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Improved Server Backup Policy

Friday, December 6th, 2013

At simplewebhosting.co.uk we’ve always worked hard to take care of your data. Every night complete backups are taken of your hosting account and these are stored on a separate hard drive in the server along with a weekly and a monthly backup meaning we always have three different backups available should anything go wrong.

Whilst this has worked well over the years we no longer feel it offers enough protection and we are pleased to announce that we’ve moved to a continuous data protection (CDP) service. CDP is a nearly continuous data protection system capable of providing multiple recovery points per day. This has numerous benefits over the old operation:

  • At any point in time the CDP will hold ten twelve-hourly backups, two weekly backups and two monthly backups making it simple to roll-back your website.
  • You’ll be able to restore files and data yourself from within your cPanel. Just look for the ‘R1Soft Restore Backups’ icon.
  • In the event of a catastrophic disk failure (of which we’ve experienced a handful over the years) we’ll be able to restore a whole server’s data to a new drive in around a couple of hours. Currently this process can take up to a day!
  • The CDP uses fewer system resources than the old backup system resulting in much less strain on your server.

The best thing about all of this is it won’t cost you a penny more. We believe strongly that although we provide budget hosting we don’t provide a budget service.

New goMobi Features and Enhancements!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

On 12th March, our goMobi service will be updated with some great new features.

Some of the highlights of this release include:

  • New feature: Find Us feature – adds ‘Verify Map Location’ in the dashboard when adding your location to the site
  • New feature: New sharing options – business social network LinkedIn has been added
  • New feature: Added the ability to add any 3rd-party source code to features that have a WYSIWYG editor
  • New feature: New Site Cookie notification feature (for EU privacy compliance)
  • Usability improvement: ‘Create Page’ character restriction removed so users can create pages with more content
  • Usability improvement: Activated features will be displayed at top of Features list for easier editing

The update will happen automatically for all goMobi sites. There’s nothing you need to do to enable access to these new features on sites.

Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Twice a year we ask all our customers a couple of simple questions about their dealings with simplewebhosting.co.uk – we are always amazed by the response – details of which we’ll be publishing very soon.

One lucky customer also receives FREE web hosting for a year and we’re pleased to announce that the winner is Shaun Reynolds and his website www.blackedgebrewery.co.uk – congratulations Shaun and thanks everyone for your valuable feedback.

goMobi Version 1.7 Released!

Monday, September 17th, 2012

We’re pleased to announce that the latest version of our goMobi product has been released and is now available to all goMobi users. Below you’ll find a quick overview of some of the new features and enhancements that are part of this release.

Control Panel enhancements

goMobi has expanded the overall width of the Control Panel which provides more room to add additional features and useful options.

A ‘view site’ option has been included in the header which will open the mobile site in a new browser window and the language options are now contained in a drop down list [with the addition of British English].

goMobi has added a new Tools tab between the Features and Analytics tabs which contains marketing features and functions to help promote and drive traffic to the site. Also new is some additional design features such as ‘Site footer’ and an ‘Advanced’ feature where you can apply background images to your site.

Last but not least, improvements were made to the help page and added ‘how to’ video content to help explain some of the feature functionality.

Additional site templates

Creating goMobi sites has never been easier. They’ve added over 32 new ‘click and go’ templates to the Templates feature in the design area of the Control Panel. Just click on the thumbnail template for a larger view and then apply the one you want to your site.

Changes to colours, images and the layout of each template are automatically applied to the site. You can also mix and match different template headers and body styles and icon sets to create custom templates and you can customize the colors in the Site Colors feature.

Multiple click to call features

Extend your reach by adding multiple click to call features to your mobile site and display each one as a separate feature with custom name, custom icon and custom position. Additional options include defining which number to use as your primary number to display in the header and footer of your site.

Background Images

You can now apply a background image to your site. You decide if you want to apply it to all of the pages of your site or just the home page, where you want the content to start on your page and if you want to display the background image on tablet devices [animated images supported]

May Uptime Report

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

At simplewebhosting.co.uk we make sure that our hosted websites are available every single minute of every single day and in May 2012 we did just that! An awesome 100% uptime for the whole month.

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