Quality Hosting Is Fundamental To Business

Quality Hosting Is Fundamental To Business

The business landscape is, inexorably transforming itself into a digital one. Even the most traditional mum and dad, ‘bricks and mortar’ ventures are busy carving themselves out an online presence, and most of the drudge work of filing and indexing is being replaced by data entry. A few years ago this may have seemed an intimidating change, but these days most of us are au fait with digital communication and cloud storage and are more comfortable about becoming involved in the electronic marketplace.

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That said, there are still over two million small businesses who don’t even have their own website – something you’d think would be an absolute base level entry requirement for being a competitive business in 2018. Imagine if we were still living in the 80s, and your business had decided not to bother being listed in the Yellow Pages? When you put it like that, it sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But still over two million people have either made that decision or have still been too scared to put their toes in the water.

While it’s important that your website isn’t off-putting, difficult to navigate or, even worse, unexceptional, it’s neither that difficult nor that expensive in this day and age to either make your own or have one made for you.

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Once you have your website up and running you will soon realise how invaluable it is in terms of bringing in business, and how important it is to keep it going. This is where Ghost Services come in – our website hosting service is exceptional, with a fully managed website hosting and technical support service available. We will conduct on-going maintenance to improve your security and keep all your plugins up to date, with full firewall, bandwidth monitoring and SSL certification. Not only do we keep your site safe, we keep a full back-up copy at our second Data Centre, allowing for full continuity if the worst happens. And because we have built our own cloud services rather than just repackaging someone else’s, we can make any required changes or fixes straight away, with no middle men or waiting necessary.

 

Quality, reliable hosting is fundamental. Contact us today for a quote.

Call us today to discuss your business IT requirements, and we’ll take the tech strain and let you get back to worrying about your bottom line. Call 01279 800039, or fill in our online contact form on our contact us page.

Streets2Homes Website GOES LIVE – READ MORE!

We’ve recently launched a new website for the charity Streets 2 Homes in Harlow, with all the expected quality functionality you would expect. The new ‘mobile-friendly’ website includes the ability to donate online and for them to publish their own news items and updates.

Please visit the website https://www.streets2homes.co.uk

Screen shoot of the Website 39 Degress Services Created for Streets 2 Homes Harlow.

We look forward to continuing to donate our time and offer free web hosting to to this Local Charity in Harlow.

Protecting Your IT System

Protecting Your IT System

Back when computer technology was in its infancy, most people believed automation and computerisation would revolutionise the way we work and do business. And it did, but not in the way a lot of us expected. Computers were supposed to be able to take over a lot of the work, and leave us with either increased leisure time or an exponential increase in unemployment, depending on whether you were looking at it as a ‘glass half full’ or a ‘glass half empty’ person. Of course, for the most part this hasn’t been the case- we still have as much to do as before, we just do it more efficiently, and the arrival of computation provided a thriving job market in IT services.

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These days it’s almost impossible for a business to entirely eschew the allure of computer technology, and any business that tried would find severe problems communicating with customers, suppliers and other businesses.

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Of course, this means that everyone now needs to make sure they have good IT support, whether on- or off-site. But there are certain common sense rules for best practice, which can help you avoid problems yourself before you have to get them involved.

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There are two pieces of advice in particular which are utterly invaluable – and they apply as much to the home user as the business user. First of all, and this shouldn’t even really need to be said in this day and age – always back everything up. An off-site cloud solution can be the best way to do this, because even if your whole system goes down your data is still safe. Which awful possibility brings us to the second, and perhaps most important – allow for redundancies in your system in order to avoid creating a single point of failure. Something will always go wrong, and it’s vital to make sure the rest of your system can pick up the slack when it does.

For everything else, and even for help with these, there is Ghost. Whether you want a fully-managed IT support service or a pay-as-you-go ad hoc model, we can help with all your IT needs. Cloud storage, security, ensuring compliance with regulation- whatever you need, Ghost can do it for you.

Contact us today to discuss your business IT requirements, and we’ll take the tech strain and let you get back to worrying about your bottom line. Call 01279 800039, or fill in our online contact form.

Go Back to School. Is Your IT Equipment Ready?

IT Support in Essex: That’s right, the six-weeks are almost finally over and before you know it, thousands of children all across the UK will be getting their book bags, ready to learn. But, have you made sure your IT equipment is ready to handle the pressure after a long break? 39 Degress Services, Essex have made a checklist to prevent IT breakdowns at the start of the new school year.

Is Your Network Suited to Handle the Number of Users?

Firstly, a computer network is a set of hardware connected together for the purpose of sharing resources. Most schools have a shared drive that gives teachers and their pupils quick access to worksheets and information. However, how do you know you’re using the right one?

Local Area Network (LAN)- A local area network is a computer network best suited to work at a single site such as a school or office. LAN’s are very useful for sharing resources such as printers and photocopiers as well as document sharing. So if you’re a school, it’s recommended you use this.

Have You Got the Best Security in Place?

With recent events, it’s important more so now than ever to protect your school from hackers and data attacks. Simple precautions can be put in place to protect your equipment, such as:

Anti-Virus and Malware You can’t monitor which sites everyone is on all of the time, but you can install anti-virus and malware to prevent any nasty viruses spreading amongst your network. The level you wish to use this software at can vary greatly- however, for a school. It is highly recommended you choose the highest level of protection to be extra cautious.

Data Recovery If damage occurs to either the internal or external hard drives. You may potentially lose vital information and records. 39 Degress Services fortunately offer a data recovery service, so you can rest assured all of your records are safe with us.

That’s Ghost, IT Support in Essex, top recommendations to check ahead of the new academic year starts. If you would like more information on the services we can provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch.