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cPanel or Plesk – Which one should I use?

What’s the difference between cPanel or Plesk I hear you say? If you’ve been looking around for some Dedicated Servers or a new hosting solution, you may have been presented with the option of choosing a control panel to manage your web hosting. Most commonly, you’ll see an option for cPanel or Plesk. cPanel and
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What is Colocation?

Colocation is a service where you can rent a physical space in a datacentre to hold server equipment that you own. The data centre would take care of all the essentials needed to run a server. Power, cooling, connectivity, and of course the data hall your server sits in are provided. A good data centre
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Secure your data, Secure your server

We’ve been hearing a lot about big enterprise companies being hacked these days, but did you know that SMBs are increasingly becoming a more attractive victim? As SMBs tend to hold equally attractive customer data on their servers, they are most likely to have weaker levels of security than the big enterprise companies. As a
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Datacentreplus completes power upgrade in response to data centre demand

Datacentreplus have successfully completed a power upgrade for the Manchester-based data centre to cope with increased demand and anticipated future growth. The data centre has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years and the increase in power capacity is a sign of strong continued growth. The investment is not only a
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What is a Dedicated Server?

A dedicated server is essentially a single piece of equipment (computer) that is dedicated to serve the purposes of running various data related tasks over a network. How does dedicated servers differ? With dedicated servers, you would be the sole user of the equipment and have complete control over its use. In comparison to shared
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Is your website ready for Black Friday?

Traditionally associated with instore promotions at large supermarket chains in America, Black Friday is fast approaching in the UK and it’s pretty hard to ignore. Black Friday lands on the 25th November this year, and more people than ever are attempting to beat the crowds in store by shopping online. The UK experiences on average
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How Dedicated Servers differ from Shared Hosting

  As your business grows, you will inevitably come to a point where you’ll be re-evaluating the technologies that drives your business. It is now more important than ever that your website is reliable and performs when needed, especially if your business relies on its website. Performance, reliability and cost soon becomes prime considerations when
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50Mbps Bandwidth On Colocation Packages

Great news for anyone looking for colocation in Manchester, we recently upgraded our bandwidth to provide a minimum of 50Mbps unmetered bandwidth on all our colocation packages. The increase in bandwidth will be particularly useful for anyone who has a requirement to deal with a lot of users on the network; minimising sync issues and
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Is Your Network Ready For 2017?

How do you want to start 2017? Revitalised, ready for work and super productive? Or how you ended 2016, tired and waiting for a loading wheel? Businesses should take their time when looking at their equipment’s capabilities to manage growing trends, such as Big Data. Getting a good infrastructure can be a large investment for
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Microsoft Hosted Exchange Email Now Launched

Great news, we’ve just launched our hosted exchange email service. We have had frequent requests for hosted exchange so in response to the demand from our customers we are pleased to say you can now purchase hosted exchange from us. Our Microsoft hosted exchange packages are fantastic value, are very secure and come with spam
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The Cloud isn’t the problem, it’s you

Datacentreplus founder and Managing Director, Mashukul Hoque, talks about security and the Cloud: I have seen countless articles and surveys where security is cited as the biggest concern for Cloud adoption. When setting up the data centre I knew security would be an area I must prioritise for customers to feel safe when using my
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Compromised from the inside

  This isn’t a paranoia piece, this is ensuring your eyes are open to flaws in your security you may have never looked at. I would say the chance of these compromises are slim but there is evidence to suggest otherwise. Have a look at our compromised from the inside infographic.  

Physical VS Virtual: Can virtual be as good as the real thing?

Virtualization and cloud hosting have become trendy ways to form business networks. As cloud and virtual servers are gaining popularity some businesses may overlook the benefits of physical systems. We don’t believe important decisions should be overlooked, and choosing a method for hosting your business and the valuable data it holds, is an important decision.
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Work-life balance: Can the cloud help?

There has been a lot of discussion about our work-life balance recently. From a now-former boss of an advertising agency making a statement about gender diversity that caused a heated debate, to the new paternity leave policy. We aren’t going to dive into the ethics of these debates, we just want to pick on some
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Could AI be the future of cyber security?

  We came across an interesting headline that suggested AI could be the answer to the rise in hacking, particularly with the eagerly anticipated Internet of Things.   Darpa (Defence Advanced Research Project Agency) has been bringing engineers together for what they called ‘Grand Challenges’. Their next challenge aims to develop software smart enough to
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Privacy Shield is available for sign ups

  We thought it would be worthwhile to bring to the attention of our customer some changes regarding data protection, in case you may be affected by it. You should be aware that The Privacy Shield is now in effect. The shield is a new framework for the transfer of data between the US and
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What hosting package should you choose?

Choosing a hosting package can be a hard choice even if you know the differences. This infographic outlines the differences between the hosting options available in an easy to understand way.   So which hosting package should you choose? Public clouds provide flexible and cheap hosting but it does so with the risk of security
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Free 7 Day Cloud Server Trial

For a limited time, we are allowing customers to test and trial our Cloud-1 server package. The trial requires only a bit of basic information, no commitment and no credit card details. Trial customers still get full support and can keep their server if they decide to upgrade after the trial has finished. Our Cloud-1
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MediaCityUK set for £1 Billion development

Salford Council has made some ambitious plans to double the size of MediaCityUK over the next decade. The plan is set over 2 phases with the introduction of 10 new buildings. There will be an additional 540,000sq ft of offices, 1,800 apartments, retail and leisure, along with a pedestrian promenade and other cutting-edge public spaces.
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An Accessible World.

Our two main focuses for business is providing great customer service and at prices that attract customers that would not normally be able to use data centres. This is why we found this news from the Guardian worth sharing. PwC has recently released a report stating if we brought internet access to 4.1 billion people
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New cyber-security Rules for Europe

The European Council has adopted new rules for cyber-security. It aims to make networks and information services across the EU more secure and safer. The NIS (Network and Information Security) demands providers to put in measures that will minimise the risk of cyber attacks. They are also required to report any major security incidents. The
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