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All you need to know about WordPressWordPress is one of the world's most popular Content Management Systems (CMS), with over 75 million WordPress websites currently online. But why is it so popular? And how do you use it? We've unpacked everything you need to know to set up your WordPress website. 24 Nov 2020 Read more

Performance, speed and scalability with MariaDB 10.4Our goal is to make it easier for our customers to do their best work online. We recently upgraded the database software used on our servers to MariaDB 10.4, ensuring that the software our customers use is always up to date, secure and supported. 30 Oct 2020 Read more

How to start an online businessSo you're ready to start an online business, but not sure where to start? Here's the step-by-step process to follow: 27 Oct 2020 Read more

SiteBuilder update brings added security enhancementsWe're always excited to share additional tools and features that make it as easy as possible for our customers to get their work done. From 29 July 2020, our existing SiteBuilder customers will be upgraded to version 3.4. This version offers new enhancements, including the much-requested password protection for pages. 4 Aug 2020 Read more

Scaling up sacoronavirus.co.za during the pandemicHow do you ensure all South African citizens get the correct health information and government updates, without putting them at risk of fake news? That was one of the challenges facing the government at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 23 Jul 2020 Read more

An A to Z of WordPressOnce you understand WordPress, it's a simple and easy to use platform. But what about when you're just starting out? Here's the A to Z of WordPress so that you understand what all the lingo means. 22 Jul 2020 Read more

Our Cape Town data centre gets a core network upgradeWe've upgraded the core network devices at our Cape Town data centre, making it possible for our facility to handle significantly more traffic while our automatic mechanisms detect, and successfully mitigate, DDoS attacks. 16 Jul 2020 Read more

5 reasons to choose WordPress for your e-commerce storeIf you haven't already, now is the time to move your business operations either partially or entirely online. Not sure where to start? The platform you use to manage your e-commerce store will play a pivotal role in its success. 1 Jul 2020 Read more

Giving 10 charities an online presenceEvery year, Xneelo proudly sponsors the WordPress do_action hackathon, a community-organised event that focuses on giving charities an online presence, free of charge. These fully functional WordPress websites offer the selected charities well-deserved online exposure, making donations easier and more accessible. 29 Jun 2020 Read more

6 tips to keep your WordPress site secureBecause WordPress is such a popular CMS (content management systems), it's important to ensure your security is top-notch. Xneelo has outlined 6 security checks all website owners should run - we've given you an overview below. Read the full article for all the details. 25 Jun 2020 Read more

4 questions to ask to find the right web host for your businessFiguring out where to host your website is an important step in getting your business online. It's essential to choose a reputable and reliable hosting provider so that you get the customer service and support you need. 19 Jun 2020 Read more

What you need to know about online brandingAs South African businesses move online more and more, it's important to check that your physical presence translates to an online presence in line with your brand. Why should customers choose you over another brand? Let's craft your brand story. 10 Jun 2020 Read more

ModSecurity: Helping to keep your site safe behind the scenesModSecurity is a web application firewall that monitors traffic to your website for malicious activity in real-time. It does this through a set of rules that detect and block the most important website attacks. ModSecurity is active on all our Web Hosting packages and our Managed Servers. Providing you with a secure hosting service is our top priority. 16 Apr 2020 Read more

Our DNS tool now allows for accurate bulk updatesManaging your DNS records just got simpler - and more accurate - with the new Advanced edit feature in our Manage DNS tool. It's one of the features found in our new xneelo Control Panel. 7 Apr 2020 Read more

5 new features you can expect from WordPress 5.4The highly-anticipated release of WordPress 5.4 is slated for March 31st, 2020. With it will come some exciting new features and improvements. Whether you love or hate change, knowing what to expect can help you prepare. 1 Apr 2020 Read more

Our energy-efficient data centre saves you moneyDespite the warm summer months, the implementation of loadshedding and continuous customer growth, xneelo's Samrand Data Centre keeps its cool. While an energy-efficient data centre is significant from an environmental perspective, it also saves our customers money. By keeping the running costs of our data centre to a minimum, we're able to offer our customers the most cost-effective service possible. 23 Mar 2020 Read more

5 WordPress secrets that will make your life easierWe asked experienced WordPress developer, Jonathan Bossenger, to share a few WordPress tips and tricks that make the platform even easier to use. Here's what he had to say. 23 Mar 2020 Read more

Xneelo receives 2 international silver awards for its customer serviceXneelo won two silver awards at the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service; a silver award for Customer Service Success - Technology Industries and a silver award for Customer Service Department of the Year - Consumer Products and Services. 2 Mar 2020 Read more

Website health check (in 5 easy steps)With 2020 properly underway, it's a good time to take a step back and assess the health of your website. While you may not be able to tell immediately if it's performing at its best, there are a few regular checks that can help. Here's your website health check in five easy steps. 11 Feb 2020 Read more

How to avoid the most common WordPress mistakesWordPress is a great platform for small business owners. It's simple to learn to use it, and can help you build a sophisticated website that will grow with your brand. But if you don't understand how it works, it's easy to make beginners' mistakes. 30 Jan 2020 Read more

Xneelo - a triple finalist in the 2020 international Stevie AwardsXneelo was named a finalist in three customer service categories in the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner. 23 Jan 2020 Read more

The do's and don'ts of password managementThanks to the internet, certain aspects of starting and running your business has never been easier. But along with the benefits, there are also potential risks. The more you're able to do online, the more passwords and PINs you need to remember, which can be overwhelming. Be careful not to stray into password management habits that aren't good practice. 19 Nov 2019 Read more

Hetzner is now xneeloToday marks the beginning of a new chapter in Hetzner's life: from now on, we are xneelo. Still the same team, just with a new look and space to grow. 22 Jul 2019 Read more

How an NPO helps volunteers to build communities and homesHow an online partnership was formed between Habitat for Humanity and Hetzner. 11 Jun 2019 Read more

4 steps to grow and scale your e-commerce businessWe asked e-commerce expert Warrick Kernes to share a few tips on how to grow your e-commerce business - a few secrets from someone who's been-there-done-that. 28 May 2019 Read more

How an advertising award rewards creativityThe Loeries has partnered with Hetzner since 2005. As their website is a core component of their business they wanted to ensure that they have a strong hosting partner. 30 Apr 2019 Read more

Hetzner wins two international Stevie Awards for Customer ServiceOn Friday, 22 February 2019, Hetzner was awarded two silver Stevie® Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, at a record gathering of more than 700 customer service and business development professionals from all over the world. 4 Mar 2019 Read more

Hetzner's energy-efficient data centre saves customers moneyThe highest level of energy efficiency is awarded a PUE score of 1.2, the industry average is 1.7. Hetzner's DC has reliably scored between 1.17 and 1.25, with 2018 no different. 7 Feb 2019 Read more

International recognition for Hetzner's Customer Service teamHetzner has been named a finalist for the international Stevie Awards in two categories: Contact Centre of the Year (< 100 seats), and Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year. 5 Feb 2019 Read more

How a website helps visitors plan dream holidays"SA-Venues.com is the definitive resource for planning your South African holiday. We list thousands of accommodation venues which visitors can book and pay for, while learning about attractions, activities and must-sees in the area they plan to visit." 16 Jan 2019 Read more

How an online retailer safeguards their website with Cloudbric"As an online retailer, security and the protection of customer data is of the utmost importance to us. That's why Cloudbric seemed necessary: it provides an added layer of defence." 16 Jan 2019 Read more

A stress-free Black Friday for these e-commerce websitesBlack Friday in South Africa has grown from a whisper to a shout, with many big brands promising great deals - online and off. 7 Dec 2018 Read more

We were at WordCamp - were you?Hetzner is a proud supporter of the WordPress monthly Meet-Ups and annual WordCamp events that have taken place over the past few years. WordCamp 2018 was no exception. 12 Nov 2018 Read more

Help is at hand"How do I set up email?" "How do I transfer my domain?" "How do I change billing details?" Hetzner's online Help Centre is the first port of call for the information our customers' need. 17 Oct 2018 Read more

Seven websites in one dayIt might seem like a tall order, but seven websites in one day was the design goal for the do_action: WordPress Charity Hackathon on 21 July 2018. 21 Aug 2018 Read more

Hetzner brings Cloudbric to SA for the first timeSouth Africa's largest specialist web hosting company, Hetzner, has partnered with Cloudbric, a cloud-based web security provider, to bring the service to South Africa for the first time. 6 Aug 2018 Read more

Two sides of a coin: GDPR and POPIAOver the past few weeks, the internet has been abuzz. Notices from all quarters have reached you to let you know that your service providers are GDPR compliant. 23 Jul 2018 Read more

One more box ticked - our Samrand Data Centre is PCI-DSS compliantThe Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is an important requirement for merchants who store, process or forward cardholder data. 20 Jul 2018 Read more

Samrand keeps its coolDespite the sweltering summer heat in Gauteng in recent years, our Samrand data centre has literally kept its cool with an average annual PUE of 1.2 over three years. 19 Jul 2018 Read more

No price increase despite VAT increaseHetzner has decided to absorb the increase in VAT and not pass it onto our customers, keeping our pricing unchanged for as long as possible. 27 Mar 2018 Read more

Hetzner sponsors WordCampWordCamp is a casual WordPress-centred conference organised by the local WordPress communities in various cities around the world. 20 Nov 2017 Read more

Bare-metal servers now provisioned in an hour, 24/7Hetzner now provisions self-managed dedicated servers in under an hour, around the clock. In addition, Hetzner is offering a limited period special - free setup with your self-managed server order. 28 Sep 2017 Read more

Hetzner upgrade its database system to MariaDBHetzner have upgraded its database system by migrating from MySQL 5.5 to MariaDB 10.0, a relational database management system (RDBMS) that provides the same functionality as MySQL 5.6 and more. 7 Jul 2017 Read more

Hetzner now peers directly at NAP Africa in Isando via a 10Gbps circuit, joining the largest active peering community in Africa, including many content distribution networks (CDNs). 13 Apr 2017 Read more

Cape Town Tourism's official website, Capetown.travel, helps visitors to the Western Cape plan their perfect holiday online. With over 2 million enquiries per year, Capetown.travel is the go-to website for both local and international travellers looking to visit The Mother City. 3 Nov 2016 Read more

Since starting in 2006, Raw Media has grown into a specialist web and mobile software development house; working with big brand names like Renault, Standard Bank, Sorbet and FlySafair. In addition to development, they have become one of South Africa's most sought-after digital design agencies. 26 Sep 2016 Read more

INX-ZA has for the first time expanded the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) beyond the Rosebank facility that has served Africa's oldest Internet exchange for twenty years. 19 Apr 2016 Read more