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What is a Load Balancer and Why Do You Need One?

22.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

‘What is a load balancer?’ and ‘Do I need a load balancer?’ are two questions we get asked pretty often here at UKFast. So, if you’re considering the load-balancing route, here are the basic facts and considerations you need to know. What is a load balancer? In simple terms, a load balancer allows the distribution of network or application traffic across a number of servers. This brilliant but simple innovation is widely used to increase the capacity and reliability of applications, allowing you to get 100% uptime on your service by having two servers available to deal with your traffic.…

#BackToBasics: What is a Network Security Key?

21.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Today, we’re debunking some more techie jargon by tackling the phrase ‘network security key’. What is a network security key? A network security key is also known as a Wi-Fi or wireless network password. This is the password you use…

Reserve your .uk Domain by 25th June 2019

20.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Back in 2014, Nominet released the .uk top level domain (TLD). Since many people were already using the .co.uk TLD, Nominet also made the decision to implement a Right To Registration policy. Up until this year, the Right To Registration…

Guest Blog: Encouraging Wellbeing in the Workplace

17.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

For our final blog of the week, we’re hearing from Tech Manchester’s Patricia Keating. Why is encouraging wellness and mental health awareness so important for businesses today? And what went on at this week's Wellness Festival at UKFast Campus? Let’s…

Laura Massaro’s Stand-Out Squash Victories

17.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Laura Massaro, British squash phenomenon, announced her retirement from the professional sport earlier this month. The former world champion and three-times Commonwealth Games silver medallist has been sponsored by UKFast and Lawrence Jones for almost a decade. Her final competitive…

Does GDPR Still Apply to Your Business?

16.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

On Wednesday 22nd May, our GDPR:One Year On webinar gives you the chance to get the latest insight from data specialists. So, sign up now to watch live and put your questions to our expert panel! Can you believe it’s…

Intel MDS Vulnerability Threatening Processors

15.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

What is the vulnerability? Security researchers at Intel and in the wider tech industry have found a new species of vulnerability in Intel chips. Collectively called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS), the vulnerability is a sub-class of previously disclosed speculative execution…

Five Ways Cloud Transforms Your Business

14.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

In a hyper-changing digital market, keeping up with customer demand and ensuring operational success is tough. Businesses have got no choice but to adapt to the landscape and embrace transformation through the cloud. Cloud allows your infrastructure to be converted…

Five Top Tips for Improving Your SEO

13.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

We get it. Your online business is doing pretty well. You’ve got a steady level of traffic consistently making its way through your virtual shop doors. But how can you increase this traffic? And, more to the point, how can…

The UKFast Dogs Giving Us #FridayMotivation

10.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Happy Friday everyone! Today we are celebrating the most fluffy, loyal and playful members of the UKFast family – the team dogs! Our office dogs boost morale and the overall wellbeing of the team, which in turn improves everyone’s productivity.…