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VPS or Web-hosting - which do I need?
Which package is right for me? This all depends on what you want to do and what skills you have available. The quick and short answer is Websites = Web Hosting and Applications = VPS. This is a bit of an oversimplification. If your website includes some sort of customised back-end software or application, you […]
Ways to Reduce Website Response Times
First steps Before you try improving, get a baseline measurement of your current site and an idea of what needs improvement. A great tool to use for this is Google PageSpeed Insights. This site will measure your website response and give you an idea of where the problem areas are. Once you have data on your […]
Apache SpamAssassin scoring explained
What is Apache SpamAssassin™? Apache SpamAssassin is the open-source anti-spam software used by most Linux based email systems to filter and block unsolicited emails. It is a complex system that is now maintained by the Apache Software Foundation. Apache SpamAssassin is modular and allows for the use of custom tests and score adjustment. Looking to […]
why you should use a web host
Why You Should Consider Using a Web Host For your website to be accessible on the internet, you need website (web) hosting. Web hosting services provide the space and resources that your website needs to live online. Think of website hosting as a shop showcasing your products. The shop provides all the space and resources […]
A breakdown of cPanel and Plesk
When setting up a server from scratch, you may want to install management software with a Graphical User Interface (GUI). This will allow you to control a range of aspects with the click of a mouse, and without accessing a terminal text interface. With the range of solutions out there, which one should you use? […]
the basics of the .htaccess config file
.htaccess is a hidden configuration file that lets you configure various features of the Apache web server, on a per-directory basis. This includes redirecting URLs, caching, enabling HTTPS, hotlink protection, and setting up custom error pages. The configuration directives defined in a .htaccess file apply to the directory, and all its subdirectories. This allows you […]