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  1. First thing I do a lot more now is turn on music to get me into a rhythm to allow me to flow with my code or inspirational thoughts.
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    Squarespace is a website builder and also comes with some serious down falls, e.g. site builders rank worse in SEO and also the Coding platform its based on is not very good.
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    I'm new. Could I get 'learned?

    Well done @Skylark-Torch, just keep venturing into the HTML/CSS side of the world, and master that to a nice level, then move on to learning a server-side script language, for example, PHP, and twin it with something like javascript/jQuery. Just make sure to master the fundamentals first then work on the next part, a bit like building a house. We wish you all the best in the future @Skylark-Torch! Congrats from us all in the BND Team.
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    What are you listening to?

    @Skylark-Torch Excellent Tune, one that's actually in my playlist as well
  5. We are pleased to announce the introduction of Single Sign-On and cPanel 54 You know have a seamless connection between your account area and cPanel now, you have the ability to carry out quick from cpanel in your account area and also do certain task in cpanel that relate to your account area, please see image below: With Single Sign-On and cPanel, you can access features and functions of the client area directly from within your cPanel control panel. Clicking any link will securely authenticate the you in the background and then redirect you to the requested page, giving you a simpler and more convenient experience with your business and services. OAuth 2.0 Our Single Sign-On implementation is based on the popular and widely used OAuth 2.0 authorization framework which outlines a secure workflow for accessing user data while protecting their account credentials. The OAuth 2.0 implementation is also being utilised for OpenID Connect and lays the foundations for our upcoming Client API which will make it possible for even more powerful integrations with third party applications. What's more, in cPanel 54, you will be able to login to your cPanel accounts using their client area login credentials. Neat huh? This is thanks to the introduction of OpenID Connect, an extension of the OAuth 2.0 specification framework, and can be leveraged by any system that supports the OpenID specification. More on this to follow. Thanks Kyle
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    Free SEO Tools!

    With the release of our new server, we are happy to announce that we are now offering FREE SEO tools with all of our Hosting Plans for new and existing customers. www.blacknovadesigns.co.uk/pages/webhosting If you already have hosting with us, you should now be able to view the options in your Hosting Control Panel. Thanks, Black Nova Designs
  7. We would like to say the New Year has started off with a Bang! With our new server going live at the London Datacentre and is now replaced our old Raptor server. We are proud to release Exige! All users from the Raptor server have already been moved across in the background, with no downtime, you shouldn't need to change anything on your side but if you have any issues please don't hesitate to contact us.
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    Charity Skydive! We Did it!

    Black Nova Designs jumped for charity today, raising money for HEALS of Malmesbury - We would like to say a massive thank you for all the support and donations to help us achieve our goal! We would like to say a huge thank you to GoSkydive for the great opportunity and amazing adrenaline packed experience. We recommend anyone that wants to do something for a bucket list, this should be one of them! Thank you all once again!
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    Updated Terms of Service

    Please Read our ToS. If you are to be found, breaking these, we will suspend/terminate your hosting services immediately depending on the serverity of the break. Terms of Service: By signing up for any service you agree to follow the Terms of Service (Terms). Brief Review Welcome to the Black Nova Designs web hosting Terms of Service! We know no one wants to read through all these boring rules but it's important you understand some key things from the wall of text below:  No Warez Absolutely under no circumstances do we allow any type of illegal or copyrighted material on our servers. Breaking this rule will get you a permanent suspension, we have a zero tolerance policy regarding this.  Inactivity of free hosting: You are required to access the Black Nova Designs Forums and authenticate as your account at least once every 30 days.  Bots and Scripts: We do not allow any type of bot or script that runs constantly, free hosting is for creating a website, not for hosting your scripts.  File Hosting: Every file on your site must have to do with the website you put up, we are not a file storage service and we strictly prohibit scripts such as torrentflux or rapidleech.  Cron: We allow crons but they cannot call a script hosted somewhere else and you must not have more than 1 running every 5 minutes.  Adult Material: Adult material is strictly forbidden on our free hosting services.  Language: Restriction At this time we only support sites that are in English, Spanish, or French. Sites not in one of these languages will be suspended. While we have highlighted some important items from our Terms it is still important to read through the rest of the document. When registering for a hosting account you are agreeing to everything on this page. 1. Server Usage Personal accounts are to be used by the primary owner only. Personal account holders are not permitted to resell, store or give away web-hosting services of their website to other parties. Web hosting services are defined as allowing a separate, third party to host content on the owner's web site. Exceptions to this include ad banners, classified ads, and personal ads. Black Nova Designs reserves the right to refuse service and/or access to its servers to anyone. Each individual is allowed ONE account only. Black Nova Designs does not allow any of the following content to be stored on its servers.  Illegal Material: This includes copyrighted works, commercial audio, video, or music files, and any material in violation of any Federal, State, or Local regulation. You may not store copyrighted Mp3s or videos on your webspace in any way shape or form.  Adult Material: Includes all pornography, erotic images, or otherwise lewd or obscene content. The designation of "adult material" is left entirely to the discretion of Black Nova Designs.  Warez: Includes pirated software, ROMS, emulators, phreaking, hacking, password cracking, IP spoofing, etc... This also includes any sites which provide "links to" or "how to" information about such material.  Proxies: We do not allow any kind of proxies to be used on our servers, for any reason.  File Storage: Accounts are not to be used for file storage, your account will be permanently suspended if found to be breaking this rule. Downloads are only allowed on your Black Nova Designs account if they have to do directly with your website. e.g. you developed custom software and are selling it or giving it away. Accounts may not be used for mirrors, game file hosting, or any other type of file hosting not specified here.  Script Hosting: Space provided by Black Nova Designs is to be used to create a functional website, we do not allow bots, content scrapers, or any other script that runs continuously on your account. Any scripts that are executed via cron or manually must be directly related to your website.  Crons: We do not allow more than one cronjob execution within a 5 minute time period per account. This means if you have two crons you must make sure that both do not go off within 5 minutes of each other.  Auto-Generated Content: Sites that use scripts to automatically generate content are prohibited; this includes but is not limited to AutoBlog scripts and anything else that automatically generates websites for SEO or other purposes.  Personal Image and Video Galleries: Personal galleries are limited to 1 GB of disk space for images and videos.  Flash Arcades: Flash arcade sites are limited to 1GB of disk space for the game files. 2. High Resource Usage Policy Resources are defined as bandwidth and/or processor utilization. Black Nova Designs may implement the following policy to its sole discretion: When a website is found to be monopolizing the resources available Black Nova Designs, reserves the right to suspend that site immediately. This policy is only implemented in extreme circumstances and is intended to prevent the misuse of our servers. Customers may be offered an option whereby Black Nova Designs continues hosting the website for an additional fee. 3. Languages At this time Black Nova Designs only supports English websites on free hosting, these restrictions do not apply to paid hosting. Sites found breaking this rule will be permanently suspended. 4. Cancellation & Refunds Black Nova Designs reserves the right to cancel any service provided at any time. In this event customers will be entitled to a prorated refund based upon the remaining period of membership. If a customer contravenes Black Nova Designs’ terms of service, a refund will not be issued in the event of a cancellation by Black Nova Designs or the customer. Any incentives offered to customers when opening the account will also be cancelled. Customers may be given the option to purchase services which were offered as start-up incentives in the result of a cancellation. Fees charged on a prepay basis are non-refundable. 5. Indemnification Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Black Nova Designs harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against Black Nova Designs, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, its agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Black Nova Designs against liabilities arising out of:  Any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Black Nova Designs’ server;  Any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party;  Copyright infringement and  Any defective products sold to customer from Black Nova Designs’ server. 6. System Backups Backups are the sole responsibility of the customer. Black Nova Designs retains and offers backups to the customer but does not guarantee this service from failure. It is recommended all customers keep their own backups. Backups will not be provided to account holders who have been suspended for breaching the terms outlined on this page. 7. Inactivity of free hosting Accounts found to be inactive are suspended for a 14 day period and then removed from our servers (terminated). All data including any type of backup or stored information is removed with the account. To prevent an account from being suspended for inactivity it is required users visit the Black Nova Designs Account Portal located at http://blacknovadesigns.co.uk/forums at least once every 30 days. Accounts must have a working website within 1 week. 8. Suspensions If an account is suspended for a breach of the Terms outlined above the account holder will immediately forfeit all rights to the account in question including access to any and all files and\or databases located within the account. Black Nova Designs is under no obligation to provide backups in full or partial to an account holder that has been suspended. 9. Outstanding Payments If an account has an outstanding payment on any invoice which has been outstanding for more than 3days, Black Nova Designs holds the rights to suspend the service that is outstanding or all services on the account, the suspension will last for 14 days and after 14days without a successful payment, Black Nova Designs will have the service or services terminated on the outstanding account, with no access to any files or data, and Black Nova Designs holds the right not to provide your backup file due to breaking our Terms of Service. **Black Nova Designs holds the right to change these Terms of Service without any notice.**
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    MaxMind Fraud Protection

    Hello All, We have implemented a deeper search on our order processing form, this will now check countries, ip ranges, addresses and telephone number and much more. Please be aware this will slightly slow down the order process while it searches the database, we have implemented this it our order process to allow all user to have a pleasant time on our servers, instead of fraudulent clients coming on and using our servers in malicious ways. This way we can keep a closer eye on our great customers and help them more, without our time being ill spent, chasing people that are breaking our ToS. We have also banned high-risk areas from ordering, we did not make this decision lightly, but due to certain countries constantly attempting to carry out fraudulent activity we have had to ban them completely. A brief list of High-Risk countries already included: Indonesia Pakistan Egypt Romania Nigeria Thanks, Kyle
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    800 Facebook Likes!

    Hello All, Would like to say a massive thank you to all, who have helped us reach 800 Likes on Facebook and we have noticed our other social networks are also expanding quickly. We couldn't be more grateful for all the work you have done for us. If you haven't already liked us please pop over to our facebook page and drop us a like and share to help us reach our next big milestone of 1000 Likes! www.facebook.com/blacknovadesigns Thank you, Black Nova Designs
  12. Some experts such as Gartner Research, Verizon, and other leading firms have pointed out that many of the worst breaches – from Target, to New York Times, to Anthem, all sprang from a decades-old technology: email. Clearly cybercriminals will continue to use email as a primary vector to breach into organizations and compromise system and sensitive data. Security with emails and other types of social engineering is all about knowing who and what to trust. Knowing when, and when not to, take a person at their word; when to trust that the person you are communicating with is indeed the person you think you are communicating with; when to trust that a website is or isn’t legitimate; when to trust that the person on the phone is or isn’t legitimate; when providing your information is or isn’t a good idea. How to avoid falling victim to a malicious adversary: Don't open attachments from unknown sources or from emails that appear to be from a legitimate source but are suspicious Only click links in email you know for certain are legitimate Do not open or interact with emails from businesses unless you were expecting them. Ignore any links and go directly to the website by typing in the url if worried about the contents Never, EVER, enter your credentials or credit card information on an email or via a link provided within an email. What’s more: Do not attempt to download or install files from the Internet without prior knowledge of the application and reputation. Regularly back up important local data and keep it on network drives or USB drives. Do not store sensitive data files on mobile devices.Ensure you are educated in good computing practices and how to spot threats. What are your thoughts on this being the oldest but also one of the deadliest ways to infiltrate a company? Do you follow the same examples we provide to stop malicious damage? Let us know what you think!
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    Firewall Upgrades

    Hello All, We have been increasing our Firewall security and also performing security tests, you should not receive any downtime at any point, as we perform these tasks. With these increases in-mind please be aware certain ports have been locked down again and any issues please let us know and we shall investigate further. You can let us know by raising a Support Ticket at: Submit Ticket Thanks, Kyle
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    Mandrill Email API Update

    Hello All, We are now using the latest Mandrill API connection, meaning you shouldn't nee to add us to your safe senders list anymore and reduce the risk of you missing important invoices and other related emails from us. Thanks, Kyle
  15. Hello Guys, You can now find us on the Great Somerford Website in the Business Directory. Nice to see more and more of our local communities supporting us! http://greatsomerford.info/local-business-directory/2381/black-nova-designs/ Thanks, Kyle