Business vs Residential Broadband: Which is Right for You?

When it comes to choosing a broadband connection, businesses and residential users have different needs and priorities. In this blog post, we will compare business vs residential broadband and explore the key differences between the two. Support and Service One of the main differences between business and residential broadband is the level of support and […]

How to check your internet speed

There are many reasons you might want to check your internet speed. One of those could be to see if you are getting the speeds your provider guarantees. Other reasons include diagnosing problems with your connection, or testing if you connection is enough to handle your day to day activities. Whatever your reason might be, […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of VoIP

Older phone systems are being gradually phased out as more businesses are adopting VoIP technology. Telecom providers are also actively encouraging their clients to switch to VoIP in light of the PSTN Switch off happening in 2025. You might be wondering how your business might benefit from the switch, and is it all sunshine and […]

What are Email Protocols? – POP3, IMAP and SMTP

Email protocols are sets of rules that define how an email should be exchanged between servers and email clients. There are 3 main ones – POP3, IMAP and SMTP. These protocols ensure email services are universal and make it possible for users to message each other even if they use different email clients, devices or […]

Are Email addresses case sensitive?

Have you ever wondered if email addresses are case sensitive? If your email address is JohnDoe@email.com and someone enters it all in lowercase will it still be delivered to your inbox? This post will explain how email syntax works and if capitalisation matters. You might be creating a new professional email or an email for […]

Use public Wi-Fi safely with a VPN

Do you often connect to Wi-Fi hotspots in public places? These can include cafes, hotels, libraries or even your train when you commute. We live in a time where internet access is more and more a necessity rather than a commodity. Public Wi-Fi is expected almost anywhere you go, and for good reason. It is […]

Email Authentication: SPF, DKIM and DMARC Explained

Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to communicate with leads and convert them. That is, if your emails reach their intended recipients. Which is why it is important your emails are optimised for deliverability. The internet is full of spam, as a result service providers adopt various methods of catching out spam […]

4 Reasons Why You Should Keep WordPress Up To Date 

With WordPress powering over 42% of the web and more sites being added daily it is important users and developers understand the importance of keeping WordPress up to date.  As a design and hosting company based in the UK our support team periodically receive emails from customers asking whether or not they should update WordPress, […]

How to safely use your business email

Email is the most popular form of communication worldwide. It’s widely available, easy to use and free, meaning almost everyone around the whole world has access to one.   The number of email users worldwide continues to increase and despite the emergence of alternative communication channels, such as chat apps, remains integral to daily lives. In […]

What is Phishing? How to recognize Phishing Emails

You’ve likely heard the term Phishing. This was already one of the most popular types of cyber attacks. Which has only increased since the Covid pandemic.  So far in 2022, more than 3.4 billion phishing Emails are sent out daily. Almost half of the emails that were sent out in 2021 were phishing emails. A […]