WordPress Blogger

Another blogger episode and this time we look at installing your first WordPress plugin. Sounds easy, well it is! So why an entire blog article about it? You will be surprised at how many times people install any old plugin because it does what they want and forgets to check a few key things. One […]

Backup your WordPress Blog

Welcome to the Blogger Series, this is our first of many articles dedicated to the bloggers out there. We will be covering all aspects of running a blog and lots of how-tos. In this episode, we are covering one of the most important parts of running any website, backups! Most hosting companies will provide free […]

LiteSpeed Web Server

Our Cloud Hosting services now include LiteSpeed Web Server installed, with LiteSpeed applications and servers run faster and help prevent downtime. LiteSpeed also protects our servers with mod_security rules while also taking advantage of an array of built-in anti-DDoS features, such as bandwidth and connection throttling. Apache Vs LiteSpeed Comparing Apache server load to when […]

CloudFlare

This is a guest post written and contributed by CloudFlare. CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants. CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with Host Media! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: […]

SMS Notifications

Recently we asked our customers what they would like to see us offer in the future and one item came up a number of times; SMS Notifications for invoices and important information. Well today we are very happy to announce the first stage of this feature. Currently it is for UK customers but we already have […]

South Africa

We are very happy to announce the release of South African domain extensions. With prices at just £7.20 per year (inc VAT) we have become one of the most competitive domain providers for five of the most popular South African domains. .co.za, .org.za, .net.za, .web.za, .za.bz £7.20 To get your South African domain use the form below to see if it is […]

Working with Mail Channels

Over the past month we have slowly been integrating MailChannels SMTP relay services to our shared and reseller Cloud Hosting servers. So what is MailChannels? Well MailChannels is an email relay service that identifies spammers within our network to improve email reputation and ensure reliable email delivery for our customers. With MailChannels, we can eliminate email delivery […]

ColdFusion Datasource Name manager for cPanel

In this article we will be having a closer look at one of our in-house built products, the CFManager. Firstly it is a cPanel plugin that allows Host Media customers to manage their Adobe ColdFusion datasource names without requesting them to be managed by an administrator or support member. This saves us and customers a lot […]

Security

Gaining trust with customers is one of the key elements to a successful website, this is what makes people buy from brands that they might never have heard off before. So here is a few ideas on how to pimp up your website and gain your customers trust. Add Trust Badges One of the quickest […]

Passwords are always a key talking point when it comes to website and data security, especially here at Host Media. Most of the hacks that are seen are due to poor passwords admin areas or control panels. Top 10 worst passwords commonly used in 2015 Just to give you some idea of the passwords that get used, below […]