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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 […]
March 13, 2016

Blog for the sake of Blogging

Blogging began in the latter half of the 1990s where people shared their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and opinions online, much like a bulletin board. Today we still blog in much the same way, but the role that blogs play in driving traffic to your website has never been so strong. […]
November 12, 2015

Malware Distribution Peaks on Fridays: CYREN Cyber Threat Report

Once again our friends at CYREN reveal that an average of 2.25 billion malware attachments were detected on Fridays during Q3 2015. It shows shows that attackers were seeking to take advantage of employees being less protected over the weekend. The trend also resulted in IT professionals having to deal […]
September 21, 2015

Why do I need SEO?

Why do I need SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)? Did you know that 75% of Internet users never click beyond the first few pages of search results? That means that if your website doesn’t appear on the first few pages of search results, 75% of people searching for your products or […]
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 […]
May 19, 2015

World’s Biggest Cyberattack

You may have read about an unprecedented cyberattack involving the ‘Carbanak’ cybergang. Since 2013, they have stolen up to one billion dollars from more than 100 banks and financial institutions in at least 30 countries, including Australia. Losses per bank range from $2.5 million to approximately $10 million, making this […]
December 23, 2014

BruteProtect acquired by Automattic – Jetpack or Bloatpack

For quite some time now we have been using the BruteProtect plugin for our Managed WordPress clients. BruteProtect allows the millions of WordPress bloggers to work together to defeat Brute Force attacks using a cloud based solution. It served us well and was a member of the Net Solutions Certified […]
September 17, 2014

Searchmetrics Releases 2014 Ranking Factors

The team at Searchmetrics recently released the SEO Ranking Factors and Rank Correlation 2014 Whitepaper based on their own directly observable data. While many SEO analysts use theory and speculation, Searchmetrics claim that their methodology of ranking evaluations are exact, fresh and based on huge amounts of data. In summary, […]
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 […]
August 9, 2014

Google Signals Ranking Benefit for HTTPS SSL Sites

In a recent post, Google announced that they are now using HTTPS as a ranking signal. Although not a strong signal, it is a signal, and in this competitive market of rankings every signal within your control counts. Google also went on to say that they may “decide to strengthen” the […]
May 22, 2014

Google rolls out Panda 4.0 updates

We have all been expecting it and it finally occurred. Yesterday Google’s Matt Cutts confirmed the release of Panda 4.0 on his Twitter account. This is a new Panda algorithm and not your typical monthly refresh. Matt Cutts told Search Engine Land that this Panda 4.0 update impacts approx 7.5% of […]

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