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.

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http/2 supported on web hosting and cloud hosting

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.

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Renew and save on UK domains.

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.

Example Savings

YearsRegular PriceSale PriceSave
3£20.97£17.82£3.15
5£34.95£29.71£5.24
10£69.90£59.42£10.48

To renew now, use the link below and select 3 or more years, then add to basket and checkout.

Renew Your UK Domains Now

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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.

Birthday Offers

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.

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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.

Example deals;

NameRegular PriceSale Price
Starter£9.99/month£4.99/month
Professional£14.99/month£7.49/month
Ultimate£24.99/month£12.49/month

Prices exclude VAT.

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.

Need help?

If you have questions about our Black Friday deals or would like help choosing a suitable web hosting package for your needs please contact us.

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cPanel 60 now available on all Ecenica web hosting servers

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.

If you’re looking for a new cPanel web host check out our cPanel Hosting services!

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Speed up WordPress disable wp-cron

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.

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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.

What’s happened?

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.

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Install Woocommerce

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.

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How to secure your WordPress-Multisite-Network with an SSL Certificate

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Ecenica Christmas Opening Hours 2015
DaySales & BillingSupport
Christmas Eve9am – 2pmOpen
Christmas DayClosedOpen
Boxing DayClosedOpen
27 – 28 DecemberClosedOpen
29 – 30 December9am – 4pmOpen
New Year’s Eve9am – 12pmOpen
New Year’s DayClosedOpen
2nd January9am – 6pmOpen

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Ecenica Team

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Fancy a Free .UK Domain? - register your free .uk domain name now at Ecenica.com

Get your .UK domain name for FREE* when you register your .uk domain name with Ecenica.com before 7th Jan 2016

This month Ecenica have teamed up with Nominet, the UK domain name registry, to bring you a fantastic offer on free .uk domain names.

If you already own a UK family domain name – that’s a .co.uk, .org.uk or .me.uk domain name, and registered the domain before 28th October 2013 you may be eligible to take up your rights to the .uk domain name for free.

So, for example we currently own www.ecenica.co.uk, meaning we would be able to register www.ecenica.uk free for the first year.

How do I know if I’m eligible for a free .UK domain?

Unlike other domains, there are currently some limitations on who can register certain .uk domains. To find out if you’re eligible to register your free .uk domain name simply enter your preferred .uk domain name in Nominet’s Rights Lookup Tool.

To use the tool. Enter the .uk domain you wish to register with Ecenica, e.g. example.uk and click Lookup. On the next screen, you’ll see the lookup results. If the result shows “Domain name: example.uk, Right of registration: exaple.co.uk”, this means that the registrant of ecenica.co.uk has rights to the domain example.uk.

This offer isn’t around for long so make sure you register your free .UK domain name with Ecenica.com before 7th January 2016.

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WordPress 3.4.1 security release now available at Ecenica

WordPress 4.3.1, a security release, is available now in Ecenica Free Apps, our easy to use 1-click installer free with Ecenica cPanel hosting and WordPress Hosting packages.

We’ve updated our easy to use WordPress one-click installer with the very latest WordPress 4.3.1, a new security release from WordPress.org.

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