Go4 Multimedia http://www.go4.com.au Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:15:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Census 2016 – what exactly is a hack, a DDOS attack, geoblocking? http://www.go4.com.au/census-2016-what-exactly-is-a-hack-a-ddos-attack-geoblocking/ http://www.go4.com.au/census-2016-what-exactly-is-a-hack-a-ddos-attack-geoblocking/#respond Thu, 18 Aug 2016 02:21:00 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3718 The jury may still be out on the exact cause of Australia’s #censusfail but whatever happened that fateful evening has brought up a few terms that are often misunderstood.

Hack

A hack, generally speaking, is when someone gets into places they shouldn’t on a website or server. This can be by exploiting a security weakness in the actual site or on the server that hosts it.

DDOS attack

A Distributed Denial of Service attack is when a huge amount of requests are made on a site with the aim of completely overloading it. Sometimes these are undertaken by ‘botnets’ of infected computers from all over the world.

A website can also fall over if a huge number of perfectly legitimate people are trying to get to it at once, as anyone who’s tried to buy Splendour In The Grass tickets when they go on sale knows. This could well be what happened on Census night. 

Geoblocking

Geoblocking is a way of stopping people from particular locations accessing a website. It’s pretty effective at stopping legitimate traffic but is easily circumventable as it relies on checking the IP addresses of users which can be manipulated.

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RANZCOG 2016 http://www.go4.com.au/ranzcog-2016/ Thu, 19 May 2016 02:41:03 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3697 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting website built in partnership with our friends at WALDRONSMITH Management.

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Australian Atherosclerosis Society & FH Australia http://www.go4.com.au/australian-atherosclerosis-society-fh-australia/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:25:43 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3672 Sister sites for the Australian Atherosclerosis Society and FH Australia Network.

For FH we built a comprehensive online calculator that allows health professionals and the public to assess their likelihood of having the condition, offers treatment guidelines and allows the organisation to collect statistical data.

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A guide to migrating your email to Google Apps http://www.go4.com.au/a-guide-to-migrating-your-email-to-google-apps/ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:22:11 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3634 ]]> Google Apps for Work is Google’s business grade suite of tools and is a good choice for dedicated email hosting. Splitting your web and email hosting using Google Apps for email gives you

  • 30gb of storage per account
  • the ability to access your emails through any web browser, through mobile apps, and in some cases through your existing desktop email program
  • access to Google’s full range of tools including Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Docs and more, all ad-free
  • phone and email support 24/7

Read more about Google Apps Email →

At time of writing pricing is $5/month/email account. (Google Apps is free for non-profits and education providers).

Here’s a guide to moving your email hosting to Google Apps from and separating it from your web hosting.

What you need to do

1. Set up an account

Create a Google Apps account →

2. Set up each of your email addresses in Google Apps

Add user accounts in Google Apps →  

3. Set up any forwarders you want

Aliases (also called forwarders) are virtual addresses that send messages to a ‘real’ email address. For an example you could use an alias like jobs@yourdomain.com and when people send an email to this it is directed to real boss@yourdomain.com address.

Add an email alias in Google Apps → 

4. Work out when you’re going to change your service over and let your web host know

Your host can do some things to help make the changeover faster (by dropping what’s called the Time To Live for your MX records). When you know when you’d like to change let your host know a few days prior.

At your chosen time the MX records be changed and after a short delay emails will start coming in to your Google Apps account.

5. Decide which ways you’d like to access your Google Apps email

Mobile apps

You’ll be able to access your emails from your mobile device using the Gmail app

Web browser

The easiest way to use Google Apps email is via the web browser. You’ll be using the Gmail interface which allows you to search, label and create signatures from anywhere.

If you plan to do this and would like to move existing emails and/or contacts from Microsoft Outlook  Google has a tool to help you do this

or

Use your existing email program to connect to Google Apps

If you’d prefer to use your existing desktop email program Google has instructions and tools to help you do this from Outlook or Apple Mail

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What’s the difference between web hosting and email hosting? http://www.go4.com.au/whats-the-difference-between-web-hosting-and-email-hosting/ Sat, 12 Dec 2015 01:16:36 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3647 ]]> I’m often asked to explain the difference between web and email hosting.

Web hosting is server space where your website lives. When someone types yourdomainname.com into their web browser the elders of the internet direct their browser to a web server and your website is served to them.

Email hosting is server space where your emails are stored. When someone sends an email to you@yourdomainname.com the elders of the email world send it to an email server and it’s stored there for you to look at.

Together or apart?

Traditionally smaller businesses had their web and email hosting on the same server, while larger organisations  had them split between dedicated web and email servers. Splitting the services like this used to mean you needed inhouse mail servers and IT staff but over the past few years many businesses have been getting the benefits of dedicated email hosting by utilising cloud services like Google Apps.

It’s pretty easy using the DNS system to set your domain name up so that it talks to one server for websites and another for emails.

Why use a dedicated email host?

  • Dedicated email hosting usually offers more storage space and better options for accessing email via web browsers and mobile devices than all-in-one hosting
  • Having lots of storage space means you never have to delete any emails so you can always see all of your messages and send emails from anywhere (from your your computer in the office, your phone while you’re on the road and your iPad at home, for example). This also means if your hard drive crashes you won’t lose all your emails.
  • Separating email means your web hosting server has more space, less load and can be optimised to serve your website fast and securely.
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Enchanted Adventure + Tree Surfing http://www.go4.com.au/enchanted-adventure-tree-surfing/ http://www.go4.com.au/enchanted-adventure-tree-surfing/#respond Thu, 03 Dec 2015 05:24:23 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3592 A merge of what were previously two separate sites for the popular Mornington Peninsula adventure attraction. Incorporating fresh  branding and a modern, mobile-friendly approach, integration with the organisation’s new booking system and some nifty custom content types this site is bursting with colour and fun.  Just in time for the summer holidays too…

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Steiner Education Australia http://www.go4.com.au/steiner-education-australia/ http://www.go4.com.au/steiner-education-australia/#respond Sun, 15 Nov 2015 05:12:22 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3587 We redesigned and completely rebuilt the Steiner Education Australia’s website. Features a directory of Australian Steiner schools, curriculum documents and lots of resources, all wrapped up in a beautiful responsive package.

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Traditional Australian Houses http://www.go4.com.au/traditional-australian-houses/ Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:12:58 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3557 We polished Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners’ existing online branding to help them promote this new arm of their business. With Traditional Australian Houses one of Australia’s most experienced heritage architectural practices are offering discerning clients design, planning and advice for building quality new homes in classic period styles.

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Ordinary Mind Zen Mid North Coast http://www.go4.com.au/ordinary-mind-zen-mid-north-coast/ http://www.go4.com.au/ordinary-mind-zen-mid-north-coast/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2015 01:30:57 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3547 Social worker, psychotherapist and NSW Mid North Coast Ordinary Mind Zen teacher Andrew Tootell.

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Mid North Coast Local Health District http://www.go4.com.au/mid-north-coast-local-health-district/ http://www.go4.com.au/mid-north-coast-local-health-district/#respond Wed, 03 Jun 2015 07:55:07 +0000 http://www.go4.com.au/?p=3490 A large project  involving

  • development of custom data structures for hospital services and locations, each with associated metadata
  • loading and organisation of a large amount of content (400+ individual pages/services/locations/posts)
  • working to our client’s very specific design vision
  • liaison with multiple stakeholders within the department: health practitioners, managers, marketing, IT 
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