By In Announcements

How CloudFlare increases speed and security of your site!

CloudFlare, a web performance and security company, is excited to announce our partnership with Harbour City Hosting! If you haven’t heard about CloudFlare before, our value proposition is simple: we’ll make any website twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.

We power more than 400 billion monthly page views – more than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Zynga, AOL, Apple, Bing, eBay, PayPal and Instagram combined – and over 1.2 billion monthly users regularly pass through our network. We’re really glad Harbour City Hosting has partnered with CloudFlare – said Jan Wodjak from CloudFlare.

Faster web performance
CloudFlare is designed to take a great hosting platform like Harbour City Hosting and make it even better.
When you sign up for CloudFlare, we begin routing your traffic to the nearest data center.
As your traffic passes through the data centers, we intelligently determine what parts of your website are static versus dynamic. The static portions are cached on our servers for a short period of time, typically less than 2 hours before we check to see if they’ve been updated. By automatically moving the static parts of your site closer to your visitors, the overall performance of your site improves significantly.

CloudFlare’s intelligent caching system also means you save bandwidth, which means saving money, and decreases the load on your servers, which means your web application will run faster and more efficiently than ever. On average, CloudFlare customers see a 60% decrease in bandwidth usage, and a 65% in total requests to their servers. The overall effect is that CloudFlare will typically cut the load time for pages on your site by 50% which means higher engagement and happier visitors.

Broad web security
Over the course of 2011, CloudFlare identified a 700% increase in the number of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) we track on the Internet (see the chart below). As attacks like these increase, CloudFlare is stepping up to protect sites.

CloudFlare’s security protections offer a broad range of protections against attacks such as DDoS, hacking or spam submitted to a blog or comment form. What is powerful about our approach is that the system gets smarter the more sites that are part of the CloudFlare community. We analyze the traffic patterns of hundreds of millions of visitors in real time and adapt the security systems to ensure good traffic gets through and bad traffic is stopped.
In time, our goal is nothing short of making attacks against websites a relic of history. And, given our scale and the billions of different attacks we see and adapt to every year, we’re well on our way to achieving that for sites on the CloudFlare network.

Signing up
Any website can deploy CloudFlare, regardless of your underlying platform. By integrating closely with Harbour City Hosting, we make the process of setting up CloudFlare “1 click easy” through your existing Harbour City Hosting Client Portal. Just look for the CloudFlare icon, choose the domain you want to enable, and click the orange cloud. That’s it!
We’ve kept the price as low as possible and plans offered through Harbour City Hosting are free. Moreover, we never charge you for bandwidth or storage, therefore saving you tons via reduced bandwidth costs.

For site owners who would like to take advantage of CloudFlare’s advanced offerings, we also offer a ‘Pro’ tier of service for $20/month The ‘Pro’ tier includes all of the ‘Free’ tier’s offerings, as well as extra features like SSL, full web application firewall and faster analytics.
We’re proud that every day more than a thousand new sites, including some of the largest on the web, join the CloudFlare community. If you’re looking for a faster, safer website, you’ve got a good start with Harbour City Hosting.

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By In Web Design

Harbour City Hosting were commissioned by Mayfield Floral Delights to design their online store. We have launched this website purchase your flowers online for same day delivery or next day delivery!


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By In Gaming News

Project Cars Screenshots

We’re excited around here at Harbour City Hosting for Project Cars 2, when we’re not updating or working hard on Harbour City Hosting we like to play a few games, below are some screenshots on what looks like to be an exciting release for 2017.




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By In Web Design

Photography Portfolio

Ever wanted to start a Online photography portfolio but not to sure how or what to do? Here we will give you some simple steps to get together your own beautiful portfolio hosted by Harbour City Hosting.

What Is a Portfolio?

A photographic portfolio is a collection of work. It’s not required to be a ‘best of’ of all the work you’ve ever done, this can be true however it is more likely to be a series of work with a unifying theme or style.

What Is It For?

You can use your Online portfolio to show prospective employee’s your showcase of work or you can use it to show your work to friends & family.

Style & Design

There’s some beautiful themes when it comes to showing off your Photography these can be free, paid or designed by yourself if you’re that way inclined. Style & Design is important as you want to show off your photography, you don’t want a wordpress site which is clunky, hard to view and will not look good on a mobile no matter what you try. I’ll leave a few links to wordpress photography websites that you can use.


These are some great examples of some Photography themes that’s out there for WordPress (for example)

Free themes!

Quite simply you can also do a search on wordpress official website

Choosing the Shots

If you’ve gotten this far in your photography you’ve already begun to think about what Photography  photos you’re going to use. This simply means that you have a common theme or style in your work. Your Photography must make sure that your portfolio reflect your style, and that your style is easy to define when looking at your work. Most importantly, you want this style/theme to continue throughout your website.

Ask yourself what emotions would you like to convey to a prospective client. If you’re trying to get a contract as a wedding photographer, you’ll probably want to select images that are beautiful, convey a strong sense of happiness!

Be selective, but with careful photography selection process you could be on your way to a beautiful portfolio.


Presentation is important when it comes to a Photography Portfolio basically you want this studio on the internet to be clean, presentable so you can present this to potential clients. It must be easily readable with your photographs being your main attraction.

Want to kill it?

Be yourself,  Show Off, Get Recommended,  Shout about your Clients, Keep it quick, Show some personality, Make yourself Available, Know your Target, Live Examples, Create fresh content – If you have researched and know about these 10 tips,  you’re on your way to making a beautiful Photography Website.

What Do I Do Now?

Sign up for an account from Harbour City Hosting here

Our system is dedicated to giving you great SEO score and consistent fast speeds.



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By In Gaming News

Project Cars 2

As we do play some games around the office in our down-time here’s a refreshing video on Project Cars 2 while Project Cars 1 had it’s ups and downs needless to say this is an exciting release. Can’t wait to give this a go on PC.

seat-Belts on!

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