Here, there and everywhere

You might just notice that I've added a Get Firefox button to the site. There's a reason. While you might already know that we have been avid users of Firefox ourselves and never shy to recommend it to our clients, now I feel more motivated to push the point.

Yesterday, September 22, 2006, the company we buy our hosting from , became "Ground Zero" for a massive injection of malware into pc's everywhere. I say ground zero because the problem does not affect exclusively our servers and is spreading.

So what does this tiny bit of maliciousness do? As someone tries to display a page from your website, they get an additional present downloaded to their computer in the form of a trojan virus.

"Clean my site!" you say, "I can't be giving potential customers computer viruses!"

Ah, if it was only so simple. Your site is clean. It's a server problem (i.e., the computer that delivers your webpages via the internet). And the server's owner (i.e., hosting company) is doing everything in it's power to identify and squash this bug. In fact, by the time you read this, we believe that none of our sites are affected by this particular problem.

So what does this have to do with the get Firefox button? Only web surfers using Internet Explorer (IE) were vulnerable to this attack. If you used any non IE based web browser, the bug never got to your computer. Does using Firefox prevent your computer from being harmed in the future? Of course not. But it does offer a much more secure environment at this time. 

If you feel so inclined, it's never a bad time to check that your computer hasn't been infected with a virus. Trend Micro offers a free online virus scan, which I have found very useful. Visit them at: http://www.trendmicro.com/hc_intro/default.asp. You will need to turn off/disable your current antivirus to run. YOU DO have an anti virus I hope !!!

If you don't currently have a anti virus suite. Get one. Go with one of the big names in the business. They may be annoying in several respects, but they do a good job of keeping your computer clean... as long as you do a good job of keeping your software current. 

What will we be doing in the future? If we see that a similar type of problem occurs in the future, our first course will be to shut down any affected sites to keep the problem from spreading. When the problem is resolved, we'll restore your site. When possible, we'll try to keep you informed by email. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide well designed and executed websites at reasonable prices.

To make this happen, we believe in the following: 

  • Not all customers want to be internet-savvy
    when it comes to designing, building and
    maintaing a website.
  • We'll listen first, then offer recommendations.
  • We can talk Geek to our computers,
    but we will talk English to our customers.

We offer support, not just hosting

Many companies will build a great website. Others will give you a good hosting plan. Go somewhere else and get your domain registered. Then, as time goes on, who makes sure that the software used to manage your website stays current? Is the content and data used on your website being backed up regularly? Who restores your site if it gets hacked? All Nutmeg Web Service plans are support plans, not just hosting plans. For a low, monthly fee, we take care of everything from basic hosting to routine site maintenance. Hey! We even offer free training!

Does a nickel matter?

For several years, we priced our support and hosting plans at $9.95, $34.95 and so on. But frankly, we think the practice of knocking off pennies to trick the brain into thinking smaller numbers is just silly. You're smart, we try to be intelligent. So, from now on, our plans will be rounded to whole numbers, like $10, not $9.95. Yes, it gives us a five cent raise. If you think this is a mistake on our part, please drop us a note via our contact form to tell us why.

Entry Level Plan
  • 1-2 page website
  • contact page
  • domain registration
  • site hosting
  • email forwarding

All for just $10/month!

Check Out Our Dynamic Business Plan:

  • professionally designed 5-page website
  • contact page
  • blog
  • domain registration
  • site hosting
  • email forwarding
  • and more!

Starting at just $35/month!