Thoughts, Ideas & Updates

Case Studies

Customer profile: Do Good Things

New Queenstown local Ryan Mitchell wants Do Good Things to be the incubator for an exponentially growing tech scene.

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Case Studies

Customer profile: Voyage

Voyage, an innovative creative studio from Christchurch chat with us about their experience with Silverstripe, Government work and...

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Products

New in Cloud Containers: Container Cloning

Now you can easily create a copy of an existing container or synchronise the data between two containers.

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Culture

The sun never sets on SiteHost’s support team

The secret to offering personal, expert support to ever more kiwi customers has been to take SiteHost overseas.

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News

Goodbye CWP, hello new Silverstripe hosting options for Government sites

With CWP support ending, Government agencies are facing new choices in local Silverstripe hosting.

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Case Studies

Customer profile: Central Station

Central Station have produced incredible Silverstripe work for high-profile clients throughout NZ, and won plaudits along the way.

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Products

Cloud Containers upgrade ensures Linux support through to 2025

We’re upgrading the operating system under every Cloud Container, ensuring support through to at least April 2025.

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Opinion

Hosting is Becoming a Global Game in a Time of Support Local

Acquisitions have once again changed the landscape. Quintin, our co-founder, takes a look at the NZ web hosting...

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News

Talking About You in 2021

Our newly-hired storyteller wants the world to know more about interesting New Zealand businesses, like yours.

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Products

New Update Opens Up Our API

The SiteHost API is now easier to access, better documented, and ready for you to build great things.

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Technical

PHP 8.0 Available for Cloud Containers

PHP 8.0 is out now for Cloud Containers, and there's a few things to know before you dive in.

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News

SiteHost Shirt (2021 Edition)

We're back for 2021 with another great free SiteHost shirt. Get in quick!

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Testimonials

Customer Profile: Sunny Side Up

Brendan and Ben spoke with Nicolaas from Sunny Side Up - a successful web development agency in Wellington...

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News

Holiday Hours 2020

At the end of 2020 SiteHost will be implementing an infrastructure freeze and reduced support to keep things...

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News

International Domains & ICANN What's Going On?

The international domain name market is going through some changes. Here's what's going on.

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Technical

How We Deal With DDoS Attacks

In light of the recent DDoS attack on the NZX more than a few of our customers have...

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Products

New in Cloud Containers: Simple Cache & Port Management

Introducing Port Management, Settings UI and Simple Cache, the easiest way to boost performance.

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Products

New in Cloud Containers: Integrated Containers & MySQL 8

Announcing the availability of MySQL 8 and our new Integrated Containers for Cloud Containers.

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Case Studies

Keep Calm & Cache covid19.govt.nz

Our story about the small role we played in the early stages of New Zealand's response to COVID-19.

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News

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Now Available

The latest LTS release of Ubuntu is now available for provisioning.

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Technical

Targeted Phishing Attempt

Today we've seen a targetted phishing attempt against our customers, get more information about it and protect yourself...

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News

Is your website Level 3 ready?

With New Zealand heading into COVID-19 Alert Level 3 we all need to be prepared.

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News

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 is impacting everyone in different ways and presenting unique challenges, we wanted to share what it means...

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News

Beat The .NZ Price Rise

The price of .nz is going up, but we've got a way for you to beat the rise...

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News

Saying Goodbye to Cheques

After 360 impressive years the world is starting to say goodbye to cheques – and so are we.

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News

TLS Changes & Cloud Containers

Browsers are about to change what versions of TLS they support. Make sure you're ready for this change...

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News

Voice Search - What Is It & Is It Relevant (yet)?

You might have heard of the Amazon Echo or the Google Home. In this blog post we'll look...

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News

Holiday Hours 2019

As we're approaching the end of 2019, SiteHost will be entering into our reduced support period - here's...

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Technical

Are You Using Two Factor Authentication? You Should Be

You may think your password is secure, but it's not, read on to learn about 2FA.

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News

Google Chrome and the mystery of ‘mixed content’...

Google Chrome will soon start blocking 'mixed content'. In this article we will explain what 'mixed content' is...

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Testimonials

Customer Profile - i-lign (Legend)

Brendan met up in Wellington with Sean and Tony from i-lign Software, and talked about putting bad guys...

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News

Meet the team: Te Omeka

We're happy to introduce our latest addition to the SiteHost team: Te Omeka Morehu - New Business Development...

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Testimonials

Customer Profile: The Space InBetween

Ben spoke with Brendan Jarvis from The Space InBetween - a successful UX Design and Digital Agency in...

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Testimonials

Customer Profile - RIVER

A few weeks ago we had a coffee with Alex Osborn from RIVER, a Digital Innovation agency in...

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Products

Cloud Container Performance: The Conundrum of Swap

We're constantly pursuing better performance and increased stability in our products, find out what's next on this journey...

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News

AMD Updates

At Computex 2019, AMD announced some interesting insights and updates.

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News

The domain name industry: a complex matter

The domain name industry can seem pretty complicated so let's have a look at how it actually works.

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News

cPanel’s New Pricing Structure

cPanel recently announced a new pricing structure. This article will provide some clarity and context.

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Products

Upcoming Domain Price Changes

Due to changes from our upstream provider we're having to update pricing on some of our domains.

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News

Microarchitectural Data Sampling

A vulnerability in Intel processors has been disclosed, and is known as Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) or ZombieLoad.

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News

The Big Control Panel Update

After more than a decade our Control Panel is getting a big refresh.

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News

New SiteHost Shirt (2019 Edition)

We're back with our 2019 Edition sporting a new design and three unique colour schemes. Get in quick...

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News

Holiday Hours 2018

We're almost done with 2018, so many of the team at SiteHost HQ will be taking some time...

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News

Our New AMD Based Nodes

Nathan does a deeper dive into the CPU market and what innovations AMD are bringing to the table...

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Products

How We Built Container Maintenance

Automatic web container image updates for managed Cloud Containers - the hows and whys.

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Technical

TLS 1.0

TLS 1.0 is being deprecated. What does this mean, and what do I need to do to be ready?

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Technical

Meltdown: How to Protect Your Windows Server

Meltdown is a serious vulnerability that has recently been disclosed. This article outlines how to make sure your...

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Technical

Meltdown: How to Protect Your Linux Server

Meltdown is a serious vulnerability that has recently been disclosed. This article outlines how to make sure your...

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News

Holiday Hours 2017

As another year comes to a close many of the team at SiteHost HQ will be taking some...

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Technical

SSL – What You Need To Know

Security is on the mind of many people and for good reason. In this post Duncan explains what...

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News

Large Scale Cyberattack Underway

A widespread cyberattack is currently underway on Windows-based servers and desktops across the globe. Here's what you should...

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News

SiteTech Group Acquires WebSlice

SiteTech Group is proud to announce the acquisition of WebSlice Ltd.

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Products

March Domain Deal

Many of us are guilty of having domains all over the place, so we thought we’d give everyone...

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News

New Office Party!

We've moved into a new space and are throwing a party to celebrate.

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Technical

WordPress 4.7.2

A new version of WordPress has just been released, fixing some critical issues - here's how you can...

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News

Year in Review & New Features

We take a quick look back at what happened for SiteHost in 2016 and run through a couple...

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News

Holiday Hours

As another year comes to a close many of the team at SiteHost HQ will be taking some...

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News

Dirty COW: What You Need To Know

A serious vulnerability in the Linux kernel has been identified. Here's what we're doing about it, and what...

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News

We're making another t-shirt!

After the great success of our previous t-shirt, we're making another one, and once again it's free!

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Products

Headphone Jacks & Marketing

Everyone agrees that Apple is great at marketing, yet there is still confusion around the iPhone 7 and...

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News

HTTPoxy and You: A Summary

An old exploit has reappeared - here's what we have done and what you need to know about...

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Testimonials

Customer Profile: Haunt Digital

Haunt Digital came to SiteHost in 2013 and quickly amassed quite the army of servers putting our platforms...

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News

VPS Plan Upgrades

Today after many hours of hard work by our operations team, we are excited to announce disk upgrades...

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Testimonials

Customer Profile: Cactuslab

Karl von Randow and Matthew Buchanan founded Cactuslab back in 2001 and have grown it into one of...

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News

Cloud Containers Launch

After many months of hard work, we are immensely proud to announce the launch of our brand new...

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Testimonials

Customer Profile: CarJam 

Since CarJam started back in 2007 they have been with us and grown on our platform from a...

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