Articles from 2019

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Merry Krystmas!

Posted in December 2019 on the Krystal blog

We thought we'd take this opportunity to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and to thank you for your continued support and custom throughout 2019

Solving the 'White screen of death'

Posted in December 2019 on the Krystal blog

The 'White Screen of Death' (often referred to as a WSOD), is when your Wordpress site, or particular pages, shows a blank white page. We know this can cause panic for our clients but with a few simple steps, you can find the source of the error and resolve it!

Does my business need a landline?

Posted in December 2019 on the Dial 9 blog

Despite advancements in technology, our communication habits often remain stuck in the past. Too many SMEs stick to landline phones, when they don’t fulfil their businesses needs. This is changing,...

Tips on keeping your site secure

Posted in December 2019 on the Krystal blog

It is now easier than ever to create a website for yourself or your business with the help of CMS platforms such as Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal. These feature-rich frameworks allow users of all abilities to have a website up and running in a matter of minutes. You can even create an e-commerce website in as little as a few hours. 

Black Friday is going Green

Posted in November 2019 on the Krystal blog

Here at Krystal, Black Friday is going Green. For every hosting package purchased on Green Friday (and over the weekend) we will plant 1 tree in our grove in the Scottish Highlands with Trees for Life.

How to prepare your eCommerce website for traffic surges

Posted in November 2019 on the Krystal blog

'tis the season to online shop! Between Black Friday and Christmas, your eCommerce shop is about to become very busy! You’ll be thinking about your deals, discounts and stock levels but have you thought about your website’s hosting capabilities? With a pending influx of visitors to your website, it’s time to review (and possibly increase) your resources.

What is Two‑Factor Authentication (2FA)?

Posted in November 2019 on the Krystal blog

Two Factor Authentication (commonly abbreviated as 2FA) is a form of multi-factor authentication whereby a user must go through two stages of security before being granted access to an account or system. 2FA increases the safety of online accounts by removing a single point of failure or access to an account, and instead requiring a combination of a password, fingerprint, a one time password (OTP) or pin number, before they log in.

What is .htaccess?

Posted in November 2019 on the Krystal blog

The .htaccess file (Hypertext Access) is a configuration file that is used to detail exactly how visitors interact with the website and how data on the website itself is presented within the web browser. The dot at the start of the file name (.htaccess) signifies that it is a hidden file. This file is usually hidden from your view and always hidden from general users, as the file contains configuration information and other security-related data. You can make changes to this file either via the file manager within your hosting account or by accessing your hosting via FTP.  There are a huge number of reasons you may want to view and edit the .htaccess file. We’re going to expand on just a few of the more common ones.

Project configuration suggestions

Posted in November 2019 on the DeployHQ blog

We've just pushed out a handy new feature that will be particularly useful to those of you that manage multiple projects in DeployHQ - a project configuration suggestions area that's...

Methods for Migrating your WordPress blog

Posted in November 2019 on the Krystal blog

In this post, we are going to look at the various methods available to migrate your WordPress blog from one hosting platform to another. This may seem like a daunting prospect at first, but this guide should help assist you with the process.