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Is your UK hosting really in the UK?

Posted 30-01-2009 at 07:26 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

As Search Engine Optimisers (SEOs) will tell you the geographic location of your site can affect your ranking in local search results. That being the case the general rule of thumb is the sites wishing to rank for UK visitors should be located in the UK and sites wishing to rank for US visitors should be located in the US.

However there are hosting companies around that although they are UK hosting companies have their servers located in say the US, they do this as US hosting can...
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Default Email Address

Posted 30-01-2009 at 07:25 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

With our shared web hosting we always configure our servers to refuse to accept email for unknown addresses this means that emails sent by spammers to random addresses are rejected and never delivered thus reducing the amount of spam users have to deal with.

However it appears not all web hosts do this and instead deliver all emails to unknown addresses to the accounts default mailbox. This either results in the user having to wade through hundreds of junk emails and delete them or...
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Backing up

Posted 30-01-2009 at 07:25 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

While most shared web hosting providers understand the need for regular backups there are many ways to do these backups and these different methods give different levels of protection from data loss. Therefore it is important as a hosting client that you have a basic understanding so that you can ensure that the backup strategy offered by the host satisfies your requirements. The following details some of these backup strategies.

Backing up to a secondary drive in the server
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Unmetered is not unlimited

Posted 30-01-2009 at 07:22 PM by Paul (TOLRA Micro Systems Limited Blog)

During my normal daily read of forums I came across yet another web host offering unlimited bandwidth for some extremely low cost per month.

Their explanation of how they can offer unlimited bandwidth is that their servers are connected to 100mbps unmetered ports. They seem to have completely ignored the difference between unmetered and unlimited either through ignorance or in order to make their offering sound better than it is to the general public.

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