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Mail Maintenance Rescheduled

After a lot of work, our team was able to find a temporary solution to our storage problem, and we’ve been able to push back our mail server maintenance window to Good Friday, March 25th. Hopefully this will give you a bit more flexibility in planning ahead for this upcoming outage. Our current plan is […]

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Emergency Mail Service Maintenance

We are VERY sorry to have to announce that we must take down the Nerds Hosting shared email service this weekend for emergency mail maintenance. Due to a sudden surge and growth in mail storage, we have unexpectedly run out of hard drive space, and must take the server down for approximately 24 hours to […]

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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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Managed WordPress Maintenance

Nerds On Site has launched a new FREE service for all our hosted clients that use WordPress as the basis of their website.  If you run a WordPress website on our hosting service, you can enable “Managed WordPress Maintenance” mode in your NerdsISP control panel.  This new feature costs you nothing, but adds a considerable […]

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Encryption Backdoor Myth

Nov 18, 2015
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Just when the tide was turning in the US towards allowing encryption, Paris happened. There is undeniable heavy emotion around attacks on human life of any kind, and that is the danger when it comes to the shaping of public opinion and policy. It was quite predictable that this event would take no time at […]

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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 On Site’s Hosting Concierge Service […]

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BEE status in South Africa

Oct 29, 2015
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We are very excited to have achieved BEE status in South Africa. Archbishop Desmond Tutu coined the term of rainbow nation! It’s a warm, inviting country in which nobody feels like a stranger! Nerds most certainly love South Africa!

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Explanation of Brief Outage

Today our team had a small issue with DNS that caused a brief outage for about a dozen of our hosted clients. We want to publish a brief explanation of this unfortunate event, which is now fully resolved. Earlier today our team detected a determined brute force attack against two of our clients. While these […]

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Nerds Hosting: What Can You Expect? Point In Time Restores

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 On Site Hosting Support team. Let’s imagine for a moment that the worst has happened to your website – a plugin update just broke the site, or perhaps a […]

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