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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.

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 all businesses, and server security must be a top priority.   Strong server security protects your business from downtime, data breaches, data loss and countless attacks targeting your network. Whether you have a single server or many, there’s never been a better time to get on top of securing your valuable data. So, we’ve put together seven top tips which you can start implementing…

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…

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.…

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…

#BacktoBasics: Shared vs. Dedicated Cloud Hosting

29.8.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

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…

Connecting Your On-Premise Cloud to Azure

18.7.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

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 Nuttall

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 Nuttall

‘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 Nuttall

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…