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Keep your Wordpress site secure with these 5 tips

Posted on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 at 3:37 PM


With Wordpress being one of the most ubiquitous content management system used on the web today, it's no surprise that it's heavily targeted by hackers.

The ease of setup and management, together with the extensible plugin architecture of Wordpress, make it a great tool to quickly build a new website.

This however, is also one of the key reasons why it's the most targeted platform on the web. Some of the users that setup and manage these websites are not experienced at keeping the Wordpress application and its plugins up to date. Over time, vulnerabilities are discovered in different versions of the application and are usually patched by the developers when they become aware of them. If a user fails to regularly update their website, hackers can easily exploit these vulnerabilities.

Some of the risks of these vulnerabilities include; uploading a file to the website which can then be used to allow further access into the server, send spam email, corrupt or replace website files, launch attacks on other sites and servers, as well as changing content, or injecting additional content into the pages to help spread Malware and Viruses around the web.

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Post Tags: Website , Security , hackers , How To , Wordpress , Safety , Tips


Think your email may have been hacked? Here’s another possible explanation

Posted on Thursday, 8 September 2016 at 11:16 AM


Have you ever received an email bounce for an email from your email address, or your email domain, that you never sent? We get a lot of emails and calls from people that this has happened to with the concern that their email accounts have been hacked.

While this may be the case, it's not the only reason why this could have occurred.

It's actually quite easy to send email email purporting to be from a different email address. The code below shows how you can send an email saying that you're the CEO of Microsoft.

SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient();
MailMessage fakeemail = new MailMessage();
fakeemail.Subject = "You've won a free copy of Windows";
fakeemail.Body = "Click this suspicious link to get your free copy of Windows";           
fakeemail.From = new MailAddress("ceo@microsoft.com");
fakeemail.To.Add(new MailAddress("joe@bloggs.com"));
smtp.Send(fakeemail);

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Post Tags: Email , Security , spoofing , spam , hackers


Where has my htaccess file gone

Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 at 9:59 AM


If you login to the cPanel File Manager, you may notice that you seem to be missing your .htaccess file. If this is the case, then you probably just have hidden files turned off in the File Manager settings. Click on the Setting icon in the top right corner of your File Manager and check the box next to "Show Hidden Files (dotfiles)"

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Post Tags: Linux , PHP , cPanel , htaccess


Changing PHP version in cPanel

Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 9:48 AM


Changing the PHP version, configured extensions and basic settings is easy in cPanel using the built in PHP Version Selector.

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Post Tags: PHP , Settings , Website , cPanel , Extensions , Linux


Linux hosting packages now available

Posted on Monday, 1 June 2015 at 4:20 PM


We are very excited to announce that Expeed are now providing Linux hosting.

The core of our Linux hosting offering is CloudLinux. This is a distribution of Linux that has been specifically developed with hosting and security in mind. It is designed to enforce resource limits on accounts to make sure that you get no “noisy neighbour” issues. This is when another account on the server is using a lot of CPU or RAM. Their account is limited and yours continues getting the resources it needs. All packages are running the latest version of cPanel 11.48. We also have the Softaculous app installer to make installing applications very simple.

We have structured our Linux packages a little differently than our Windows packages. We are offering Personal hosting packages, and also more powerful and scalable Business hosting packages.

Our business packages have a dedicated MySQL server, increased CPU and RAM resource allowances, and utilise the Litespeed Web Server to provide additional speed and reliability.

We are also offering Linux virtual servers running either CentOS 6.x or CloudLinux. You also have the option to include cPanel and/or Litespeed Web Server.

You can see our Linux hosting packages at

Personal Linux Hosting Packages

Business Linux Hosting Packages

Linux Virtual Servers

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Premium anti-spam filtering now available

Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 4:17 PM


We are always looking for ways to bring you new products and services or improve our existing services. Our new premium anti-spam system is a combination of both.

We have partnered with SpamExperts to implement their local cloud solution. This includes filtering servers located in both Adelaide and Melbourne.

With the sole focus on anti-spam and anti-virus, a dedicated solution like SpamExperts can provide a much higher level of protection than the standard filtering that email server software can offer. We have been trialling this service for several weeks to and have seen a significant reduction in the amount of spam we’re seeing in our mailboxes.

Our premium service is based on per domain pricing rather than the per mailbox pricing that a lot of premium services offer. With the low per domain cost, you will save money even if you have only a few mailboxes. Those people with domains with a high number of mailboxes will see significant savings.

Incoming filtering is very easy to configure and just requires a small DNS change. Outgoing filtering requires a little more work, but our friendly support staff can help you through the process quickly and easily.

Pricing starts from less then $2/month for incoming filtering and $3/month for both incoming and outgoing.

Order your premium anti-spam filters service now and forget about spam.

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Post Tags: Email , General , Outlook , Security , Websitepanel , Announcements , Blog Posts , Hosted Exchange , Microsoft Office


How do I know what server my site is running on

Posted on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 at 9:23 AM


We are often asked "which server" a particular website is running on, especially when we send out scheduled maintenance notifications.

It's actually quite easy for you to find out this information yourself in the control panel.

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Post Tags: Account Management , Configuration , How To , Information , Instruction , Learning , Settings , Users , Websitepanel


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

Posted on Thursday, 12 December 2013 at 11:45 AM


On behalf of the team at Expeed Technology, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We would like to thank you for your continued support during 2013 and we look forward to bringing you more great products, services and support in 2014.

Expeed Office and Support Hours

The Expeed office will be closing on Friday, December 20th at 4pm ACDT (Australian Central Daylight Time) and will be re-opening on Thursday, January 2nd at 8:30am ACDT.

During this break, phone support will not be available. Email support will be available as normal via the Client Area at https://billing.expeed.com.au or by emailing support@expeed.com.au

Post Tags: Support


Domain names demystified

Posted on Monday, 24 June 2013 at 12:05 PM


Every so often, we get a rise in call numbers to the help desk on a particular topic; there is generally no rhyme or reason to the rise, but it happens. When it does happen, we like to get information out there which could help people understand the topic which is quite clearly not defined well enough.  

The latest topic in the gun sights is domain names, and specifically all of the terms that get banded around, who in the chain does what, who is responsible for which parts of the system and most importantly, who you talk to to get things done as you need to.

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Post Tags: Account Management , Basics , Configuration , Create , DNS , Domain , Email , Expert , Hosting , How To , Information , Instruction , Learning , Settings , Teaching


Moving between hosting companies made simple

Posted on Thursday, 7 February 2013 at 12:28 PM


The time has come and you have decided for whatever reason that you need to switch hosting companies; it sounds like an easy enough task, but once you get into it, you will quickly find that there is more involved than initially meets the eye, and it can become a bit of a minefield.  

Here we will attempt to explain everything that you will need to know in order to accomplish the task with the minimum amount of fuss and aggravation, and as usual, it all comes down to planning.  

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