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Blogging for beginners

Want to know more about how to start writing a blog?  Look no further, because we’ve created the definitive guide on everything you need to know about getting started on your new blogging adventure. 10 steps to starting your blog  To make the information easier to digest, we’ve arranged the content into segments so you […]

Select Your Perfect Domain Name For Brand & SEO

A Top Tier Guide On How To Select Your Perfect Domain Name Most marketing and business professionals agree: your website is your most important marketing tool. Choosing a domain name is one of the most consequential decisions you’ll make. Your website and its accompanying domain name (a.k.a. URL, web address) represent your brand, aid with SEO […]

How to troubleshoot common HTTP error codes?

When you try to access a web server or a web application, every HTTPS request received by a server is answered with an HTTPS status code. The HTTP status codes are composed of 3 digits and grouped in 5 different classes. These status classes can be quickly identified thanks to the first digit as below: […]

How to Know When Your Business Needs a New Server

So, you already have a dedicated server or VPS plan to host the website for your business. Your website is running smoothly and business is going well, with no changes to your hosting arrangement needed. You may think that with this server your business’s internet needs will be fulfilled for the foreseeable future.  However, there […]

Installing Percona XtraDB 5.7 Cluster on Centos 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how we configured Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7 on Centos 7 server. This install will be taking advantage of the Percona repositories for Yum. For this build we will require 3 Centos 7 systems. In our case this was done using 3 virtual machines running on a local Lan, […]

Securing Proxmox and SSH using Fail2Ban

Out of the box Proxmox does not have any Brute Force protection in the same way as some other virtualisation technologies do. For example when using VMWare EXSi it will block the SSH port by default and when open add some strict rules on access. As such, for our proxmox servers we wanted to increase […]

How to use ASSP spam filter

Please note, we no longer use ASSP on our UKHost4u servers. We have instead moved on to MailScanner. A guide on how to use that can be found here. The below article is left online for reference only. In our search for an efficient, powerful spam filtering tool we’ve decided to trial The Anti-Spam SMTP […]