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Drupal, WordPress and Joomla: The Ultimate CMS Face-off!

by Guest Blogger

Introduction WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are among most widely used content management systems (CMS) on the web today. As well as powering the popular WordPress.com free blogging site, WordPress is available as a stand-alone product that users can download from WordPress.org and run on their own webspace. Drupal and Joomla can also be downloaded from…

Would You Wear Google Glass?

by Craig

Google‘s latest project, Google Glass,  appears to be moving out of ‘project phase’ and into the next steps of production. But first Google are going to be launching the Explorer program which  allows the likes of us regular mortals the chance to apply for the chance to, wait for it, be lucky enough to win…

Which hosting is right for your business?

by Tim

An online presence is crucial for almost all businesses these days. 78% of internet users conduct product research online, so visibility on the web plays a vital role in driving customers to a business. This can be complicated for a small business though, not least in knowing how a website should be hosted. We will…

E-commerce sales are rising in UK. Have you set up your online shop yet?

by Guest Blogger

If you are retailer, big or small, you should already have an online e-commerce presence.  If not, you could be losing out on an extra 10% in sales revenue.  The Interactive Media Group reports that online shoppers spent 5.7 billion pounds in April 2012, which is a 10% increase over figures for the same period…

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…

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