Why Manchester?

  Mashukul Hoque, founder of Datacentreplus answers: Why Manchester? Building a data centre is a complex endeavour and there are strong barriers to entry for new players (not least the considerable up-front capital investment) which means it is significant when a new entrant comes along. So, why is Manchester such a good location? While there…

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Do you really need to be told about backup again?

The answer is yes. It will always be yes. We will probably be hearing phrases like ‘backup your data regularly to make sure important files don’t get lost’ for quite some time into the future – in many different contexts also, whether its your mobile phone, personal computer or data on your server. There’s a…

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Is your Dedicated Server Protected with a Firewall?

  You’ve probably heard about firewalls before. But do you actually know what it does and why you need one? Sites are under constant bombardment from different types of attack and leaving a server connected online without even a basic firewall is incredibly risky. You wouldn’t leave your front door open whilst you sleep at night would…

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RIP Microsoft Paint

First released in 1985 as part of the Windows operating system, Paint has now reached the end of its lifespan 32 years later. It has been added to the list of “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”, so now it’s only a matter of time before the easy-to-use graphics…

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