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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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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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How to stay safe on Computer Security Day 2020

The 1980s were an exciting time – alongside extreme fashion and big hair, it was also when the beloved internet was born, which we now know, as a society, simply cannot do without. Around the time that computers were becoming commonplace, so too were hackers and viruses. As our systems became more sophisticated, essential files
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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 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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Datacentreplus launch 24×7 Service Status Page

We are very excited to launch our brand new 24×7 service status page. Our newly created status page is a communication tool that will enable us to better facilitate customer support features through transparent communication of current working status and various services.  The designated service status page will reliably help communicate the applications of core
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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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How your eCommerce website can prepare for Black Friday

With the festive season not too far around the corner, and with consumers starting to think more about online shopping, it’s important to think about whether your eCommerce business is prepared for what could be a very hectic Black Friday if the right decisions beforehand haven’t been made!  Over recent months, the current pandemic has
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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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