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Free vs Paid SSL Certificate

WHAT IS AN SSL CERTIFICATE? An SSL Certificate is a certificate for your website that allows you to use HTTPS encryption over standard HTTP (the s stands for secure).  HTTPS allows you to encrypt traffic between the visitor and your… Continue Reading →

Benefits of a Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD)

A Country Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) is a top-level domain that is generally reserved and used for a specific country, sovereign state, or dependant territory identified with a country code. For example, .ie represents Ireland, .co.uk represents the United Kingdom, .eu… Continue Reading →

5 ways to improve your websites speed and performance

The speed at which your website loads can be an important part of increasing web traffic and improving conversions on your website. Nearly 50% of all internet users expect a page to load in under 2 seconds or less. Furthermore,… Continue Reading →

Domain Registration vs Web Hosting. What’s the difference?

What is the difference between domain registration and web hosting? This is a common question asked by anyone thinking of launching their own website.  Domain names and web hosting go hand in hand. You will more than likely need both…. Continue Reading →

cPanel Update – Version 88

cPanel & WHM have today announced the release of their latest version of their software – Version 88! All SmartHost shared hosting customers, together with most VPS customers use cPanel as their control panel. So a new release is important… Continue Reading →

Introducing SmartHost’s Free SMS Notification services

At SmartHost, our goal has always been to offer the best quality web hosting and domain registration services. We love adding new additions to our service that will benefit our customers. Today, we are excited to be announcing our latest… Continue Reading →

Free SSL with all SmartHost web hosting plans

At SmartHost, we spend a lot of time making sure our servers are fully updated with all the latest security patches and protections to provide a secure and trusted solution to our customers. In keeping with our policy of providing… Continue Reading →

Direct Debit – A new way to pay

Smart Host customers can now pay using Direct Debit ! Customers have been asking us for while how they can set up an easy to set up payments direct form their bank accounts. Previously, the only way was to log… Continue Reading →