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Improve Your Website

Here are some general tips that will help you improve your website. Recently I was involved in listing hundreds of guest houses on an online portal. As part of this process, I visited each and every guest house website that was listed, as well as many more that we did...

Change to Outgoing Email Policy

Hetzner Africa informed their clients of the following changes to their Outgoing email policy from 5 July 2016. Below is the full text of their email: This email serves as a reminder that we will be changing our outgoing email policy as communicated on 8 June 2016. In...

The Importance of Website Backups

I was reminded again of the importance of file and data (Mysql) backups for websites after a recent, out of the ordinary situation occurred. On the same day several WordPress websites were hacked and the ISP had no choice but to take down the websites. Normally this...

Payment Gateway Comparison – South Africa

Deciding on the right payment gateway can be confusing, it’s almost like comparing the prices of various medical aids.  I have drawn up a simple comparison matrix.  Please note that it’s not comprehensive but serves as a guide that you can use.  ...

Picking the Right (Domain) Name for Your Website

There are more than 252 million registered domain names(2)  (Mar 2015) . This can make it difficult to find a name that suits your needs. Here are some tips on how to pick the right name(3): It should ideally contain the name of your business, or at least part of it....