From March 1st, mininum security level of TLS 1.2 required for mail connections.

From March 1st, the ethical internet mail server will only allow secure connections with a mininum spec of TLS 1.2. If you are unable to connect to your emails after March 1st, remember that you can also access your email accounts using the webmail tool, with no settings required apart from the password, at […]

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Price Increase

I’ve had to make the difficult decision to increase hosting and domain name prices by 20%.   This is the first time that I’ve increased hosting prices for over ten years, and I’m sorry to add to everyone’s spiralling costs, but unfortunately the spiralling costs are affecting Ethical Internet too. My main supplier for server space […]

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Fixing Expired SSL Certificate / Insecure Site Warning

This problem has been affecting loads of my customers during the last three weeks when AutoSSL’s system for automatic renewals of SSL certificates has frequently not worked due, they say, to their servers being overloaded. It’s easy to fix though. There is another SSL system available in Cpanel, called Let’s Encrypt, so you just need […]

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Ethical Christmas Guide 2022

Actually a subscription to the excellent magazine ‘Ethical Consumer’ makes a really useful gift, but if you are interested in other ideas for ethical gifts, ethical Christmas food, wrapping, cards and the whole Christmas caboodle, then do take a look at their comprehensive Guide to Having an Ethical Christmas.

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Speed up WordPress with LiteSpeed Cache

You can make your WordPress website run much faster by installing a caching plugin. Normally, every time a visitor to your website requests a page, the WordPress software creates the page from scratch by running a huge amount of php code and sql queries to get information from the database and build it into an […]

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PHP Update Required message in your WordPress Dashboard.

This is the commonest question that I’m asked at the moment:  “There is a message in the WordPress dashboard saying that a PHP update is required – what should I do?” The answer is fairly simple.  You can change the PHP version using your Cpanel hosting control panel.  But if you don’t like the idea […]

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Ethical Christmas Guide 2020

Would you like to make your Christmas more ethical?  There are great resources in Ethical Consumer Magazine’s Christmas Guide.  Find out about the best alternatives to Amazon for online shopping, the most ethical High Street shops, low impact presents, alternative gift ideas, having a plastic-free Christmas, avoiding palm oil, and vegan Christmas food! My own […]

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How to tell Google and Bing about your new WordPress website

It used to be really simple to ask Google to add a new website to its search index – you could simply go to a page on the Google website and submit your new web address – you didn’t need a Google account and the whole process took about 20 seconds.   That changed a […]

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Ethical Consumer Magazine Challenge – 10 new year pledges

How many of the following have you already done? Boycott Amazon Divest your Bank Account Go Meat-free Switch to a Green Electricity Provider Go Cruelty-Free Plastic- Free Toiletries 30 Wears Clothing Challenge Buy Sustainable Palm Oil, or Boycott altogether Buy Fairtrade Tea and Coffee Go Dairy-free Full explanations of why we should be doing all […]

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Rebellion Resolutions

How about setting yourself some ethical and sustainable goals for 2019, using the form at Rebellion Resolutions?   I’ve done it, and although I could tick a lot of the boxes as ‘already doing that’, there are some  goals that I’ve chosen for this year – e.g. reducing my use of supermarkets.  Most of our household […]

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