3 Reasons Why You Need a Great Design for Your Website

3 Reasons Why You Need a Great Design for Your Website

Having a business website in this internet era is a must. A business website enables you to reach potential customers and to serve existing customers more easily. Whether you want to promote a new product or offer a new promotion, you can simply do it on your website. However, because almost all businesses including your competitors now also use a website to sell their products, you should make sure that your website has a great design. Continue reading →

What You Can Do To Trigger Creativity in Design

What You Can Do To Trigger Creativity in Design

Design is closely related to creativity. Whether it is web design or home design, it is always about creativity. Without creativity, you will not be able to make a good design. Unfortunately, there are times when your creativity seems to fade away. You are no longer able to find a design idea for a new project. Even though you try to brainstorm, you still cannot find any idea. As a designer, this condition is certainly disadvantageous. Your creativity is the one that distinguishes you from other designers. If you are not creative, you seemingly will be left behind by your competitors. Continue reading →

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Social Media Trends In 2015

Welcome, 2015! It seems that just a few days away from the celebration and fireworks. But how excited you are to kick this year? 2015 will be great and amazing, especially in the Social Media Trends. To capture the reason why, most marketers, using social media strategy is something that related with put the words, make it engaging with well-crafted caption, posting, and then link it all to their latest promotions or product. Of course, it was effective. But now, new year means new changes, also in the marketing industry. We have sum it all for you to know more about how to use the newest social media marketing trends:

More Video(s)!

Do you remember how many of times you hit the “Skip” button on Youtube when the marketing ads popping up? Now, most brand will use the video everywhere, you can see it on Facebook, Instagram, or even in GIF form. The shortest the video means they can grab the attention easily and effective. Just to clear the air, Facebook Newsroom also reports that the social active network averages about 1 billion video views each day. From now on, the publishers and content creators can use many tools to invites customers, either to drag them directly to visit a website or to give a temptation (purchase triggers) or to collect natural organic clicks.

Instagram Ad

Social media ads here and there definitely drained out some amount of money, but the result is not always like the expectation. Some brands are now realize new platform to get more engagement: Instagram. According to the data of Forrester, Instagram posts generated 58 times more engagement per follower than Facebook and 120 times more engagement than Twitter. So, if your brand is not success on Facebook, you know where to go know.

Visual Content

There is a strong reason why selfies are so popular. The image based taken and posted on the platform are more interesting rather than long text which might take more than 5 minutes to read. Visual stories will help people to identify you better. It is now the time to showing off products, skills, excitements and events through visual content. Touch the human side and allow your follower to make a great conclusion of your empire.

Google+ Platform

Who doesn’t have a Gmail account nowadays? We are being blessed for the power of Google with their Google drive, and also Google+. Share automatically from your blog, and you can even add the hashtag to make your link easier hit the target. Pick some people who you want to send through email directly from your G+. We believe there is more to come from Google in this 2015, and before the surprise comes, why don’t we use it to the fullest? Spread your news to more platform to get more audiences.

Hacking Attempt on Hosting Management App

During the last months, there has been a hacking attempt by someone (probably Indonesian, male) on our hosting management app. We are using WHMCS and looks like on version 4 it has some security holes. SQL Injection Vulnerability as explained well in this blog. It’s very easy to find WHMCS system in the wild. Googling something like “Powered by WHMCompleteSolution” will do.

Our master cPanel password was changed but we learn from the log that this guy never logged in. Probably because the injection only changed the password, not be able to show it to him. We upgraded the WHMCS to version 5 which is secured from SQL injection. But all the member password must be reset due to incompability upgrader from WHMCS team.

After zooming the log files, we can safely say that the guy didn’t do any damage. Moral of the story: Don’t leave an unupgraded software for too long.