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Why Should I Upgrade to Magento 2?

This week we caught up with Chris Ashcroft, Head of Technical Services at Datacentreplus who shares his insight into upgrading to Magento 2. During my time working within the hosting industry and regularly chatting with clients, a question I still get asked so often is; Why should I upgrade to Magento 2? My initial reaction
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Guest Blog: Square Owl

We are delighted to have caught up with Georgia Robertson, Digital Account Executive at Square Owl, a leading digital consultancy in Manchester.  The team at Square Owl discuss the benefits of outsourcing UX and CRO and why it is the ultimate agency move. As a digital agency, I’m sure, like Square Owl, many of you
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Guest Blog: Embryo Digital

We are very excited to have caught up with Hannah Skulnick, Head of Content at Embryo Digital, one of Manchester’s leading full-service digital marketing agencies. In this blog, the team at Embryo discuss the significance of communication, building client relationships and the importance of strategy discussion. As a digital marketing agency that places great importance
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Choosing a hosting provider as a digital agency

As a digital agency, it’s important that you choose a trusted hosting partner for your business. A partner that understands the importance of consistency, server speed and service that matches how you work with your own clients.  To assist you in the process of identifying various hosting solutions, Datacentreplus Communications Manager, Rachel, has put together
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Aqueous Digital – Customer Success Story

We are very excited to be the official hosting partner of Aqueous Digital, a leading Search Engine Marketing agency based in Greater Manchester. Communications Manager, Rachel, caught up with Jonathan Guy, Managing Director at Aqueous Digital who shares his server hosting journey with Datacentreplus.  What does Aqueous Digital do? Aqueous Digital are a Manchester-based specialist
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Guest Blog: Making You Content

We are very excited to have caught up with Kelly Gilmour-Grassam, Director at Making You Content, one of Manchester’s leading copywriting agencies. In this blog, the team at Making You Content, offer their insight into the immense value of the written word. A slick design, strong cybersecurity and eye-catching imagery should always be top of
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Datacentreplus CEO, Mashukul Hoque on the world’s fastest supercomputer

As a data centre owner and technical enthusiast, I keep a close eye on supercomputer developments and I was very interested to learn that the world’s fastest supercomputer will be built in the US by 2021 (according to an announcement by the US Department of Energy). AMD (one of the world’s largest chip manufacturers and
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Hosting with Datacentreplus – Mancheshare

Please tell us a little bit about Mancheshare Mancheshare is an online platform, designed for Manchester businesses. The company works on the ethos of keeping business local and is part of the ‘GB Shared’ platform.   How long have you been a customer of Datacentreplus? We have been a customer of datacentreplus for 2 years
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Embryo Digital – Customer Success Story

We are very excited to be working with Embryo Digital, one of Manchester’s leading digital marketing agencies. Our Communications Manager, Rachel, caught up with James Welch, Director at Embryo Digital, who shares his thoughts on hosting with Manchester-based server hosting provider Datacentreplus. What does Embryo Digital do? Embryo Digital are primarily a search-led digital marketing
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Datacentreplus welcomes Dave Langley to the team

We are delighted to welcome our newest member, Dave Langley to the Datacentreplus team! Having spent the last 12 years in HR, Dave is excited to be working within the IT sector, taking on the role of Relationship Manager at the company. Dave will be responsible for assisting us in developing strategic partnerships with businesses in
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How to Optimise & Speed up your WordPress site

WordPress, as a platform, is very well coded. As a standalone platform it will run very well. However, one of the key benefits of using a platform like WordPress is the availability of plugins to easily enhance your website both aesthetically and functionally.  There is a large WordPress plugin market some of which may not
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Sleepless in Silicon

In a world where technology is constantly evolving and changing the way we live, learn and work, connectivity continues to play a key role in our daily lives. The power and influence technology has, in both our professional and personal lives is significant and our reliance on it has become ever more prominent over recent
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Why Manchester is a prime location for tech startups

Manchester has rapidly become a major player in the digital and technology industry and has quickly become the alternative business hub to London for many digital businesses looking to setup here.  Datacentreplus Account Manager, Stephen Hobson, shares his view on why tech startups are choosing Manchester as a prime location for national and international business
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What does Rachel do?

We’re excited to have caught up with Rachel, who shares her thoughts on working at Datacentreplus! What is your role and what do you do? I am the Communications Manager at Datacentreplus, helping to maintain both effective internal and external communications. I also play a key role in public relations, customer service, content creation and
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Key tech trends for 2019

Technology continues to shape our daily lives, not just how we work, play and consume information, but how we interact with others, learn and grow. At the beginning of every year, our customers often ask us about our technology trend predictions for the upcoming year and this year we decided to put this question to
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New year, new start – revising your technologies

First of all, a very Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! 2018 was an interesting year in the development of technology trends with numerous advances in the technology sector. Yet, despite some of the more recent technological advances (artificial intelligence, virtual reality and blockchain, to name a few) the setup up and ongoing maintenance
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Happy New Year & Thanks!

Welcome to 2019 and a very Happy New Year to all of our customers! We just wanted to share the fact that we ended 2018 on a really high note, with lots of new customers, consistently positive customer feedback and the continued expansion of our fantastic Datacentreplus team. We were particularly thrilled to have Chris
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A Guide to Choosing the Right Data Centre

Choosing the data centre for your business is a big decision and one that you should take your time on. In fact, it’s from personal experience that we know it is not an easy choice to make and is one of the reasons we set up Datacentreplus. In the past, we have seen how rigid
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Is a Dedicated Server right for your business?

What is Dedicated Server Hosting? We get lots of questions from businesses asking us if they should move to a dedicated server to host their business applications or if they should instead look at a cloud (or VPS) solution. This article covers the main advantages for choosing a dedicated option over alternatives. A dedicated server
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National Coding Week 2018

We are very excited at Datacentreplus to be talking about National Coding Week. 2018 marks the fourth year of the volunteer-led organisation which aims to inspire and develop digital skills and knowledge for the future. What is National Coding Week? Introduced in 2014, National Coding Week was set up with the aim to help build
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Datacentreplus invests in new Helpdesk solution

Support is a top priority for us and, to serve our customers better, we are delighted to announce our recent investment into a new helpdesk system at our Datacentreplus headquarters in Manchester. This represents yet another investment and will enable us to provide class-leading customer service and support to our customers.    The Helpdesk system
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