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Tips To Keep You and Your Office Cyber-Safe While Traveling

Aug 31, 2018
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If you own your own business, travel can often be an important part of keeping that business growing. And on top of the business trips that take you away from the office are, hopefully, the well-deserved vacations you need to relax, unwind, recharge and refocus. However, stepping away from the business that you put everything […]

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Getting Your High School Grad Tech-Ready for the Next Step

Aug 20, 2018
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Time flies! It seems like just yesterday she was all pigtails and puddle jumping, and mere weeks ago that you were teaching him how to knot a tie for his first school dance. (Does anyone wear ties to school dances anymore?) And now, Poof!, they’re off to pursue higher education – away from you. It’s […]

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How To Hire The Right IT Professional For Your Business

Aug 15, 2018
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As your company grows, there is no doubt you will need a dedicated IT professional to oversee and manage your technology – the lifeblood of any modern enterprise. In today’s ever-changing landscape, your data remains your most valued commodity, so hiring the right IT personnel to safeguard this data, avoid crippling downtime, and keep your […]

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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 indicates that your website is being served to your end-client via an […]

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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. Now, this plugin being gone might not effect your website in any way, but […]

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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 our servers utilize, and we keep a close eye on the […]

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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 explain clearly and concisely. Since many clients may have read something about […]

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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 prevent our clients from being attacked in […]

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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 SSL for your website? […]

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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, which would force all traffic to your client’s website […]

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