O’Brien Media: New Email Hosting Platform Powered by iRedMail

In the realm of digital communications, email remains a cornerstone. Recognizing its critical role, O'Brien Media has strategically established a new, independent email hosting platform, distinct from our website hosting services. This platform is powered by our servers and iRedMail, a leading open-source mail server solution. This move not only highlights our commitment to providing specialized...
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O’Brien Media’s New Cutting-Edge Hosting Platform Going Into 2024

Why O'Brien Media Chooses Debian Linux, Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, and Node for a Cutting-Edge Hosting Platform In the dynamic world of web hosting, making the right technological choices is crucial. At O'Brien Media, we've carefully selected Debian Linux, Nginx, PHP, MariaDB, and Node as the core components of our hosting platform. This combination, coupled with our commitment to virtualization and...
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DNS, Website Hosting, and Their Differences Explained Simply

In the bustling digital marketplace, having a website is akin to having a storefront in the real world. Just as you'd want your physical store to be easily accessible and well-maintained, your website needs certain tools and services to function smoothly. Two of these essential tools are DNS and website hosting. But what are they, and how do they differ? Let's break it down in plain English. What...
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WordPress 6.1: Everything You Need to Know About the New Release

WordPress 6.1 drops on November 1, 2022, and with it comes a bevvy of new features and benefits for WordPress users and our Website Support and WordPress Support customers. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most exciting changes that are coming in WordPress 6.1! Automatic Conversion to WebP Format The WebP format is a modern image format that offers better and lossless image...
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Scheduled Server Maintenance – Friday 26th/Saturday 27th Feb 2020

During the evening of Friday 26th into Saturday 27th February we will be carrying our essential server maintenance on all of our website hosting servers. There will be a brief period where email collection and website access will be affected. No email will be lost during this period and the maintenance will result in speed and stability improvements across our website hosting platform.
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New version of Website Resource Monitor available for hosted WordPress websites

We're rolling out a new improved version of our Website Resource Monitor plugin for WordPress websites hosted on our servers. The latest version allows you to view up-to-date information on your website's disk space, database, and memory usage requirements from your WordPress dashboard (no more needing to log into Client Connect to check your usage!). We've even added a graphical indicator...
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New reduced rates for our Website Support and Website Support+ packages

We've reduced our prices for our Hosting & Support and Hosting & Support+ packages by £15 and £26 a month respectively. These packages include website support minutes can be used for anything from content updates to existing pages, adding images/video (where supported by your site), adding new pages, small design changes, CMS training, marketing advice, consultations etc. Support...
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New webmail system coming soon!

We're putting the finishing touches to our new webmail system which will replace the current system used by customers who host their websites and email service with us. The new, much improved and more feature rich webmail solution also includes task management and calendering support.  Among other improvements the new system includes: Calendar features including support for multiple...
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Where you host your website can have an effect on SEO

Switching web hosting providers and changing the physical location of the servers powering your site can affect it in a number of ways. One of these is SEO and you site’s position in search engine results. Although many believe that location changes only have a minimal effect on a site’s SEO rankings, here are several points that show how the effects on your search result placement, and...
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