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End of the Line for HTTP

End of the Line for HTTP

The online world is becoming increasingly unfriendly for non-HTTPS websites, and today Nerds Hosting is announcing that as of July 9, 2018, our hosting services will no longer serve non-https content. What is HTTPS The 'S' in HTTPS stands for secure, and this...

WordPress Removes “Contact Form DB” Plugin

WordPress Removes “Contact Form DB” Plugin

WordPress.org (the official maintainer of WordPress and the main repository of WordPress plugins) has removed a plugin called "Contact Form DB" from their database. This has had the effect of automatically removing this plugin from all WordPress websites that used it....

Supported Versions of PHP

Supported Versions of PHP

The Nerds Hosting team is constantly working to improve our services and security, and the world of technology continues to iterate on the versions of all the software that we employ to host websites.  PHP is the most popular programming language that websites on...

CloudFlare Bug Potentially Exposes Private Information

CloudFlare Bug Potentially Exposes Private Information

Nerds Hosting uses CloudFlare to power certain aspects of our hosting infrastructure, and thus we felt it important to share some thoughts on the CloudFlare bug that was exposed last week. Unfortunately, the bug in question is very technical in nature and hard to...

Managed WordPress Mode Could Have Prevented Panama Papers Leak?

Managed WordPress Mode Could Have Prevented Panama Papers Leak?

The Panama Papers leak is being called the largest confidential leak in history by some, and it's embarrassing many, with already at least one head of state resigning because of it. As Nerds, we might be a bit more interested in how this happened, and how we can...

Benefits of SSL for a Website

Benefits of SSL for a Website

SSL for websites has been free for all clients hosted with Nerds On Site for quite some time now.  The uptake on this free feature has been very low so far, and you may wonder what advantages you might have in turning it on for your site.  Why should you use...

WildCard SSL Turned

WildCard SSL Turned

Just over 1 year ago we announced that a WildCard SSL certificate (retailing around $42USD/$58CAD/R656ZAR per month) would be included in each and every Nerds Hosting account. At the same time we announced that you would get the ability to turn on a 'Forced SSL' mode,...

Nerds Hosting Concierge Service

Nerds Hosting Concierge Service

Hosting services can be full of confusing jargon and buzzwords, and moving a domain name, website or email to a new service can seem overwhelming.  If you are a client that just has no idea what is involved in moving a domain, and don't know what EPP codes are,...

Nerds Hosting: What Can You Expect?  WordPress Login Resets

Nerds Hosting: What Can You Expect? WordPress Login Resets

This article is one in a series of articles describing some of the actions you can expect to be covered free of charge by the Nerds Hosting Support team. Have you ever forgotten the password to your WordPress website?  Perhaps you've had a web developer build you...

SSL Certificates FREE With All Hosting Packages

SSL Certificates FREE With All Hosting Packages

Many people have started commenting on the lack of privacy we have on the Internet these days. Without a doubt, Edward Snowden's revelations have brought online privacy to the forefront of public discussion, though this has been a growing issue for years. Quite...

Business Hosting Upgrading to SSD!

Business Hosting Upgrading to SSD!

Our team is always looking at ways to give our clients a better experience, and today we announce that we have put in place a plan to upgrade our entire hosting systems to use solid state drives (SSD) exclusively.  SSD drives provide much faster throughput,...

Mail Server Upgrades

Mail Server Upgrades

On July 21, 2014, our team will be upgrading our mail server to SmarterMail 12.  The webmail interface will change slightly, but the changes shouldn't confuse any client with their differences.  This change will not affect any mail clients that are being...