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Why would my website get hacked?

By NewSprout | Feb 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Why would my website get hacked?

If your website has been hacked or compromised in anyway then your site has probably been suspended by your hosting provider to ensure your site is not, literally, “spamming the world”. A suspension will prevent any further hijacking of your content and sometimes it will protect your domain’s integrity and also limit the damage already done. The source of the hack…

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What is a Wildcard SSL Certificate?

By NewSprout | Jan 20, 2017 | Comments Off on What is a Wildcard SSL Certificate?

Let’s first recap what an SSL certificate is… The SSL certificate shows, and gives your visitors peace of mind, that the page of the site they are visiting is secure. In addition to being secure, it ensures it has been verified by a trusted independant source ensuring the site is actually who they say they…

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How to receive POP email using Gmail

By NewSprout | Jan 9, 2017 | Comments Off on How to receive POP email using Gmail

Gmail is a great option to check your POP email account on the go from your phone or tablet without using an email client that may look a little different to what you are used to with Gmail. It does have some advanced limitations, but if you are just doing simple mail sending and receiving…

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Lightning and your modem…what to do?

By NewSprout | Nov 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Lightning and your modem…what to do?

The answer is quite simple. If there is any lightning whatsoever, unplug your modem / router immediately! Turning it off is not good enough. A nearby lightning strike can send a power surge through various materials: electrical wiring, copper phone lines, coax cable, plumbing pipes. In fact, all of these things actually “attract” the lightning! So…

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No-Contract Broadband Internet Plans in Australia

By NewSprout | Nov 10, 2016 | Comments Off on No-Contract Broadband Internet Plans in Australia

Sick of contracts, sick of being held against your will…with months of payments for a service you no longer need. Perhaps you just moved, or need to move, and your provider won’t let you out of your contract. A no-contract plan may be the solution for you! Never get caught out again. This is why it’s…

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Netflix is gobbling your Data and you don’t even know it!

By NewSprout | Oct 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Netflix is gobbling your Data and you don’t even know it!

Ever wondered why your broadband data is being gobbled up at a ridiculously fast rate? Why your speeds are suffering? It could be due to the definition settings on your TV or preferred streaming service.   Let’s look at Netflix first… Streaming Netflix to your home will use at least 300MB per hour at the…

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Domain Registration – why is there often a BIG price difference?

By NewSprout | Mar 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Domain Registration – why is there often a BIG price difference?

What is the difference between a $27 vs $140 domain registration? Fundamentally there should be absolutely nothing, apart from burning a ridiculously unnecessary hole in your pocket! Some domain hosting companies will call their product “Premium Domain Registration” or something similar, but don’t be fooled by the term ‘Premium’ or the high price tag. A $27 vs…

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What is Shared Hosting and what are the benefits?

By NewSprout | Feb 9, 2016 | Comments Off on What is Shared Hosting and what are the benefits?

Shared hosting is much like living in a unit where you have your own room but you share a common space with your flat mates. You share the bathroom, kitchen, and general amenities. You also share building maintenance costs with all your neighbours. It’s a great option if you’re on your own, your requirements are very…

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What is VPS Hosting and what are the benefits?

By NewSprout | Feb 2, 2016 | Comments Off on What is VPS Hosting and what are the benefits?

VPS Hosting (Virtual Private Server) is like living in your own apartment. In an apartment block you can customise everything to your own tastes. For example: you have your own hot water system, your own air conditioning, kitchen, bathroom, and your own front door to let visitors in. But at the same time, you like…

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8 Positive Steps Before SEO will Benefit Your Website

By NewSprout | Aug 12, 2015 | Comments Off on 8 Positive Steps Before SEO will Benefit Your Website

No rocket science here, just some points outlined that people too often forget once they get caught up in Internet Marketing or Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Make sure you have a rock solid offering. Without a good product, the whole internet marketing route isn’t going to benefit you. Make sure…

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