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Cloud Computing: The Maverick of the Hosting World

30.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

If the world of hosting is the Top Gun academy (bear with me), then cloud is Maverick; the new kid, the hope and the dream that takes risks and is living on a prayer and is… well, flying around in the sky like a boss basically. Dedicated is clearly Ice Man – who’s been proving himself for years – whereas Cloud/Maverick is the newcomer that people may have their concerns about, until they realise that he totally nails it too. OK, slightly wonky extended metaphors aside, cloud computing is relatively new to the world of hosting, and something that many…

Million Dollar Domains

29.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

Millionaires are confusing. They love to buy Ferraris, mansions, islands…and er, Internet domain names. A two-letter web address has just been sold for $3.6m (£2.1m), making it the most expensive domain name purchased in 2014, and proving that domains have…

Internet Explorer – The New Security Flaw

28.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

Following the recent Heartbleed horror, and raising concerns that there’s some kind of cyber-apocalypse going on that we weren’t warned about, on Saturday a new flaw was found in Internet Explorer. It affects versions 6-11 and Microsoft is (probably painfully)…

Fridays at UKFast – 25th April

25.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

After a cracking extra-long weekend, it’s been a bit of a mad one trying to catch up (and recover from the shock of being back in work)! This week we’ve had Earth day, the deal with the .london domain and new…

Keep it Simple, Keep it Safe

24.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

When people talk of security in these troubled cybertimes, they're often referring to cybersecurity and all the net nasties that have been getting so much attention recently. But physical security in our homes is still important too, and it seems…

.london Calling

24.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

We’ve been covering the new domain extension releases over the past couple of months, and we can tell you now, this one's going to be a big’un. London is one of the first cities to get its own domain name…

Greener, Leaner, and Better Business

22.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

There are lots of reasons why we should save the planet, and it’s not just because I need to know what happens at the end of Game of Thrones. Or because of sloths. Saving the planet – aside from the…

Thursday (Fridays) at UKFast – 17th April

17.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

Happy Easter everyone! This week we’ve talked about why using twitter can impact your business, the new domain name extensions on offer, and the science of selfies. And now it’s time to eat all the chocolate, and settle in for…

The Secret Lives of Selfies

16.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

On Sunday Instagram went down, causing widespread panic and an outbreak of un-filtered brunch pics and selfies. And while it may seem trivial from a business perspectivce, a closer look at selfies may well find us staring into the beady…

The .buzz about Domains

15.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

It’s been a busy week in the wacky world of domains. On Monday we had the release of .luxury, .build and .wiki. Today we have even more. EVEN MORE. And these are pretty cracking ones too: .buzz, .gift, .guitars, .link,…