Simple techniques to optimise your website loading times


Your website’s running a little slow and you’re not sure what to do, your web host claims that it’s nothing to do with them and leaves you on your own but where do you start?! Luckily, there’s a wealth of information and options out there that you can use to speed up your website. Some are incredibly easy and will take a couple of minutes but some may take a little more configuration but in the end, it’s worth it if you shave off precious time spent waiting for your page to load! Read More »

Best practices for reducing spam email reaching your inbox


Spam emails are annoying – there’s no denying it. Fortunately there are a few key techniques to reduce the overall amount that reaches your inbox.

Enable any spam filters or detection systems

Spam can cost individuals and businesses a lot of time and money with tools and even dedicated systems to detect and filter them. While no filter is perfect, these large systems can correctly detect the majority of spam and are an essential function for preventing spam. It’s highly advised to enable any available spam filter or system.

With NetHosted you’re automatically covered with our SOLAR Anti-Spam system, which automatically detects and quarantines any spam emails received. This is included with all our email and hosting plans by default. Read More »

Common misconceptions about web hosting


There are many misconceptions around the internet about the web hosting industry, many of which are very untrue.

Support isn’t really 24/7/365 

This one can sometimes be true for some companies, but at NetHosted we strive our support for around the clock support. If your website is inaccessible at 3am in the morning, you don’t have to worry about no one being available till normal working hours. There will always be someone available to assist you with your problem 24/7/365 no matter what time of the day. Read More »

Run your home on batteries? Tesla CEO Elon Musk says so!


Elon Musk the CEO of Tesla, famous for some rather nice looking if scarcely sold electric cars has revealed that they are currently working on a battery pack designed for home usage. The design phase for this is said to be completed and production rumoured to begin in the next six months.

If this were to make it into homes it would offer an alternative to power grids, or perhaps act as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for the home which could certainly prove useful in areas with frequent power outages. Read More »

Oculus Rift – virtual reality coming to a living room near you


If you haven’t heard of the Oculus Rift yet it’s likely to be the next big thing in virtual reality technology, it’s a virtual reality headset featuring individual screens for each eye providing an immersive 3d environment that could revolutionise everything from gaming to training surgeons, fighter pilots and even social media. Initially funded via a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 the company behind it, Oculus VR have gone from strength to strength rapidly progressing from a startup to being purchased by Facebook in 2014 for around $2.3 billion.

Though it sounds like something from films like The Matrix the reality is that stepping into an immersive virtual world is closer than most people imagine Read More »

Use the Ultimeyes app to improve your vision

Have you ever wanted to improve your vision? Well now you can by playing a game on your smartphone for 25 minutes a day for 30 days with can lead to a visual improvement of up to 31%. You’re probably reading this thinking it can’t be true, but it’s been scientifically researched and tested on baseball players whom saw significant improvement.

Ultimeyes doesn’t improve your eyes physically, but rather teaches your brain to process the data your eyes see more efficiently which allows you to see further, with fast moving objects less blurred and more visible. These are important factors for baseball players to excel at which is why they made ideal test subjects when they did this study on the UC Riverside baseball team. They found that it Read More »