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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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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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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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Datacentreplus: Was my apprenticeship the right choice for me?

We are very pleased to share with you that our Digital Marketing Apprentice Josh has completed his apprenticeship having achieved a distinction grade in his Level 3 qualification (a huge congratulations from all the Datacentreplus team!!). With a number of our sales and marketing staff working from home during the global pandemic, we recently caught
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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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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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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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Is colocation right for my business?

One of the services that many data centres and hosting companies provide is known as ‘colocation’ and we thought it would be useful to outline what it is and how it can benefit your business.  What is Colocation? Colocation is a hosting option utilised for businesses of all sizes for a variety of reasons. Essentially,
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What you need to know about cloud hosting

It’s difficult to avoid the term Cloud Hosting but you may not be entirely familiar with exactly what it is.  Read on to find out….  To provide you with a brief overview of cloud hosting, this short article should help you gain a  good insight into cloud hosting and its benefits and tell you what
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Datacentreplus secures ISO 27001 recertification

We’re very pleased to announce that, following a three day rigorous audit, Datacentreplus has been recertified under the prestigious ISO 27001 certification.  We originally achieved this status for data and information security management in 2017 and this is our first recertification since then.  Achieving accredited certification to ISO 27001 demonstrates that a company is following
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Top 5 reasons why you should consider a managed hosting solution

Managed hosting keeps the day-to-day management of servers, system hardware, and system software in the hands of your hosting provider. This comes with a number of benefits, and often allows you to focus on core business objectives and key competencies (and is often something our customers ask us about). So, to help you to boost
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How your business benefits from a dedicated server hosting solution

A ‘dedicated server’ is a computer that typically sits in a data centre and is specially designed for that purpose. A dedicated server is the ultimate in power, security, and control and opting for a dedicated server means that you won’t have to share resources with anyone else. As your business grows and develops there
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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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