<![CDATA[Web World Blog - Weblog]]>Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:08:49 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[Easter Holidays Opening Hours]]>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:47:31 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/easter-holidays-opening-hours

Easter Holidays Opening Hours

During the Easter Holiday period our telephone support will be available at the following times:

19th of April (Fri) - 9:00am to 18:00pm                                               21st of April (Sun) - Closed  
20th of April (Sat) - 9:00am to 12:00pm                                             22nd of April (Mon) - 9:00am to 18:00pm

Our emergency support line is available 24/7.
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<![CDATA[Registering a .ie and a .com domain with us!]]>Wed, 03 Apr 2019 19:02:12 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/registering-a-ie-and-a-com-domain-with-us

The most common email we get is how do I register a domain?

Fortunately, it is very simple to register a domain, I will also guide you in this blog post how to register a .com and a .ie domain! Be sure to follow each step carefully and you will have absoloutely no problems!

Step 1: ​Head to webworld.ie and click the domains tab.

You should be brought to a window looking exactly like the image below. In the yellow area with the text “Find your new domain name” type in your designated domain name and search it to see if its available. If its available select the ending of the domain you wish, .com or .ie or any of the wide variety we offer! After that click “Add to cart" and follow to check out!
Here you will be met with an interface looking like this:
You can enable the ID Protection if you wish for €5.00 a year, if you want specific nameservers you can fill them out in the 5 boxes below and if you don’t want to or you don’t know what they are leave them as it is. After you click continue you will be brought into a “Review & Checkout” section, this will just show you the product you want to order which will be your domain, the price will be included with the VAT added onto it. Click checkout and that’s this step done!

Step 2: Register your account, remember to include the exact Zip Code

​​After clicking check out you will be brought to this interface, you will be asked to fill out your billing details, the zip code is very important, be sure to get the exact zip code as it is necessary to register a domain, if you include a zip code like “D24” , we will have to contact you about the zip code which will further delay the process. You can find your zip code at ( www.eircode.ie ) . If you have a TAX ID, you of course can include it if you wish. Fill out the small information about how you heard us and if you do not have a VAT Number don’t worry about it it’s not necessary. You will also have a section for “Domain Registrant Information”, this is very important as if you’re registering the domain for someone else you will have to provide their details, address, name, zip code, example if you are a freelancer you will have to include the person’s details that is going to own the domain, if it is for yourself keep it as default. Below that you will have a password section, be sure to use the strongest password you can to prevent hacking. Finally, there will be a payment section where you choose your preferred payment method. After you filled out this section click that you have agreed to the Terms of Service and complete your order! If you chose a bank transfer be sure to pay your money if you do not pay your money this domain will not be activated until the money comes in and it is confirmed. The reason we don’t activate the domain straight away when the order comes in is because as soon as we order your designated domain and you will not pay us the money, we can’t refund the money as it’s a one-way system.

Step 3: Finished!

After you make an account and you finish registering your details and you continue on, you will be able to access your client area and from there you will be able to see all your products, domains and all the invoices you have paid or are outstanding, from here on we take on registering your domain and passing it onto the registrar.

How to register a .ie domain?

Registering a .ie domain is literally identical to registering a .com domain, the only difference is you will be met with a form like in the image below before going into check out. Just like I stated above in registering a .com domain, these details do have to be the person which will be in charge of the website, if you’re registering it for someone be sure to fill out their details and not yours!

Any questions?

Please don't hesitate to contact us at support@webworld.ie, we will gladly help you!
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<![CDATA[With FASTPASS no more need for registering a .ie domain again!]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:06:16 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/fastpass

What is FASTPASS?

​FASTPASS is the new way to register a .ie domain if you already have registered one. If you own multiple domains or just one and you're looking to expand your collection of domains you will not need to go through the process or registering your domain ever again!

Why would I need FASTPASS?

You may need a FASTPASS if you want to register multiple .ie domains, next time you're registering a .ie domain you will not have to send proof of any relation to Ireland just like you had to when you were registering your first .ie domain. This also means it will be quicker to register than having to wait until your documents are accepted!

Can I use FASTPASS without a .ie domain?

Sadly you can't use FASTPASS without a .ie domain, but you can now register a .ie domain by contacting us at accounts@webworld.ie .

What are the positives of owning a .ie domain?

The positives of having a .ie domain are fantastic! If there is a domain taken that ends with .com, don't worry! There definitely is one free for .ie! It is also clearly distincted in google and are greatly indexed!

Any questions?​

If you have any questions regarding FASTPASS please don't hesitate to contact us at support@webworld.ie, we will gladly assist you in any needs.
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<![CDATA[AutoUpdater at WebWorld]]>Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:31:15 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/autoupdater-at-webworld

What is AutoUpdater?

AutoUpdater is an AI technology to compare the before-update and after-update versions of your website before pushing changes to production that isn't right, we'll leave the site as it was and notify you immediatley.

Why do we provide AutoUpdater?

As a hosting company we are committed to rate the security of our client's websites. Our clients in the GDPR Laws are entitled to secure their websites, especially, if our clients are processing any kind of personal information. If your website gets hacked, you will be in trouble and especially all the clients information you had in your business.

Why should I use it?

Last year more than 1.5 million websites were hacked within 24 hours of a WordPress update being released. Why? Because these site owners failed to take the time to apply the update and protect their sites. Even worse, the sites were not individually targeted but rather identified by hackers they had no been properly updated. To avoid falling victim to hackers it is essential that your websites stay updated, that is why we launched AutoUpdater, the AI technology that protect your site from these intrusions by applying all patches and updates safely and entirely behind the scenes.

What are the benefits to using AutoUpdater?

What are the benefits you may ask? The benefits are that the AutoUpdater will do it all for you! You can schedule time for AutoUpdater to run at a convenient time for you and your website. AutoUpdater will also rollback your website in the event of an update being unsuccessfully installed AutoUpdater will automatically restore your site, you never have to worry about a broken site being pushed to production again! AutoUpdater also automatically e-mails you with a status report when updates are complete, evem better, AutoUpdater will send you pictures of your site with before and after the update so you can examine the update without ever opening a browser.

What are the prices for AutoUpdater?

AutoUpdater is available from WebWorld at an exclusive price of €5.00 per month or €50.00 per year. Taking care of your website is easy with AutoUpdater from WebWorld.

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<![CDATA[December 24th, 2018]]>Mon, 24 Dec 2018 11:21:16 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/december-24th-2018
Christmas Holidays Opening Hours

During the Christmas period our telephone support will be available at the following times:

24th of Dec (Mon) - 9:00am to 13:00pm                                   29th of Dec (Sat) - 9:00am to 12:00pm               
25th of Dec (Tue) - Closed                                                           30th of Dec (Sun) - Closed
26th of Dec (Wed) - Closed                                                         31st of Dec (Mon) - 9:00am to 18:00pm
27th of Dec (Thu) - 9:00am to 18:00pm                                    1st of Jan (Tue) - Closed
28th of Dec (Fri) - 9:00am to 18:00pm                                      2nd of Jan (Wed) - 9:00am to 9:00pm 



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<![CDATA[Create Your Own Website]]>Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:57:33 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/create-your-own-website

Why Weebly Website Builder is ideal?

Weebly is a drag-and-drop website builder, so you drag website building blocks (such as a picture or a paragraph) to wherever you want them positioned on the page. This enables people to easily create personal sites and blogs suitable for every device. Weebly is really easy to use but really powerful, and suitable for all ranges of businesses, personal sites, blogs or e-commerce stores.

Features

  • Drag & Drop: Intuitive site builder makes it easy for anyone to create a high quality website, blog or online store.
  • Full Customization: Build on and customize the system to create an experience unique to your brand and business 
  • Apps: Weebly’s App Center is a growing marketplace where you can find new apps, plugins and services to enhance your site.
  • Beatiful Themes: Stunning design with mobile-ready, responsive themes so every website looks amazing on every device.
  •  Save Money: Save time and money with website creation & management.

Drag & Drop Simple Design is Core

You can intuitively drag new elements like titles, text, and images onto your site right where you want them and then simply click on each element to customize it just the way you’d like.

Hosting & Weebly

We offer 4 shared hosting plans where basic Weebly Builder is installed for free.

 What do you need to start?

  1.     Contact us to order your hosting plan and choose domain name.
  2.     Wait a moment for builder installation.
  3.     Open your Weebly Builder.
  4.     Click 'Edit Site' button.
  5.     Drag & drop your photos, type your text and put your elements into     the edit field.
  6.     Publish your page!

Steps:

Open your hosting control panel:
Click 'Edit' Button:

Choose a layout:

Click 'Publish' and push your site to life!

What is recommend?

Keep in mind that Weebly's plans depend on the type of website. For e-commerce sites, we recommend Pro & Business Plan. If you have any questions please contact email us.
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<![CDATA[Policy Liberalisation]]>Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:11:44 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/policy-liberalisation

What’s changed?

 
Registering a .ie online address is now easier and faster than ever as IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) domain ‘liberalisation’ policy had been changed. From now on, any individual or business with a provable connection to Ireland will be able to register any available .ie domain name on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fastpass for existing .ie holders

Returning customers (existing .ie holders) do not have to resubmit evidence of a connection to Ireland. If returning customers (existing .ie domain holders) need to register additional .ie domain names, they can now avail of the ‘Fastpass’ registration process. With Fastpass, it is not necessary to re-submit evidence of a connection to Ireland.

Reduction in restrictions

‘claim to the name’ not required
  • IEDR’s change to the registration process retains the requirement for applicants to prove their connection to Ireland but drops the need to prove a valid claim to a name.

  • From now on, any individual or business with a provable connection to Ireland will be able to register any available .ie domain name on a first-come, first-served basis.

Easier and faster to register


  • The change will transform the customer experience, making it easier and faster for individuals, businesses and community groups to register a .ie domain

  • Those registering a .ie domain will no longer need a ‘claim to the name’—but they’ll still need to prove their connection to Ireland
 
  • IEDR CEO: “.ie is the only online namespace in the world reserved for Irish citizens, communities and businesses. Liberalisation will allow applicants to get online with an identifiably Irish website in less time and with less hassle.”

  • For any queries regarding the requirements to complete your registration, please contact with us via accounts@webworld.ie

Be identifiable Irish with a .ie domain name


.ie reflects the relationship between your online activity and Ireland. .ie websites have a guaranteed Irish connection and are most suitable to maximize your marketing efforts in Ireland.

The criteria for owning a .ie domain is stricter. Every .ie domain is verified to ensure that the people behind it are who they say they are. Learn more
Register Online
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<![CDATA[General Data Protection Regulation]]>Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:22:41 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/general-data-protection-regulation
As the internet evolves — so do the policies that govern the way we store and share information. One of the latest policies to come into effect is the General Data Protection Regulation. This policy, also known as GDPR, comes out of the European Union and its goal is to protect certain types of personal information. Here are a few things we thought you should know.

What is the GDPR?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a regulation that comes into effect May 25, 2018.  The GDPR regulates the collection, processing, transport, and use of personal information about individuals in Europe.

GDPR gives EU citizens new rights. Under the GDPR, all EU citizens will have the following rights:
1. The right of access
GDPR gives EU citizens the right to know the details of any personal data you hold about them and how that data is processed and used. As an organisation, you are obliged to provide this information on request.

2. The right to be forgotten
People also have the right to be forgotten. This means that if a person requests it, you will be required to cease the processing of any data you hold about them and delete it.

3. The right to data portability
If you hold data about anyone, they can now ask for that data to be passed to another organisation. This can make things like passing on ‘no claims’ histories from one insurer to another, much easier. However, it also means that customers can use the records you hold about them to get better deals from your competitors.

4. The right to be informed about data breaches
Some organisations have kept serious data breaches secret for months in order to protect them from bad publicity and other unwanted consequences. Now, customers have to be legally informed within 72 hours. You must also inform any supervising bodies.

5. The right to data correction
Under GDPR, any data you hold about an individual must be accurate. If it isn’t, they have the right to demand it is corrected.

Where can I get more information about GDPR and my compliance obligations?
The GDPR itself is here. The European Union has created an information portal here. A number of companies provide consulting services that help with different aspects of your compliance process.  While Web World doesn’t recommend any particular approach to GDPR compliance, your solicitor or regulatory advisor may be able to point you to resources that are helpful. In Ireland that is the Data Protection Commissioner.

Where can I get more information about GDPR and my compliance obligations?

The GDPR itself is here. The European Union has created an information portal here. A number of companies provide consulting services that help with different aspects of your compliance process.  While Web World doesn’t recommend any particular approach to GDPR compliance, your solicitor or regulatory advisor may be able to point you to resources that are helpful. In Ireland that is the Data Protection Commissioner.

Who does the GDPR affect?

The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

GDPR also brings in tougher data protection regulations for all organisations that collect and process personal data.
1. Data protection by design.
From May, organisations will be required to implement reasonable data protection measures to protect EU citizens’ personal data and privacy by design. ‘By design’ means that end to end measures need to be planned and put in place so that everything from the collection of data all the way to its safe deletion is taken into account. Part of this includes the requirement for organisations to undertake a data protection impact assessment in order to identify risks to data and outline measures to ensure those risks are addressed.

2. Creating a Data Protection Officer role
Any organisation that processes or stores sensitive data, significant amounts of personal data, or regularly monitors data subjects must create a Data Protection Officer (DPO) role within their organisation. This individual will have responsibility for overseeing data protection, privacy and GDPR compliance. All public authorities (police forces, local councils, government organisations, etc.) must also have a DPO.

3. GDPR extends beyond the EU
GDPR is designed to protect the data and privacy of EU citizens. This means any organisation that holds data on EU citizens is required to comply with the regulation, whether based in the EU or not. This will have an impact on companies like Google, eBay and Amazon that collect web data from users in the EU. It will also affect many smaller international companies that trade in the EU, for example, app-based companies, game providers and online retailers.

4. Big fines for non-compliance
The size of the fines which can be given to organisations that do not comply with GDPR is an indication of how determined the EU is to tackle issues with data protection and data privacy. From May, the maximum fine will be €20 million or 4% of an organisation’s annual global turnover, whichever is higher. This can be levied for failing to adhere to core principles of data processing, infringement of personal rights, or for transferring personal data to other countries or organisations that do not ensure an adequate level of data protection.

The issue of transferring data to countries or organisations with less adequate data protection should be a major concern for any company that has a website. If your web host has data centres outside of the EU, it is possible that the information you collect could be stored on less secure servers without your knowledge – and this could mean you are unwittingly breaching GDPR compliance. The same applies if your web host does not provide adequate security even if it is within the EU.

How will Web World comply with GDPR?

As of the end of February 2018, Web World has completed a “data mapping” exercise designed to identify how Web World  collects, handles, and transfers personal information that is subject to GDPR.  Based on this exercise, we have categorized data and are in the process of creating processes that will facilitate compliance with GDPR. We have determined that:
  • We do not collect or process “sensitive” data that is subject to GDPR.
  • We do collect and/or process other personal information subject to GDPR.
  • We store some personal information subject to GDPR for set periods of time.
A small number of third parties may also process personal information subject to GDPR on our behalf.
  • To facilitate GDPR compliance we are strengthening our data segregation and access policies, our breach response plan, and relationships with vendors who may handle data on our behalf, or on behalf of our customers.
To further provide information to customers and third parties, we anticipate rolling out a revision of our privacy policy in late April.  Our revised privacy policy will:
  • Provide detailed information about the types of data we collect or process
  • Include the reasons for that collection or processing
  • Set out the length of time we store the data
  • Indicate whether the data is accessed by third parties on our behalf
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<![CDATA[Winter Holiday - Opening Hours]]>Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:41:56 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/winter-holiday-opening-hours6104234

Winter Holiday Opening Hours

​​During the Christmas period our telephone support will be available at the following times:

22rd of Dec (Fri) - 09:00am to 09:00pm
23th of Dec (Sat) -  09:00am to 12:00pm
24th of Dec  (Sun) - Closed
25th of Dec (Mon) - Closed
26th of Dec (Tue) - Closed
27th of Dec (Wed) - 09:00 to 6:00pm
28th of Dec (Thu)  - 09:00 to 6:00pm
29th of Dec (Fri)    - 09:00 to 6:00pm
30th of Dec (Sat)  - 09:00 to 12:00pm
31st of Jan (Sun)   - Closed
1st of Jan (Mon)    - Closed
2st of Jan (Tue)     - 09:00 to 9:00pm

​As always our emergency team will be available 24/7/365 for all managed, co-located and dedicated server customers.


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<![CDATA[Distrust of HTTPS]]>Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:42:06 GMThttp://blog.webworld.ie/weblog/distrust-of-https

Upcoming browser distrust of HTTPS Certificates

​Earlier this year Chrome announced plans to distrust the Symantec Certificate Authority. Chrome was concerned about how some Symantec partners had been allowed to operate without proper auditing or supervision. To clarify Symantec also issues certificates under the Geotrust, Thawte and RapidSSL brands.
​Following discussion with the browser community Symantec was required to outsource certificate management and issuance processes. Following this requirement Symantec made the decision to sell its Certificate Authority business to DigiCert Inc. This would allow DigiCert to take over the management and issuance of certificates.
​​From 1 December 2017 Symantec, Geotrust, Thawte and RapidSSL certificates (including reissues) are being issued from the DigiCert infrastructure. This is not affected by the upcoming distrust and no action needs to be taken.

​Certificates Expiring before 15 March 2018

  • Certificates should be renewed as required. However certificates renewed before 1 December 2017 will need to be reissued after 1 December 2017.

Certificates Expiring after 15 March 2018

  • Certificates issued (including reissues) before 1 June 2016 with an expiry after 15 March 2018 should be reissued after 1 December 2017.
  • Certificates that expire between 1 January 2018 and 15 March 2018 should be renewed or replaced between these dates without losing validity.
  • Certificates issued (including reissues) between 1 June 2016 and 1 December 2017 with an expiry beyond 13 September 2018 should be reissued, replaced or renewed after 1 December 2017.
  • Certificates issued (including reissues) between 1 June 2016 and 1 December 2017 with an expiry before 13 September 2018 require no action.​

Certificates Expiring after 13 September 2018

  • Certificates issued (including reissues) prior to 1 December 2017 need to be reissued, renewed or replaced after 1 December 2017.
  • Certificates issued (including reissues) after 1 December 2017 require no action to be taken.

Reissue Process

If you are a managed or shared hosting customer you do not need to do anything, we will re-issue the certificate on your behalf. If you are not we will be in contact over the coming weeks to re-issue the SSL certificate with you. 
Contact Us To Renew
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