Monthly Archives - July 2017

3 ways that unreliable servers can affect your SEO efforts

Google has already made it clear that your hosting doesn’t directly affect SEO, but what most people don’t realise is that your choice of hosting can indirectly have potentially quite drastic results. This is particularly true if you are currently still on a shared server and are starting to notice some major problems. So here are ways in which your choice of hosting could be affecting your SEO. 1. Uptime vs downtime If your hosting provider was to tell you that [...]

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VPS: still worth considering?

We’ve read articles about the advantages of a dedicated server over a shared hosting package. For those in business, the UK dedicated server option makes sense with far better security, control and flexibility over your online business. But what is a VPS and how does one compare to a dedicated server? VPS VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It refers to the segregation of the main physical server into smaller individual virtual cloud servers. Each VPS gets a share of the [...]

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How to choose the best operating system for a dedicated server

The advantages of a UK dedicated server are plentiful, and it is the prime choice for business. Configuring your dedicated server, though, is a complex process, and your operating system and software will be a crucial element to the configuration and ultimate purpose of the server. Most of the setup and configuration will be carried out by your hosting company – if they’re providing full support, then it should be of less a concern for you and largely their decision. [...]

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Why dedicated server security matters

With an alarming rise in cyber-crime server security has taken on a whole new significance and should be a prime concern for those using dedicated servers. In the last couple of months, we’ve seen two global cyber-attacks in the shape of WannaCry and Petya, both spread through networks exploiting vulnerabilities in operating systems. These attacks will become more frequent as hackers look for weaknesses in servers to disseminate their ransomware and malware. Updating software and security patches should be a [...]

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