Google to potentially step up Chrome security alerts

The proposed changes to the Chrome browser suggested by Google engineers in 2014 are poised to come into effect, meaning a slightly different, and theoretically more secure way of navigating the internet for web surfers. A new system will warn users should they navigate towards a website deemed insecure. The feature is designed to act …

IPv6 Dedicated Servers

The World Wide Web is moving on. IPv4 has served us well, but it’s time for a new system, IPv6, and catalyst2 can provide dedicated servers that support it. If you are thinking of changing, it’s time to weigh up the benefits. IPv6 is, quite simply the future of the internet. IPv4 cannot support the …

Introducing managed hosting plus

Confused about hosting? Don’t know your DNS from your SSL? Our Managed Hosting Plus is for you. This is ideal solution for users interested in getting their website hosted while receiving a helping hand in getting everything started and managed. Why not leave the technical side to the experts so you can concentrate on running your …

Why you should be outsourcing your servers to the cloud

Not yet outsourcing your servers to the cloud? Consider these huge benefits of trusting this essential part of your IT infrastructure to a dedicated, industry-leading organisation. Security Whether cloud-based or not, your systems are vulnerable to internet security breaches. At catalyst2 we have network and server teams constantly managing and maintaining all elements of security and performance …

Load testing websites and why it is important

One of the most important (and perhaps one of the most overlooked) aspects of web development is the ability to load test a site. Load testing used to be a straightforward exercise to make certain that a site or web app could handle multiple loads of users, and has since evolved to become a vital …

The importance of SSL certificates

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates are the standard technology that is used online to establish an encrypted connection between a server and a web browser. When installed and used on a website it creates a secure connection meaning all of the information and data that passes between the users browser and the server is encrypted. This way …

Is a dedicated hosting plan the right choice?

For most start-up companies, particularly those that receive normal amounts of internet traffic, a shared hosting plan is ideal. However, for a larger business, especially those that host huge amounts of data and are more resource intensive, a dedicated server might be a better fit. Below we discuss some of the benefits making a switch …

GHOST Vulnerability

Over the last few hours there have been reports about the GHOST Vulnerability. This is a vulnerability effecting a core part of the Linux operating system. Patches are being released at the moment and we are currently monitoring the situation and will be applying updates to all servers as soon as they become available. If …

ShellShock Vulnerability

Over the last 24 hours a significant security vulnerability has come to light as part of the Linux Operating System. This vulnerability has been dubbed Shellshock and potentially allows an attacker to gain remote access to systems and execute malicious code. You can see more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29361794 We wanted to make you aware that we …