Important Windows Server Security Update

On Friday, 14 April, the Shadow Brokers, a known hacker group, released hacking tools stolen from the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA).

These tools were designed by the NSA for their Equation Group, and are highly classified software built to be used on the systems of a wide range of major organisations, businesses, and governments. Continue reading

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Windows vs Linux

It’s hardly a new debate, but the arguments in favour of either a Linux or Windows operating system are as relevant as ever. While Windows dominates the desktop, Linux is generally preferred in the data centre, though Windows has a strong presence there too. We already looked at the choice of the latest Linux and Windows operating systems available on our VPS platform, but the process of actually selecting one deserves a special focus. Continue reading

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Page Speed & Caching

Page load times can be significantly improved by asking visitors to save and reuse the files included in your website.

  • Reduces page load times for repeat visitors
  • Particularly effective on websites where users regularly re-visit the same areas of the website
  • Benefit-cost ratio: high

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Everything you need to know about HTML5


As the standard markup language used to create web pages and applications, HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a fundamental building block of the World Wide Web. Together with CSS and JavaScript, HTML code is interpreted by web browsers to render pages. Individual HTML elements are defined by tags within angle brackets (< and >) to determine the content and layout.

The latest iteration of HTML is HTML5, which introduced a new generation of features and standards for web creators. But HTML5 has been running wild for a good few years now, so how exactly has it shaken things up? Continue reading

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Ways to protect your WordPress site

As WordPress grows in popularity, it becomes more and more important to protect your WordPress installation. With more and more people using it to run their websites, hackers view WordPress as a quick and easy way to control servers. Continue reading

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Why Software Updates Matter

Popular software is usually popular for a reason: it does its job well. It also helps when software is relatively easy to use. People flock to solutions like WordPress because they offer the functionality they need alongside an interface that’s simple to get on with. Once users get familiar with the ways to achieve the desired results on their chosen platform, they’re often sold on it for life. But can you get too comfortable using a particular piece of software? Or more specifically, a particular version of that software?

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PHP Versions

You might be interested to know that PHP 5.6 and PHP 7 have been available on our servers for some time now.

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WordPress 4.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.7 has been downloaded over 10 million times since its release on December 6, 2016. WordPress 4.7.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Continue reading

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Why migrate from HTTP to HTTPS?

Beginning this month, Google Chrome 56 will start showing a warning for unencrypted sites that collect passwords or credit card information, labelling them as “not secure”. According to the official announcement on the Google Security Blog, this is the first step in a “long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.”

“A web with ubiquitous HTTPS is not the distant future. It’s happening now, with secure browsing becoming standard for users of Chrome,” say Chrome’s security team. Continue reading

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One Click Installs

Our one-click apps help you to create your website or add extra functionality in seconds. With over 70 to choose from, you can develop any kind of website with no coding required – including content management systems, analytics tools, invoicing systems, social networks, galleries, blogs, and forums.

Run any of the one-click apps from your Web or Reseller Hosting Accounts. They’re all completely free with no limits on the number of times you can install them or the number of apps you can add.

Whether you’ve set up dozens of WordPress websites or you’ve never installed a content management system before, our one-click web apps will give you the tools you need for your website.

Have a question?  Drop us a line on 0333 202 1032 or Contact us.

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