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Ransomware is on the rise but how do you prevent it?

Ransomware is an advanced form of cyber attack and one of the biggest security challenges organisations and teams around the world are facing. Unfortunately, the rise in technology seems to come hand in hand with an increase in cybercrime. But how much do you know about the ever-evolving threat of ransomware? And what steps should
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#TalkingTech: An introduction to Linux dedicated servers

From smartphones and cars to digital devices and wearables to desktops and Linux dedicated servers – the Linux operating system is everywhere.  Nowadays, Linux runs almost everything and is widely used all over the globe. In fact, the server landscape is being dominated by the open-source platform and is a highly popular choice for all
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Safer Internet Day: how to protect your data

In light of the on-going pandemic and the number of us now working remotely and using online systems to communicate and complete tasks, it has never been more important to mark Safer Internet Day and make sure our network security is up to scratch at every level (at the very least). With the continuation of
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Will Brexit impact your web hosting?

Following years of delay and uncertainty, the United Kingdom has officially left the European Union. There will be many changes to come when it comes to how we do business with the EU and although the effects of web hosting may not be your main worry, it’s an important thing to keep up with to
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The future of work in 2021 and beyond

In 2020 the world as we know it changed in ways that most of us could not have imagined. Although most of us long to go back to the good old days of meeting friends over brunches and after-work drinks with friends, there have been some positive side effects to the gloom that has been
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What makes a good hosting provider?

When we talk about hosting, we mean the foundation of the site, where your data is stored and accessed. It’s often overlooked but choosing a hosting provider can be crucial to the smooth and efficient running of your website and getting it wrong may lead to a number of issues. But with so many options
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How to improve your website speed

Having a website that loads quickly is an important factor beyond usability. In fact, a ‘speedy’ website is a ranking factor for the search giant, Google (and other well-known search engines) which means that your website is in direct competition with the search results around you. Search engines often penalise sites that load slowly, but
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The impact of Brexit on .EU domains for businesses

‘Brexit’ which refers to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union means big changes for UK businesses. Since the end of the transition period at the end of December last year, there has been a lot of talk amongst what this means for business owners, their digital operations and online presence.    As a result of
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Cybersecurity: How to protect yourself at work and at home

Cybersecurity threats seem to increase every year. No matter how advanced defenders get, opportunist thieves and hackers’ methods seem to get more sophisticated and tech-savvy with new threats surfacing each year.  Of course, 2020 was no ordinary year, the Covid-19 pandemic in many ways has been a catalyst for an increase in cybersecurity threats with
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Beating Blue Monday during lockdown

It is said that Blue Monday is the saddest day of the year. Christmas is over, New Year’s celebrations have come and gone and your pocket is probably emptier than you’d like it to be. All this is usually enough to make even the happiest people a little blue without throwing a global pandemic on
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Datacentreplus Business Director’s Guide to Remote Working Without a Glitch

As we go into a third lockdown, we see many businesses’ reworking their strategies and sadly have also seen a number of our friends and well-loved businesses close their doors for the last time. These are people who have done so much for Manchester and the North West; people who are more charitable and caring
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Datacentreplus: Our Story So Far

Those who know him will tell you that Mashukul Hoque is a person of good moral character and strong family values. A Manchester-based entrepreneur with a strong track record in the digital sector, he decided to set up a new type of data centre, after noticing that many of the established providers offer an impersonal
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National Technology Day 2021

Today marks National Technology Day in the UK and to celebrate, we are taking a look at how technology has shaped our past, present and future. From the invention of the wheel to the iPhone glued to your hand, our technological advancements have changed the world in spectacular ways including how we communicate, live, work
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Happy New Year & Thank You!

Welcome to 2021 and a very Happy New Year to all of our customers! It has been a spin around the sun like no other that we remember and although 2020 has been challenging, we ended the year on a really positive note here at Datacentreplus.  Alongside supporting existing clients, on-boarding new customers, and receiving
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2021 Tech Trend Predictions

It’s no secret that technology is advancing more rapidly every year. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen technology accelerate like never before. Since our world has changed so drastically this year, businesses have had to alter their approach in order to stay operating during lockdown periods where possible. People who may have
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Technical Support: How to contact us over Christmas

Technical Support: How to contact us over Christmas We understand how busy the Christmas season can be and that for most it’s one of the busiest times of the year. That being said, we want to ensure you are equipped with the correct information which will enable you to speak with the right person to
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How do you choose a hosting solution?

How do you choose a hosting solution? We know that choosing a hosting solution can be tricky, especially if your industry has little or nothing to do with tech. What are dedicated servers? What and where is this cloud people speak of? The truth is you simply must do your research before deciding which hosting
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How to maintain your website over Christmas

How to maintain your website over Christmas ‘Tis the season to get festive and it’s not just supermarkets and department stores that are preparing for a seasonal makeover, your website will be too! Many online businesses now operate 24×7 and it’s not hard to see why with the endless amount of resources, connectivity and digital
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Datacentreplus shortlisted for Northern Digital Awards

Datacentreplus shortlisted for Northern Digital Awards We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Northern Digital Awards 2021 in the ‘Best Low Budget Campaign’ category. Now in its 6th year, The Northern Digital Awards recognises the very best in digital marketing campaigns and talent across the North of the UK. The
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5 reasons why your business needs good technical support

5 reasons why your business needs good technical support Server hosting is not always easy, problems will come up and if your hosting provider does not offer quality customer and technical support then you’re likely to be left feeling frustrated. Outages, downtime and having little or no control over your IT resources can be a
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Why Choose Magento?

What is Magento? Magento has become a popular choice for e-commerce businesses and it’s not hard to see why. In a nutshell, Magento is an open-source content management system (CMS) platform for eCommerce websites which has a large, welcoming community. The PHP based platform stands out from the crowd because it is designed to be
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