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How to view a website before your switch your DNS

Tips and Guides/ 20th Nov 2017/Will Cook-Martin

How do I view my website without switching DNS, or how can I get a temporary domain name, is one of the more common questions we get asked. Customers who ask this, are either developing a new site or have migrated from another provider and want to test everything is working before they point their […]

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Why you shouldn’t develop on a live Website without testing

Tips and Guides/ 13th Nov 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Editing code directly on a live site is very tempting. It’s only one line of code, what can go wrong… The simple answer is a lot! Without comprehensive testing, it’s difficult to foresee the unintended consequences of a simple code change. For example if you use a CMS such as WordPress, you will more than […]

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How to make Magento 2 faster by integrating CloudFlare

Tips and Guides/ 02nd Nov 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Integrating a Content Delivery Network (CDN) with Magento 2 is one of the simplest ways to make your Magento store faster. The end result is that your static content i.e. images, JavaScript and CSS, will be delivered from a server closest to your shoppers. This can result in a faster Magento store and as an […]

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Banning visitors from sending emails through Contact Form 7

Tips and Guides/ 13th Sep 2017/Jamie Hoyles

Following on from my previous post, How to stop spam emails being sent through Contact Form 7, sometimes a user may wish to permanently exclude a visitor from submitting information through the plug in. This article tells you how to block a user from sending mail via the form… The reasons for doing so can […]

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How To Back Up Your Website

Tips and Guides/ 26th Apr 2017/Jamie Hoyles

Building and maintaining a website is easier than ever nowadays, but that doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. The site could get hacked, it could become compromised after an update, or you could delete critical files by mistake – and that’s just for starters. Whilst we at Clook will always keep daily, weekly & monthly […]

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Cheaper Email Hosting

Tips and Guides/ 12th Apr 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Ask any server administrator and they’ll tell you that the size of email boxes is an ever growing problem. This is mainly due to the fact that users don’t delete email (myself included!) and that the size of email attachments grows every day. There are various ways you can try to combat inbox sizes, including […]

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What is a cloud server?

Tips and Guides/ 04th Apr 2017/Will Cook-Martin

What is a cloud server? The term cloud is often used to describe a myriad of internet related technologies, from cloud computing, to cloud drives to cloud servers. In this article we will focus on trying to provide an answer to a question we are asked on a daily basis – what is a cloud […]

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Managed versus Unmanaged hosting

Tips and Guides/ 14th Mar 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Anyone who has a business that relies on a website to service or create income, will tell you that it’s critical to have a reliable server or hosting account. Afterall, if your customers can’t reach your website, you can’t make money and you may even lose end users to your competition. In this article we’ll […]

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Cloud Server Vs Dedicated Server

Tips and Guides/ 14th Feb 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Cloud or dedicated? The answer to this is not always straightforward and isn’t helped by the amount of conflicting information on the internet. A good starting point is to firstly understand the differences between a cloud server and a dedicated server. Cloud Server Cloud servers are created using virtualization software to divide a physical server […]

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How to easily install a WordPress theme

Tips and Guides/ 08th Feb 2017/Jamie Hoyles

This guide will show you how to quickly install a WordPress theme to your website/blog. A theme is in essence a template that customises your website and allows it to look a certain way. There are thousands of themes available to users, both without charge and paid for. Typically you’ll find the difference between a […]

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