Cloud hosting updates for agencies

Code Orange is working hard to improve the speed, security and service for websites in Thailand.

We would like to share our insights to keep you and your agency in the loop:

Speed is so important. 5-10 seconds loading time seems nice, but it means lost business. Aim for faster. 1-2 seconds. Use good hosting. Use caching. Use our CDN (it’s free!). Use our speedtest. The only one in Thailand.

Smartphones are used on average 5 hours per day, and 50-60% accesses the internet using their mobile phone (which is expected to rise to 80%), so be sure to design for mobile first!

Always use our SSL (it’s free!) to keep connections to websites secure. Keep your WordPress websites and plugins up to date. Install a security plugin like WordFence. And keep your theme up to date as well: it’s as vulnerable (if not more!) as a plugin. Delete plugins you don’t need. Don’t just disable them.

All web applications should be updated so they work on PHP 7+. PHP 5 was deprecated last December, but at Code Orange we use Debian Linux, which keeps PHP 5 secure until the end of this year. So that gives you a bit extra time to upgrade all apps before then. And when ready, let us know, so we can switch your app to PHP 7 for testing.

For more information you can book a demo or call Khun Min 062-5249567

Firefox is Stepping Up its Blocking Game

By Rutger | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mozilla turned the blocking of third-party tracking cookies on by default this week with the launch of Firefox 69. Although the function has been available since October’s Firefox 63, this week’s build is the first to enable the function by default, even for present customers who’re simply upgrading. Tracker blocking Mozilla is clearly not done…

Firefox 69 By Default Blocks Third-Party Tracking Cookies and Cryptominers

By Rutger | September 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

In June this year, Mozilla enabled the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) setting by default only for its new users who downloaded a fresh copy of firefox. Leaving old users with options to either enable the new feature manually or wait for the company to activate it for all users. Finally, the wait is over. With…

Google Starts Penalizing Domain Leasing

By Rutger | August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A while back Google officially posted on Twitter about sites that lease out its own subdomains. Google said “We’ve been asked if third-parties can host content in subdomains or subfolders of another’s domain. It’s not against our guidelines. But as the practice has grown, our systems are being improved to better know when such content…

Massive Security Breach on Website Passwords have Surfaced Online

By Rutger | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Google alerts users that billions of passwords and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations have been hacked. In February of this year, Google launched a new Password Checkup Extension for Chrome. Warning sign appears every time you log into a website using one of over 4 billion usernames and passwords that have already…

Google Has Started Removing FTP Support From Chrome

By Rutger | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Google Chrome developers are taking steps to remove support for fetching document subresources over FTP and rendering of top level FTP resources. Currently navigating to FTP URLs result in showing a directory listing or a download depending on the type of resource. FTP Deprecation Timeline Chrome 78: Start of FTP deprecation. Chrome 80 (Q1 2020):…

Cloud hosting updates for agencies

By Rutger | July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Code Orange is working hard to improve the speed, security and service for websites in Thailand. We would like to share our insights to keep you and your agency in the loop: Speed is so important. 5-10 seconds loading time seems nice, but it means lost business. Aim for faster. 1-2 seconds. Use good hosting. Use caching. Use our CDN (it’s…

What did we do this year?

By Rutger | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

What did we do this year? We’re proud to have added many new and exciting agency partners Expanded our cloud infrastructure in Bangkok Became official co.th partner We added “page monitor” to our control panel (free to use): be the first to know if a website is down due to a programming error Selling 2,000+ domain extensions at…

Why You Should (not) Do Your Own Hosting

By Rutger | March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hosting your own website looks simple for those of us who have some technical skills. And it is. You could be up and running in an hour or so, hosting your own website on a computer in your office or at home, using the existing internet and computer. It’s true, the basics are simple. You…

Announcement of acquisition VhostWeb

By robert | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that VhostWeb, previously a subsidiary of Clicksee Network, is now part of the Code Orange family. VhostWeb is a high quality hostingprovider aimed at business and consumer websites that has been operating in Thailand since 2001. With this acquisition, Code Orange gains infrastructure and experienced staff needed in order to…

Extended Validation no longer in the picture

By robert | August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The popular Extended Validation extension, which is mainly used by larger institutions and banks, will no longer be prominently displayed in the Chrome and Firefox browsers starting October 2019. With EV-SSL, visitors saw a larger green text with the name of the company behind the website, which had to generate more confidence. Existing EV-SSL certificates…