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October 4, 2018

Chrome green padlock is now grey and not displaying secure anymore

Until recently, one way to see if a web page is secure is to look out for the green padlock in the browser (next to the URL). If there was no green padlock you would assume that the web page in not secure – that the communication between your browser […]
June 20, 2018

Why You Should Secure Your Site with HTTPS

For several years now, Google has been encouraging website owners to implement SSL certificates. It all started back in 2014 with the HTTPS Everywhere campaign where the goal was to raise awareness of the security by implementing SSL certificates. SSL later became a Google ranking signal to further encourage its […]
December 2, 2017

Essential Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

If someone hacked into your bank account, you would know that they were after your money. If they hacked into your email account, though, you need to think of what they wanted with your email. Perhaps they wish to pretend to be you and ask your relatives for money. Perhaps […]
August 8, 2016

The Risks of Publishing Content

Every time you publish content online, be it website pages, blog posts, images, videos or even user comments, you open yourself up to potential legal liability. The Internet is public and available to anyone, so even the smallest blog has the potential to reach millions of people. Legal risks are […]
July 10, 2016

How Much Does a Website Cost?

In this Blog I share some of our internal processes and methodology used at Net Solutions to provide a cost estimate to build a website. I spent many years pioneering and implementing activity based costing for major Telcos with great success. It may sound simple but its the result of […]
March 30, 2016

An Introduction to Domain Names and DNS

Introduction DNS, or the Domain Name System, is often a very difficult part of learning how to configure websites and servers. Understanding how DNS works will help you diagnose problems with configuring access to your websites and will allow you to broaden your understanding of what’s going on behind the […]
July 24, 2015

Net Solutions Adds MariaDB for Faster MySQL Database Performance

Today we announce the transformation from MySQL to MariaDB in all our cPanel Hosting fleet. MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL that uses alternative engines to improve performance and is now the default database engine in all our cPanel Hosted servers. MariaDB offers the same functionality as MySQL, but […]
September 9, 2014

WooCommerce and WordPress – a great solution

WooCommerce and Magento have both seen massive growth over the last few years mainly due to their strong community support. Both have their Pros and Cons but WooCommerce has hit the sweet-spot for me. Before choosing any software, I’ve always looked at “what business problem” we are trying to fix. Only […]
April 25, 2012

So you want to be a Webmaster

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems on the Internet today. According to WordPress they have more than 47 million deployments worldwide. Unfortunately, with this type of claim, it attracts all sorts of want to-be web developers, web masters and hackers. By their own admission WordPress boast […]
March 6, 2012

McAfee MxLogic

SPAM is a real problem but it even worse worse when sending legitimate email and having some mail servers out there inadvertently flagging it as spam. Even worse than this is when a big company like McAfee is behind this activity. A company which has horrible support and virtually clear […]
October 5, 2011

CloudFlare Partnership

We are pleased to announce our partnership with CloudFlare. We have chosen CloudFlare as a partner as they have developed an effective yet simple solution which protects and accelerates websites. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, your users will experience faster page load-times and improved performance. […]
July 19, 2011

A reason to backup your backups

Australian domain registrar and web host Distribute.IT suffered an attack on Sat, 11th June. The company said: “The overall magnitude of the tragedy and the loss of our information and yours is simply incalculable; and we are distressed by the actions of the parties responsible for this reprehensible act.” Unable […]