Virtual Private Server hosting company and hosts your website online. To have a website, you need to have your website files on a web server. Common uses of a VPS are: web […]

    The 5 most important parts of wordpress hosting for bloggers

    Any blogger even remotely serious about blogging knows WordPress is the platform to use. Originally developed as a mere blogging tool, it has evolved into a robust content management system (CMS) which now powers a whopping 32.3% of all websites on the internet, including some of the big guns like CNN, TIME.com, TechCrunch, and New York Post, […]