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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.

#BacktoBasics – Dedicated Hosting for Beginners

26.7.2013 by Emma Blunt

It sounds promising but what exactly is dedicated hosting and how do you know if it’s the right solution for your business? Dedicated hosting, as you might logically assume from its name, means that the server used to host your…

#BacktoBasics: What is Hybrid Cloud?

25.7.2013 by Alice Cullen

It might sound like a scientific experiment gone wrong but the hybrid cloud is actually a sophisticated and cost-efficient hosting solution bringing the best of cloud together into one. With so much buzz around cloud, it is hard to know…

#BacktoBasics: What is Private Cloud?

5.6.2013 by Alice Cullen

Of the three main types of cloud solution, the private cloud is the most secure virtualised platform available; the crème de la crème of cloud. Private cloud The very best in cloud computing, the private cloud offers enhanced security and…

#BackToBasics – What is a DrDOS Attack?

2.5.2013 by Alice Cullen

Hacking techniques evolve rapidly so keeping your finger on the pulse is essential for protecting your website. The latest development is the Distributed Reflection Denial of Service attack (DrDoS); the stronger, uglier version of a DDos. A DDoS attack, as…

#BackToBasics – Clustered Servers

1.5.2013 by Alice Cullen

So you know the basics of a single server solution but what about when things get a bit more technical? We take a look at what exactly a clustered server is and how can it benefit your business? Defining a…

#BacktoBasics: Your Webcelerator Part 5

18.3.2013 by Boba

Today, we take a look into the final preparations before setting your Webcelerator live. You've covered the basics, tested, tested and tested again - now what? HTTP Status Codes Having a Webcelerator in front of your solution can present you…

BacktoBasics: Your Webcelerator Part 4

11.3.2013 by Boba

In the latest of our Webcelerator posts we're looking at cookies, cache control and purging as we delve into deeper into making the most of your web acceleration technology. Cookie Monster Cookies are the enemy of caching. By setting a…

#BackToBasics: Your Webcelerator Part 3

4.3.2013 by Boba

In the latest post in the Webcelerator series, we take a look at the importance of testing your web accelerator to make the most of it. Test, test and test some more. Introducing a cache into your infrastructure can cause…

#BackToBasics: Your Webcelerator Part 2

26.2.2013 by Boba

In the second of our series delving into Webcelerator web acceleration technology, we take a look at the first steps to take to make your site even faster. You've bought a Webcelerator, now what? Let’s assume that your domain -…

#BackToBasics: An Introduction to Webcelerator

20.2.2013 by Boba

In the first of a series of blogs looking at our web acceleration technology Webcelerator, we break down the basics of what Webcelerator is. A Webcelerator is, at the most basic level, a caching HTTP reverse proxy that sits between…