How do you update WordPress Plugins?

Most WordPress plugins are updateable from the admin or backend area of the WordPress website.  Some paid plugins, and plugins that have not originated from the WordPress plugin directory will need to...

How do you update WordPress?

When updates are available, you will be notified in the WordPress->Dashboard->Updates menu. You should always apply updates as soon as possible.  You’re able to set WordPress to update itself automatically. ...

Should You Buy a Domain from the Same Place You Host Your Site?

Buying a domain name from the same place as your hosting provider is ease of use. By buying your domain or transferring your domain to Blue Ocean Web Hosting –...

Domain redemption, what is it and what to do ?

After about 40 days of your domain sitting in the 'expired' state, it will be deleted at the registry.  Once the domain is deleted at the registry, the status of...

How Do I Choose Secure WordPress Plugins?

Trawling through the WordPress plugin library, you will see thousands and thousands of plugins.  The WordPress plugin database comes with no guarantees that each plugin is secure, efficient or that...

What is Hacking and how to best avoid being hacked?

Hackers are basically crooks that want to steal information from you, or manipulate your website to their advantage. They crack or hack the credentials of your site to obtain access...

Can I have ID Protection available for .AU domain names?

ID protection is not available in the .au domains namespace. auDA (.au Domain Administration) does not allow ID protection on the .au domains. Unlike other gTLD domains (.com, .net), there...

What is DNS propagation and how long does it take to complete?

DNS propagation is the process of DNS settings (like nameservers) updating around the world.  Each user's browser will pick up changes at different time intervals based on the ISP they...

What is DNS?

Think of DNS (Domain Name System) as the phone book of the internet.  Humans read words, computers read numbers.  So when we type into our web browsers things like www.blueoceanwebhosting.com.au,...

Updating Account Contact Details

If you forget your web hosting login credentials or you no longer have access to your email address that you used to sign up with, you can follow the below...

What SSL Certificate is right for me?

No matter what sort of website you maybe hosting, protecting and encrypting  the date that is being sent and received over the internet has never been more important. What is...

Do I need to buy a SSL Certificate?

SSL these days is a must have.  Once you install an SSL onto your site, you and your visitors are able to access the site securely.  You and your visitors...