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We break down the jargon and go back to basics to help you understand your hosting solution – from web speed affecting Google ranking and cloud vs dedicated, to more technical topics like cPanel vs Plesk or clustering and mirroring.

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…

Cloud Insight: What is Managed Hosting?

17.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Managed hosting is a phrase we all see and hear a lot these days. But what is it? And how can your organisation make the most of it in 2019? In today’s blog, we’re answering these burning questions and explaining…

#BacktoBasics: Get started with UKFast APIs

20.2.2019 by Charlotte Greene

If you’ve been keeping up with the UKFast news this month, you may have heard that we recently announced our new API-first strategy. Well, today we’re here to tell you why we’re so excited about this new strategy and the…

#BacktoBasics: Magento

13.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

You might have heard the term Magento bandied about and wondered what in the name of the good lord Linux it was. Maybe you’re setting up an eCommerce website and want to know if Magento is the right choice for…

#BACK TO BASICS: SQL MIRRORING – TIPS AND ADVICE

24.7.2014 by Guest

Today we’ve got a treat for you – Matt, one of our amazing texperts, is going to be dropping some advice on the wonderful (and extremely confusing) world of SQL mirroring! Go on, get your learnin’ on! Having two SQL…

#BacktoBasics: Server Replication

3.2.2014 by Guest

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, and while for Bill Murray it meant living in a personal nightmare of awfulness, it doesn’t have to mean the same for your business. Sometimes repeating something can be a good thing – for example, repeatedly…

#BacktoBasics: What is Concurrency?

14.1.2014 by Emma Blunt

Concurrency is a tricky subject because it means different things to different people and often, when clients ask us to measure their concurrency, they're actually asking for something else entirely. In this post, we'll attempt to explain what concurrency means…

#BacktoBasics: What is Service Monitoring?

29.10.2013 by Emma Blunt

In the world of IT, service monitoring refers to a system used by hosting providers to check on servers within a network. The system's purpose is to ascertain whether each server is online and working as it should be. It's…

#BacktoBasics: What is an Operating System?

17.10.2013 by Emma Blunt

An operating system (OS) is the software that runs on computer systems and basically tells them what to do. Without it, they would be fairly useless! When you think about it, most of the time there are lots of programmes…