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.

Building the best WordPress hosting – solid security

Security. It’s probably one of the most hotly discussed topics in the WordPress ecosystem – if not the computing world, full stop. Sadly, it’s probably also one of the least intelligently understood, certainly where WordPress is concerned. You’ve probably heard the spiel before, “I’d like to use WordPress to power my website, but it isn’t secure”, or, “I keep hearing...

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Building the best WordPress hosting – extreme performance

One of the first areas we turned our attention to in building the best WordPress hosting experience was performance. As I mentioned in my previous WordPress Hosting post, one of the biggest drawbacks to shared hosting is the inability to tweak and tune the hosting environment for just one purpose. This in turn can lead to slow sites, sluggish load...

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Mercury email service degradation – September 30th 2015

We feel it’s important to be open, honest and transparent about our service. In the rare event of a systems failure we try to keep our users updated via our status page. That is mostly useful for small updates of real time information as a case unfolds. Which is the point of this post, a more detailed overview of a...

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Building the best WordPress Hosting – overview

It only seems like yesterday that I started to see WordPress websites popup across our hosting platforms. In fact it was more than 12 years ago now; time flies when you’re hosting huh. WordPress started life way back in May 2003 when Mike Little (a Manchester local don’t you know!) and Matt Mullenweg forked b2/cafelog and started a phenomenon. From...

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Unlimited bandwidth at 34SP.com

Those in the hosting know will have seen many of our hosting peers offer ‘unlimited bandwidth’ solutions over the years. As you’ve no doubt also noticed, 34SP.com has always been resistant to such an update. This is because we’ve always wanted to be fair, open and honest with our users; we don’t want to promise you something that we ultimately...

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Weebly Website Builder and 34SP.com

For any 34SP.com customer that has ever dreamed of creating a customised, professional website in literally just a few minutes using an elegantly simple ‘drag and drop’ web design tool – your dreams have come true! Introducing Weebly at 34SP.com Weebly is an extremely powerful website design tool currently used by over 30 million people and small businesses – and...

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Software Vulnerabilities – Poodle and Shellshock

Lately it seems like the tech community has barely had chance to breathe from the announcement of Heartbleed, to Shellshock and now Poodle. It is perhaps fair to say that all software above the simple has bugs and unfortunately Poodle will not be the last. There will always be another media grabbing vulnerability waiting to be released, but hopefully we’ll...

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Business Hosting – It’s the whole package!

Business Hosting is “the bee’s knees“, “the cats meow“… “the bomb dot com” or any other terrible analogies I can’t think of at  this moment! 34SP.com love all of our hosting packages, they are all good in different ways and great for different markets. We have our Professional Hosting packages for those who want fantastic support at a fraction of...

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The Heartbleed Bug

You may have heard about The Heartbleed Bug as it’s currently in the news and the papers. Website owners are being encouraged to call their hosting providers about this to protect themselves from the bug. As CPL Jones from Dad’s Army would say ‘Don’t panic, Mr Mainwaring!’ 34SP.com have got it covered! We have already taken preventative steps to safeguard our...

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PHP 5.4 Has Arrived

34SP.com has been an ardent supporter of PHP for many years. In fact, if you check the main PHP ‘Thanks’ page you’ll see that 34SP.com is currently supplying various servers and bandwidth used for buildbot testing by the organization. PHP has been used over the years for virtually every aspect of our UK hosting and domain name platforms. So it is...

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