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.

WordPress Hosting now 33% cheaper

Since launching our managed WordPress Hosting plan back in 2016 we’ve received a lot of feedback. We’re always listening and as a result we’re now excited to unveil our slightly revamped WordPress plan. Our entry level WordPress account now starts at £9.95 per month. For the price and features we believe this is the best WordPress hosting option in the...

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Mercury email platform fault review

If you’ve experienced a blip with your Mercury hosted email of late, we wanted to take a moment to go over recent events; to outline what happened, why and what we’re doing to address the larger points moving forward. First up, Mercury itself. Many users have queried the redundancy of the system. Architecturally, Mercury is one of our most complex...

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Clef Two Factor Authentication Shutting Down – What Now?

As mentioned on the Clef blog this week – the widely used two factor authentication tool will soon be closing down. The final closure date for Clef is set for June 6th and any users will need to have found an alternative before that date. With over a million active users of the Clef WordPress plugin, we naturally have quite...

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Plesk Onyx now deploying on Reseller hosting

As of last week we’re now deploying the very latest version of Plesk – Plesk Onyx – on all new Reseller hosting plans. Plesk Onyx is the direct replacement for the Plesk 12.x series of the control panel. We use this control panel exclusively on our Reseller hosting plans. Through the next few weeks we will also be contacting existing...

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SSL is easier, simpler and cheaper in 2017

This month sees the completion of our ongoing project to revamp our SSL services for our managed hosting customers. Beginning back in 2016 our goal was: to simplify what can be a confusing array of options and configurations to streamline the SSL installation process to make SSL renewal simple and seamless to lower the costs as far as possible and...

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On demand backups with 34SP.com snapshot

Our popular Snapshot feature is now available on our Professional, Business and WordPress hosting plans. If you didn’t notice this feature rolling out in late 2016 – we wanted to remind you to take full advantage in 2017. Snapshots are an on demand backup of your website data. One click is all it takes to create a snapshot of all...

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Preparing for PHP7 on WordPress Platform

The 34SP.com WordPress Platform will be upgrading to PHP7 in January 2017.  You will not have to do anything, but we strongly recommend you review your code for PHP7 compatibility. The WordPress Platform currently uses PHP5.6 and one of the most requested features in recent months has been to upgrade this to PHP7. PHP7 brings a host of new features,...

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WordPress Hosting – dropping firewalld

For those keeping tabs on the development of our WordPress Hosting platform, today saw the removal of firewalld from the platform. Firewalld is the main firewall management component which is bundled with Centos7 and was used until today to secure the platform. FirewallD provided a centralised way to interact with the core linux firewall IPTables. However we have removed this...

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Dirty Cow Linux vulnerability – am I protected?

Dirty Cow is currently receiving lots of media coverage, which in turn leads to inquiries from our customers too. But don’t worry, at 34SP.com, we’ve got you covered! What is Dirty COW? COW is an acronym for Copy On Write – a programming technique. COW allows multiple processes to access a single file without conflicts. It can sometimes be referred to...

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VPS servers and self management

Today we tweaked the language on our site regarding the support of our non managed VPS servers; specifically we dropped the language referring to 15 minutes of included support. This had been causing repeated confusion for clients, and has now been dropped from the product pages. To be clear, non managed VPS servers have always been offered without formal support....

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