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34SP.com Commits To 10 Years Of Free Charity Hosting

By 34SP.com on April 9th, 2014 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Customer focused web hosting company, 34SP.com has announced a promise to offer free charity hosting to registered UK charities for the next ten years.

The announcement comes as the Manchester-based hosting company reaches a ten year milestone in offering charities and non-profits free website hosting, which is essential for brand recognition, online donations and event promotion.

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Half Price Domain Names from 34SP.com

By 34SP.com on January 8th, 2014 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Manchester, United Kingdom – Customer focused UK domain name and web hosting provider 34SP.com has announced half price domain pricing for the month of January 2014. The company’s January Sale reduces the price of all new domain name top level extensions registered by 50% during the limited time sale period. Continue Reading

Free Month of Website Hosting from 34SP.com

By Derek on November 6th, 2013 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Manchester, UK – Customer focused web hosting provider 34SP.com is offering the first month free on all new Professional Hosting accounts during the month of November 2013.

34SP.com has been providing exceptional service and support in web hosting since the year 2000 and is also a Nominet certified registrar.
The company specialises in shared and WordPress web hosting for the UK marketplace. The first month free offer is for a limited time only during the month of November 2013. There is no limit on the number of accounts that can be ordered, however the special hosting offer is available on new account purchases only.

Each 34SP.com Professional web hosting account comes complete with:

  • World class service and support
  • Free weekly data backups
  • SMTP included
  • Spam and virus filtering at no extra charge
  • SSL support
  • Graphical website statistics included
  • Log Files, Cron, .htaccess included
  • Unconditional 30 day money back guarantee

 

Daniel Foster, Director at 34SP.com explained the reasoning behind the special free month offer, ”As we approach the end of the year, many businesses are making plans for 2014 and starting web projects to support their strategies. In order to facilitate the plans of businesses in 2014, we are offering our most popular hosting plan with a free month in November to give a head start on the new year. It is our wish to give every interested small business a chance to develop a new website without any friction prior to the 2014 business year.”

To take advantage of this limited time free month offer please visit: www.34SP.com.

About 34SP.com
34SP.com offers professional website hosting and domain name registration services for web developers, designers and small businesses. The 34SP.com team of technical experts offers industry leading support and service coupled with a money back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction. Among the web hosting services offered by 34SP.com are: UK business hosting and VPS hosting. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

E-Retailers More Upbeat About Sales Than The High Street

By 34SP.com on September 12th, 2013 in Press Releases with No Comments »

London, 12th September, 2013 – Online retailers are more optimistic about the business landscape over the next 12 months than the high street, according to a survey of UK SMEs by web hosting specialists 34SP.com.

According to the poll of more than 1,000 small and medium sized businesses, more than three quarters (78%) of online retailers said they are confident that sales activity will rise over the next year, compared to just over a quarter (27%) of high street businesses.

Both online-only and bricks and mortar businesses were asked what they thought of the current state of the UK economy. Four in ten bricks and mortar companies said they felt the current state of the economy was ‘bad’ compared to just under a third (32%) of e-commerce businesses. Only 19% of high street businesses and 17% of online-only businesses said they thought the current state of the economy was ‘good’.

Asked to predict how the economic landscape would look in 12 months time, both virtual retailers and high street businesses said the economy would be in a healthier state, but online-only businesses were more confident this would feed through to more business activity. Four in ten (41%) e-commerce businesses predicted that the economy would be much healthier in a year’s time, compared to 36% of bricks and mortar businesses.

Daniel Foster, founder and technical director of 34SP.com, comments: “What is clear from these figures is that online retailers feel much better placed to take advantage of an improving economic climate.

“Although both e-commerce and high street businesses expect to see a significant improvement in the state of the UK economy over the next 12 months, online retailers feel more confident that this will feed through to stronger business performance.
“This will inevitably be due in part to the extra costs that bricks and mortar businesses have to meet, but also because of the noticeable shift in the numbers of people choosing to shop online rather than visit the UK high streets.”

About 34SP.com: Founded in 2000 by University of Manchester graduates, Daniel Foster and Stuart Melling, 34SP.com is a Manchester-based web hosting provider specialising in exemplary customer service. Their aim is to provide world class hosting with accessible support, helping novices and experts alike to take full advantage of the web.

Half Off Domain Names from 34SP.com

By 34SP.com on January 2nd, 2013 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Manchester, UK – It is time to stock up on any new domain names needed for 2013 and beyond. The now legendary 34SP.com January Sale is officially underway with all new domain names offered at just half of the regular retail price. That means UK domain names can now be purchased for a mere £2.50 per year. All top level domain names offered by 34SP.com will be available for half off during the month of January. Popular domain extensions on sale include .com, .co.uk and .ltd.uk domain names. These prices match the lowest domain name prices ever offered by 34SP.com.

34SP.com has been registering domain names since the year 2000 as a Nominet certified registrar. The company specialises in the highest levels of customer service and technical support. The January Sale domain name promotion is for a limited time only during the month of January 2013. The special half off pricing is available on new domain purchases only (excludes renewals or transfers) and will revert to standard pricing upon renewal.

Every 34SP.com domain name registration purchased during January 2013 comes complete with:
Full DNS (domain name server) Control
Email Forwarding
Full Domain Forwarding including Framed Forwarding (masked redirection)
Advanced DNS Control Panel including MX Record Control
Complete Name Server Management
Domain Locking
Optional Convenient Auto-Renew
Optional Whois Opt Out identity protection

Stuart Melling, Director at 34SP.com explained the reasoning behind the domain name sale, ”We know that budgets and business ideas are often renewed with the new year and that our loyal 34SP.com clients often need to purchase multiple domains in January. To aide them in generating maximum value for their business, we hold our January Sale. Although we occasionally discount various types of hosting accounts and domains throughout the entire year, the January Sale has become an annual tradition here at 34SP.com. With the continued overhang of the economic downturn still looming, the 34SP.com January domain name sale is a welcome respite.”

The web hosting company also recently won multiple accolades for its infographic treatment entitled: Will the Mobile Internet Overtake the Desktop?

About 34SP.com
34SP.com offers professional website hosting and domain name registration services for web developers, designers and small businesses. The 34SP.com team of technical experts offers industry leading support and service coupled with a money back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction. Web hosting services offered include: UK business hosting, VPS hosting and WordPress web hosting. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

1st Month Free on Business Hosting in March

By Derek on March 3rd, 2012 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Manchester, United Kingdom – March 3, 2012 – When a small to medium sized business venture launches these days, the first step is invariably to create a compelling business website, often with an ecommerce component for online ordering. While there are myriad options for hosting a business website, there are few which combine all the features required for true online success.

For example, any business offering online ordering will need PCI compliant hosting and a secure certificate for encryption of credit card data. That business will also need a secure website space with reliable connectivity and robust email. Also, despite the fact that the website may become the very most important element of customer communications and transactions – companies want to make sure that web hosting costs are kept in line.

To elegantly meet the needs of serious online businesses, 34SP.com has developed a brand new Business Hosting account. The Business Hosting plan was designed from the ground up to be a fantastic plan for conducting business online. The accounts come complete with PCI compliance built in and also include a free SSL certificate for secure transactions. The architecture of the 34SP.com Business Hosting account is also designed around the needs of online business. This includes less contention on the server yielding higher performance and a generous helping of resources including vast amounts of email addresses, disk space and bandwidth. Weekly data backups are also included at no extra cost. Further, the account is fully scalable and can be doubled or tripled in size with the click of a button. This is perfect for fast growing businesses who need room for their web hosting to grow as fast as the business.

During the month of March 2012, 34SP.com is offering the first month of Business Hosting for free. Any business can get online and try the new 34SP.com Business Hosting account for one month at no charge. This is the very first time that Business Hosting has been offered for a free month trial and the offer is limited only to the month of March 2012.

34SP.com co-founder Stuart Melling explained, ”We are often asked by businesses how best to get online – they want to know which account is best for hosting a business website.
Since we have tens of thousands of business customers – we simply surveyed our businesses and asked which features are most important to them. From this initial research we then structured our current Business Hosting plan to meet the real needs of online businesses.”

To learn more about 34SP.com or to receive a free month of business hosting, please visit: http://www.34sp.com/business-hosting.

About 34SP.com

34SP.com offers professional website hosting services for cost conscious web developers, online businesses and designers. The 34SP.com team of technical experts offers industry leading support and service coupled with a money back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction. Web hosting services offered include: website hosting, magento hosting and VPS servers. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

 

Domain Name Prices Cut in Half by 34SP.com

By Derek on January 10th, 2012 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Manchester, United Kingdom – Addressing the state of both the current British and European economic situations, 34SP.com has cut all new domain name prices in half during the month of January 2012. The deeply discounted domain name prices will help any small or medium sized business in the United Kingdom or Europe to save 50 percent on any new domain name needed to run their businesses in 2012 and beyond.

To view a complete list of domain name extensions with the half off pricing see: http://www.34sp.com/domains.

A short list of the compelling domain name deals include:

.co.uk domains for just £2.50 per year
.com for a mere £5.00 per year
.biz for £6.00 per year
.eu for £7.50 per year
.co for £15.00 per year

Stuart Melling is co-founder at 34SP.com and had this to say regarding the January Domain Name Sale, ”After two years of consistently great feedback from our customers regarding discounting domains, we just had to bring out a truly outstanding domain promotion for 2012. We know that all businesses are looking for a bargain right now, but that shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice on quality either. Every domain name sold during our domain promotion is backed by our renowned, in house support team. You might pay half price, but you still get 100 percent of the fantastic support when you need it.”

34SP.com is a Nominet Certified Registrar and domain buyers can have the utmost confidence in the award-winning service and support provided by 34SP.com for over a decade. Half price domain names are only available for a limited time. The special domain pricing is offered only in the month of January. Domain names registered during this special promotion will renew at 34SP.com regular domain prices at the end of their registration period. The special half price offer is good on any new domain name extension offered by 34SP.com and there is no limit on the number of domains that can be registered.

About 34SP.com
34SP.com offers domain names, dedicated servers and professional website hosting services for professional web developers, designers and small businesses. The 34SP.com team of technical experts offers industry leading support and service coupled with a money back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction. Web hosting services offered include: domain hosting, website hosting and reseller hosting. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

Blog Award Winners Announced

By 34SP.com on October 21st, 2011 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Manchester, UK – The winners of the prestigious Manchester Blog Awards have been announced for 2011. The Manchester Blog Awards were established in 2006 by Kate Feld, in response to the growing numbers of writers, artists and photographers in the city who use blogs to publish their work online. The sixth annual award ceremony recognized excellence in blogging from the cultural hub of Manchester, United Kingdom.

This year’s Manchester Blog Award winners are:

Best new blog:
Screen 150 (edited by David Hartley) http://screen150.wordpress.com

Best writing:
Who the fudge is Benjamin Judge? (Benjamin Judge) http://benjaminjudge.com

Best arts and culture blog:
The Shrieking Violet (edited by Natalie Bradbury) http://theshriekingviolets.blogspot.com

Best city or neighbourhood blog:
Skyliner (Hayley Flynn) http://hayleyflynn.tumblr.com

Best personal blog:
Food Legend (David Bailey) http://foodlegend.tumblr.com

Blog of the year (most overall votes):
Screen 150 http://screen150.wordpress.com

Among the sponsors for the blog awards were WordPress hosting company 34SP.com, the Arts Council England and the Manchester Literature Festival. Eligible blogs were submitted during the public nominating period and a shortlist in each category was created. The results of subsequent public voting on the shortlist were tallied together with the choices of a judging panel to determine the 2011 winners.

Co-founder of 34SP.com Stuart Melling commented on the award winners, ”As a proud Manchester company, born and bred, we are doubly proud to sponsor a great event like the Manchester blog awards. Manchester is a fantastic, world class city – its an honour to be able to join in on the celebrations and recognise the talent in our city.”

As an indication of the quality of the judging of the Manchester Blog Awards, five previous award winners have gone on to sign book contracts, while others have subsequently had their writing featured in national newspapers and media outlets. Each of the writers has acknowledged the profile-raising power of the Blog Awards as a benefit to their work.

To learn more about the Manchester Blog Awards please visit: www.manchesterblogawards.com.

For further information on hosting a WordPress blog: http://wordpresshosting.34sp.com.

About 34SP.com

34SP.com offers domain names, dedicated servers and professional website hosting services for professional web developers, designers and small businesses. The 34SP.com team of technical experts offers industry leading support and service coupled with a money back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction. Web hosting services offered include: domain hosting, website hosting and reseller hosting. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

First Month Free on Professional Hosting

By 34SP.com on April 4th, 2011 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Manchester, United Kingdom – Customer focused UK web hosting provider 34SP.com is pleased to announce a very special offer on its most popular hosting product. During the month of April, 2011 34SP.com will offer the first month absolutely free for both new and existing clients on its Professional Hosting plan.

The Professional Hosting account from 34SP.com offers the following benefits:

  • Generous disk space, bandwidth and email boxes;
  • Top reliability as measured independently by Netcraft;
  • Award-winning customer service and support;
  • ncluded weekly data backups;
  • Free spam and virus protection included.

Daniel Foster, Technical Director at 34SP.com commented on the special offer, ”We know that often new customers want to try out a company’s hosting services before buying – to ensure reliability and service. That’s why 34SP.com always offers a 30 day money back guarantee. However with this ‘first month free’ offer customers may experience the quality hosting and service offered by 34SP.com before paying anything. There is no long term commitment or up front cost.”

The Professional Hosting platform is also the basis for the popular 34SP.com WordPress hosting account. The WordPress account facilitates a 1 click install of the WordPress content management service which is often configured as an easy to use blog. The WordPress editor allows a blogger to simply type and publish in a manner similar to most word processing programs. Since the WordPress account is provisioned on top of the Professional Hosting account, the first month of WordPress hosting is also free during the month of April.

For further information on WordPress hosting products from 34SP.com see: http://wordpresshosting.34sp.com.

To learn more or to take advantage of the free month offer on Professional Hosting please visit: http://www.34sp.com/professional-hosting.

 

About 34SP.com

34SP.com offers dedicated servers and professional website hosting services for cost conscious web developers, designers and small businesses. The 34SP.com team of technical experts offers industry leading support and service coupled with a money back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction. Website hosting services offered include: dedicated servers, reseller hosting and business hosting. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.

Web Hosting Control Panel Debuts from 34SP.com

By 34SP.com on March 21st, 2011 in Press Releases with No Comments »

Manchester, UK – After numerous months of programming and design work by a dedicated design and development team, UK web hosting company 34SP.com is proud to announce the launch of a brand new and innovative Control Panel for managing customer accounts. The revamped design is very easy to navigate and the main functions used frequently are front and center. Most tasks are just one click away from the main navigation center, and with completely new icons customers will experience a cleaner and sleeker user interface.

Simon Foster, Principal Artist and Designer at 34SP.com described the development process for the new Control Panel, ”We built the new Control Panel from the ground up. At the beginning of the project we identified all the areas where we could improve and the areas that already worked fine. We kept the best bits, and overhauled the rest. The outcome of this obsessive planning is a Control Panel that’s much easier to use, runs faster and can efficiently do much more than the previous version. The work doesn’t stop there though – because we have rewritten the Control Panel environment completely, its now much easier for us to make further enhancements and add new features, which we are doing all the time.”

34SP.com is a web hosting company which has built its reputation on the highest levels of customer service and support, therefore it was important that the new Control Panel be completed and refined out of the gate to permit support requests to be streamlined.

In addition to the great new ‘look and feel’ of the redesigned Control Panel there are a number of clear advantages and innovations built in as well. Here are just a few of them.

  • Customers can manage databases, subdomains and email address directly from the Control Panel
  • A new streamlined payment process makes renewing domains and web hosting services simpler than ever
  • Customers can open pre-authenticated support tickets directly in the Control Panel for faster case resolution
  • A new enhanced contact system allows customers to create multiple billing and technical contacts and control the services they have access to with ease
  • Instant access to server statistics and usage details
  • New security feature – Toggle FTP lock on hosting accounts with a single click
  • A detailed account login history is always available as well

A complete graphical review and detailed demonstration screens for the new Control Panel are available at: http://www.34sp.com/web-hosting-control-panel.

 

About 34SP.com

34SP.com offers dedicated servers and professional website hosting services for cost conscious web developers, designers and small businesses. The 34SP.com team of technical experts offers industry leading support and service coupled with a money back guarantee to ensure client satisfaction. Website hosting services offered include: dedicated servers, reseller hosting and business hosting. The company is headquartered in central Manchester, England.