Monthly Archives - September 2018

Why are domain names so important for businesses on dedicated servers?

Almost everyone in the UK has access to the internet, with most of these people being able to access it through multiple channels at any time of the day or night. This means that everyone connected to the internet has the potential to find and subsequently use your business website. However, with so many websites and competitors out there, it is essential that these potential customers get a great impression of your company, website and branding from the start; and [...]

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3 reasons you should go external for the cloud

If you’re still ticking along using the classic style of server, or you’ve never thought about upgrading to the cloud, you might be missing out. With more businesses going cloud-based than ever before, there’s no doubt that updating your business to next-generation technology is the way to go. Here are just a few reasons why: 1. Employ outside hosting If you’re currently managing your server internally, you know how much time it can take to keep everything running well, and the [...]

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Green IT choices can greatly improve your carbon footprint

IT infrastructure permeates every department of the modern business. This puts the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in a good position to champion sustainability within their organisation. By 2025, the ICT sector could be causing as much as 5.5% of the world’s carbon emissions, according to a forecast by Total Consumer Power Consumption. But there are opportunities to implement “green IT” initiatives to reduce carbon footprint, and one of these is to utilise cloud-based dedicated servers. What UK companies can do When an [...]

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What is the difference between shared and dedicated server hosting?

When it comes to choosing the hosting plan you or your company will use, there are many options. The two you may hear talked about most are shared server hosting plans and dedicated server hosting plans. Naturally, these offer two completely different experiences and it is therefore worth knowing how they differ. Shared server hosting This is one of the most common server hosting plans around and one of the cheapest. Unfortunately, it is actually worse than choosing to use a [...]

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Why dedicated servers make sense for eCommerce

When it comes to operating an eCommerce site, maximising your uptime, as well as smoothing the customer experience as much as possible, must be top priority. For this reason, one of the most important decisions you can make is which server to choose. Dedicated servers make for a compelling option, and in this blog we take a look at exactly why they are so well suited to online retailers. More storage With product information and media, along with everything which you [...]

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Common mistakes made when choosing a dedicated server

When looking to buy your own dedicated server, it’s not uncommon to become overwhelmed by the wealth of information available, especially as some of it can be contradictory. There are hundreds of options available, and thousands of specific servers each with their own specifications, meaning reviewing all of these options is almost impossible. When choosing a dedicated server, there are a few key common mistakes that you need to avoid, to ensure that you find the best server for [...]

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3 qualities that your dedicated server provider should have

Many businesses now choose to use dedicated servers when thinking about their hosting requirements. This is for a variety of reasons from the extra security it offers to the ability to customise the server to your personal requirements and the way it gives more power for you to play with. In some ways, choosing this as your hosting plan is the easy part! Where it can get more complicated is which hosting provider to choose. 1. Good value for money The [...]

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How GDPR affects web hosting – what you need to know

The first thing all web hosting companies should know when it comes to the new GDPR legislation is that web hosters are considered to be data processors when it comes to their services for end-clients, who are then considered the data controllers. This means that all web hosting companies fall under the new GDPR regulations, and as such, they’ll have to change the way they safeguard the data of the EU citizens they process. Non-compliance could prove devastating to any business, [...]

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