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SmartHost’s Backup Strategy

Backups are an essential part of our business at SmartHost. Protecting ourselves and our customers against loss of data, updates or human errors, malware infections, and many other issues is an extremely important part of SmartHost’s procedures.  Recently, a massive… Continue Reading →

Email: IMAP vs POP3

When setting a new mail client, you will be given the choice between two options during the setup phase: IMAP or POP3. Both IMAP and POP3 are protocols used to handle incoming mail. If someone sends you an email, your… Continue Reading →

Introducing PHP 8 to all SmartHost Servers

We are delighted to inform you that the latest edition of the popular scripting language PHP is now installed on all SmartHost servers. PHP 8.0.0 was released in November 2020, replacing its predecessor PHP 7.4.  Below is a brief description… Continue Reading →

VAT Rate Increase to 23%

As a result of the global pandemic and in a bid to encourage trading, the standard rate of Irish VAT was reduced to 21% for a six-month period from 1st of September 2020 to the 28th of February 2021. The… Continue Reading →

Tips to work from home effectively

Working from home can be difficult at times. Distractions come all too easily in the form of children, pets, phones, or the fridge (at least in my case). Remote working takes discipline focus, whether you are an employer or employee…. Continue Reading →

How to create a professional email address using the SmartHost Customer Portal

Step 1: Log in After you have purchased a hosting service and created an account, log into the SmartHost Customer Portal using your login details. You can log in HERE Step 2: Click Services Once logged in, you can use… Continue Reading →

FAQ: How to transfer the domain(s) I own to SmartHost

HOW TO:  Transferring the domain(s) you own to SmartHost is incredibly easy. Before you start, we would recommend getting in contact with your current registrar (who sold you the domain) and asking for an EPP Code.  What is an EPP… Continue Reading →

Should I buy a .ie or .com domain extension?

First off, let’s explain what a domain name is?  Simply put, a domain name is a name someone types into their browser URL to find your website. For us, our domain name is smarthost.ie.  You can think of a domain… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Cybersecurity and How to Update Your Cybersecurity Practices

Cyberattacks are a very real threat to small businesses. Most of the time, businesses don’t think about cybersecurity until AFTER they have had a cyberattack, whether that is a website hack or theft of sensitive information. These types of attacks… Continue Reading →

SmartHost Status Site

At SmartHost.ie, we have invested in the very best in Dell server hardware, and our entire platform runs on super fast SSD disk drives.  As with any technology, things can and do go wrong.  For this reason, we have implemented a… Continue Reading →