Alexa metrics
Live Chat

Welcome to UKFast, do you have a question? Our hosting experts have the answers.

Chat Now
Sarah UKFast | Account Manager

A Growing Business is Like a Starfish

14.6.2006 by Mother Superior

There's a story going around that Starfish have incredible regenerative powers. So much so that when they lose a leg (or a ray) they grow one back. This may not seem that incredible – after all lizards can grow tails…

Google Earth Song

13.6.2006 by Chris N

What's the best thing that Google's ever done? Adwords, that's pretty clever if you're a businessy type. Analytics, that's pretty cool if you're a webmastery type. The search engine itself, that's pretty fantastic if you're any type at all (unless…

Control Lies Where on the Internet?

12.6.2006 by Mother Superior

In a radio interview last week, Lawrence Jones was asked to explain what an Internet Service Provider does. Following Lawrence's answer, Phil Wood, the host said - "so you basically run the Internet" and Lawrence's response was "I guess so,…

Without a Safety Net

9.6.2006 by Chris N

I recently moved home and found myself without a toaster, without an ironing board, without a bookcase and - most irritatingly of all - without a net connection. How on earth would I survive? Reasonably easily, as it turned out.…

A Parable for the Internet Industry

8.6.2006 by Mother Superior

Last night's Optimising Your Online Presence seminar brought some of Manchester's top businesses together at Cube and sent them away with fuel for success. Clare Johnson of Digital Marketing specialists Adoofa, spoke first and gave marketers a great overview of…

Web Individuality

5.6.2006 by Mother Superior

There is no more eclectic a community than the world wide web and it is a hot bed of innovation and experimentation. But in order to make money it's a true test in individualism. This weekend I heard the news…

Four Good Things

2.6.2006 by Chris N

It's Friday, it's sunny, and in between bouts of selectitis I'm writing the UKFast blog. What could be better? Now I realise that most of the time here, I'm either attacking or generally moaning about all sorts of technical things.…

RSS over Search Engines?

1.6.2006 by Mother Superior

Following on from yesterday's post about 'ransomware', I've noticed that the news sites are now featuring the same story the MEN broke yesterday. However, before I found it through the search engines my RSS feeds delivered the story on BBC…

One for the Newspapers

31.5.2006 by Mother Superior

It's very rare to type a phrase into Google Suggest and be told that there are only 205 results. But such is the case for "ransomware." Even more astonishing is that ransomware was brought to my attention by the Manchester…

Web 2 point Oh (no)

30.5.2006 by Chris N

Books of academic criticism of a certain movement, whether literary, artistic or philosophical, always seem to start with the same introduction. Say you're reading about abstract expressionism. The intro will say 'first, what is abstract expressionism? It's hard to define…