HTTP 503 Error – What is it and how do I fix it?

503 – Service Unavailable This error is quite common when the web server is unable to handle a request due to either 1) Overloading or 2) The server is currently undergoing maintenance. It’s important to note that this is a TEMPORARY error and service will be returned to normal after some downtime. Why am I getting it? Some of the most common reasons for receiving a 503 error: Spiking traffic to the website Inadequate resources for the website (DDoS) Attack Automatic Updates going on in the background How do I fix it? These are the most common reasons for receiving this error message. If you are getting a message that has or has any relation […]

Managed Hosting or In-House Hosting? Web Hosting Guide

The choice of hosting for your business’s products or applications is crucial. It determines how your infrastructure in the  IT department scales and performs. Every business is different and hence so are their requirements. Some can make do with few resources allocated to them, others need terabytes upon terabytes of storage and enough processing power to blow your socks off (figuratively speaking). There are a few different types of hosting facilities that companies offer. The main being: Colocation: This is when servers and networking hardware are owned by a firm but they are stored and controlled from a third party data center with the help of remote management or on-site management. In-House Hosting: All the […]

3 Easy Ways To Boost Your Website Traffic

Everyone wants people to visit their website and gain traction, it’s a fact. But not everyone knows HOW to encourage people to visit their website and gain the target audience they require. There’s an abundance of different articles throughout the web that tell you to do this and that and “SEO” that to some means absolute gibberish. Fear not! We have good news for you! You don’t need to be overly tech savvy or be a marketing genius to boost traffic to your site. You just have to think logically. Let’s start with a technique that has been proven to be a success time and time again.    Optimizing Website Content If your […]

The Best Way To Handle Website Downtime

Whether it’s routine maintenance or you’ve accidentally deleted a file in your website’s directory, downtime sucks. Especially if you have active customers and clients. This post will highlight the several ways to handle website downtime. Making your website entirely inaccessible, should be your last resort. Some cases require that but you need to keep your users and SEO ranking in mind before doing so.   The Temporary Shutdown The vast majority of cases are temporary shutdowns because you’re performing a couple of updates and require to take the website down for a short period of time. But your users and search engines that index your website don’t know that! Your users at the […]

3 Quick Tips To SEO Optimization for E-commerce Websites

I think it’s safe to say that wanting to be at the top of search results and above all of your competitors is something that we all want. Badly. But wait, what if you aren’t implementing some simple SEO tips and tricks that could get you to the top? Well, if you are missing the clicks, you’re more than likely also missing the sales and that’s not what you want now is it? Whether you’re a startup with a brand new website or have been in business for a long time, there’s always room for improvement, and hopefully with this guide you can do just that.   Market Research Before you do anything, […]

What is GDPR Compliance And Why Do I Need to Do it?

As of the 25th Of May 2018, All businesses that have any data used to identify an individual MUST be GDPR Compliant. GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation) is designed to harmonize data and privacy laws across the entirety of Europe and give power to the citizens of the EU to the control of their digital footprint. What Does This Mean For My Business? It’s important to understand that the goal of GDPR is not to punish businesses, but instead to protect every individual’s personal information and make their rights more known. This means that your business must comply with the laws to avoid some of the monstrous fines that follow should the your business fail […]

Turn Chat Into Sales – OpenCart Messenger Extension

As it stands now, you’re already able to interact with your OpenCart customers using messenger. Thanks to iSenseLabs, their existing OpenCart extension that connected Facebook Messener to your store were done through the means of a popup that gave visitors the ability to start a conversation with you. Those were the days of the past because now, iSenseLabs has created a new version of the extension. This means that your customers can talk to you in real time without even leaving the store page!     How Does Messenger Benefit My Business? Being able to instantly engage with your customers is a wonderful thing, and thanks to Messenger you also have access to helpful […]

5 Most Common Magento Problems and Solutions

Whether you are an experienced Magento developer or you’re just starting out with Magento, it’s inevitable that during that time you will meet many of the common problems.   How Do I Reset The Administrator Password In Magento? One of the most common problems Magento users might face, especially newbies, is resetting the administrator password in Magento. In order to do this you’ll have to reset it directly through the database. Go to cPanel – phpMyAdmin, now select your Magento database from the menu on the left hand side. Following that, click on the SQL tab and paste the query below.   UPDATE admin_user SET password=CONCAT(MD5(‘NEWPASSWORD’), ‘:sG’) WHERE username=’AdminUsername’; You can now set […]

Top 5 Tips for Cyber Security in Your Business

Cyber security is crucially important in this day and age and should not be taken lightly. With technological advancements being made every single day, you might find it difficult to counter against the countless vulnerabilities and threats that pose a serious risk to your business. In this article we’ll give you a brief run down on things that you can do to stay up to date with the cyber security in your business. Risk Assessment The first step is always assessing the risk of cyber threats to your business as some are more prone to be affected by them than others. Much like a jeweler’s store is more prone to burglary than a […]

Automating Project Configurator with ScriptRunner

It’s now possible to gain access “Project Configurator’s” features  from a script in ScriptRunner for Jira! After reading this article, you’ll be able to take advantage of the new Java API feature and take your Jira automation to the next level. Through the “Project Configurator” you are able to migrate projects and their respective configurations from one Jira instance to another. Thanks to the new Java API,  you are able to automate this process further through ScriptRunner for Jira Creating your own automated framework With the aid of ScriptRunner for Jira, you can automate various functions in your Project Configurator such as, importing a project, importing a certain project configuration and export it. […]