News & Blogs

  • 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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    29 / 01 / 2020

    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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    24 / 01 / 2020

    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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    17 / 01 / 2020

    Welcoming a new decade with a new brand identity

    2020, a new chapter, a new decade and an exciting start to the new year for Datacentreplus! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newly designed website. After five months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on Wednesday 15th January 2020.  We wanted to make our new
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    16 / 01 / 2020

    Windows Server 2008 is reaching the end of its support life cycle

    The January 14 2020 deadline is soon approaching, where Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows Server 2008. This means it’s important to take action sooner rather than later to remain secure. As of the January 14 deadline, there will be no additional: Free security updates on-premises Non-security updates Free support option Online
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    16 / 01 / 2020

    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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    07 / 01 / 2020

    Guest Blog: Primo Dialler

    What does Primo Dialler do? Primo Dialler has been providing industry-leading hosted dialler solutions since 2015. In this time we have developed a fully integrated and simple to use call centre solution that has put us at the forefront of predictive dialling technology. We have a strong client base in the UK, US, South Africa, and Australia. How
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    02 / 01 / 2020

    My Apprenticeship: One Year at Datacentreplus

    We are thrilled to celebrate Josh’s first year at Datacentreplus and our 1 year anniversary of our Apprenticeship scheme! Just over 365 days ago, Josh joined our marketing team as a Digital Marketing Apprentice, since then he has gained a sound understanding of the marketing world and continues to do some really impressive work here
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    15 / 11 / 2019

    Why A/B Testing is important and how to do it

    We caught up with Michael Rippon, Managing Director at Raindrop Digital who discusses the importance of A/B testing, its benefits and outlines how A/B testing affects your SEO. You’ve looked at your site and found areas that aren’t working. It may be that your users struggle to use a certain area of your site, your messaging
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    08 / 11 / 2019

    Guest Blog: GrowTraffic

    This week we caught up with Rachel Weinhold, Managing Director at GrowTraffic who provides some tips and guidance on what you can do to give your website a better chance of being ranked. Search Engine Optimisation. It’s a tricky old thing isn’t it?! All those strange terms and fiddling in the backend of your website.
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    31 / 10 / 2019

    SEO: It’s a content game & you need to start playing it

    We caught up with Mitchel White, Managing Director at Reward who discusses the benefits of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), how content can rank without links and how you can create content that ranks on Google. When people think about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) they tend to think of link building and on page optimisation. Whilst it’s
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    25 / 10 / 2019

    Guest Blog: Fly High Media

    This week we caught up with Matt Pyke, Managing Director at Fly High Media one of Manchester’s leading digital marketing agencies, who shares his tips and guidance on how you can increase the number of enquires on your website. A website is the shop front to your business, it is live 24/7, you can access it
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    16 / 10 / 2019

    Salford Business Awards Finalist 2019

    We are thrilled to announce that we have been named as a finalist in the Salford Business Awards 2019 in the Excellence Award category.  The Salford Business Awards recognises and celebrates businesses and individuals who have contributed to making our city great. Mashukul Hoque, CEO at Datacentreplus, commenting on the shortlisting announcement says: “It is
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    15 / 10 / 2019

    How to become a Datacentreplus Beta Tester

    Right now, we’re building something really exciting at Datacentreplus and we’d love for you to be a part of it! Become a Datacentreplus Beta Tester ✔️ Here’s where you come in! We are offering 10 people the opportunity to test our new VPS system. You’ll be invited to use the system in whatever way your
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    09 / 10 / 2019

    Let Your Hosting Do The Heavy Lifting

    We are very excited to have caught up with Simon Carter, Content Executive at Strawberry Forge, who shares his insight into the importance of hosting and the benefits of having a reliable hosting partner. You could have the best website in the world, but picking the wrong server hosting provider and hosting option can cause
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    04 / 10 / 2019

    Why Should I Upgrade to Magento 2?

    This week we caught up with Chris Ashcroft, Head of Technical Services at Datacentreplus who shares his insight into upgrading to Magento 2. During my time working within the hosting industry and regularly chatting with clients, a question I still get asked so often is; Why should I upgrade to Magento 2? My initial reaction
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    25 / 09 / 2019

    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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    18 / 09 / 2019

    6 reasons why your website crashes

    We are thrilled to have caught up with Emma Clure, Senior Digital Marketer at Pixel Kicks one of Manchester's leading web design agencies.

    11 / 09 / 2019
  • Welcoming a new decade with a new brand identity

    2020, a new chapter, a new decade and an exciting start to the new year for Datacentreplus! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our newly designed website. After five months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on Wednesday 15th January 2020.  We wanted to make our new
    Read more

    16 / 01 / 2020

    Salford Business Awards Finalist 2019

    We are thrilled to announce that we have been named as a finalist in the Salford Business Awards 2019 in the Excellence Award category.  The Salford Business Awards recognises and celebrates businesses and individuals who have contributed to making our city great. Mashukul Hoque, CEO at Datacentreplus, commenting on the shortlisting announcement says: “It is
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    15 / 10 / 2019

    Datacentreplus at the Mancunian Way Summer Charity Ball

    We are very excited to have attended the Mancunian Way Summer Charity Ball, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate. The Mancunian Way are a charity who specialise in street based engagement, targeting individuals who are most in need. Founded in 2011, the charity operates with a belief that with determination, passion, a vision
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    03 / 09 / 2019

    Datacentreplus at the Henshaws Awards 2019

    It was fantastic to attend and support the annual Henshaws Awards 2019 at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. Henshaws is a charity that supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations. We were joined by a variety of Greater Manchester businesses at the
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    24 / 06 / 2019

    Peter Horan latest engineer to join Datacentreplus

    We are very excited to welcome Peter Horan as the latest member to join the Datacentreplus team at our headquarters in Manchester. Peter will be taking on the role as a Linux Systems Administrator within the business, providing technical support and assistance to our customer base. Peter has an extensive background in hosting, having worked
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    19 / 06 / 2019

    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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    12 / 06 / 2019

    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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    21 / 05 / 2019

    Datacentreplus on the Manchester Agency Tram Map

    We are delighted to announce the release of the Manchester Agency Tram Map. The Agency Tram Map gives 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 North. Our aim is to provide
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    15 / 05 / 2019

    Captain Manchester brings good deeds to MediaCityUK

    We are thrilled to have taken part in the Captain Manchester campaign for the Forever Manchester charity. Forever Manchester is a charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. Captain Manchester was originally designed as a marketing stunt in 2013 for the Forever Manchester charity. The campaign involved a man
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    10 / 05 / 2019

    Bank of England’s visit to Datacentreplus

    We are very proud to have welcomed John Young, advisor to the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England to our data centre based in MediaCityUK, Manchester. As part of his remit, John is responsible for ‘taking the pulse’ of the business community here and he was really keen to talk to companies in
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    07 / 02 / 2019

    Datacentreplus Sponsors the Asian Business Leaders Awards

    We are thrilled to have supported the inaugural Greater Manchester Asian Business Leaders Dinner and Awards 2018, celebrating the contribution of Asian businesses to the Greater Manchester economy. The Asian business leaders awards and dinner celebrates the enormous impact of businesses which promotes the value of leadership, innovation and service. It also recognises individuals and
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    12 / 12 / 2018

    Datacentreplus Recognised in the Greater Manchester Business Awards

    We are thrilled to announce that we have been named as a finalist for the Greater Manchester Business Awards 2019 in the Customer Service Excellence category. The Greater Manchester Business Awards celebrates the professionalism and excellence of businesses and organisations in Greater Manchester. Rachel Waters, Communications Manager at Datacentreplus, commenting on the shortlisting announcement says:
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    26 / 11 / 2018

    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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    06 / 11 / 2018

    Datacentreplus on track to create 20 new jobs in Salford & Manchester

    We are delighted to announce we are on track to create 20 new jobs in Salford and Manchester in the next 12 months. Set up in 2015, Datacentreplus provides cloud hosting solutions and other data centre solutions for businesses from its ISO27001-certified data centre, based close to MediaCityUK. The facility is 100% privately owned by
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    15 / 10 / 2018

    Datacentreplus at the Tech Leaders Awards 2018

    We were thrilled to have been invited to attend the Tech Leaders Awards 2018 at the Lancaster Gate Hotel in London. Datacentreplus CEO, Mashukul Hoque was announced as a finalist for the Tech Leaders Awards in the Digital Leader category. The Tech Leaders Awards, organised by Information Age, is the UK’s leading celebration of the
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    18 / 09 / 2018

    Chris Marsh Joins Datacentreplus as a Brand Ambassador

    Manchester based hosting company Datacentreplus are delighted to announce that leading technology and digital sector figure Chris Marsh joins us as a brand ambassador. Chris will assist us in developing strategic partnerships with businesses in and around Manchester and the North West, whilst supporting client’s growth strategies and making introductions.   Chris has extensive knowledge
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    07 / 09 / 2018

    Mashukul Hoque, Datacentreplus CEO, announced as finalist for UK Tech Leaders Awards

    We are delighted to announce Datacentreplus Founder and CEO, Mashukul Hoque, has been announced as a finalist for the Tech Leaders Awards 2018 in the Digital Leader category. The Tech Leaders Awards is the UK’s leading celebration of the business, IT and digital leaders driving disruptive innovation and demonstrating value from the application of technology
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    14 / 08 / 2018

    Datacentreplus Supports The Premier Curry Club

    Datacentreplus is delighted to have supported the Premier Curry Club networking event at The Cottage Restaurant in Warrington. The Premier Curry Club provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to connect with like-minded business professionals. The event was a great opportunity to link up with business leaders and senior personnel from a wide range of
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    12 / 06 / 2018

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