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Clockwork Internet provides all of your internet hosting needs from just basic e-mail accounts, using your personal domain address for that professional appearance, through to sophisticated, full-feature website hosting with your personal control panel, enabling you to display to the world that essential, professional internet presence. Here at Clockwork Internet we talk your language and we take away the technical worries. We are proud of the relationship that we establish with our clients and we enjoy seeing them grow and flourish. Take a look around and if you have any questions don't hesitate to Contact Clockwork Internet today!

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LATEST ENTRIES


An Important Announcement

Security

This is an extremely important announcement! Further to our previous post, if you have not already done so, you need to take action now. In the last two weeks, over 50,000 WordPress websites have been hacked due to a major security vulnerability that was discovered in the WordPress REST API. But we are delighted to be able to report that none of the sites protected by our partner site WPSiteWizard.com was compromised during these attacks The WordPress core team silently… Read More »



Book A Bach Support Failing

General Chat

We now have been waiting more than four weeks for NZ holiday home listing website BookABach.co.nz to fix a fault on their website which is preventing the synchronisation of bookings made on our client’s website with the availability shown on Book A Bach’s website. Book a Bach have confirmed that they do have a problem but unfortunately, after two failed attempts, they still have not fixed it and have given it low priority! In the meantime, we are unable to… Read More »



Book A Bach Support – From Bad to Worse!

General Chat

Still our client waits for Book A Bach to resolve a technical issue reported to them over six weeks ago.  (See previous post).  Either they are totally uncaring or out of their depth.  How can they live with themselves?



Book A Bach Support – Just Gets Worse & Worse & Worse

General Chat

It is now more than seven weeks that our client has been patiently waiting for Book A Bach’s solution-challenged technical support department to fix their bookings synchronisation problem.  How bad can it get? Not much worse than this!



Book A Bach – Success!

General Chat

We’d like to say “Hoorah” but this miserable episode does not deserve even a small pat on the back.  Nevertheless FINALLY – after some eight (YES EIGHT) weeks, Book A Bach’s technical support people have managed to fix the fault in their website which caused our client’s booking synchronisation problem. Not much more to say really – certainly no praise is due.



Facebook or Website?

Clockwork News

Are you trying to sell on Facebook, but losing sales because your posts are slipping down the Facebook page(s) and out of sight as other posts are added? If you have your own Facebook page, have you considered what might happen when Facebook changes its rules or the way their site works? This has happened before and it will happen again. If you have a range of 2 or 3 items to sell and you are selling on Facebook, that… Read More »



Faster Website Loading Times

Clockwork News

Over the past couple of weeks and behind the scenes we’ve been quietly rolling out some web server changes that will have dramatically decreased the load times of our clients’ website(s). What’s more, unlike other companies that charge extra for this service, we’ve included it free of charge in all of our hosting plans. For the geeks among us, here’s what we’ve done: 1. We’ve moved over to a Litespeed PHP handler, meaning PHP requests are now processed much quicker… Read More »



Google Updates Responsive Website Indexing

Trends

Last year Google introduced Responsive Website Indexing – a method which favours mobile-friendly sites by placing them ahead of non-friendly sites in search results. See our article ‘Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?’ of 30 April 2015. Google is now introducing an update that strengthens the tests and may omit entirely any web pages that are not easily viewed on mobile devices. Many people believe that if a website can be seen on a small screen, then it is mobile-friendly. This most… Read More »



Gridline Marketing Announced

Clients

Clockwork Internet is pleased to announce the completion and publication of a new website for Gridline Marketing. Gridline Marketing provides professional, internet marketing services to a world-wide client base. See https://gridlinemarketing.com.



Important WordPress Security Update

Security

If you have not already updated your WordPress website(s) to WordPress 4.7.2, you should do so immediately. While three WordPress security vulnerability fixes were disclosed last week, the disclosure of an additional security fix in WordPress 4.7.2 was announced yesterday. Because of the significance of this vulnerability, we strongly recommend that you update your WordPress website(s) to WordPress 4.7.2 as quickly as possible. WordPress 4.7.2 was released as an auto-update, but you still need to confirm your sites have been… Read More »



Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

Trends

Since 21st April, 2015 Google has placed considerably more emphasis on mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. The change affects all mobile searches globally, irrespective of the language used, and it is having a significant impact on search results. It is becoming much easier for cell phone, tablet etc. users to receive high quality search results that are optimized for their device. The change is designed to eliminate situations where users looking at search results on their mobile ‘phone are presented… Read More »



Mobile Page Load Speeds to Become a Mobile Ranking Factor

Trends

Google has stated that it intends to use mobile page load speeds as a factor in establishing mobile friendly rankings. We will start to experience the impact of this policy within the next few months.



MSE Update – Even Microsoft Recommends The Use Of A Different Anti-Virus Product

Trends

Still not sure? Further to yesterday’s article, if you remain unsure about the need to switch from MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) to a different anti-virus product, read this: The senior program manager of the malware protection centre at Microsoft stated to Dennis Technology Labs “the company only follows a baseline strategy”. Or in other words, the purpose of Microsoft Security Essentials is to protect against only the most active threats. Furthermore Holly Stewart (the aforementioned manager) said that Microsoft will… Read More »



Our Pricing & Billing Currency

Trends

A reminder that all of our prices etc on this website and elsewhere are given in US dollars. For the convenience of our clients, we are happy to accept payment in a number of other currencies but, unless stated otherwise at the time, we always will be ‘talking’ US dollars. Please see our FAQ page for details of alternative currencies in which payment can be made.



Should You Be Using An Alternative To Microsoft Security Essentials?

Trends

Microsoft came onto the antivirus playing field when it launched Microsoft Security Essentials, or MSE, in 2009. This is a tool that will run on Windows XP, 7, and 8. The industry praised this move because it was felt that it was long overdue that Microsoft provide antivirus protection. At the outset, MSE seemed to be just as good as many of the other paid security options out there. The early praise soon evaporated however. Later tests revealed MSE to… Read More »



SSL/HTTPS Update

Security

It is now the time to move ALL websites over to HTTPS …… and EVERY new website should be built with it from the outset. In a few years’ time (and possibly much sooner) EVERY website will be secured through SSL and undoubtedly that is a very good thing. If you have not already moved, or you are not now in the process of moving to HTTPS, you will very quickly get left behind. Here are just four compelling reasons… Read More »



The Declining Use Of The Website’s Home Page

Trends

How people interact with websites is changing all the time. These days, many website visitors go directly to the page they’re interested in seeing. This has resulted in the Home Page being used less frequently than it was in the past. When considering website design, this needs to be taken into account. In 2003 a research website had 39% of its traffic going to the Home page. In 2009, this same website had just 19% of its traffic go to… Read More »



The importance of copyright

General Chat

If you have valuable intellectual property (basically a creation of the mind) you must be prepared to communicate your legal rights and defend them via legal action if necessary. You should establish your ownership and rights to such intangible assets, which could include musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries, inventions, designs, symbols, logos etc. Methods of protection include copyrights, trademarks, patents etc. Your lawyer will guide you and advise which is best suited to your needs. The importance of copyright… Read More »



Why not start a blog?

General Chat

If you enjoy writing and want to tell the world about yourself or your website, why not start your own blog – an online record of your news, views, events and photographs. We recommend WordPress for your blog and if you need assistance, we can help you to swiftly set up your new blog site. This can be monetized if you wish allowing you to generate additional income through (for example) advertising or affiliate marketing We are often asked how… Read More »



WordPress – Global Attack

General Chat

Presently there is an ongoing global attack on WordPress installations to crack admin accounts and inject malicious scripts. Once an admin account has been compromised malicious scripts are being uploaded into the directories. This attack is taking place at a global level and since the attack is wide-ranging and most of the IP’s used are spoofed, it is difficult to block all malicious data. To strengthen the security of your website(s) you should (if not already done): Update and upgrade… Read More »



WordPress Will Require Users To Have HTTPS

Security

Founder, Matt Mullenweg, recently announced that WordPress will require all hosts to have HTTPS in place before the end of 2017 without which certain WordPress features will cease to function. If you already have HTTPS, this should not affect you. But if you’re still using HTTP, you’ll need to upgrade soon. What is HTTPS? HTTPS adds a security layer to HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol). HTTPS essentially encrypts data(using SSL or TSL) that is communicated between servers and clients until it reaches the intended recipient. This prevents cybercriminals from accessing… Read More »



You want to know what is eating up all your hard disk space?

General Chat

Every hard disk is too small if you just wait long enough. Do you sometimes need to clear out dead, old, unused etc files? We have discovered this little gem ‘TreeSize Free‘ and are happy to spread the word about it. TreeSize Free tells you where precious disk space has gone to. It can be started from the context menu of a folder or drive and shows you the size of this folder, including its subfolders. You can expand this… Read More »



Your Website Could Be Dead In The Water Come January

Trends

As of August 2016 some 60% of worldwide internet users used Google Chrome as their web browser of choice and that figure is steadily increasing. This means that on average, for every five people that visit YOUR website, three of them will be using Google Chrome. So when Google talks about upcoming changes to Google Chrome we don’t have much choice other than to listen to what they’re saying. The latest changes that Google are introducing will start in January… Read More »



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What is a blog?

The name 'blog' is a shortened version of 'web log' - a log of announcements, happenings etc posted 'to the web'. A blog is simply an online journal - a list of writings on the internet. A blog can be comprised of news, articles, personal diary entries, pictures, audio files, video clips, announcements, company news and information on a company's products etc. The list is virtually endless.