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We’re on the lookout for Guest Bloggers

by Craig

We are on the lookout for guest bloggers to contribute posts to our very popular UK2 blog. There are a variety of topics to write about and can include anything from how-to use our products to the latest hosting or tech-related news.

Using WordPress to Setup an Online Shop

by Guest Blogger

WordPress is one of the most widely used open source blogging and content management systems on the internet and is available as a one click install on UK2′s Hosting platform.  The flexibility of WordPress has led it to be used far beyond its origins as a blogging platform and it is frequently used as a…

Optimizing your web presence and security for Smartphones

by Guest Blogger

By 2013, most of the planet will be using their Smartphone, not laptop, to access your web page or e-commerce storefront.   This raises issue with regards functionality, security and user Interface design.  Recent studies show that a mobile-friendly website can increase overall traffic by nearly 13%. Here are four avenues you can leverage to quickly…

Can colocation beat the on-premise IT business model?

by Guest Blogger

Barring unforeseen catastrophes such as extreme weather events, natural disasters or terrorist attack, we do not see that the obstacles above will overcome the ability of the colocation datacentre industry to record double-digit growth for several years. ~ ~International Data Corporation (IDC) Colocation Opinion Report. In the last decade there has been a uniform trend towards…

UK2 Partners with the Marussia F1 Team

by Craig

UK2 are proud to announce we have officially partnered with the Marussia F1 Team for the 2012 Formula One Championship. The partnership represents UK2′s commitment to providing innovative hosting solutions to businesses, from local SME’s to global clients, across the world. UK2 are constantly striving for technological advancements and innovation which is why there is…

Do I need a Virtual Private Server (VPS) cloud or Dedicated Server for my Small Business?

by Guest Blogger

Very often a small business or SMB reaches a point where their online systems, website or lead generation channels begin to experience severe growing pains and may therefore impact performance for site visitors and even internal staff tasked with managing a company’s Internet presence.

Bob v Sue Sitebuilder Competition

by Tim

Londoners who use the Underground may have noticed posters for the UK2 Bob v Sue competition going up in the last week. This competition is part of a promotional campaign for the UK2 Sitebuilder. In building this campaign we wanted to take the opportunity to show off what Sitebuilder can actually do. We opted to…

Slow Websites Speeds Harm Google Rankings

by Guest Blogger

It’s official!  Speed is now a critical metric in ensuring your website obtains a good ranking on Google. For the last several years an unofficial industry benchmark has been established which encompasses two simple rules. Rule #1  This rules states that if your page(s) does not load within 2 seconds your customer will leave your page….

Mobile Security: The Dangers of the Coming Smartphone Revolution

by Guest Blogger

2011 was a nasty year for malware intrusions on consumer hardware, costing the United States over $2.3 billion alone. In the UK, precise numbers are harder to come by but if you design and maintain websites you have most likely experienced this issue at some point in your career, perhaps even as recently as last…

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