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Articles by Ben

Product & Automation

Ben is a bit of a generalist at SiteHost, continuing the sort of role he previously held at Pitch, a small creative studio he co-founded. This means he works across development, design, support, and sales. When he’s not working he loves gaming, good food, being lazy and patting dogs.

Have you noticed how much faster the Cloud Container platform is?

/ Cloud Containers

A small Redis change has massively reduced the waiting time for many jobs on most Cloud Container servers.

SiteTech Group Acquires Vocus NZ’s Domain and Web Hosting Business

/ News

Our parent company is proud to announce the acquisition of Vocus NZ’s domain and web hosting business. 

Linux Ubuntu.

Cloud Containers OS upgrade ensures Linux support through to 2025

/ Cloud Containers

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

PHP8 logo.

PHP 8.0 Available for Cloud Containers

/ Cloud Containers

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

2021 SiteHost t-shirt.

SiteHost Shirt (2021 Edition)

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

Customer Profile: Sunny Side Up

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Brendan and Ben spoke with Nicolaas from Sunny Side Up - a successful web development agency in Wellington - about his story, Silverstripe, becoming climate positive certified and his experience with us over the years. The beautiful beach photos are courtesy of Nicolaas himself.

International Domains & ICANN What's Going On?

/ Domains

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

Padlocks - security.

Targeted Phishing – Be Aware

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Today we've seen a targetted phishing attempt against our customers, get more information about it and protect yourself with 2FA.

Get Ready – Browser TLS Support is Changing

/ Cloud Containers

Browsers are about to change what versions of TLS they support. Make sure you're ready for this change and learn how Cloud Containers makes this easy.

The Space InBetween office.

Customer Profile: The Space InBetween

/ Case study

Ben spoke with Brendan Jarvis from The Space InBetween - a successful UX Design and Digital Agency in Auckland - about his journey, mentorship, his values and the ‘Why’ behind The Space InBetween.

Cloud Container Performance: The Conundrum of Swap

/ Cloud Containers

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

Upcoming Domain Price Changes (2019)

/ Domains

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

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