And the 2020 Best Customer Service Award goes to… catalyst2!

Last week, The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK), an esteemed British body representing internet service providers, held its renowned Annual UK Internet Industry Awards ceremony, also known as the ISPAs. For the past 22 years, the awards have brought together a plethora of companies within the ISP industry in the UK – regardless of …

Managed cloud hosting

Businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries are leaning towards managed cloud services. In January 2020, Gartner predicted that adoption to the cloud will continue to grow, and it is. Moving to the cloud has many distinct advantages, so let’s take a look into the world of managed cloud hosting. First of all, what does …

Viewing invoices for Dedicated Servers

If you would like to view all your old invoices, you can click on the link in a recent invoice email. This will then take you to a screen that looks like this: If you click on the outstanding bills link at the top that is highlighted, you will then be taken to a screen …

SOC2 hosting versus ISO 27001

In an ever-changing world, the risk of cyber-attacks and threats to data security is in the mind’s eye of every business. Therefore, it makes good business sense to always be on the lookout for the most bulletproof and secure way to manage data, to protect a business’s interests and that of its customers. Globally, there …

Why should your business use a managed dedicated server?

A dedicated server is a type of website host in which the user has the exclusive use of the entire server. If your business currently uses a shared hosting server, you may have experienced some hosting problems. This is because other websites are using the same server, which means you are competing for limited server …

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 …