Category: Web hosting and email

We offer a range of website hosting products aimed at U.K. web site owners. Find the latest news on our web hosting and email products in this section.

Email redirect option removed

As of this week we’ve removed the ability to create new email redirects within our control panel. Existing redirects will remain in place for now – but you will no longer be able to create new email redirects. We recommend creating full mailboxes if you need to receive email at different addresses. We’ve taken this step to combat an increasingly...

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NodeJS and NPM available on all WordPress Hosting

Today we rolled out NodeJS and NPM to all containers on our WordPress Hosting, ticking off another item from our most requested feature list. As this is an entirely new feature, it should be considered beta. Please note that support will be limited while our systems and WordPress teams gain experience with the feature and we can only offer limited...

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Extra WordPress security for everyone

This month the public launch of our 100% free WordPress security tool – WP Fingerprint. Pop the champagne, shout from the rooftops, tweet with wild abandon, or at the very least take 30 seconds to go and install this plugin right now. You’ll be glad you did. WP Fingerprint started life as one of the custom built, integrated security tools...

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CAA records in DNS

What are CAA records? You might be familiar with the common CNAME and A records in DNS.  CAA is a new type of DNS record.  It tells the world which certificate authority (CA) is allowed to issue SSL certificates for your domain name.  Over the past year we have seen some CAs have security issues, and certificates issued by them...

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WordPress Hosting package updates

If you stop by our WordPress Hosting pages today you’ll notice we’ve made a slight update to our package lineup. We’ve introduced two new plans and removed an older one. The current line up for our WordPress Hosting packages is now as follows: 1 site container £9.95 per month 5 site container £34.95 per month 10 site container £49.95 per...

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Plesk Onyx 17.8 now deploy on new Reseller Hosting plans

As official launch partners of Plesk Onyx 17.8, we’re pleased to report that as of today, all new Reseller Hosting accounts are being created with the latest version of the software. Plesk Onyx 17.8 provides a range of improvements to the control panel; you can read a full list of the changes here. For existing users of our Reseller Hosting...

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Improvements to SSL security and compliance of WordPress Hosting

In order to keep our WordPress platform upto date with best practices and compliance requirements for HTTPS we will be making some minor improvements as of the week of March 19th; specifically we will start the process formally removing support for TLS1.0 & 1.1. on our WordPress Hosting. Normally such updates would go unnoticed, however the removal of TLS1.0 &...

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HTTP/2 push support on WordPress Hosting

With Nginx recently adding support for HTTP/2 server push, we’re excited to announce this has now been added to our WordPress Hosting platform. What is HTTP2 HTTP/2 is a newer protocol designed to speed up access to websites – it is built on work by Google and their SPDY protocol. HTTP/2 is now in common use across many sites including...

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Improved spam filtering rolling out across Mercury email

Over the last few months we’ve been testing a new and improved spam filtering system for Mercury email users. This is now in place and we’re happy to report its been running fine for all hosted users. The enhancements should mean a better email experience all around, and hopefully you’ve seen the benefits of this over the holiday period. For...

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