Moving WordPress sites

Moving a WordPress site to another hosting provider can sometimes not go exactly to plan. Listed below are some common problems that can occur and how to fix them. Blank page.. Did you actually put the website directly ‘in’ the public_html directory and not in a subdirectory? Most cPanel installations serve the main site straight[…]

Online Security and Hungry Caterpillars – they have a lot in common…

Websites or online services come under constant attack from hackers using automated scripts, if left unmanaged such attacks can consume sufficient resources to impact your quality of service, negatively impacting your brand. This article explains why this is a major problem and what the solution is. Online Security Matters, Dictionary Attacks are everywhere Every online[…]

SEO dangers of one box hosting…

Something we have noticed is that people seem to be very keen to try and minimise their hosting costs, by getting the cheapest plan available and then putting all their websites into the one account. On the one hand this can be very good strategy at reducing recurrent costs, but if done ‘blindly’ it can[…]

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Growing your website traffic

Growing your website traffic is like any endeavour worth doing, it takes a certain degree of determination and focus combined with some knowledge and helpful tools & resources. You can grow your website traffic, it is possible – but you must understand this is not something that will occur overnight. There is no magic bullet[…]

Website Analysis Tool

Is your website pulling its weight? How do you know?   Aykira has developed an easy to use tool to help….   Getting your website to do its best for your business requires a lot of expert knowledge and technical know how. Your website needs to both appeal to the human audience and the machine[…]

Scaling Websites to Perform

[two_third valign=”top” animation=”none”] It’s one thing to have a website developed and running, it’s something else to make it work at scale in a way that is cost effective and manageable. Aykira can help you scale up your website and make it fly. We have direct experience dealing with maintaining websites with up to a[…]

Security Upgrades to Website Hosting

In response to attacks on WordPress sites worldwide that use 3 common plugins (which are often included in Commercial themes) we have been busy upgrading our website hosting to effectively guard against such attacks. We now provide as standard for all websites we host: Scanning every 30 minutes of web files looking for viruses, back-doors,[…]

Mobile Responsive Websites – SEO effects

Google has just recently announced that your website being mobile responsive will be taken into account when they ‘rank’ your website in their index. What does this mean? Basically if your website does not display well on mobile devices (such as smart phones and tablets) they will mark down your website in the searches –[…]

Cost Effective SEO

[section background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none”] [three_fifth valign=”top” animation=”none”] SEO can be done cost effectively, in fact if its done right it can also save you money on SEM… Your website needs to be discoverable by search engines and indexed for keywords which match your products and services, this is where Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)[…]

Event Tourism & Accommodation Booking Engine Improvements

We are just putting the finishing touches to a whole range of new features for the Aykira Booking Engine . Fully automatic Gift Voucher support, no more printing or posting of Gift vouchers – let the booking engine take the load.. Delay booking payments – ideal for those large tour operators with constantly changing booking[…]

Is WordPress Secure? Can you build complex websites with WordPress?

I read with interest an article in a local Norwest publication making the claim that due to WordPress being widely used and Open Source it is a security risk.. Also that due to it being ‘unsophisticated’ you cannot do complex websites on it. These statements are so wrong and ill considered it’s difficult to know[…]

latest Internet Trends Report 2014

KPCB have just released their latest internet trends report, see here . For us it comes as no surprise that: Smart phone usage to access the Internet is still on the increase; Tablet usage is exploding (faster than uptake on PC’s ever!); Majority (97%) of mobile OS’es are either iOS, Android or Windows mobile; Video[…]

Do you need a technical co-founder? – well, it depends…

I read Phil’s post stating that you don’t need a technical co-founder with some interest. Yes, at the very very start of a business, given the range of free to air tools out there, it’s right you don’t need a technical co-founder to do some quick iterations to get to your first cut of a product[…]