Dealing with third party ISPs

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Blog |

Dear Client You may opt to choose your own ISP for hosting your website. If you do, we require the following from your chosen hosting provider: An Apache hosting environment with mod_rewrite active. We no longer deploy WordPress websites on Windows IIS servers. If you insist to host on a Windows platform, we will provide you with a copy of the database and website files on disk for your hosting provider to deploy to your website. They must run php version 5.2.4 or higher with GD Libraries installed and active, and MySQL version 5 or higher. We require FTP access to the root of your domain (username, password and host address) Your host needs to create a single MySQL database and send us the details (database name, username, full access password and host address). If you want us to arrange to get this information from your host, the following additional charges will apply: Hetzner South Africa: R415 Hetzner Germany: R415 MWEB/ Telkom ISP: R1,200 Vox Telecom/ Datapro/ Afrihost: R2,000 Nashua Mobile ISP: R4,500 Any other host (South Africa): R1,200 Any other host (International – Hostgator, GoDaddy, etc.) – R1,200 plus disbursements Before we can start corresponding with your host, please contact your hosting provider and ask that they authorise correspondence from info@kangaroodigital.co.za. This will make it a lot quicker to get the necessary information from them. See also jumping frog...

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Quotation Terms and Conditions

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in Blog |

The client., their photographer or their copywriter (hereinafter referred to collectively as “the Client”) will provide all images, PDF documents, copy and materials necessary to create the designs and populate content for all sections of the new website or other designs (“the Artwork”) Material to be provided in the following formats: Logos: Vector formats ONLY (.eps, .ai, ,pdf or .cdr files). In some cases, we could use a high resolution .png file with a transparent background. Logos supplied in a Word or PowerPoint document are NOT accepted. If you do not have your logo as a vector, Kangaroo Digital will redraw your logo into an acceptable format at an additional cost Images for web: RGB .jpg images in medium resolution (max height 1080px, max width 1920px) Images for print: CMYK .jpg images in high resolution Copy to be supplied in plain text in the body of an email or in a Word document If there are no suitable images available, Kangaroo Digital will, after consultation with the Client, purchase stock images for use on the site at an additional cost. Should the Client fail to provide us with the necessary information within a period of three weeks after the confirmed order and acceptance of the designs, the full amount will become due and payable. We will complete the sections quoted on at the delivery times mentioned below, after delivery of said material Delivery conditions: Delivery time for design work: 14 working days from the time of confirmed order, supply of materials required and deposit All electronic work, like email signatures and website updates are supplied electronically by email or are uploaded to your webserver Payment terms: Design work: 50% with order, the balance immediately on delivery or upload Payment by electronic transfer or cash only Prices quoted are for design work only, and excludes all printing, hosting and domain registration costs When you opt to use your own service provider for hosting your website, we require your website host to: Run an Apache web server with the mod_rewrite module active Run php version 5.2.4 or higher, with GD Libraries installed Run MySQL 5.0 or higher Create a single MySQL database to use as the backend of your website Send us the database name, username, full access password and host address (if different from ‘localhost’) of the database Provide us with root FTP access to your domain If the Client requires Kangaroo Digital to arrange the necessary with their hosting provider, additional costs may apply. Please see Dealing with third party ISPs for more details on these costs We reserve the right to display all or any of our work on our portfolio website. We also place a small, unobtrusive text-link back to our website on...

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Hetzner Data Centre Park

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog |

Our hosting partner, Hetzner, is taking a phased approach with the first of five data centres currently under construction, in what is to become a sophisticated Data Centre Park. Construction is underway for a state-of-the art data centre in Samrand (Gauteng), which is expected to open its doors late 2013. The new facility, with a hosting space of 1 200m², will increase the company’s national capacity to meet growing customer demand as well as allow Hetzner to expand its existing product line with the introduction of co-location services to the Gauteng market. Hetzner’s Data Centre Park: Provides long term data centre capacity for Hetzner SA. Is expected to host approximately 12 000 servers. Gives Hetzner independence from any particular network provider. With this new data centre, multi-homing is now a reality for Hetzner. Through negotiations with various upstream network providers to find the most suitable connectivity options that will benefit our customers and our growing business requirement, we can confirm that AfricaINX and Internet Solutions will function as our primary bandwidth providers. This will significantly increase Hetzner’s network resilience....

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Apple Updates iMac

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Blog |

Apple today updated iMac with fourth generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage options. The updated iMac brings the latest technology to the stunningly thin design and gorgeous display of the world’s leading all-in-one desktop. “iMac continues to be the example that proves how beautiful, fast and fun a desktop computer can be,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Inside its ultra-thin aluminum enclosure, the new iMac has the latest Intel processors, faster graphics, next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage.” The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation. Customers looking for the ultimate in performance can upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory. iMac now supports next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station, iMac delivers wireless performance that is up to three times faster than the previous generation. The updated iMac now features support for PCIe-based flash storage that makes Fusion Drive and all-flash storage options up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation.* The popular Fusion Drive option combines the large storage capacity of a hard drive with the high performance of flash to deliver shorter boot times and faster access to apps and files. Customers can configure their iMac with a 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive, and all-flash storage options are now available in configurations up to 1TB. iMac comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, and customers can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and up to a 3TB hard drive. iMac also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage and other high performance peripherals. Continuing Apple’s commitment to energy efficiency and the environment, iMac meets stringent Energy Star 5.2 requirements and achieves an EPEAT Gold rating.** iMac features LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. iMac includes PVC-free components and cables, contains no brominated flame retardants, and uses highly recyclable materials and material-efficient packaging designs. iMac ships with OS X® Mountain Lion, bringing Messages, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay® Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper to your Mac®. With iCloud® built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain...

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WordPress 3.6 “Oscar”

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Blog |

The latest and greatest WordPress, version 3.6, is now live to the world and includes a beautiful new blog-centric theme, bullet-proof autosave and post locking, a revamped revision browser, native support for audio and video embeds, and improved integrations with Spotify, Rdio, and SoundCloud. Here’s a video that shows off some of the features using our cast of professional actors: Introducing WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” We’re calling this release “Oscar” in honor of the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Here’s a bit more about some of the new features, which you can also find on the about page in your dashboard after you upgrade. User Features The new Twenty Thirteen theme inspired by modern art puts focus on your content with a colorful, single-column design made for media-rich blogging. Revamped Revisions save every change and the new interface allows you to scroll easily through changes to see line-by-line who changed what and when. Post Locking and Augmented Autosave will especially be a boon to sites where more than a single author is working on a post. Each author now has their own autosave stream, which stores things locally as well as on the server (so much harder to lose something) and there’s an interface for taking over editing of a post, as demonstrated beautifully by our bearded buddies in the video above. Built-in HTML5 media player for native audio and video embeds with no reliance on external services. The Menu Editor is now much easier to understand and use. Developer features A new audio/video API gives you access to metadata like ID3 tags. You can now choose HTML5 markup for things like comment and search forms, and comment lists. Better filters for how revisions work, so you can store a different amount of history for different post types. Tons more listed on the Codex, and of course you can always browse the over 700 closed tickets. Time to upgrade! Courtesy...

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