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#BacktoBasics: What is vulnerability scanning? 

21.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Cybersecurity remains high on the agenda for businesses navigating the unprecedented landscape of 2020. With cybercriminals phishing to take advantage of the pandemic, and the shift to remote working creating new opportunities for hackers, cyber-attacks are booming.   We’re going back to the basics of cybersecurity to shine some light on vulnerability scanning, and what makes it the foundation of your IT security solution.   What is a vulnerability?  Whether it’s in your network, infrastructure or web application, a vulnerability is a flaw in the code which has the potential to be exploited by a cybercriminal. Like leaving the back door unlocked, vulnerabilities in your systems present hackers with an opportunity to let themselves inside and…

Top 10 tips: What’s in a (domain) name?

7.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Have you ever wanted to know more about domain names? Maybe not – but if you’re thinking about setting up a new business or website, it’s useful to know a little more about what a domain name is, how they work and what to consider…

Top Tips for Improving Server Security

20.4.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Although many businesses choose a dedicated server for its control and security benefits, this doesn’t mean that ongoing cybersecurity can be neglected. With the adoption of remote working so widespread and the number of entry points to networks increased as a result, cybercrime is currently a top concern for…

Why Do I Need a Staging Environment?

17.4.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

A staging environment is a replica of your production environment in which to test new code before it is pushed live. All the hardware, software and settings of the production server are duplicated.   Staging environments are a key part of the development cycle and prevent several issues often faced…

#BacktoBasics: Dedicated Servers and Cloud Hosting

24.3.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

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…

CentOS 6 End of Life: What You Need to Know

13.2.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

After November 2020, the CentOS 6 operating system (OS) will officially reach end of life status, meaning that packages will not receive further security or feature updates. How UKFast is supporting CentOS 6 To ensure that we can continue to…

What is GPU Cloud and How Can You Use It?

11.2.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

If you’re looking for a way to achieve high-performance, reliable and fast compute, the answer you’re looking for is GPU cloud. In which case, you’re definitely in the right place. GPU cloud is fast becoming a necessity for modern-day organisations.…

Auto Scaling Applications with Kubernetes HPA

21.1.2020 by Guest

This week's guest blog is authored by Lee, one of our in-house DevOps engineers who works on developing our cloud products and streamlining our deployment processes.  At UKFast, we utilise Kubernetes for a variety of applications such as websites and…

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

13.1.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

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…

What is Website Load Testing?

8.11.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

Website load testing is the process of simulating traffic influxes to your site and measuring its performance. Compared with other forms of website assessments such as usability testing, load testing is a simple process. It assesses your site scripts –…