News & Blogs

  • Guest Blog: Why your brand reputation is everything

    We are thrilled to have caught up with Clare Wall, Managing Director at Firework PR, a leading public relations company in Cheshire, who discusses the importance of your online brand, brand management and the benefits of investing in your organisations reputation. Reputation management isn’t anything new.  Brands and organisations have worked constantly to present their
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    26 / 10 / 2020

    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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    21 / 10 / 2020

    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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    12 / 10 / 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

    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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    29 / 09 / 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

    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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    18 / 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

    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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    09 / 09 / 2020

    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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    01 / 09 / 2020

    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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    18 / 08 / 2020

    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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    11 / 08 / 2020

    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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    23 / 07 / 2020

    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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    23 / 07 / 2020

    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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    16 / 07 / 2020

    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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    09 / 07 / 2020

    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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    02 / 07 / 2020

    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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    30 / 06 / 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
    Read more

    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

    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

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