Year: 2022

Synology DS120j Product Review

Posted on 27 November 2022

Synology’s budjet DS120j may be on the lower end of pricing but backs some amazing features for people and small businesses looking for a cheap NAS box. Being a web design & development company we store data and as part of our backup stratergy we utilise a DS120j for backing up our Hyper-V server to …Read more.

How to start Microsoft Excel Automatically on Windows Sign in

Posted on 27 November 2022

Our how to start Microsoft To Do automatically and how to start Microsoft Outlook guides have been quite popular but we often get asked how to start Excel on startup / sign-in on Windows 10 and 11. Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet software that is widely used for various purposes, ranging from personal finance …Read more.

How to place Affinity 2 icons on your Desktop in Windows

Posted on 10 November 2022

Recently released Affinity 2 appears to be have been developed as a Windows App. Bringing with it a whole host of changes but one we experienced initially after installing was getting the icons on the desktop. You could just use the taskbar or start menu by right clicking and then “Pin To” but for users …Read more.

How to fix Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo & Affinity Publisher crashing on font change

Posted on 19 October 2022

After switching from Adobe to Affinity we have had an excellent experience as of late though we have had an issue crop up that we’ve been able to rectify thanks to some help on the forum. The problem we’ve been having was initially with Affinity Designer but it appears to be something across the whole …Read more.

Google Chrome to say Goodbye to 3rd Party Cookies in 2023

Posted on 2 August 2022

Google Chrome is massive. It’s global market is over 60%. In 2023 Google are going to be changing their popular browser so 3rd party cookies don’t work but what does it mean and why? What are cookies and how do they work? There’s a lot of confusion and misconception over cookies and how they work. …Read more.

10 Things you probably didn’t know about the internet

Posted on 13 July 2022

You might be pretty confident about surfing the web, downloading email attachments and scrolling through social networks sharing things that interest you but here are 10 facts about the Internet you might not know about our wide area network. The Internet was created in the 1960’s In the late 60’s the US created the Internet. …Read more.

SSD vs SAS drives in website hosting: SSD’s explained

Posted on 13 July 2022

Recently we deviced to test the speed of a couple 7.2k SAS drives against 2 Enterprise Sata SSD drives. The results are here: Both of these servers were identical at the time of testing, same make and model, same CPU’s, same RAM, same motherboards. The only difference really was the type of drives. SSD on …Read more.

How to migrate a cPanel account to Direct Admin Personal

Posted on 1 June 2022

Recently we were tasked with migrating accounts from cPanel to Direct Admin Standard Edition. This was a case of generating backups and then renaming these backups to cpmove-user.tar.gz and restoring backups. With the 1 user limitation of Direct Admin Personal. This option is no longer viable. However, there is an option. You either need a …Read more.

We’ve changed our hosting – from VPS to Colocated Dedicated Hardware in a Hampshire based Tier 3 Data Centre

Posted on 27 May 2022

When we started Plexaweb, web hosting was never an intended service we wanted to offer. We just wanted to build websites and focus are efforts on making great websites. The trouble we found was finding a decent host offering shared hosting (that wasn’t going to cost a fortune) was near on impossible. How big hosting …Read more.

How to update your WordPress URL from PHPMyAdmin

Posted on 16 February 2022

Sometimes we’ll run into a site that has had it’s domain updated but before the previous domain expired the website wasn’t updated to the new domain. We’ve also run into websites that have been partially migrated from a staging setup to production where a backup has been used instead of transfer. This has meant the …Read more.

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