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Smile First class customer service
Posted by: Londonist - 08-08-2017, 04:52 PM - Forum: Hi Hosting Reviews - No Replies

Hi Hosting are excellent and I highly recommend them. Whenever I've contacted them, I've always had a fast and friendly response, but one thing in particular prompted this review.

Recently I sent them several questions about a domain issue that I was very worried about. This was related to a prospective purchase, not the site they currently host for me. Less than an hour later, I received a detailed reply from Dan. 

He fully answered every single question, offered great constructive suggestions, and basically solved the problem for me. This was way above and beyond what I'd hoped for! First class customer service.


  Super impressive service. Thank you.
Posted by: HomeTechWorks - 20-03-2017, 10:38 PM - Forum: Hi Hosting Reviews - No Replies

I really wanted to take the opportunity to thank the Hi Hosting team. From answering initial questions to super quick transfer and set-up of the website, (over the weekend!, Dan is seemingly always available and always willing to help. Service has been 5-star. For a small start-up business, these are critical moments where support is crucial.
Similarly the speed of the website hosting has been far more impressive than some of the 'big' providers. I couldn't recommend these guys more highly. Thank you.


  Google Analytics
Posted by: lewisjsheldon - 12-12-2015, 07:27 PM - Forum: Beginner's Forum - Replies (1)

Hi all

Just getting to grips with the putting together a website using wordpress, installed the google analytics plugin and it appears to be authenticated.  The google analytics page is telling me to insert the "universal analytics tracking code" into each page of my site but I have no idea how to do this whilst keeping it hidden from visitors.....

any advice?

Thanks

Lewis


  Forum tab
Posted by: Simple - 20-10-2015, 10:41 AM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (1)

You need a Forum tab in your main menu, it only shows at the foot, i knew there was a forum but still did not find this easily.

You might combine it with, quick help or something and post useful links, I wanted the forum so i can find the thunderbird email set up explainer.

ta


  embedding HTML5
Posted by: alastairleith - 14-10-2015, 07:38 PM - Forum: Web Development - Replies (3)

Quick question

I have been using Adobe Edge Animate, how does one embedd the HTML files it creates into wordpress?


Information Manual Thunderbird Email Settings
Posted by: Dan - 24-09-2015, 06:28 PM - Forum: Beginner's Forum - No Replies

Hi everyone,

Thunderbird is a very popular email client, and one we often recommend.

We're often asked how to set up your Thunderbird email settings, so here I'll provide a step by step guide that will hopefully help.

First, open Thunderbird and click the Email link:
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This brings up the Welcome to Thunderbird window:

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Click "Skip this and use my existing email"

This will bring up the Mail Account Setup window:
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Enter the name you'd like to use, and your full email address and password that you set in your cPanel.

Then click Continue:
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Thunderbird will try to detect your email settings.

We recommend you keep the default IMAP selection, which keeps your email in sync with the server.

Now click Manual config, which brings up the Manual Account Setup window:[Image: Thunderbird_5.png]
For the server settings use the details provided in your cPanel by clicking Email Accounts > Clicking the More drop down next to any of your email accounts > Configure Email Client

We strongly recommend you use the "Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended)" settings.

Incoming:
Under Server hostname, enter the incoming server provided under Manual Settings in your cPanel
Under SSL change the default selection of STARTTLS to SSL/TLS
The Port should automatically change to 993 and Authentication to Autodetect

Outgoing:
Under Server hostname, enter the same server as for incoming
Under SSL, again change this to SSL/TLS
The Port should automatically change to 465 and Authentication to Autodetect

Now click Re-test:[Image: Thunderbird_6.png]The Authentication boxes should now change to Normal password.

Click Done.

The window will close and you should now be good to go!

We hope that helps. If you have any questions about this in general then feel free to ask here.

For specific help with your account then just get in touch in the usual way.

All the best,

Dan


Information Manual Outlook Email Settings
Posted by: Dan - 25-08-2015, 06:39 PM - Forum: Beginner's Forum - No Replies

Hi,

We often get asked how to set up your Outlook email settings, so here I'll provide a step by step guide that will hopefully help.

This is based on Outlook 2013, but should be similar for most versions.

First, click File > Add Account to bring up the Add Account window:
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Select "Manual setup or additional server types", and then click Next >

You'll then see the following:
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Select "POP or IMAP" and click Next >

You can now enter your POP And IMAP Account Settings:
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Under User Information enter the name you'd like to use, and your full email address.

Under Server Information use the details provided in your cPanel by clicking Email Accounts > Clicking the More drop down next to any of your email accounts > Configure Email Client

We strongly recommend you use the "Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended)" settings.

Account Type: Select IMAP or POP3. We recommend IMAP, which keeps your email in sync with the server
Incoming mail server: Enter the incoming server provided under Manual Settings in your cPanel
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): Enter the same server here

Under Logon Information enter the following:
User Name: Enter your full email address
Password: Enter the email account's password you setup in your cPanel

Tick the checkbox for "Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)"

This window should now be filled in correctly.

Now click More Settings ... to bring up the Internet E-mail Settings window:
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Click the Outgoing Server tab, and tick the checkbox for "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication"
"Use same settings as my incoming mail server" should be selected by default.

Now click the Advanced tab:
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Change "Incoming Server (IMAP):" from 143 to 993
For "Use the following type of encrypted connection:" select SSL

Change "Outgoing server (SMTP):" from 25 to 465
For "Use the following type of encrypted connection:" select SSL again

Click OK to close the Internet E-Mail Settings window.

Back on the Add Account window, click Next

It should now be setup correctly and successfully send a test message.

Give yourself a pat on the back, you're now good to go!

If you have any general questions then feel free to ask here.

For specific help with your account then just get in touch in the usual way.

We hope that helps,

Dan


  Free images and stock photos
Posted by: Dan - 11-04-2015, 10:10 PM - Forum: Web Development - No Replies

Good pictures can really help make your website or blog look great.

Taking these yourself is not always the most suitable option, so stock photos are a common choice.

There are a number of paid for services, however there is also a growing number of excellent free alternatives, some of which we've listed below:


Pixabay
Pixabay is easy to search and has a great collection of images, making it one of our top choices.
All pictures are released under creative commons public domain, and can be used without attribution even for commercial applications.

Morguefile
Morguefile is one of the classic choices, having been around for a while. It's got an extensive searchable archive of royalty free images and is still one of the best options available.Images are free to use for creative projects but are not in the public domain. 
Attribution is required if you don't alter the image and for example use it in a blog post.

StockSnap.io
StockSnap is also searchable and provides a large selection of beautiful images.
All photos are are released under creative commons public domain, with no attribution required.

Freeimages
Freeimages is like a free version of a classic paid stock photo website. As such you'll find more images of a particular subject and fewer beautiful high resolution photos.
Take care to note the usage restrictions for each photo. Standard restrictions allow the commercial usage of an image.

Dreamstime
Dreamstime is another popular alternative to a paid stock image website, with a large section of searchable free images.Note the usage restrictions of each image. 
The Limited Royalty Free License allows you to use an image for commercial purposes provided the maximum amount of physical copies is limited to 10,000 copies.

Picjumbo
Picjumbo is a searchable collection of free photos that are usefully organised into a good range of categories.
Photos are free for commercial and personal use.

Unsplash
Unsplash is a great collection of high resolution photos ideal for website headers and is popular for use in themes. If you want a beautiful photo this is one of the best choices.
All photos are released under the creative commons public domain.

Gratisography
Gratisography is another great collection of high resolution photos. All pictures were taken by Ryan McGuire and have real character. If you want a photo to deliver impact this is a great site to check out.
All pictures are provided under creative commons zero, and are free to use for personal and commercial projects without attribution required.

DesignersPics
DesignersPics provides modern high resolution photos taken by web designer and developer Jeshu John. Images are categorised and searchable.
All images are free for personal and commercial use, and attribution is appreciated but not required.

Life of Pix
Life of Pix is collection of high res photos provided by the LEEROY advertising agency. The collection isn't searchable, but the gallery organises the photos into several categories.
All images are free of copyright restrictions.

Splitshire
Splitshire is another great collection of photos, provided by web designer Daniel Nanescu. Photos are organised into useful categories.
All photos are free for personal and commercial use.

Superfamous Studios
Superfamous is the studio of interaction designer Folkert Gorter, and provides a great collection of photos well suited to backgrounds; with aerial photos, environment and nature images, geological photos and images of a textural quality.
The images are available to use for your own purposes as long as credit is provided (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license).

Jay Mantri
Jay Mantri offers 7 photos every Thursday, covering a variety of themes with plenty of environment photos. Use the archive for a quick overview and subscribe to receive the photos in your inbox each week.
The pictures can be used freely (Creative Commons CC0 license).

Snapwire Snaps
Another 7 free photos a week tumblr blog, provided by a range of contributors.
All pictures are free to use under the Creative Commons CC0 license.

Getrefe
Real life mobile photos from a number of named contributors. Click Archive to see the full range of photos. You can also view free images on Getrefe's main site.
Photos are free for personal and commercial projects.

New Old Stock
New Old Stock stocks vintage photos from the public archives.
Images titled and searchable, and are free of known copyright restrictions.

Little Visuals
Sign up to receive 7 images in your inbox every 7 days. Sadly the site's photographer died, so no new images have been added. You can donate to the Hand on Heart charity through the website.
All images are provided under the Creative Commons CC0 license.

Lock & Stock Photos
Lock & Stock Photos is provided by AJ Montpetit. Each photo sits under a snappy title, and many are urban detail shots, such as interesting wall decals and textures.
His photos are shared under Creative Commons License ShareAlike.

Jeshoots
Modern and bright high resolution photos provided by Jan Vesek. Photos are categorised and you can sign up to receive updates in your inbox.
All photos are free for personal and commercial use without attribution.

MMT
MMT is a free photo blog, with new photos provided by Jeffrey Betts every week. Most images are high resolution macro photographs.
The photos are provided under the Creative Commons CC0 license.

Cupcake
Cupcake is a small collection of mostly nature photos provided by photographer Jonas Nilsson Lee. Use the archive for a quick overview.
The photos can be used freely without attribution (Creative Commons license CC0).

Crow the Stone
Another small collection of mostly nature photography, provided by Abinav Thakuri. Use the archive for a quick overview, and subscribe to receive the images in your inbox.

Bucketlistly
Bucketlistly provides a collection of travel photos from Asia, Africa and Australia by Pete R.
The photos are free to use for non commercial purposes as long as attribution is given. A license is required for commercial use.

Death to the Stock Photo
Death to the Stock Photo lets you sign up to receive 10 images in your inbox each month. They also offer a premium service.
Images are provided using their own license, which you can read on their website.


We hope you find that list helpful. There's a growing number of great free images available across the web, many of which have real character and charm.

Do you know of any other resources for free stock photography? Let us know.


  New forums
Posted by: Dan - 10-04-2015, 06:28 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

Hi everyone,

A redesign of the Hi Hosting forums has been in the works for some time, and we're pleased to bring you the latest refresh.

We're going to put a renewed effort into making this a useful and helpful area to chat, pick up tips and share your experiences.

As ever we're always looking for suggestions on how we can improve. If you have any ideas for a new feature or service, please let us know in the Suggestions forum!

We hope you enjoy the new forums and would like to welcome you to the community!

Thanks,

Dan


  eCommerce Hosting
Posted by: Dan - 22-10-2014, 04:20 PM - Forum: Announcements - No Replies

We're pleased to announce our new eCommerce Hosting solution, specifically tailored for online businesses.

Our new eCommerce packages provide everything you need to run a successful online business, including a free SSL certificate, dedicated IP address, and full website separation.

Find out more in our eCommerce Hosting blog post, and on our new eCommerce Hosting page here:
http://www.hihosting.co.uk/ecommercehosting.html

We're very excited to unveil this new offering, and if you have any questions or would like to upgrade your account to make use of the various benefits then just get in touch in the usual way.

Thanks