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Did You Know … you can make changes to your DNS zone using your cPanel?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Simple DNS Zone EditorDid You Know … you can make changes to your DNS zone using your cPanel? One of the exciting new features of cPanel 11.25 is the ability for end propecia hair loss users (you!) to make changes to your DNS zone from within your cPanel.

You can quickly and easily add or remove your own CNAME or A records without having to open a support ticket.

Login to your cPanel using http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel or our login page and look for the ‘Simple DNS Zone Editor’ icon. For more information on this feature, check out cPanel’s documentation.

Did You Know … our web hosting customers get FREE web design software?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Serif WebPlus X2 web design software

Serif WebPlus X2 is the ultimate web design software, packed with everything you or your organisation needs to create outstanding, professional-quality websites – no complicated code, programming, or design experience required.

simplewebhosting.co.uk has teamed up with Serif to offer every web hosting customer a fully working, free copy of Serif WebPlus X2 (RRP £59.99).

Whether a novice or a seasoned designer, a hobbyist or commercial manager, WebPlus X2 offers interactive forums and blogs, polished animated photo galleries, podcasts and cool YouTube videos, Flash animations, secure password-protected pages, easy e-commerce sites with partners including PayPal, and much more.

From kickstarting your website with professional templates and on-screen help guides to publishing perfect, professional, e-commerce websites that impress, WebPlus X2 is the only web design software you’ll ever need in your creative arsenal.

You can build a website with no need to learn HTML! WebPlus X2 gives you complete control in a DTP-style design interface with easy layout capabilities. Buttons, fonts, colours buy ultram online and more are all only a click away in handy on-screen Studios, plus keyboard shortcuts and the on-screen tools are customisable to suit you.

Beware domain name renewal scams!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Domain Renewal GroupThere’s nothing new about domain name renewal scams and you might say they’re not even scams at all – but one thing they all have in common is they’re unsolicited, will cost you more money and can cause you a real nuisance.

Customers who don’t choose our domain privacy option have their personal data made available to everyone simply by doing a ‘WHOIS’ lookup. This information provides the (legally required) ownership of the domain name including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. You can view a sample WHOIS lookup for simplewebhosting.co.uk here and another for simpledomainnames.com here.

‘Enterprising’ companies with official-sounding names such as the Domain Registry of America or Domain Renewal Group then write to you suggesting that you should pay them to renew your domain name with them. You MUST NOT do so!

1) The example shown from Domain Renewal Group charges £20 for a .com domain – if you renew with simplewebhosting.co.uk or simpledomainnames.co.uk, we charge you just £9.99!

2) By renewing your domain name with one of these companies, you are transferring your domain name away from our control and to a company in the USA. These companies seldomly have telephone support and are typically difficult to get hold of.

So if you get an official-looking letter from one of these companies, you are quite safe to shred it. If you’re not 100% sure and want to run it past us, get in touch.

SCAM warning for simplewebhosting.co.uk and simpledomainnmes.co.uk customers

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

It has been brought to our attention that a scam is circulating around the Internet asking people to click a link in order to upgrade the security on the mailing service. THIS IS COMPLETELY BOGUS.

The e-mail may look something like this:

Dear user of the simpledomainnames.co.uk mailing service!

We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox (xxx@simpledomainnames.co.uk) settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings click on the following propecia finasteride link:

http://simpledomainnames.co.uk/owa/service_directory/settings.php?email=xxx@simpledomainnamesco.uk&from=simpledomainnames.co.uk&fromname=xxx

Best regards, simpledomainnames.co.uk Technical Support.

Although the link looks like it goes to simpledomainnames.co.uk, if you click it you are actually taken to another website where you will be asked for sensitive information.

We urge customers to NOT click any links in this e-mail and if you receive it to delete it immediately.

If you have already been caught out, you should change your passwords urgently.

Having e-mail problems when away from home/the office?

Monday, July 27th, 2009

If you take your laptop or smartphone away from your home or office you may suddenly find that you’re unable to send e-mail.

This is a very common issue in hotels, public Internet areas and in certain office buildings where firewalls restrict users sending e-mail through the standard port 25 in an effort to help prevent spam.

But don’t worry! simplewebhosting.co.uk runs duplicate SMTP ports on all our servers. So if you’re having problems sending e-mail from somewhere you’ve not sent e-mail from before, try switching your outgoing mail server to use port 26 instead. You will typically find this setting in the ‘advanced’ tab of your mail program.

Of course, if you still have problems then get in touch.

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