Key things you need to look for in a business web hosting service

Business web hosting is an essential part of the online profile of any business. It’s what allows you to continue to operate reliably and efficiently, and gives you the scope you need for growth. Think of it another way; if you were looking for physical business premises, would you choose somewhere that had poor quality …

5 Ways to Supercharge WooCommerce

Adding a shopping cart to your WordPress website is easy as a few clicks and can bring great benefits to your business. WooCommerce is a plugin that easily adds products to your website so you can sell them online, all while your WordPress website is still sat there in the background. However, you may have …

Squirrel Mail Ending – Other Webmail Offerings

In todays’ world we rely heavily on access to our emails, whether for business or personal use. Webmail – that is using a web site to access your emails, is a handy way to check your mailbox without setting up additional software on your computer or device. We offer a number of different options when …

Magento v1 cut-off date myths busted

If Magento version 1 is what powers your ecommerce site, you could be forgiven for being concerned. The company’s announcement at the release of version 2 that the older platform would shortly be decommissioned, along with any technical support, put fear through the hearts of many customers. Since then, lots of rumours have been flying …

What is auto scaling for virtual servers?

If you are running your own website then it can sometimes be tricky to define exactly how much traffic you expect to get and predict spikes in demand from consumers. This is especially true for businesses where sudden changes to your usual engagement levels from consumers can really catch you out. Being able to respond …

7 Easy Steps to Speeding Up your Website

Having a website is an essential component of a successful modern business, but one of the most common mistakes companies make is failing to optimise their website to make it work as fast as possible. A sluggish site is a hassle for repeat visitors and can cause you to lose customers and subscribers. Why site …

Nominated for 3 awards at ISPA Awards

Here at catalyst2, we are very proud to have been nominated for three awards at the forthcoming ISPA Awards 2018. This represents a real achievement for us and industry recognition of all the hard work we have put in to date. Of course, we would like to send a massive thank you to our fabulous …

Updated Privacy Policy – GDPR

With GDPR five weeks away, we have now published our updated Privacy Policy. If you are interested in our other compliance / certificates around Information Security, please see our blog post on on our ISO27001 certification. You can also find answers to many queries around our infrastructure page. As always, if you have any queries …

Is your Outlook secure?

Microsoft patched a serious security flaw in all currently supported versions of Outlook on Tuesday, April 10th. The patch fixed a flaw which allowed hackers to harvest details from users who simply previewed an infected RTF (Rich Text Format) email. What should I do to make sure I am not vulnerable? You should make sure …