Friday, 24 August 2012

Our new venture has been born through a joint partnership with ScriptDorks which Thexyz acquired last year. "TweakDorks", will be the service division of both ScriptDorks and Thexyz for not only our in house developed software but third party web software too.


 

Through providing support the thousands of website owners each month, we have grown to understand the types of services that website owners require. We have also learnt a lot about the bad experiences that they have through using third party web developers. We have worked very hard on building relationships with our partners recently and this includes a large network of trusted developers. Through this network we are able to provide efficient, tailored web services to suit all kinds of users.

 

The process takes away deceptive quotes by breaking down each desired website change into a series of 'tweaks.' This makes it easier for the client to pick and choose the adjustments that they desire to have done.

 
By charging $25 per tweak, we hope to not only make the web design industry more efficient, but also more affordable.

 

Over the past few weeks we have launched our TweakDorks service in beta and received nothing but positive reviews from our clients. We continue to welcome your testimonials and any feedback you may to help us in providing the highest level of service we can.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Get 6 months of Personal Hosting FREE with every .NET Domain Name. This promo is available only through Thexyz Hosting from 14th August, 2012 to 31st December, 2012.



Why .NET?


.NET is the ideal gTLD that offers your Customers the perfect alternative for a Domain name not available on other TLDs.

.NET is also one of the fastest growing Domain names, where millions of businesses have decided to bring their ideas to life online. It offers a credible identity that is recognizable across the globe.
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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Since more WordPress users are becoming victims of malicious hacks which is usually occurring to users using older versions of wordpress. It is becoming increasingly important to keep vulnerable themes/plugins installed up to date. As well as follow the steps in this guide to reduce the risk of you becoming the next victim.


User's are reminded to follow these instructions to maintain a secure WordPress install.


  1. Keep a regular backup

  2. Manually upgrade the WordPress version to the latest version.

  3. Remove any vulnerable themes and plugins that are out of date or no longer used, also update them too.

  4. Read the additional security measures listed below and on our forum.


The latest version of wordpress available is 3.4.1. However you cannot upgrade  to the latest version via your server control panel. So if you are using older versions of wordpress, we strongly recommend you upgrade to the latest wordpress version. The following article will help you to upgrade the wordpress version: http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress you can also watch this video.
Remember to keep a full website backup before attempting to update your wordpress software.

In addition to the above, please note the following security measures to prevent your wordpress sites from hacks.

Issue 1:


Did your site get hacked even after upgrading the wordpress version to latest version 3.4.1 and removing vulnerable themes/plugins?

Solution


We found sites being hacked by editing the wordpress theme-editor. To fix this, you can disable the wordpress theme editing option by inserting the following line in wp-config.php file.
define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT',true);

Issue 2:


Site was hacked due to using an outdated version.

Solution


It is very important for you to keep your WordPress software up to date, to see how Thexyz can help assist you with this please see the bottom of this post.

Issue 3:


Alternately, sites can also get hacked if your WordPress admin login credentials are compromised.

Solution


In this case, if the hackers are still logged in to your blog then resetting your wordpress admin password won't help you. This is because their cookies are still valid. To disable them, you have to create a new set of secret keys. Please Visit the WordPress key generator https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/ to obtain a new random set of keys so that you can overwrite the values in your wp-config.php file with the new ones: http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Security_Keys

You can also do wordpress hardening by referring to this link: http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

What does Thexyz do to help?


Whilst we do ensure our own systems are secure, we have seen sites become infected through the use of third party applications and plugins.  There isn't any additional precaution or safely measure that we can place on the server-side to fix this, and we do what we can to support and educate customers on any potential threats. We do also offer an additional weekly backup services for backing up your server automatically for just $6.99 per month. This way you just have to take care of the updates yourself.

What if I cannot manage WordPress updates myself?


If you can manage to check email then, you can update your wordress. We offer video tutorials from backing up to upgrading on our Youtube Channel.

Can you do this for me?


At Thexyz we can take care of keeping your server secure, server OS up to date, automatically backed up with a managed service, but this does not include keeping the third party applications you choose to install on the server up to date. We have now developed TweakDorks that can take care of the process for you for the reasonable price of $25: http://www.tweakdorks.com/shop/wordpress-updates/

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave one below or contact your account manager.

Friday, 10 August 2012

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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Thexyz Cloud is now available through an open access app in the Apple App Store. You can now view your photos, videos, music and documents on the Open Access App from your iPhone or iPad. With the app you can:



  • Open your office documents – view your documents, spreadsheets, PDF files and more, directly on your iPhone or iPad.

  • View your photos – admire all of your photos on the iPad’s magnificent display, or carry them in your pocket on your iPhone.

  • Listen to your music – all of the music that you’ve got on your account is now instantly available on your iPhone and iPad.

  • Watch your videos – even the videos you’ve stored on your account are instantly available on your iPad or iPhone.

Download this App free for iPad and iPhone in the App Store

Have a look at these screenshots running Thexyz Cloud on the iPhone App

The App allows for more features than the standard mobile app

Stream music from your computer without storing it on your iPhone


Access all the files on your iPhone without actually storing them on the iPhone.

 Download this App free for iPad and iPhone in the App Store
Thursday, 2 August 2012

We are excited to announce that .PRO, the exclusive TLD for professionals, has been added to our product offering at Thexyz Hosting with one of the best promos we have this summer. You can now register your very .PRO Domains at just $4.99 until August 31st, 2012.

 

Why .PRO?


In a world that demands Professionalism and Credibility, a .PRO Domain helps strengthen brand authentication. You can now secure .PRO Domains as the perfect accompaniment to boost your professional stature.
With every .PRO Domain Name Registered, you can also enjoy free DNS and email forwarding.

Special Introductory Price


You now get .PRO Domains at this amazing promo price till 31st August, 2012.

We will also include any WordPress Theme, Blogger Template or HTML Template from ThemeDorks free of charge.

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