• Web and Server Professionals


    At WASP, we specialise in the provision of high-quality cloud solutions, website and email hosting, plus domain name registrations and management - under both retail and wholesale arrangements. The way we do business is very simple... we provide first class products and services together with genuine expertise - all at a realistic price. We'll never 'guess' at a solution, we'll never take advantage of a client with limited technical knowledge, and you'll always pay a fair price for our services. It's just how we roll.

    WASP Hosting

    Whether it is a basic or high-end web hosting arrangement you're after, at WASP Australia we can provide a custom solution to meet your needs. We provide both Linux Hosting and Microsoft Windows web hosting platforms and offer an extensive range of additional scripting and database support options.

    Cloud Services

    Since 2004 - well before the term "Cloud" was coined - WASP has offered services such as on-line backup, bulk e-newsletter facilities - and our speciality; custom, dedicated server hosting. Our full suite of Cloud Services are supported by legitimate web and server professionals - ensuring your business is in experienced, safe hands.

    Domain Registrations

    WASP is an approved domain name reseller - of both local and international registrars. We can provide any domain available for registration at a highly competitive price with the added benefit of FREE local management and support.

    Our Hosting Plans


    Our standard hosting plans are detailed below however we can customise a plan to suit your requirements.

    • DNS Hosting

    • $66*
    • Unlimited Records
    • Unlimited Queries
    • Simple DNS Editor
    • 100% Australian Based
    • Control Panel
    • Basic Hosting

    • $132*
    • DNS Hosting plus:
    • POP/IMAP/Webmail
    • 100 Email Accounts
    • Website Space
    • Control Panel
    • CMS Hosting

    • $198*
    • Basic Hosting plus:
    • MySQL Databases
    • Automated Backups
    • SSL Support
    • Perfect for Wordpress
    • e-Commerce

    • $264*
    • CMS Hosting plus:
    • Linux or Windows
    • MySQL or MSSQL
    • Automated Backups
    • SSL Support

    *Prices quoted are annual in Australian dollars including GST - monthly and quarterly payments options are available.

    QUALITY WINDOWS AND LINUX HOSTING AT AFFORDABLE PRICES


    ✓ Control panel and FTP access

    ✓ Popular content management system support

    ✓ MySQL and MSSQL Databases

    ✓ Sub-domain support

    ✓ Website statistics

    ✓ Experienced and local support staff

    ✓ Unlimited email accounts

    ✓ POP and IMAP support

    ✓ WordPress support

    ✓ Automated backups

    Contact WASP


    Either email us using the form below or call us on 1300 79 22 27

    WASP Helpful Tips


    Let me start by saying, you can never really ensure the security of your website. But there is plenty of things you can do to minimise your chances of being targeted.

    Once your website has been built and made live by your web developer your website may become vulnerable to attack.

    Web developers often build websites with functions and permissions enabled to make their job easier, however once the site is live, leaving the site in an insecure state allows malicious visitors to potentially compromise your website.

    When it comes to popular website platforms such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal,  website permissions need to be made secure and administrator usernames and passwords must be made complex.

    Never use the username “admin” as this is a common default username and makes the attacker’s job so much easier. Similarly, passwords need to be complex. That means at least 8 alphanumeric characters with symbols included.

    We regularly see login credentials set as – username: “admin” with a password like “abc123”. This kind of set up is just inviting trouble.

    If you’re one of the 80% of website users who choose the WordPress platform, then ensure your webdeveloper add some level of security. For example – by default – we restrict access to the WordPress dashboard by IP address at the server level.

    In addition, always make sure your developer gives you instructions on how to maintain your website by keeping the WordPress core, plugins and themes up-to-date.

    As part of our regular service to hosting customers – we’ll undertake a complimentary security assessment of a website. Any website host operating under best practice security protocols would do the same.

    Stay safe… Ed.

    This is a common problem when travelling overseas. There are a couple of reasons why it happens.

    When you are at home or work the standard email setting is to send email through the service provider you are using for your internet connection. This system is in place to make it harder for spammers to take control of mail servers but it means as soon as you are off their network, such as using an airport or hotel wifi, you will get a “relaying denied” error. This is very normal, otherwise they would be allowing anyone in the world to send email through their network.

    A way around this is to use our email service to relay your email using authentication. It’s a solution to sending email from your PC, Mac or phone but its not without its problems. Again, to make a spammer’s life harder many network administrators worldwide will block email traffic leaving their network that does not originate from their mail servers. This stops many virus infected PCs sending copious virus spam but it also blocks good email. The result is you can get an error similar to: “failed to connect to outgoing server”.

    The best solution (in both cases) while travelling is to use our webmail service. It provides both a desktop and mobile optimised interface and allows you to read and send email through our Australian based servers. Access your webmail by going to https://webmail.wasphosting.com

    Safe travels… Ed.

    We often get customers asking if an invoice they’ve received for their domain renewal is legitimate or a scam. The simple answer is; if the notice doesn’t come from a known source – then it’s most likely a scam.

    If you read the invoice closely it will typically ask for payment of a new domain that is very similar but not exactly the same as the one you already own.

    For example, you receive a notice in the mail asking for you to renew your domain “fabwares.com”. The trick here though is your actual domain is: “fabwares.com.au“.

    Another indication you’ve received a false invoice is that the fee quoted is usually excessively high. For some reason, they’ll most likely quote an exact cost of $249 for 12 months.

    For the record, a “.com” domain – registered with a reputable registrar – should cost no more than $33 for 12 months.

    Technically, the letters could be considered legitimate direct mail. The reality is they have been authored to deceive. And while these types of letter are in breach of ADMA standards – it simply comes down to a case of buyer beware.

    To avoid being overcharged for a domain you may neither need nor want – check who your registrar or domain name manager is with your IT support team.

    The key is to always read every invoice carefully as this is not the only type of invoice scam targeting website and business owners.

    Stay safe out there… Ed.

    Moving your WordPress website from one web host to another is not difficult – but you need to know what your doing.

    We often encounter web developers trying to use plugins and other tools to do the job when its just as easy to move a site manually. The benefit of moving a WordPress site manually – is you don’t need to mess with the server permissions most of the plugins require.

    You can move your site in six easy steps:

    Step 1: Copy all website files from existing host’s server using FTP.

    Step 2: Take a back-up of the website database.

    Step 3: Create a new database in your host’s control panel – noting the: database name, username and password.

    Step 4: Load the database back-up to the newly created database (see Step 3).

    Step 5: Open the wp-config.php file and edit the database connection to match your new database credentials – save the file.

    Step 6: Upload all the website files to the new web host using FTP.

    For the record, we don’t charge to move websites to our servers. But not all hosts are of the same inclination. Just remember for someone who does this everyday – it is a very simple task.
    Good luck with the move… Ed.

    support@wasphosting.com

    Serviceing Australia
    Located in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast

    1300 79 22 27