Author: Siobhan Hancock

Siobhan is Head of Community at 34SP.com. You'll often find Siobhan socialising at tech meetups throughout the UK. When she's not doing that, Siobhan looks after our social media and is passionate about photography and videography.

Congratulations Keith on passing your Red Hat training!

A huge congratulations to 34SP.com staff member Keith Hyde on passing his Red Hat exams! As a member of our engineering team and a WordPress Systems Specialist, Keith has been studying extensively for the Red Hat vendor qualification for over 6 months. We are pleased to congratulate him on his well earned achievement! Keith, how would you say the Red Hat Certified...

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3 Golden Rules: How will my web hosting help with SEO

As the title suggests there are 3 golden rules to stick by when choosing a web hosting package to complement your SEO efforts.  We know that your content in general will play the largest part with search engines and that is definitely something you should be concentrating on over anything else, however there are other factors to SEO, more specifically your...

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Help 34SP.com staff raise money for Shelter – 24 Hour Game-a-thon

Last year 34SP.com staff members teamed up to raise money for Unicef, in aid of the Syria crisis. As a team they arranged their very first fundraiser, which proved to be a big hit raising over £1,200 for Unicef. They hosted a 24 hour non stop Game-a-thon, pairing up to live stream and play games such as Super Meat Boy,...

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PayPal’s SSL certificate upgrade – Will this affect me?

PayPal have announced that they are in the process of upgrading SSL certificates, to use the SHA-256 algorithm and Verisign’s 2048-bit G5 root certificate.   SHA-1 to SHA-2 The trust for SHA-1 SSL certificates began to phase out in 2013, due to possible insecurities identified in the algorithm.  With this disclosure most larger companies have already made the switch to SHA-2 and encourage...

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Manchester WordPress Translation Day Event 2016

34SP.com staff member Siobhan McMinn along with her fellow organisers Barna Buxbaum and Natalia Witczyk have arranged WordPress Translation Day Manchester event on behalf of MWUG. “Sunday, April 24th marks the occasion where WordPress users around the world unite to contribute to the development of WordPress. This day is about making WordPress fun and accessible to everyone of all backgrounds and...

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Shared or Managed VPS Hosting? Which is better?

In the past, VPS hosting has been chosen only by people with the ability to manage a server themselves. Today it is much easier for everyone to have their own VPS hosting, especially with 34SP.com. We have numerous managed VPS hosting plans, making superior hosting more accessible alongside the same great support you are used to. What is VPS Hosting? VPS stands...

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34SP.com staff attend WordCamp Edinburgh

34SP.com was proud to recently sponsor WordCamp Edinburgh.  6 members of our staff attended the event to meet the Edinburgh WordPress community and showcase our WordPress hosting platform. If you want to learn about WordPress and get involved with the WordPress community, WordCamps have talks on lots of topics, this time including image optimisation, the REST API, SEO, website design,...

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WordCamp Manchester October 2015

Congratulations to the organisers of WordCamp Manchester 2015, for another successful WordCamp! 34SP.com have now become regular sponsors and attenders of WordCamp in lots of different locations around the globe. We look forward to the event in our hometown of Manchester every year – and every year the excitement of the event is delivered as promised. It is safe to say we...

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8 Reasons to Start Blogging

Blogging is an excellent tool for getting noticed. It helps you connect with the reader to convey your message in its entirety. Everyone wants to know how to have the upper-hand in their industry and the answer is to utilise what you have around you. Without further ado here are 8 Reasons to Start Blogging! 1. You’ll think better Who doesn’t want...

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