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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.

Share A Little Love With Your Clients

14.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

We’re all feeling the love today. Some of us are dressing up for a fancy meal out, sneakily wrapping that box of chocs or maybe even hoping to get a card from that special someone. It’s safe to say that most of us in the office are on cloud nine, so how do we share the love? What is the perfect Valentine’s Day present for your customers? How do we make them feel special all year round? At UKFast we work closely with our partners and clients to give them the best quality service; we’re an extension of their own…

Freshen Up With National Clean Out Your Computer Day

12.2.2018 by Jenn Granger

There seems to be a National Day for everything these days! This month there’s National Tooth Fairy Day, National Love Your Pet Day and even National Pizza Day, which we happily celebrated last week. But National Clean Out Your Computer…

#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…

5 Reasons You Should Have Your Head (And Business) In The Cloud

28.1.2014 by Katherine Kelly

We often get fed up with all the clouds in the UK, so it’s easy to see why people would be wary of moving their business to one; no one wants it to rain in real life, and no one…

#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…

#BacktoBasics: What is a Cache?

6.9.2013 by Emma Blunt

Caches are all about accelerating computer speed and efficiency, which is all very useful in our fast-paced digital world. The dictionary describes a cache (pronounced like the word 'cash') as "an auxiliary memory from which high-speed retrieval is possible" and,…

#BacktoBasics: What is DNS?

4.9.2013 by Emma Blunt

As internet users, we frequently use the Domain Name System (DNS) but not all of us will be able to explain what it is and what it actually does. Not to worry; it's all explained in this post. The DNS…