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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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Datacentreplus recognised in City of Manchester Business Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated in the City of Manchester Business Awards 2021 (COMBA21) in the ‘Customer Focussed Business of the Year’ category. Now in its tenth year, the City of Manchester Business Awards celebrates businesses and individuals that have achieved great success and contributed to the city over the
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#TalkingTech: An introduction to Dedicated Servers

If you’re running, or planning to launch a website, you’re probably aware that there are several types of hosting options available to you.  Sometimes, it can be difficult to work out which is the best option and where to start, but not to worry, this is where we come in! In this short guide we’ll
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How to boost your e-commerce Christmas sales

It’s almost that wonderful time of year again! And what a year it’s been! People seem to be putting up their decorations early and are itching to carve those turkeys and eat those mince pies! With that in mind, it’s important to note that a lot of people have also been doing their online Christmas
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How secure is your data when stored in the cloud?

Cloud data storage services are becoming more popular than ever and it’s not hard to see why. As the technical challenges of storing vast amounts of data have been significantly reduced, cloud hosting services have also become incredibly user friendly. As the world becomes more dependent on the internet than ever before, and with server
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Customer Success Story: Victory Design

Victory Designs’ ongoing business philosophy is simple but effective – to listen to their customers and deliver top quality branded products on budget and on time, on a national scale. Justin Hines, Sales Director at Victory Design, recently sat down with the team at Datacentreplus to discuss the critical importance of their website and online
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GB Shared’s cyber weekend sale pulls North together

As new national restrictions are tightened across England, GB Shared, a Northern Powerhouse Partner, has set up an online cyber weekend sale, exclusively for the North West, in a bid to stimulate its local economy during the pandemic. GB Shared Ltd is a network of countywide platforms including Lancashare, Mancheshare, Cumbriashare, Yorkshare & Merseyshare which
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Keeping the digital lights on & beyond

In modern day society, our digital economy relies heavily on data and connectivity being managed efficiently and securely, so if we want to stay connected and remain online, we need data centres! It may surprise you but we heavily rely on data centre services for our day-to-day comforts. Without them, we would live in a
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Guest Blog: Why your brand reputation is everything

We are thrilled to have caught up with Clare Wall, Managing Director at Firework PR, a leading public relations company in Cheshire, who discusses the importance of your online brand, brand management and the benefits of investing in your organisations reputation. Reputation management isn’t anything new.  Brands and organisations have worked constantly to present their
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Virtual vs Physical Servers: Pros & Cons

Businesses need secure, reliable, and high-performance processing and storage solutions for their applications and data. While comparing different hosting services, you are likely to see a variety of options to choose from. Deciding between physical servers and virtualisation often isn’t a simple choice, due to complex business requirements and the pros and cons of each
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Uptime is everything

We live in an interconnected world powered by information technologies, where site uptime should be a non-negotiable factor for businesses. Online stores, ecommerce websites and personal blogs (to name a few) rely heavily on having a website that runs smoothly and is accessible to carry out its daily functions and business purpose. So what exactly
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Datacentreplus named as finalist in The Northern Asian Powerlist 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Datacentreplus CEO, Mashukul Hoque, has been nominated as a finalist in the inaugural Northern Asian Powerlist 2020, in the Digital and Technology category. The Northern Asian Powerlist 2020 celebrates the contribution of Asian influence and impact across the North of England and showcases the prominent businesses, professionals, influencers, women, media,
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Disaster recovery: why do you need it?

Disasters come in various shapes and sizes, unplanned, and have the potential to strike at any time.  If 2020 has taught us anything, the world is unpredictable. There are a number of scenarios that can come with little to no warning and may hit your business hard (cyber-attacks, hardware failure, floods and fires) to name
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Datacentreplus launch interactive Agency Tram Map 2020

We are very excited to launch our 2020 Interactive Manchester Agency Tram Map. The Interactive Agency Tram Map builds upon the 2019 version, providing an indication of how many digital agency specialists we have across Greater Manchester and this will continue to grow as Manchester attracts the best of e-commerce, digital and media across the
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Is your data at risk? Could you lose everything?

In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying or archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original following a data loss event. Keeping a backup of your important business files and data is essential for several important reasons. The increase in ransomware attacks
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Firewalls: protecting your dedicated server

You’ve probably heard about firewalls before (a form of hardware/software designed to prevent unauthorised access to or from a private network), and an essential part of your businesses security system. But do you actually know what it does and why you need one?  Your websites could be under constant bombardment from different types of attacks
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Stephen Hobson Appointed as Director of Business at Datacentreplus

Datacentreplus is pleased to announce that Stephen Hobson has been appointed as Director of Business at Datacentreplus. Since joining the company back in 2017, Stephen has been instrumental in driving the business forward, enhancing the company’s brand, improving customer experience and bringing onboard some very well-known brands, many of them iconic in Manchester. Stephen has
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Now is a good time to upgrade your server

It seems that we’re forever being told to upgrade to the latest phone, tablet laptop, etc. and it is sometimes difficult to keep pace with the rate of change when it comes to technology. With the increasing importance of an online platform, now is a good time to upgrade your server! (especially given the circumstances
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How does a dedicated server hosting platform benefit your business?

Have you ever wondered exactly what we mean by the term dedicated server hosting? With a number of hosting packages, options and support features available from a variety of data centres and hosting providers, questions about dedicated server hosting is something that our customers ask us about more than any other hosting solution we provide. 
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What is IPv4 and will it run out?

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are a crucial resource for the functioning of the Internet.  Almost all the IP addresses in use today are IPv4, the fourth version of the Internet Protocol that was adapted and is now widely used in data communication over different kinds of networks. Yet, experts predict that within the next few
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