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Server Uptime Report for June

July 3rd, 2012

We’re very pleased to announce that June’s uptime figure was a massive 99.98%.

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May Uptime Report

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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Announcing .uk Domain Multi-year Registrations

May 9th, 2012

As a member of Nominet, the organisation responsible for .uk domains, we’re very pleased to announce that simplewebhosting.co.uk customers can now register .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .ltd.uk and .plc.uk domains for up to ten years!

Previously .uk domains could only be registered for two years but now you can register for anything from twelve months to ten years.

We’ve already renewed our important domains (eg: whois) for the full ten years to protect our business – you should do the same.

 


New goMobi features now available

April 30th, 2012

As of this morning, our goMobi mobile website publishing service has been updated to v1.6.

There are quite a few small changes and additions to the goMobi service, but the overall experience remains very similar to what it was for those using the Site Builder. It remains very intuitive and existing sites will continue to work just fine.

That said, there are quite a few new features in version 1.6:

New Features:

  • Ability to upload icons to features – a much requested feature!
  • Option to add smartphone bookmark – upload a custom icon to be used when users create a shortcut to the goMobi site on their supported smartphone.
  • Live site preview – the site preview in the Site Builder now emulates the experience on a smartphone.
  • Keywords – improve SEO with meta keywords.
  • New icon set – added a new theme.
  • WordPress and Drupal redirection modules – available from the Advanced Feature or Finish page of the Site Builder.
  • Site sharing options added to Finish page – easily promote your new goMobi site on Facebook, Twitter, Email or by QR code.

Enhancements:

  • Improved Advanced Options – makes it easier for users to access advanced options when desired.
  • New site colour options – users can more completely customize the goMobi site to match the colour palette of their existing site.
  • WYSIWYG Editor added to Coupons – make rich, HTML coupons with images and text.
  • Email option added to Find Us feature – let visitors send you an email to the email address of your choice.
  • Additional language options added to Site Translation feature – more languages supported by the built-in translation feature.
  • Email and SMS options added to the Create Link feature – create a link that opens email or SMS on certain smartphones.
  • Additional Currencies added to mCommerce option – support for ten additional currencies.
  • Video feature limit – increased from four to eight.
  • Number of locations – increased from four to six.

If you’re not already a goMobi user, find out more at http://www.simplewebhosting.co.uk/gomobi


Outage report – Thursday 26th April

April 27th, 2012

We experienced a major outage yesterday afternoon upstream at our data supplier. The problem affected our entire network meaning that no websites would load and no email was flowing – this lasted a little over thirty minutes.

We’ve now had a report from our upstream provider explaining that a customer on our wider network has beed targeted by a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. Like all Internet providers, we experience DDoS attacks against customer services on an occasional basis. Procedures are in place to deal with such events in order to prevent attacks from affecting customer service and we’ll continue to work with our suppliers to ensure these continue to be dealt with effectively. This is the largest such attack we’re aware of in our ten years of trading.

The best way to keep abreast of network issues is via our Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/simplestatus

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