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Shaun Is In The City!

27 Mar. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

After months of anticipation and excitement, Shaun has been let loose in London! You may remember us mentioning not so long ago that we were sponsoring our very own Shaun The Sheep, as a part of the Shaun in the City trail to raise support children’s hospitals. As Britain’s favourite cartoon character, the trail has...

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The Social Media Debate

26 Mar. 2015Facebook to Facebook or Face to Face? Love it or loathe it, social media is here to stay. The emergence of the online phenomenon has transformed western society nearly as much as mobile internet access. The natural symbiosis between these two cultural phenomena just added to the heady mix. Five years ago it was often...

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Up Close & Personal With Linux

26 Mar. 2015

A closer look at five of the most popular Linux variants. When IT student Linus Torvalds lost patience with the University of Helsinki’s cumbersome UNIX operating system in 1991, he created a basic kernel that would transform computing for generations. … Continue reading

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Google’s World Domination: The Rise Of Gmail

26 Mar. 2015

Posted by Neil Cumins

Should you let Gmail take care of business? Given Google’s near domination of the internet with its search engine, it was perhaps inevitable that its email service would also enjoy considerable popularity. Over half a billion people now have a Gmail account, despite the fact that rival services from Yahoo and AOL were respectively established...

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Bad Habits To Stop To Succeed

25 Mar. 2015Life is busy, and when there is  too much to do a creation of option paralysis can happen. There is a cure. There are only 24 hours in a day, and unless you have figured out how to survive on no sleep it’s important to make the most of each hour. Tim Ferriss, a best-selling...

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Goodbye IE, Who’s Next?

25 Mar. 2015Microsoft has announced that they will not keep Internet Explorer for the highly anticipated Windows 10. What will take its place? The browser on which many of us began our internet journey is hanging on by a thread. It’s almost nostalgic to think about that little ‘e’ icon wrapped in a gold ribbon. However, the … Continue reading

Impatience Is A Virtue

24 Mar. 2015

Is technology feeding our obsession with speed? In the beginning there was the internet, and it was slow. So slow, in fact, that today’s tech savvy teens would think the world had ended waiting for their page to load. Early … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday .com!

24 Mar. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

This month marks 30 years of .com! In celebration we’re looking at how domain names have shaped the web. In March 1985 ‘symbolics.com’ became the first .com domain to be registered. Surprisingly, very few people have ever actually heard of the company, it’s certainly not on par with domains such as Apple.com or Microsoft.com in...

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If Web Hosting Options Were Governments….

23 Mar. 2015Picking the right web hosting company can feel like the proverbial ‘needle in a haystack, but if you follow our guide to the types of web hosting using a giant government metaphor, you’ll find that needle in no time! ‘Dedicated’, ‘shared’, ‘cloud’: these words don’t mean a lot when purchasing a web hosting package, but...

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Is .com On Its Way Out?

23 Mar. 2015Could new gTLDs actually make .com obsolete when it comes to domain names? CNN.com recently published an article that went in-depth about the history of .com and how it was instrumental in shaping the internet. The TLD (top-level domain) .com has been around for 30 years now and its impact can’t be ignored. Many of … Continue reading

So Long, Internet Explorer!

23 Mar. 2015

As Microsoft decides to ditch IE, will anyone actually miss it while Chrome is king? Do you remember the first time you tentatively opened an internet browser? Chances are that it was Internet Explorer, and it probably took a lot … Continue reading

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Is The Internet Changing Our Perception Of Time?

23 Mar. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

The immediacy of the internet makes everything else seem slow in comparison. But don’t worry about the onslaught of information – we’re not supposed to catch everything. When it comes to email, what constitutes a late reply? An hour, a day? Two days? It’s certainly less than three, as evidenced by the apologies that usually...

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Coming Soon: New and Improved Website Builder

20 Mar. 2015Midphase loves hosting websites. However, even more than that, Midphase loves to help you create beautiful websites. Thanks to our new and improved website builder, perfecting the site of your dreams is easier than ever. We have released a new and improved website builder that will help you create a professional, well-designed, fully-functioning destination for...

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Cloud Expo Europe & Cloud News!

20 Mar. 2015

A round-up of Cloud Expo Europe Last week 11th and 12th March, VPS.net hit the road to meet the fellow cloud enthusiasts of  Cloud Expo Europe as it arrived into London’s ExCel Centre. A showcase of all things cloud, it … Continue reading

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What Is Social Listening?

20 Mar. 2015

Posted by Madeleine Bruce

In this age of social media dominance, tapping into the online conversation is just basic business sense. The ways in which we interact with each other and with our favourite (or our least favourite) brands has evolved beyond recognition over the past decade. Gone are the days when complaints were ignored – businesses have come...

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Stew Morrill – The End Of His Aggie Legacy

19 Mar. 2015Read about Stew Morrill’s journey as the head coach of the Utah State Aggies and everything he has done for Cache Valley. SSSTTTEEEEEWWWW!!!!! 10,270 faithful Utah State Aggie fans point to the scoreboard one last time to pay respect to the beloved coach. Pointing up to the jumbotron as the camera shows Stew Morrill is nothing new, … Continue reading

How To Sell Yourself With Style

19 Mar. 2015Finding the balance between humility and confidence is difficult, but if you’re in business, self-promotion is key. But how much is too much? Find out here… Nobody wants to be the one who talks themselves up all the time, (or worse to be the ‘one upper’ who is better than anyone and has done everything...

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Could Pinterest Be Your Secret Business Weapon?

18 Mar. 2015Pinterest isn’t just about cakes, it can be about customers. Brands are turning to the visual discovery site for a fresh, creative way to interact with customers, and the numbers prove that it’s working. If your business has been ignoring Pinterest, don’t worry. You can be forgiven for believing  Pinterest’s initial attraction was just a place to look...

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Foolproof FTP Uploading

18 Mar. 2015You’ve done the design, you’ve organized the server and the hosting, and everything is ready to go. But how do you get all those HTML files from your computer onto the server? Getting a website up and running can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to somehow build your website (this may involve … Continue reading

Give Your Business Website Some Dedication

18 Mar. 2015

Posted by Hayden Smith

Is it time for a more dedicated approach to hosting? You could be in need of a dedicated server… At UK2 we aim to put you in control of fast hardware on a fast network connection. We may be specialists in hosting solutions, but for those of you who are new to the hosting industry,...

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