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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 – 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…

#BackToBasics: What is Web Hosting?

19.2.2013 by Alice Cullen

Here at UKFast, we think that complicated technical jargon is unnecessary. Starting up a business is hard enough without lengthy acronyms and specialist explanations sending your mind into meltdown! To save you the hassle, we’ve decided to go #BackToBasics once…

#BackToBasics – What is Colocation?

24.12.2012 by Alice Cullen

Maintaining complete control of your hardware but connecting it to an industry-leading network with aggregated bandwidth and 100% network uptime guarantee - sound too good to be true? With colocation at UKFast it is a reality, but is it the…

#BacktoBasics – What is DNS?

14.9.2012 by Alice Cullen

DNS has hit the headlines lately with news of a massive attack on domain name registrar GoDaddy. But what is it, what does it do and why is it so important? DNS is a protocol within the set of standards…

#BackToBasics – What is Capacity Threshold Monitoring?

28.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

Capacity Threshold Monitoring is the best way to ensure that you're getting the most from your servers. So what is it and how do you use it? Capacity Threshold Monitoring (CTM) allows you to track every aspect of your dedicated…