Statement Regarding Hurricane Irma

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Update September 12: Hurricane Irma passed through Tampa without any disruption to our service. Normal operations have now resumed and new server provisions are once again possible.

With Hurricane Irma approaching Florida this weekend, where many of our U.S. based servers are located in our Tampa facility, we would like to assure our customers that every precaution has been made in preparation for the storm.

The facility that houses our servers was built with just this kind of weather event in mind, located 90ft above sea level in a hardened hurricane-resistant windowless bunker. The datacenter has 'critical infrastructure' designation with the Department of Homeland Security and City of Tampa, and as such has dual power connectivity to both the airport and hospital power grids.

Why you need to migrate your website from HTTP to HTTPS immediately (and how to do it).

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Since 2014, Google has been ranking HTTPS powered websites more favourably. But that wasn't enough for most website owners to switch their sites to the secure web, and the vast majority of websites still run over the insecure HTTP protocol.

But that should be set to change. From January 31st 2017, Google Chrome will start marking sites that collect sensitive information as 'non-secure'.

How to Choose a Domain and Company Name

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Starting a company requires several important steps and choosing a name for your business that is effective is one of the most crucial stages, but also one of the most challenging. Trying to stand out from the crowd can be difficult that’s why we’ve written this guide, to help you choose a company name, as well as the perfect domain to match.

How to Increase Your Site's Conversion Rate with 10 Web Design Tactics

Written by Jo Stonehouse
This awesome Infographic from The Deep End Design outlines 10 conversion boosting web and UX design tactics to use in 2017. Try one of these tactics to boost your web sites conversions in 2017!

Even better website security... protected by a Ninja.

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Ensuring our web hosting is as secure as possible is a top priority for us at Kualo. Protecting our customers' web sites from the bad guys is much like a conventional arms race. As the arsenal available to cyber criminals grows ever larger and more formidable, the more we have to to do to protect the sites we host.

Today we're excited to announce that we've added a black belt to our cyber defenses: BitNinja.