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HA’s Web Design Department

HA’s Web Design Department

Have you ever tried to draw something cool, spent five minutes on it, then realised that it looks like a toddler’s half-eaten dinner? Yeah, me too. (Although, I can build a great website!) Web Design is similar in more ways than one. Maybe you’ve tried to design a...

How to Set-Up Your Online Store

How to Set-Up Your Online Store

Hi everyone, in light of recent events, businesses all over the world are finding themselves in a state of abrupt change. COVID-19 has rocked humanity on a global scale and people are feeling the strain. Many of you may have considered moving your business to an...

Email spoofing and spam, what are they?

Email spoofing and spam, what are they?

Email Spoofing and Spam You may hear these terms thrown around a little bit but what do they actually mean? Let’s start with email spam, by definition spam means to send unsolicited messages in bulk via email or other means. I’m sure almost everyone should be familiar...

Hosting-Australia support system

Hosting-Australia support system

Hosting-Australia support system Hi Everyone, this week I’m going to quickly go over the various means of contacting HA’s friendly support team. We’re sometimes asked what the best ways to contact us are and also how you should contact us. Depending on your situation...

How to check your mail settings (Outlook)

How to check your mail settings (Outlook)

Outlook Mail Configuration Mail configurations can be a little hard to understand. Sometimes when you take a look at your configuration it can be like reading another language. I’m just going to give you the need to know settings that should help you keep your mail on...

The Importance of Website Load Times

The Importance of Website Load Times

What do you think when a website is painfully slow to load? Do you tap your fingers impatiently, do you sigh in annoyance? When browsing the internet what is worse than a website that takes more than 10 seconds to load?  Not much, and all of our time is precious, so...

Here’s Why You Need SEO For Your Site

Here’s Why You Need SEO For Your Site

https://developer.akamai.com/blog/2016/09/14/mobile-load-time-user-abandonment According to the above article published in 2016, 53% of people who browse the internet on their phones abandon sites that take too long to load, longer than 3 seconds to be exact. It...

Who uses wordpress?

Who uses wordpress?

What was once used mainly by small time travellers and writers for blogs has grown and evolved to become the biggest content management system on the block. Wordpress themselves reveal that 35% of all websites are built on their platform. They take up more than 50% of...

The Importance of WordPress Security Releases

The Importance of WordPress Security Releases

Hi everyone, about a week and a half ago WordPress released a maintenance update titled WordPress Version 5.2.3. Within it were several minor security and quality of life fixes. Here’s a link to the patch notes....

The Danger of WordPress Breaches

The Danger of WordPress Breaches

Hi everyone, this is a public service announcement to spread awareness of a series of new exploits being used to hack WordPress sites. The hack in questions uses a few vulnerabilites in WordPress plugins to plant code in the back end of your site resulting in...