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  • Have you backed up your data?

    Most of us know how frustrating it can be when we lose important files, both personal and work-related but have you got the best backup for your business data? In an increasingly  digital world, businesses would take a huge hit if something happened to their data and with the ever-increasing threat of cybercrime and the
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    01 / 04 / 2021

    What is the real value of uptime?

    As businesses of all sizes continue to grow and with the development of new applications and technologies, it has become increasingly important to ensure that they are online at all times to stay competitive. In such an interconnected world, uptime should be of paramount concern to all businesses in order to remain competitive and offer
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    26 / 03 / 2021

    How to handle your site’s unpredictable traffic spikes

    When it comes to your site’s unpredictable traffic spikes the old saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ comes to mind. Did you know that the majority of users will abandon a website in 8 seconds if it fails to load a page? It’s every web owner’s worst nightmare – especially if you own an
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    18 / 03 / 2021

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD has been observed for over 100 years with a focus on unity, equality and diversity and primarily celebrates the movement for women’s rights. Our company is proud to be celebrating women where the great Suffragettes
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    08 / 03 / 2021

    What is ‘managed hosting’ and is it right for your business?

    ‘Managed’ hosting keeps the day-to-day management of servers, system hardware, and system software in the hands of your hosting provider. As you may already be aware, a hosting provider (such as ourselves) provide space on physical or remote servers owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing internet connectivity within a secure
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    04 / 03 / 2021

    What is cloud hosting & how does it work?

    It’s difficult to avoid the term cloud hosting but you may not be entirely familiar with precisely what it is. With the recent shift to cloud-based working and an increase in businesses looking for cloud-based services, cloud hosting has become a popular and attractive hosting solution for many businesses.  Experts say 60% of workloads were
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    25 / 02 / 2021

    Ransomware is on the rise but how do you prevent it?

    Ransomware is an advanced form of cyber attack and one of the biggest security challenges organisations and teams around the world are facing. Unfortunately, the rise in technology seems to come hand in hand with an increase in cybercrime. But how much do you know about the ever-evolving threat of ransomware? And what steps should
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    22 / 02 / 2021

    #TalkingTech: An introduction to Linux dedicated servers

    From smartphones and cars to digital devices and wearables to desktops and Linux dedicated servers – the Linux operating system is everywhere.  Nowadays, Linux runs almost everything and is widely used all over the globe. In fact, the server landscape is being dominated by the open-source platform and is a highly popular choice for all
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    16 / 02 / 2021

    Safer Internet Day: how to protect your data

    In light of the on-going pandemic and the number of us now working remotely and using online systems to communicate and complete tasks, it has never been more important to mark Safer Internet Day and make sure our network security is up to scratch at every level (at the very least). With the continuation of
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    09 / 02 / 2021

    Will Brexit impact your web hosting?

    Following years of delay and uncertainty, the United Kingdom has officially left the European Union. There will be many changes to come when it comes to how we do business with the EU and although the effects of web hosting may not be your main worry, it’s an important thing to keep up with to
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    08 / 02 / 2021

    The future of work in 2021 and beyond

    In 2020 the world as we know it changed in ways that most of us could not have imagined. Although most of us long to go back to the good old days of meeting friends over brunches and after-work drinks with friends, there have been some positive side effects to the gloom that has been
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    05 / 02 / 2021

    What makes a good hosting provider?

    When we talk about hosting, we mean the foundation of the site, where your data is stored and accessed. It’s often overlooked but choosing a hosting provider can be crucial to the smooth and efficient running of your website and getting it wrong may lead to a number of issues. But with so many options
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    03 / 02 / 2021

    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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    27 / 01 / 2021

    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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    22 / 01 / 2021

    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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    20 / 01 / 2021

    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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    18 / 01 / 2021

    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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    14 / 01 / 2021

    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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    07 / 01 / 2021
  • Happy International Women’s Day!

    International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD has been observed for over 100 years with a focus on unity, equality and diversity and primarily celebrates the movement for women’s rights. Our company is proud to be celebrating women where the great Suffragettes
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    08 / 03 / 2021

    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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    07 / 01 / 2021

    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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    04 / 01 / 2021

    Datacentreplus recognised in City of Manchester Business Awards 2021

    We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated in the City of Manchester Business Awards 2021 (COMBA21) in the ‘Customer Focussed Business of the Year’ category. Now in its tenth year, the City of Manchester Business Awards celebrates businesses and individuals that have achieved great success and contributed to the city over the
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    25 / 11 / 2020

    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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    17 / 11 / 2020

    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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    11 / 11 / 2020

    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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    07 / 10 / 2020

    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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    22 / 09 / 2020

    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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    14 / 09 / 2020

    COVID-19 Message

    Dear Customer: We trust that you are safe and well. We wanted to assure you all that the health and well-being of our team and our clients is of paramount importance to us and that we have taken a number of measures to ensure business continuity during the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have taken these measures
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    18 / 03 / 2020

    Datacentreplus wins ‘Innovation in Business’ category at the Asian Business Leaders (ABL) Awards

    We’re very pleased to announce, Mashukul Hoque, Founder and CEO at Datacentreplus, has been named as the winner of the ‘Innovation in Business’ category at the 2020 Asian Business Leaders Awards.  The Asian Business Leaders Awards recognises individuals and businesses that have reached national and global success and are based in the Greater Manchester area. 
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    02 / 03 / 2020

    Datacentreplus launch VPSplus cloud platform to meet customer demand

    We are excited to announce the launch of our VPSplus cloud platform, providing our customers with a highly scalable and cost-effective cloud hosting platform.  The new VPSplus platform comes with many appealing benefits for businesses, including reduced IT costs, increased collaboration, faster speed to market and improved resilience. There’s also built-in scalability technology, rendering the
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    20 / 02 / 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

    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

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