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The importance of staging environments

A staging environment in most circumstances is an almost exact replica of your production environment (e.g. the same hardware, software and settings) which are often used to test and develop new code before it is published live.  Staging environments are a key part of product development and help to prevent potential issues that occur during
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VPS Cloud Hosting: Its Benefits

We get a lot of questions about what exactly makes VPS cloud hosting a good choice for companies.  Hopefully, this article will help to address some of these queries. When making your decision to choose a data centre for VPS cloud hosting, it can be hard to know what the best option is as there
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Datacentreplus: Virtual Data Centre Tour

We are very excited to unveil our virtual data centre tour of our Manchester-based data centre. Our virtual data centre tour provides the opportunity to learn more about our facility and operations that enable us to ensure 99.99% uptime guarantee and on-going 24×7 support to our customers.  The virtual tour provides an overview of: Site
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How to combat security challenges for remote workforces

Working remotely due to coronavirus?  We reveal some tips on how to stay safe online while working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the daily habits of millions of people, and working routines for many are no exception.  The last few weeks has seen an increase in the number of
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Working From Home Survival Guide

As we head into a further period of lockdown many of us have adopted policies for staff working from home and some of us are still looking for best practices.  Below are Stephen Hobson’s our Head of Customer Engagement top tips for staff members and teams for working from home: Environment My first tip is
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Liverpool Agencies: ‘Dr Plus’ Lively Diamond Disco Huddle’

We are excited to share with you ‘Dr Plus’ Lively Diamond Disco Huddle’ which illustrates some of the fantastic digital and creative specialists we have across Liverpool!  Specialising in digital agency hosting,  we began putting together a creative piece which focuses on the Liverpool digital agency community, highlighting these agencies through the artistic ‘Dr Plus’
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How do we maintain our data centre?

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a data centre? Data centres may look boring from the outside (and most go unnoticed), but don’t be fooled by appearances. They are actually a fundamental part of our critical national infrastructure and power the modern economy!  Remember, there would be no Netflix and
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World Backup Day 2020

Today is World Backup Day!  It’s the annual reminder to people and business owners to protect their data to avoid looking like a fool on April Fool’s Day. Backing up your data is a simple but essential step to protecting what matters – whether that’s business files, personal photos, videos, emails, apps, or your corporate
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How to enhance your data security

We understand how important data protection and data security is to your business (and is the area that we are most often asked to advise on), which is why we have put together some key ways in which you can enhance your data security and secure your systems.  What is Data Security? Data security refers
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Colocation: Do I need it?

What exactly is Colocation? Colocation is one of the services offered by most data centres and we’re often asked if it’s right for small businesses. In reality the answer is almost always ‘it depends’ due to a number of factors. Do you already own your servers? If the choice is between colocation and dedicated servers
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Stephen Hobson on our exciting re-brand & website design

The start of 2020 is an exciting time for everyone here at Datacentreplus and we’re thrilled to showcase our brand new website.  After a busy period of planning, designing, developing and testing, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Alongside our new online platform we’ve also introduced a new logo to
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Datacentreplus welcomes Bank of England on return to Manchester data centre

John Young, Agent for the North West of England for the Bank of England, returned to Datacentreplus as part of their annual visit to follow up and see first-hand the contribution being made by them to the Manchester and wider business community. John visited the head office and spoke to MD Mashukul Hoque and Business
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Choosing the right data centre and hosting partner

Choosing a data centre and hosting partner for your business is a big decision and one that requires a great deal of thought.   Be it opting for a dedicated server (hosting websites/handling web traffic), colocation (keeping your server equipment safe and secure in a data centre), or VPS cloud hosting (‘virtual’ servers that are highly
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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020 and a very Happy New Year to all of our customers! We just wanted to share the fact that we ended 2019 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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Over 100 digital agencies attend Manchester’s Bulletproof Agency Network Event

We are thrilled to have supported the Bulletproof Agency Network ‘How To Scale Your Agency (Without Selling Your Soul)’ event, which took place at LEAF, Manchester. The Bulletproof Agency, launched two years ago, aims to unite industry experts and thought leaders on how to scale a thriving, profitable and robust digital agency. Over 100 agency owners attended
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Managing the migraine of a server migration

We know that when planning and implementing a server migration it is important that businesses understand the impact of having their technology services shut down, and physically or virtually moved to a new location. By understanding the concerns and the risks associated with an outage, it’s possible to plan with all the stakeholders the migration
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How To Scale Your Agency (Without Selling Your Soul)

We are very excited to be supporting the Bulletproof Agency Network event, ‘How To Scale Your Agency (Without Selling Your Soul)’ in Manchester next month. The Bulletproof Agency, launched two years ago, aims to unite industry experts and thought leaders on how to scale a thriving, profitable and robust digital agency. A joint initiative setup
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Datacentreplus Supports Mancheshare Meet-up Event

We are thrilled to have supported the first Mancheshare meet-up event which took place at Barca Bar in Manchester.  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. The ‘Share’ platforms aim to ‘pool’ the counties resources
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Stephen Hobson: 2 Years at Datacentreplus

It’s hard to remember what life was like in the Datacentreplus office before Stephen joined us! – it was certainly much quieter. Communications Manager, Rachel  caught up with Stephen, Head of Account Management, who shares his journey at the company so far. Just over 730 days ago, Stephen joined Datacentreplus and has played a critical
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Mancheshare on hosting with Datacentreplus

We are very excited to have caught up with Jess Boulton, Manager of Mancheshare. Mancheshare is an online resource for Manchester businesses, which aims to offer a single online portal for business owners and managers to find support for their organisation. Over the last two years, Datacentreplus has been working with Mancheshare, alongside their Lancashare
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Datacentreplus joins Manchester businesses at the Support Dogs Charity Showcase Reception

We were delighted to have attended the Support Dogs Charity Reception at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate. Ourselves, along with a number of businesses in Greater Manchester, were given the chance to find out more about a small but hard-hitting charity that trains assistance dogs to transform the lives of people with serious medical conditions.
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