What does Brexit mean for .EU domain owners in the UK?

Brexit is a major issue for most companies in the UK right now, but there is one aspect which you may have overlooked: your .EU domain name. The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that if the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March 2019 without a deal, any UK …

Recent system upgrades: Network and VMware

At catalyst2 we want to ensure we are delivering a fast and secure infrastructure for our clients, with this in mind, we recently completed some significant planned upgrades. Continuous improvement is central to everything we do at catalyst2 and also part of our commitment to ISO 9001. We recently upgraded our VMware infrastructure by adding …

The security plugin all Chrome users should install immediately

To mark Safer Internet Day on February 5th 2019, Google released a new password checking plugin for its popular Chrome browser. It might sound boring but it could be vital in alerting you to compromised accounts. The Password Checkup Chrome Extension monitors your credentials, and if you attempt to sign in using compromised data, you …

Why version control is essential for web developers

As the web becomes increasingly more tangled up in our daily lives, the role of the web developer becomes increasingly complex. Mobile compatibility, security and on-site optimisation are all key areas for developers to focus on, but with complex coding tasks comes great responsibility: a minor mishap here or there and the entire functionality of …

WordPress 5 – What to Expect

  Are far as a Content Management System (CMS) goes it’s hard to beat WordPress. It’s a powerful application that runs millions of websites on the internet (we should know as WordPress Hosting Experts!). WordPress is in constant development and going as strong as ever. The team behind the Worlds’ most popular blog software are …

How the US shut down is impacting the internet

With the highly publicised partial shutdown of the U.S. government, we are beginning to see dozens of U.S. government websites being rendered either insecure or completely inaccessible. Among them are sensitive government remote access services and payment portals, impacting the likes of the DoJ, NASA and the Court of Appeals. An estimated 800,000 federal workers …

What’s Microsoft Teams and what are the benefits?

Running an ambitious small business can be isolating. Not least as owner-managers need to multi-task, often working long hours to keep their enterprises on track. Wouldn’t it be great to have 24 hour access to peer support, additional expertise, virtual meetings and opportunities to brainstorm? That in a nutshell is why Microsoft Teams is such …

The results are in! – What our customers are saying

Our recent survey proves that our customers are loving the unique, powerful and comprehensive service that we’re offering them (as well as loving the price they pay for it.) We asked a range of customers who all use us for different services to tell us honestly how they thought we were doing, and the results …

Why your website needs web application firewalls (WAFs)

Most people assume their websites are safe from hacks and malware. They are probably right. That is, if they manage not to be among the 37,000 websites hacked every day. My site is no target for hackers There is a good reason why people are rushing towards securing their websites. Yes, most hackers revere being …