Are you a hairdresser or hair salon owner looking to set up a website with online booking for your clients? In this post we describe how to set up a WordPress website for your hairdressing business complete with a easy to use online booking form in just 5 steps.
Register a .UK domain before 17th January 2020 in our half-price Domain Sale and £1 will be donated to Samaritans on your behalf.
Samaritans is a unique charity who’s mission is to make sure there’s someone there for anyone who needs someone in difficult times. Every year, Samaritans answer more than 5 million calls for help and work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve got some excellent offers on our new shared web hosting and Managed VPS solutions, with up to 60% off your first bill. If you haven’t already done so, make sure you checkout our plans today.
As ever, if you have any questions about any of our web hosting solutions please get in touch.
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.
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.
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.