Blog
By Rachel Waters / December 12, 2017

2017 in Review – Cyber Attacks

What is Cyber-crime? Cyber-crime, or computer oriented crime, is crime that involves a computer and a network. Cybercriminals may use...

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Blog
By Rachel Waters / December 1, 2017

There’s no business to be made on a Friday

“There’s no business to be made on a Friday” A phrase you may hear on a weekly, monthly or even...

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Blog
By Rachel Waters / November 21, 2017

Datacentreplus At Smarter Business Tech LIVE

Datacentreplus attended Smarter Business Tech LIVE, a technology event located at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The event was packed...

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Advisory, Blog, Dedicated Servers
By Kam / November 1, 2017

What Black Friday Really Means for a Business

  It’s that time of the year again. Shoppers are getting ready to snap up the deals and retailers are...

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Blog
By Kam / October 31, 2017

Stephen Hobson Explains His Role In Forever Manchester

Stephen Hobson, Account Manager for Datacentreplus shares his story on why he decided to become an Ambassador for Forever Manchester....

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Blog
By Kam / October 27, 2017

Datacentreplus takes on Caketober

We’re really proud to share some pictures of our Caketober day, an event which raises money for the Forever Manchester...

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Advisory, Blog, GDPR
By Kam / October 25, 2017

GDPR and how it changes marketing

  GDPR is arriving in the UK on 25th May 2018 and it’s not something that should casually dismiss.  ...

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Advisory, Blog, Innovation, Manchester, News, North West
By Kam / October 20, 2017

Manchester is Growing

I couldn’t help but notice all the amazing building work going on in Manchester at the moment, If you compared...

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Blog
By Kam / October 16, 2017

Rachel Joins Datacentreplus

Rachel Waters is the newest member to join Datacentre plus. Rachel, having recently graduated with a First-Class Honours in Football...

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Advisory, Blog
By admin / September 28, 2017

Do we need to be afraid of the future? Is our data safe?

There’s a lot of scaremongering going on in the press about technology and security. Company data leaks, compromised accounts, ransomware...

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Advisory, Blog, Data Centre, Security
By Rajon / August 31, 2017

5 Ways to Secure Your Server

  When you are trying to keep your business safe from hackers and other cyber-attacks it’s important to cover all...

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Blog, datacentreplus, Manchester
By Zubair / August 21, 2017

Why Manchester?

  Mashukul Hoque, founder of Datacentreplus answers: Why Manchester? Building a data centre is a complex endeavour and there are...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup
By Zubair / August 4, 2017

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...

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Advisory, Blog, Dedicated Servers
By Zubair / July 26, 2017

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...

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Blog
By Zubair / July 24, 2017

RIP Microsoft Paint

First released in 1985 as part of the Windows operating system, Paint has now reached the end of its lifespan...

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Advisory, Blog
By Zubair / July 13, 2017

What the GDPR means for Digital Agencies.

The GDPR will affect any organisation that collects and processes the data of any citizen within the EU… so that...

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Advisory, Blog, News, Security
By Kam / June 30, 2017

‘Petya’ – Ransomware Round 2

Last month saw the wannacry virus

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Advisory, Blog
By Zubair / June 19, 2017

Are you clued up on the GDPR?

If you’re in business you are probably aware of something called the Data Protection Act 1998 - but how aware...

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Advisory, Blog
By Kam / June 16, 2017

Is backup important enough yet?

  When the WannaCry Ransomware virus surfaced, it did so at a global scale. The attack crippled more than 200,000...

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Blog, News
By Liam / May 30, 2017

BA IT outage

As travellers were getting ready to make use of the Bank Holiday weekend, British Airways’ IT system decided to take...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup, Security
By Kam / May 15, 2017

The Ransomware Threat – Panicking Doesn’t Help

Last Friday we saw what seemed an attack on the NHS. However, as events unfolded, this was far from being...

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Blog, News
By Liam / May 4, 2017

Whatsapp was down last night…

So the popular messaging service, Whatsapp had a worldwide outage last night and reports are coming in that the service...

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Advisory, Blog, News
By Liam / April 28, 2017

5 things you can do to sell more on your ecommerce site.

With the introduction of our PCI compliant servers we thought it was only fitting we should discuss the essentials of...

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Blog, News
By Kam / April 18, 2017

Google Earth has relaunched… now in HD!

Remember Google Earth? Well, it's back and it's prettier than ever. In all fairness it never really left, but today...

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Advisory, Blog
By Kam / April 12, 2017

Microsoft Windows Vista is officially dead.

Not that it had much love in the first place, nor that you’ll find many people still using Windows Vista,...

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Advisory, Blog, Data Centre, Dedicated Servers, Innovation, News, Security
By Liam / April 11, 2017

Ubuntu 12.04 to follow CentOS 5 into the archives as they become End of Life

You can only get in the passenger side door, numerous maintenance lights are lit on the dashboard and the engine...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup, Data Centre
By Liam / March 30, 2017

Different RAID configurations and their benefits.

In a previous article, we explained the basics of what is RAID? and what the benefits are of using RAID...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup, Data Centre
By Liam / March 21, 2017

What is RAID?

RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks It is typically associated with backup, but it is important to mention...

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Advisory, Blog, Cloud Services, Data backup
By Liam / March 7, 2017

The 5 basic features of data backup

Backup, backup, backup… Being told to backup does get a little tiring after a while, but the advice is about...

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Blog, Cloud Services, Data backup
By Kam / February 22, 2017

You need a data back up plan

Data is important, right? We talk about securing your data, making sure your data is protected and away from prying...

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Advisory, Blog, Security
By Liam / February 13, 2017

How SSH Works

In our previous article we talked about how SSL certificates work and how they are important authentication methods for indicating...

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Advisory, Blog, Security
By Kam / February 8, 2017

The importance of SSL and online security

Data security is important. In previous posts we’ve touched on topics such as securing your online accounts, securing your server...

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Advisory, Blog
By Kam / February 1, 2017

Get into the habit of using a secure password

Data security couldn’t be more important than it is now. We hear about how accounts are getting compromised almost every...

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Advisory, Blog, Data Centre, Innovation
By Liam / January 30, 2017

The Journey to IPv6

Many of our customers will be aware that there are two sets if IP addressing conventions.  We thought it would...

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Advisory, Blog, Colocation, Data Centre
By Liam / January 19, 2017

How to mitigate risk when migrating colocation providers

Changing colocation providers isn’t something you would want to do regularly. There is a lot of time, effort and risk...

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Advisory, Blog, Colocation, Data Centre
By Kam / January 13, 2017

Benefits of Colocation

As we are becoming more reliant on technology, businesses are too. When technology plays a central role to how a...

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Advisory, Blog, Dedicated Servers, VPS
By Kam / January 11, 2017

Does hosting affect SEO?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Is the art of doing certain activities that help improve how well your website appears on...

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Advisory, Blog, Cloud Services
By Kam / January 6, 2017

Still deciding if you should go for the clouds?

Many companies have spent 2016 deciding whether or not to utilise the benefits of the cloud. No doubt, you may...

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Advisory, Blog, Dedicated Servers
By Kam / January 5, 2017

Choosing a Dedicated Server Provider

2017 is here and it marks that time of year where we revise everything in our lives. Whether you’re looking...

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Advisory, Blog, Cloud Services, Dedicated Servers, Managed Hosting, VPS
By Kam / December 20, 2016

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...

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Advisory, Blog, Colocation, Data Centre, North West
By Kam / December 14, 2016

What is Colocation?

Colocation is a service where you can rent a physical space in a datacentre to hold server equipment that you...

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Advisory, Blog, Data Centre, datacentreplus, Dedicated Servers
By Kam / December 7, 2016

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...

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Blog, Colocation, Data Centre, Dedicated Servers
By Kam / November 25, 2016

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...

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Advisory, Blog, Dedicated Servers, Manchester, News
By Liam / November 17, 2016

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...

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Blog, Dedicated Servers
By Kam / November 16, 2016

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...

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Blog, Cloud Services, Data Centre, Dedicated Servers, VPS
By Liam / October 20, 2016

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...

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Advisory, Blog, Data Centre
By Liam / September 15, 2016

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...

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Advisory
By Liam / September 12, 2016

Compromised from the inside

  This isn’t a paranoia piece, this is ensuring your eyes are open to flaws in your security you may...

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Advisory, Cloud Services, Data backup, Data Centre, Dedicated Servers, Managed Hosting, Virtualization, VPS
By Liam / September 5, 2016

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...

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Blog, Cloud Services, Data Centre, Manchester, North West
By Liam / August 11, 2016

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...

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Blog, Data Centre, Innovation
By Liam / August 4, 2016

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...

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Blog
By Liam / August 2, 2016

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,...

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Advisory, Blog, Cloud Services, Data Centre, datacentreplus, Dedicated Servers, VPS
By Liam / July 27, 2016

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...

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Blog, Data Centre, datacentreplus, Innovation, Manchester, North West
By Liam / June 22, 2016

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...

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Blog, Cloud Services, Colocation, Data Centre, datacentreplus, Innovation, Partnership
By Liam / June 2, 2016

An Accessible World.

Our two main focuses for business is providing great customer service and at prices that attract customers that would not...

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Blog, Manchester, North West
By Liam / May 26, 2016

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...

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Advisory, Cloud Services, Dedicated Servers, VPS
By Liam / May 12, 2016

Cloud Computing VS Dedicated Servers

Cloud computing has become a household term and in the hosting industry it is taking a lot of the limelight....

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Advisory, Blog, Cloud Services, Data backup, Dedicated Servers, VPS
By Liam / May 4, 2016

Top tips for migrating from VPS to a dedicated server

1 Make Backups! This is the first and most important step. Make a backup of the VPS before the migration....

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup
By Liam / April 5, 2016

The Panama Papers Protection

We assume by now you have heard about The Panama Papers being published on Sunday 3rd April.   Here’s a...

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Blog, Cloud Services, Colocation, Data backup, Data Centre, datacentreplus, Dedicated Servers, Innovation, Manchester, North West, Partnership
By Liam / March 22, 2016

A channel ready for change

We recently exhibited at the Convergence Summit North in Harrogate. We were represented by Gareth Riley and Emily Cole.  Gareth...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup, Data Centre, datacentreplus
By Liam / March 22, 2016

Ransomware – The New Curse of the Internet?

We recently had a customer contacting us for assistance in restoring all their files from cloud storage. Unfortunately, they were...

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Blog
By Liam / February 10, 2016

NASA almost lost a £154 Million drone to hackers

How easy do think it would be to fly a NASA Hawk Drone? Well, an activist group called AnnonSec had...

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Advisory, Blog, Cloud Services, Data Centre, Manchester, North West
By Liam / January 4, 2016

Why it pays to be cloudy in the North

The North West data centre scene is swelling year-on-year. It is now the biggest outside of the South East and...

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Advisory, Blog, Colocation, Data Centre, Virtualization
By Liam / December 9, 2015

How to make the most of a tight IT budget

A recent article showed that US businesses may have to reassess their IT budget as they take a 20% hit...

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Blog, Data Centre, datacentreplus, Manchester
By Liam / December 3, 2015

Why northern data centres appreciate the cold.

From 100 GB a day in 1992 to 28,000 GB per second in 2013. The internet has rapidly grown and...

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Blog, Data Centre
By Liam / November 20, 2015

Safe harbour is in troubled waters

Back at the start of the noughties in 2000 the EU and the US made a deal called the Safe...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup, Data Centre
By Liam / November 17, 2015

4 Musts for any data security strategy

1. Data theft can happen to anyone, regardless of your security level. You could put a 20-foot wall around your...

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Advisory, Blog, Cloud Services, Colocation, Data Centre, Dedicated Servers
By Liam / November 6, 2015

Myths could be clouding your judgement about implementing cloud services

Cloud computing is a hot subject at the moment, with more and more business contemplating the move. However, talk grows...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup, Data Centre
By Liam / October 22, 2015

3 Things you must consider in any data backup solution?

Your business needs to be able to go back in order to keep going forward. If something happened to your...

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Advisory, Blog, Cloud Services, Colocation, Data Centre, Dedicated Servers, Manchester
By Liam / October 9, 2015

Rip off Britain? UK data centres are most expensive in Europe.

The UK is the largest data centre market in Europe, offering more capacity and power than anywhere else, according to...

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Advisory, Blog
By Liam / October 5, 2015

5 simple steps that can help you avoid an IT disaster

You don’t have a crystal ball and you can’t be everywhere at once, so if an IT disaster happens, properly...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup, Data Centre, datacentreplus, Innovation
By Liam / September 13, 2015

Losing hours, days, years of work could soon be a thing of the past.

MIT researchers have created a system that can never lose data. Well, the data will always be recoverable. The team...

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Blog, Cloud Services, Partnership
By Liam / August 21, 2015

Lets Work Together – The importance of collaboration

Netflix is moving to the cloud, they have announced they will be moving their last on-premises data centre into Amazon...

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Advisory, Blog, Data backup
By Liam / July 14, 2015

Windows Server 2003 support has ended

As of today, Windows Server 2003 support has come to the end of the line. What are your options? Should...

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