Over recent months, the interest in cryptocurrencies has risen significantly, from both within the tech world and mainstream media. First proposed by Wei Dai in 1998 a cryptocurrency is a form of virtual currency, the most popular of which is Bitcoin – coming about some 19 years after Dai’s proposal. The rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies as an accepted form of payment has now moved from the cyber world and made its way onto the streets, with the some coffee shops now allowing you to use it for your morning caffeine fix, for example.
Dedicated servers offer much more power and features than shared or VPS hosting, but when deciding on dedicated server hosting, it’s important to consider a number of things before taking the jump. No two hosting providers are the same, and so it’s important to If a price seems too good to be true, it’s likely you’ll receive a lower quality service in some way.
More than 22.8% of all websites on the Web use WordPress, with this number growing each day. We’re seeing more and more of our hosting clients installing WordPress, so spending time optimizing the platform is worthwhile.
WordPress is a great platform for managing a website or blog, and whilst the standard installation might work great for many, a wide range of plugins (both free and paid) are available to extend the existing functionality if you are needing something extra.
Thanks to its established large developer community and offering two Beta releases before major versions are pushed out for use on production sites, WordPress is generally kept free of bugs; if site owners remember to update!
With the rebranding of a big business often costing in excess of $1 million, it’s essential that the rebrand is successful. The public become so used to a product or brand operating under a certain name that changes can take a little getting used to. There are many reasons why a company may wish to rebrand, including mergers and brand uniformity. Our latest infographic takes a look at some of the most noticeable rebrands of the past 100 years.
It can be easy to feel locked-in to a specific hosting provider, but in reality it’s not a complex process and just takes a little time.
Additionally, if you move hosting providers within 1-3 months of signing up with them, you might even be able to get a refund of what you’ve paid so far, since many hosting providers offer 30, 60 and 90 day money-back guarantees.
Whilst SSL Certificates were once just something e-commerce sites would use, there’s now a new reason to buy an SSL for your you haven’t already heard, Google recently announced that they’ll finally be giving websites which use SSL Certificates (enabling HTTPS) a small boost in rankings.
As you may already know, Google (and other search engines) use page load speed as a ranking factor when deciding where to place your website in SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages), meaning if you care about SEO and want to see your website appearing in Google for certain keywords you’re targeting, you need to ensure your pages are loading fast for users.
The issue of hacking is rarely out of the headlines, especially due to the recent spate of hackings targeting private photos of celebrities. The issue has become global news and sent the internet into a spin, whilst reminding us how vulnerable devices can be to hacking and that we can all become unsuspecting victims. Although hacking is generally associated with computers and phones, the number of Wi-Fi enabled devices that can be accessed without your say-so is staggering. From televisions to passenger planes, even the most unassuming device can, if accessed by the wrong people, be turned into something more sinister. Our latest infographic delves into the scariest side of hacking, with surveillance, theft and crashes some of the most chilling scenarios.