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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 welcome Lewis Stonier to Engineering Team

We are delighted to announce that Lewis Stonier is the newest member to join our technical team here in Manchester.  Lewis will primarily be providing first-line support to customers who have dedicated servers with us. We are a data centre and hosting company based in Manchester and provide cloud hosting and other data centre solutions.
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ISO27001 Certification for Datacentreplus

We are very pleased to announce that Datacentreplus now has its ISO 27001 certification. This means that we have been independently audited by an external company to ensure that we comply with all the requirements of the regulation. ISO 27001 (ISO/IEC 27001:2013 to give it its full name) is the international standard that describes best
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We Now Offer Managed Server Hosting Packages

  Good news for people who don’t want the hassle of managing their own server. Datacentreplus now offers Managed Server Hosting Packages so that you can focus your efforts where it is most needed. Our Managed Server Hosting comes in two packages, Silver and Gold. The Silver package offers a quad core server with 8GB
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Datacentreplus completes power upgrade in response to data centre demand

Datacentreplus have successfully completed a power upgrade for the Manchester-based data centre to cope with increased demand and anticipated future growth. The data centre has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years and the increase in power capacity is a sign of strong continued growth. The investment is not only a
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