New cPanel Account Security Questions

New cPanel Account Security Questions. Some customers may already have noticed that we have recently implemented a new security policy when logging into your cPanel Hosting Control Panel – Security Questions. This applies to all cPanel accounts across our range of Shared Hosting servers and will mean that the next time that you try to access your cPanel account, you will be presented with the […]

The Future of Logins without Passwords

The Future of Logins without Passwords. With all of us registering at more and more websites and the constant attempts by webmasters to force us into using complex and random passwords, is it any wonder that most people still use the easiest passwords that they can get away with and also reuse passwords across most if not all websites they use. There is also the […]

New Java version for Windows (Version 7 Update 25) & Java Uninstall Tool

New Java version for Windows & Java Uninstall Tool. A new version (Version 7 Update 25) of this widely used software has been released and anyone who has this installed on their Windows PC should immediately upgrade as it contains important enhancements to improve performance, stability and security of the Java applications that run on your machine. You should be automatically notified that a new […]

WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance & Security Release

WordPress have just released version 3.5.2 which contains some 7 important security fixes and we urge anyone using WordPress to immediately upgrade For further details of the security issues and bug fixes in this version, please visit WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

BackupBuddy WordPress plugin from iThemes

BackupBuddy WordPress plugin from iThemes. As well as providing world class E-Commerce hosting, consultancy and support services, our other passion is WordPress which is no real surprise considering the quality of websites that can be built using this fantastic CMS and the fact that most E-Commerce website owners should be using a blog regularly alongside their store. There are literally tens of thousands of plugins […]

Immediately Upgrade WordPress WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache Plugins

Upgrade WordPress WP Super Cache and W3TC Plugins. These are two of the highest ranked WordPress plugins in terms of number of installations and are certainly the highest with regard to caching functionality.  Both however have recently been disclosed as having severe security related vulnerabilities – namely a Remote Code Execution vulnerability which would allow any attacker to run commands of the attacker’s choice on […]

Improving MySQL Queries in your CubeCart V4 E-Commerce Store

Improving MySQL Queries in your CubeCart V4 Store. Although CubeCart V4 is no longer an available product or is even supported by the CubeCart development team (Havenswift Hosting will still provide support for all clients that have one of our E-Commerce Shared Hosting packages !) there are a huge number of websites that for a variety of reasons are still running this version and will […]

Displaying Payment Gateway Logos in CubeCart V5 Checkout

Displaying Payment Gateway Logos in CubeCart V5 Checkout. One fairly simple but often requested modification for older CubeCart versions (V3 and V4) was to be able to display a small logo for each enabled payment gateway in the checkout process. Shown below is the way to achieve this with CubeCart V5 – it does require (as of CubeCart V5.2.1 which is the latest at the […]

Launch of new TLD watchlist

Launch of new Top Level Domains / Domain Extensions. This year thousands of new TLDs, more commonly known as domain extensions, will begin to be launched – the aim of these is to make the internet more intuitive. Instead of the few generic or country level domain extensions such as .com,, .net etc that are used by most websites today, the new TLDs will […]

New Firewall IP Unblock Utility

Unblock Your Own IP Address From Server Firewall. One of the constant battles that all hosting companies have is trying to combat the huge numbers of attempted hacking attacks against servers. One small part of the protection we have in place across all of our servers is a brute force login protection that monitors failed login attempts whether into email, cPanel, FTP or even a […]

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