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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.

Cloud Containers: What Are They and Why Do They Work?

13.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

Amongst the top predictions for 2020’s tech scene, experts are forecasting huge growth in the implementation of containerisation. To quote DZone’s 2020 Predictions article: “In the future, every data technology will run on cloud containers and, in 2020, Kubernetes will continue to see rising adoption as more major vendors base their flagship platforms on it.” With cloud containers tipped to be a pretty big deal as we move into a new decade of technological advancements, it makes sense to get the basics drilled down. Let’s begin. What are containers in the cloud? A cloud container is a unit of software…

#BacktoBasics: Shared vs. Dedicated Cloud Hosting

29.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

If you’re stuck on deciding whether a shared or dedicated cloud hosting solution is best for your business, then why not give our highly qualified experts a call now on 0800 458 4545? Selecting the right type of hosting solution…

#BacktoBasics: Dedicated Servers and Cloud Hosting

12.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

If you’re stuck on deciding whether a cloud hosting solution or dedicated server is right for you, why not give our committed team of highly qualified experts a call now on 0800 458 4545? We’re positive we can find the…

Connecting Your On-Premise Cloud to Azure

18.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This blog is in partnership with Azure experts at our sister company ClearCloud. UKFast clients often ask us how they can make use of more than one cloud solution. Whether it’s merging aspects of eCloud with their on-premise environment, or…

Help! I Still Don’t Understand Cloud Hosting

15.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Cloud hosting has become a very common phrase used across the globe by public and private sectors alike. But when asked ‘What is cloud hosting?’ many of us still struggle to provide a sufficient explanation. So, if you have no…

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…

#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…