Databias is crazy about the security and performance of your WordPress website – we want your site to perform the best that it can whilst remaining secure and convenient to use.
With this in mind, we implement free SSL certificates on all sites hosted with us and enable the cutting edge HTTP2 protocol for blazingly fast transfer speeds for any visitors to your site.
In addition, in order for you to connect to and update your WordPress site, we enforce strict encryption and security using FTP over the SSH2 protocol. Unlike HTTP2, there are one or two things customers need to do in order to get up and running with SSH FTP, but don’t worry, it’s really straight forward.
Continue reading “Securely updating your WordPress site”
There is a popular analogy that likens websites and the hosting thereof to houses and their physical addresses. It is great analogy on the surface, but the ins and outs of providing a hosting service are actually much more complicated and that is why it is nice to let someone who knows what they are doing look after it for you.
Continue reading “The ABC’s of Domains and Hosting”
Have you ever seen a website URL start with HTTP and some with HTTPS? The extra “s” stands for secure (so a secure version of HTTP).
You know a website is secured with an SSL certificate if the URL contains HTTPS and you will see a “Secure” box next to the URL. Continue reading “SSL certificates”
Yes! You can access the POP web mail login here: https://webmail.databias.co.za
A long time ago, email and websites were thought of as being virtually the same thing. A domain tied everything together and that was that. Things are different today, however most web hosting companies still offer web hosting packages with email included. In order for our customers to be able to compare apples with apples, we include commodity POP mailboxes with our website hosting. Bundling the two saves money, completes the product, centralizes your billing and support and allows us to be competitive.
We do however plan to offer POP mailboxes with no hosting plan sometime in the near future.
Databias uses open-source web servers and web server technology. Our primary servers run the latest version of Nginx and PHP for optimal security and performance. Our backend database servers use the MySQL replacement, MariaDB and our self-provisioned SSL certificates are provided by LetsEncrypt.
We do not offer Microsoft (IIS) or .NET hosting.
Log onto Dcentral with your username and password, navigate towards Hosting. Follow on screen instructions.