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As one of the UK’s leading web-hosting companies, catalyst2 puts security at the top of the list when providing any technological solution. There are currently over 286 million types of malware on the internet, so a key part of our work is to identify new dangers and quickly develop ways…

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When it comes to browsers, we’re no longer confined to the often unpopular Internet Explorer. Google Chrome paves the way for the future, although the plucky trailblazer that is Firefox had a big hand in how the modern world changed its browser habits. In the past, we would simply double…

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03
May

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) has announced the finalists for the 2016 annual awards, the longest running and most prestigious Internet industry awards in the UK. catalyst2, is very proud to have been nominated for four awards including Best Shared Hosting, Best Dedicated Hosting, Best Business Customer Service…

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As part of our managed dedicated servers, we provide a VPN solution as standard. But what exactly is a VPN? VPN explained VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It’s the name given to a group of computers that are linked in a network, yet can still operate across the internet. Effectively, it…

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When you’re considering web hosting solutions, arguably the biggest decision you’ll have to make is choosing between Linux and Windows as your server operating system. Both are popular platforms and in order to make an informed choice, take time to consider both systems’ merits. Features of Linux It’s not by…

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Everybody likes to save money, but if you are running ecommerce as part of your business then saving it in the wrong places can have major consequences. So if you are selling products or services on your website, then you should really invest in a dedicated server as soon as…

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19
Mar

When a company decides to move company applications and data to a cloud system, it is important to first decide which model to use in order for it to be hosted and distributed. A private cloud is a secure type of cloud computing which can only be operated by a…

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08
Mar

Since the days of tape and floppy disks, creating a backup of business data has been accepted practice. Yet, there are still many companies that ignore the advice, or only take irregular snapshots of documents, databases, website designs, corporate literature and other files. In the cloud era, making backups is…

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IMPORTANT! Ensure you’ve taken a backup of your WordPress files and database before making any of these changes.   This guide will show you how to… Hide your WordPress login page from hackers, change your WordPress admin username if it’s set to the vulnerable default “Admin” user, harden your database…

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19
Feb

Whether you run a multinational corporation, or you have just launched a flourishing start-up, selecting a hosting service that will incorporate all of your company’s software and hardware is a crucial aspect of any business. Fundamentally, your choices can be resolved into two options; managed servers and unmanaged servers. To…

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