What is web hosting


  What is web hosting is a question that you’ll likely want answered if you’re new to the exciting world of web site creation. Web hosting goes hand-in-hand with domain names, so if you’re planning a web site, you’re going to need both a domain name and web hosting. Before...

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Australian domain names in spotlight

auDA is the Australian domain name administrator

  The Australian domain name system will be opened up and direct .au registrations allowed if a names policy panel has its way. Tasked by the .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) with the review of Australian domain name policies, the panel‘s main draft recommendation is Australian entities and individuals should...

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Website security tips to get you started

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  Internet search giant Google has launched a campaign to help website owners protect their content against malicious users. Called “NoHacked,” it puts website security firmly in the spotlight and encourages everyone to take steps to avoid their site failing victim to a hacking attempt. The situation is serious The...

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An introduction to responsive web design

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While not a new concept, responsive web design was recently thrust into the spotlight after Google decided to reward “mobile friendly” websites in search engine results. The technology giant updated its search algorithm – which determines the order of websites in search results – earlier this year, making responsive website design a ranking...

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Best WordPress plugins and themes

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  WordPress is hands down the platform of choice for small business, with new data revealing even more owners have come to rely on the popular content management system this quarter. The State of the Web Report (Q2) by website backup service provider CodeGuard found a whopping 82.2% of the...

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Site owners fail to make SSL their business


  Small businesses are moving to safeguard their websites but overlooking SSL as part of their online security strategy. The newly released State of the Web Report by website backup service provider CodeGuard reveals Wordfence Security made it to the top five list of installed plug-ins for customers surveyed during the second...

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Thousands oppose ICANN privacy changes

Comments on ICANN plan to change Whois policy.

  Despite a slow start, public comment on proposed Whois privacy rule changes has flooded in, with thousands rushing to have their say before the July 7 deadline. The ICANN thread dedicated to the issue reveals 11,486 posts were made after the agency published a 98-page report on May 5 inviting feedback about whether registrants of...

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Domain lookup could reveal all

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Website owners fear they will suffer a higher risk of online harassment if a plan to expose their personal information in domain lookup directories gets the green light.  ICANN, the agency that manages information in the publicly accessible online database Whois, is inviting comment on a 98-page report which examines whether registrants of...

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Can’t top WordPress for business

Wordpress for business

  WordPress is hands down the favorite platform of small business, with three in four owners choosing WordPress for business website creation. The newly released State of the Web Report by website backup service provider CodeGuard found 78.8% of the 250,000 small business survey participants use WordPress to realize their...

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Australians in mobile friendly fail

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  When Business Council of Australia president Catherine Livingstone recently addressed the National Press Club in Canberra, she delivered a frightening insight into the state of Australian websites. Here’s what the head of Australia’s peak business group had to say during her speech on “Leading Australia through the Age of...

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