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Cloud Hosting – What’s it all about?

What is meant by Cloud Hosting you ask? It may be a phrase that you hear all the time, but are not familiar with. Well, simply put, Cloud Hosting is basically accessing and storing data through the internet rather than through your computer’s hard drive. Essentially, the cloud is just a metaphor for computing. One
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Hyperscale computing – What Is It?

Every so often we write about some of the current trends or advanced technologies in our sector, which may not be directly related to your needs, but nevertheless is an interesting topic.   In this article, we will be talking about ‘Hyperscale Computing’. Put simply, Hyperscale Computing is when a computing architecture is implemented in your
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Why you should use a Load Balancer

We often get asked about load balancers so hopefully, this article will help answer some of these questions. Implementing a load balancer can maximize your server’s performance whilst minimizing the response time and makes scalability much easier, but what is load balancing? What is load balancing? Load balancing is when traffic is distributed across multiple
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Happy SysAdmin Day!

Do you ever wonder who keeps your network secure? Your computer up and running? That would be the system administrators. Day or night, rain or shine, these amazing men and women work tirelessly to prevent IT disasters from happening whatever the conditions, so it’s only natural that we have a full 24 hours dedicated especially
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What is Big Data?

The phrase ‘big data’ is a commonly used term used to describe data that is challenging to process, with traditional methods of handling this data being shown to be near impossible due to the volume of data. ‘Big data’ can be classified into six areas, also known as the 6 Vs.  Volume The day-to-day running
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What is ‘managed hosting’ and is it right for your business?

‘Managed’ hosting keeps the day-to-day management of servers, system hardware, and system software in the hands of your hosting provider. As you may already be aware, a hosting provider (such as ourselves) provide space on physical or remote servers owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing internet connectivity within a secure
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cloud vs Dedicated Server – What’s the best option for my business?

While comparing different service providers you’ll have probably heard of two of the more common types of services from data centres:  cloud hosting and dedicated servers. While any of these would be able to get you started it’s important to choose the service that best suits your business needs. Both have their advantages and disadvantages
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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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5 server security tips & best practices

A server is a powerful computer, providing one or more services to users on a particular network. It’s important to ensure protection of the data, content and assets stored on a web server and other business data which may be considered confidential. This is also known as server security (an area which our customers often
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