The secret to rock solid shared server security and uptime!

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Two of the most important issues faced by a shared web host are server security and uptime. Everyone in the industry advertises that their servers are secure, and that they provide 99.9% uptime - but the fact is when it comes to dealing with a compromised account affecting the whole server or a single user overloading the server and long service downtimes, this advertising just becomes gibberish. We want to differentiate Kualo from other web hosts by having truly phenomenal uptime, and we can happily say that our shared hosting environment really does deliver on that goal.

So what's our secret sauce?

Starting a web site? Make sure you choose a green web host!

Written by Jo Stonehouse


Picture the scene... It's a Sunday morning. You've sat down with your coffee and croissant, and you decide to read the news online, check your email or or watch the latest YouTube sensation. This little scene may seem innocent enough, but did you know that what you've just done has an environmental impact? Would you be surprised to learn that it contributes to a beast that generates about the same amount of carbon emissions as the entire aviation industry?

How to test a website whilst it is in development

Written by Jo Stonehouse
If you're developing a replacement website either for yourself or a client, you may find it difficult to access the development version when you domain is not pointed at that hosting plan yet. Some hosts, us included, will give you a temporary URL you can access your account on - but what if you have the domain name set up in your application such as WordPress? Or what if you have lots of URL rewrites for search engine optimisation? The temporary URL isn't much use then. Fortunately, there is a solution...

What's the most popular day to send e-shots?

Written by Jo Stonehouse
If you're sending newsletters or e-shots to your customers, you may have wondered which day you should send them on to get the best results. We've pooled together some assessments by various email marketing web sites for your enjoyment!

Six approaches for future-proof email marketing

Written by Jo Stonehouse
Wondering how you can make the most out of email marketing? Mark Brownlow has written a very interesting article on the best things to focus on while creating your email marketing campaigns. How well are you sticking by these guidelines?