At the end of June, cPanel announced a major change to their license pricing structure. Unfortunately this means the price of a Ecenica Managed Cloud Server with cPanel/WHM will be slightly increasing from 1st September 2019.
WordPress 5.2 is now available in Ecenica App Installer and our WordPress Hosting for 1-click installs and auto-updates. New changes include Site Health tool, a minimum PHP requirement and PHP Error Protection.
The latest version of WordPress, 5.2 is now available with our UK optimised Business WordPress Hosting plans and . We take a look at the new headline features.
Discover how a UK plumbing and heating business achieved an eye-watering 1600% improvement in their page load times after calling on Ecenica to migrate their WordPress website to one of our new UK optimised Business WordPress Hosting plans.
At Ecenica we know how important performance is to our customers and this is why we focus on providing on of the fastest UK WordPress Hosting platforms available.
A chance to look back and review whats happened ‘behind the scenes’ recently here at Ecenica. Our UK domain offer (which we’ve extended to February) meant we had lots of new customers register domain. We’re constantly updating our service and this month was no exception with updates to PHP, cPanel, WordPress, WooCommerce and our upgrades to our own Cloud Hosting infrastructure.
Protecting our customers and customer data is one of our top priorities.
Here are some of the security measures we use to keep your websites secure;
What is email forwarding?
Email forwarding, also known as email redirects and email aliases, let you create a custom email address which redirects email sent to it to an existing email account you own.
Using our email forwarding service you can quickly create a memorable and professional looking email addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org which will redirect email to say email@example.com.
The forwarding happens transparently so when your customer emails you at your new forwarded address, they’ll have no idea their email has been redirected – making it ideal for business.
WordPress 4.9.5 is now available for new installs and updates through Ecenica App Installer. WordPress 4.9.5 is a new security and maintenance update for the very popular WordPress app used by millions of websites worldwide.
This brand new update from Automattic covers WordPress versions 3.7 to 4.9. We, and WordPress strongly recommend you update your WordPress websites as this release has important security fixes which help keep your WordPress websites safe and secure.
WordPress 4.9.2, a new security and maintenance update for the massively popular CMS used worldwide for websites and blogs has been released and is now available with all Ecenica web hosting packages.
The update covers all versions back to WordPress 3.7. We, and WordPress strongly recommend you update your WordPress websites as this release has important security fixes which help keep your website safe and secure.
WordPress 4.9 is available now for new installs and updates. The latest version of WordPress brings a range of new features and bug fixes and is available as a 1-click install and update on Ecenica web hosting plans.
WordPress have announced the release of WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”, a new update to the popular blogging and CMS platform you can use to create a website.
Google has warned webmasters with HTTP websites that the next version of Google Chrome set to be released in October will show a ‘Not Secure’ warning for any site with a form input field.
Google says its popular Chrome web browser will mark HTTP websites with form input fields like contact forms as ‘not secure’ when Chrome 62 is released in October.
Updated for 2017. Check out our twelve tips for stress-free holiday when travelling abroad with your iPhone, iPad and Laptop. Including enabling international roaming, ways of avoiding excessive roaming fees, how-to securely check your email and how-to activate roaming SMTP on your Ecenica email account.
We start with probably the most important tip for travelling abroad with your smartphone…
Tip: 1. Enable International Roaming
This is a biggie, as without roaming enabled you won’t be able to connect to third-party mobile providers – meaning no web, no incoming or outbound calls, and no email.
Typically international roaming is disabled by your mobile provider unless requested. So before leaving for the airport check with your mobile provider that they’ve enabled international roaming on your account. With some providers it’s as easy as sending a text to enable it.
We’re happy to announce HTTP/2 is now available on all Ecenica web hosting and cloud hosting servers. HTTP/2 significantly increases the speed your web pages load, with improvements up of to 50% and more.
At Ecenica we focus our web hosting plans around speed and security. This is why we strive to ensure we include the latest web technologies in our web hosting plans. Today, we’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of HTTP/2 on our Web Hosting and Managed Cloud Servers.
Renew and save money when you renew your UK domain today.
Save 15% off UK domains when you renew for three or more years. Special offer price £5.94 per year. Offer ends 31st May 2017, so don’t miss out!
Why Renew Today?
- Save money – lock in at todays special price and save 15% off.
- Save time – less paperwork and added peace of mind.
- Simple – renewing for up to 10 years is quick and easy.
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New release for WordPress includes six security fixes. We’re happy to confirm this latest update to WordPress is now available to all Ecenica Web Hosting customers as an easy 1-click install or upgrade.
For a limited time save 15% off your UK domain registrations and renewals at Ecenica. Hurry this special offer on UK domains ends 31st May 2017.
Today, 10th March 2017, marks our 13th Birthday! Officially making Ecenica a teenager! (just without the emotional baggage).
We wish to thank all you for your continued support over the last thirteen years — it’s been immense fun — and we look forward to providing you with internet services for the next thirteen years and beyond.
Shiny New Servers for 2017
To coincide with our thirteenth birthday celebrations we recently invested in brand-new, custom-built servers for our state-of-the-art Leeds, UK data center.
Each server has been custom-built to our own specification to offer enterprise-grade performance and reliability. Features include multi-core Intel Xeon E5 v4 CPUs, super-fast RAM and high-performance Samsung PM863 SSD disks.
Our new servers have only been online for a few weeks but are already receiving fantastic feedback. We’re therefore super-excited about the future.
As ever, if you have any questions about any of our web hosting solutions please get in touch.
Ecenica web hosting now includes free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt. Get your free SSL certificate and secure your website today.
On behalf of all the team at Ecenica.com we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Thank you for choosing Ecenica.com as your web host in 2016, and we look forward to helping make 2017 an even more successful and fulfilling year.
Save an extra 15% off UK domain registrations and renewals this Christmas. Get your new idea online or renew your domain at this special offer price for up to 10 years today. Offer ends 31 December 2016.
Save up to 50% on our web hosting and get a free domain during Black Friday. Save up to £161! All our high quality web hosting packages feature easy-to-use control panel, free support and free migration.
Black Friday Deals
During Black Friday take advantage of our fantastic offers on our UK web hosting packages. Get 50% off your first bill, and if you opt for yearly billing we’ll also include a free domain for free worth up to £10.98 plus VAT.
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Why choose Ecenica web hosting?
Our users have many reasons for choosing Ecenica, but above all we’re known for providing high-quality, fast web hosting backed by amazing customer support.
- Genuine UK Web Hosting.
- Fast SSD Disks (20x faster than normal hosting).
- High-performance hosting including Nginx and Ecenica TurboCacher.
- Ultra-modern and secure UK data centres.
- Fast 1Gbps connection.
- 1-click App Installs including WordPress, Joomla and Magento
- Free technical support.
- No complex contracts or hidden fees.
- Independent UK-based company established in 2004.
- Trusted by thousands of businesses.
As part of our continual upgrade program, we’re happy to announce we’ve rolled cPanel 60 out across all Ecenica servers.
Here at Ecenica we maintain a positive update system which means we are constantly upgrading and improving our web hosting services to keep you at the forefront of web hosting technology available.
One of the big features of our web hosting is cPanel, the award-winning hosting control panel which makes managing your Ecenica web hosting really easy and fast. With our web hosting you can add email addresses, upload new files and install new web apps in just a few clicks or taps using just your web browser on your PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone, from any place in the world where you have an internet connection.
cPanel 60 is the latest release and we’re pleased here at Ecenica to announce all our servers have now been updated to use the new cPanel version. This ensures your web hosting is on the very latest version of cPanel available.
Version 60 of cPanel update brings a raft of new features, bug fixes and updates such as reduced memory usage, faster account creation, easier DNS management which make managing your Ecenica web hosting and managed VPS easier and faster than ever before.
If you have a Ecenica web hosting, managed VPS or reseller hosting package you’ll start benefiting from the new version immediately.
About Ecenica cPanel Hosting
Ecenica is a UK-based web host specialising in optimised cPanel Hosting. We’ve been hosting websites since 2004 and have a solid reputation for easy, secure and fast web hosting backed by amazing customer service.
We make hosting your website incredibly easy and our expert support team are always on hand to offer help, guidance and advice to make sure your online venture is the biggest success it can be.
In the dog-eat-dog world that is the modern internet, speed and security matter. In this post we look at how disabling and replacing wp-cron with a real cron job can dramatically improve the speed and security of your WordPress site in just a few minutes.
One of the regular tasks we do for our Managed WordPress customers is to disable wp-cron and replace it with a real cron job for them. This helps improve the speed, security and stability of their WordPress sites.
PayPal are upgrading their service to make it more secure. As an online seller, you’ll have received emails with the subject *Upcoming security upgrade may impact your PayPal service*. We explain what the upgrade is and how it affects you.
LinkedIn passwords from a database stolen in 2012 were recently published on the Internet. Whilst unrelated, we’re instructing LinkedIn users to immediately update their Ecenica passwords.
Hackers publicly released the account details and passwords of more than 160 million LinkedIn accounts from a hacked database from 2012.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s is one of those affected and had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked as a result.
We’ll show you how-to install WooCommerce on your WordPress website so you can create an online store and start selling your products and services online.
What is WooCommerce
WooCommerce is a plugin for the popular website builder, WordPress which adds the ability to run an online store. WooCommerce is the most popular Ecommmerce platform on the web, powering over 37% of all online stores with nearly 15 million downloads.
Securing your WordPress Multisite Network with an SSL certificate is highly recommended. An SSL certificate can protect your users data, increase user trust in your website and brand. Plus prevent your WordPress website from being hacked.
What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL certificates encrypt, or scramble, the connection between your WordPress website and your visitors device. Once for banks and online shopping, SSL certificates are now common place on the WWW. SSL certificates are most often used to secure websites, but also used to secure web servers, emails service and anything which requires a secure connection between two or more devices. Websites secured with an SSL display a small padlock, or green bar in your web browser.
We’re celebrating 12 years of reliable web hosting and support by offering 12 months web hosting for only £12. Offer ends 17th March 2016.
Manage your self-hosted WordPress blog or website on the go, using your iOS or Android device and your Ecenica WordPress Hosting.
Today we outline how to publish content from the free WordPress App, to a WordPress website hosted on an Ecenica WordPress Hosting account. As we’re big fans of the Apple iPhone we do focus on the WordPress App for iOS. However, the good news is the app is also available for Android and shares the same features as its iOS sister app.
As of 26th January 2016, the payment for the renewal of your Ecenica service will be taken on the date the service is due for renewal. This change is automatic and you just need to make sure you have a valid payment stored in your secure Ecenica Dashboard.
We’ve made these changes to our billing process in responsive to customer feedback, and we hope this makes it even easier for you to keep track of your renewals.
Previously we took payments 7 day before the expiry date to allow time for any billing issues such as an expired payment card, to be fixed before your service was due for renewal. However since we upgrade our payment system in 2014 and made it even easier to update your card online via Ecenica Dashboard we think the benefits of bringing the transaction date inline with the renewal date outweighs the occasional billing issue.
Our friendly, UK-based technical support team will be available 24 hours a day throughout Christmas and New Year.
On behalf of all the team at Ecenica HQ, thank you for your business in 2015 and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We hope 2015 has been an equally outstanding year for you and we hope 2016 will be even more prosperous..
Looking back at 2015, it’s been a busy year…
Highlights include Ecenica becoming a full Nominet Accredited Channel Partner. Celebrating Ecenica.com’s 11th Birthday. The launch of our Business Web Hosting – our new high-performance web hosting. And introducing our new WordPress Hosting
During 2015 the Ecenica team worked their way through two coffee machines, 30 kg of coffee beans and 100 mince pies – a company record.
We’ve got more exciting web hosting products and services planned for 2016 so watch this space.
As ever, if you need help with your Ecenica service our support team is open throughout Christmas.
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,