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

13.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

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 continue to see rising adoption as more major vendors base their flagship platforms on it.” With cloud containers tipped to be a pretty big deal as we move into a new decade of technological advancements, it makes sense to get the basics drilled down. Let’s begin. What are containers in the cloud? A cloud container is a unit of software…

#BacktoBasics: Shared vs. Dedicated Cloud Hosting

29.8.2019 by Charlotte Greene

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…

What is a Load Balancer and Why Do You Need One?

22.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

‘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 Greene

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…

#BacktoBasics: Which Cloud is Right for You?

19.10.2016 by Jenn Granger

So, you’ve heard that cloud is the hot new thing in hosting but trying to figure out which one is right for you can seem like Bognor on a grey, cloudy day. The good news is, cloud hosting is actually…

#BacktoBasics: Firewalls

21.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

Firewalls are a vital part of any online solution. And, whilst most people have an idea of what they are, knowing why they're so important – and how to manage them if you have one – possibly not so much.…

#BacktoBasics: Magento

13.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

You might have heard the term Magento bandied about and wondered what in the name of the good lord Linux it was. Maybe you’re setting up an eCommerce website and want to know if Magento is the right choice for…

#Backtobasics: Two-Factor Authentication

12.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

They say two heads are better than one, well the same goes for layers of online protection – in this case, two factors are better than one. With all the security drama over the last year, it’s unsurprising that many…

#BacktoBasics: Server Replication

3.2.2014 by Guest

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, and while for Bill Murray it meant living in a personal nightmare of awfulness, it doesn’t have to mean the same for your business. Sometimes repeating something can be a good thing – for example, repeatedly…

#BacktoBasics: What is Concurrency?

14.1.2014 by Emma Blunt

Concurrency is a tricky subject because it means different things to different people and often, when clients ask us to measure their concurrency, they're actually asking for something else entirely. In this post, we'll attempt to explain what concurrency means…