Changes to SSLs lifespans

At catalyst2 we sell a range of SSLs, however from the 1st September, we will only be selling 1-year SSLs. To learn more about SSLs and the new changes to the certificates, continue reading. What are SSLs? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an internet security protocol which is encryption-based. SSL certificates are …

catalyst2’s Haiti Clean Water Project

catalyst2 are a managed hosting provider and are known as one of the most trusted names in UK hosting. We pride ourselves on being an eco-friendly company, and this extends far beyond good intentions. As part of our efforts to become more eco-conscious, we are active supporters of many climate positive projects. One of the …

Afforestation and carbon positive projects at catalyst2

At catalyst2 we are concerned about our impact on the environment. The focus on environmentally conscious companies extends to consumers too, with 44% of UK shoppers preferring to buy from companies aware of environmental issues. Recognised as a staple of good practice, organisations are showing that they care about the world outside their immediate concerns …

Everything you need to know about VMware cloud

Using cutting-edge technology, cloud hosting is the latest way to ensure a flexible and high-quality hosting service and is becoming increasingly popular amongst many businesses. How does VMware cloud work? The simple concept of a VM cloud is the creation of a cloud computing platform. This involves several servers being connected to the internet. In …

What is the difference between public, private and hybrid cloud?

If you use an online service like Microsoft Outlook to send emails, for example, you probably haven’t given much thought to what type of cloud computing, if any, is behind it. It is much the same when watching TV online, listening to music, playing games, or storing pictures and files. They have to be stored …

ISPA Awards Shortlist 2020: Double honours for catalyst2

We pride ourselves at catalyst2 on the quality of both our products and our customer service, so we are thrilled to announce that we have once again been shortlisted for the 2020 ISPA Awards in both categories! Our team has been an ISPA winner or finalist every year for the past nine years, highlighting the …

7 steps for creating a podcast

So you want to start your own podcast? In this article, we’ll give you everything you need to learn how to create your own podcast. Decide on the Topic Chances are that if you have already decided that you want to start a podcast, you know what you want the topic to be about. But …

Google wants you to speed up your site, and we can help

What’s your page load speed? Not only is a slow website bad for customers and sales, now it’s bad for SEO too! A page that loads slowly is a big no-no if you want users to convert. Customers are unlikely to wait around for a page to load…especially when most people these days are browsing …

The remote services we offer at catalyst2

As technology becomes more a part of the way we work, remote working becomes a more considerable requirement for all manner of businesses. The benefits are numerous – it allows you to operate your business more on your terms, and on your schedule. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a medium-sized local business, or a large multinational, …

Proud to be working with FareShare

At catalyst2, we’re proud to support the local and global community when it comes to the companies we work with. That’s why FareShare choosing to work with us was such a fantastic honour. As a company that we respect and wholeheartedly support, we were happy to hear that our services could be an invaluable part …