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.
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.
This week we take a beginner’s introduction to Responsive Web Design. We’ll look at what Responsive web design is. How responsive design can benefit your business, and look at the link between responsive web design and WordPress – the free website and blogging platform.
Here are five beginner WordPress SEO tips for improving your self-hosted WordPress website Google ranking. The tips are aimed at WordPress beginners. Require no coding skills and only need 15 minutes of your time.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) for building websites and blogs. When it comes to SEO WordPress does a pretty good job out of the box.
What is SEO?
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the label given to actions which attempt to improve search engine rankings such as changing content to aim at a specific keyword search term.
What is WordPress SEO?
WordPress SEO are search engine optimisation tips which only apply to the WordPress CMS platform. Typically they’ll involve changing WordPress settings, modifying themes or installing/setting up WordPress Plugins.
Updating WordPress gives you access to the latest WordPress features, improved performance and better security. This week we look at why it’s a good idea to update your WordPress website and offer tips and suggestions for making updating WordPress even easier
We’re excited to announce the launch of our brand new Business Web Hosting with full SSD, Nginx and 1Gbps network – Our fastest web hosting to date!
Our new range of Business web hosting packages are powered by our high-performance SSD hosting platform and include business-class technical support from our in-house team of web experts.
Offering up to 20x faster performance over standard shared cPanel hosting, an Ecenica Business Web Hosting plan is perfect for running demanding WordPress and WooCommerce websites where fast load times are crucial to your company.
Here’s 5 quick tips to help you secure your WordPress websites in less than 20 minutes. We look at ways to avoid hackers exploiting your WordPress and how-to protect your WordPress from brute force attacks by botnets.
Here are six quick and simple steps for better password security. We look at what makes a good password. Why changing your passwords frequently is still a good idea, and why it’s still important to wary of emails asking for login details.
From 1st Jan 2015 your Ecenica invoices will reflect the new EU VAT rules.
On January 1 new EU VAT ‘place of supply of services’ rules come into force. Any company selling ‘digital services’ to customers located in the EU will need to charge and account for the VAT in the customer’s country.
Our friendly, UK-based technical support team will be available 24 hours a day throughout Christmas and New Year.
Over the Christmas holidays we’ll be running reduced Sales and Billing hours. Technical support will be available throughout. So you’ll still receive quick and friendly support replies as usual!!
So if Santa has brought you a new iPad and you want to set up your Ecenica email address, or if you’ve just had a ‘eureka’ idea and want to quickly setup a website on your hosting then contact us and we’ll more than happy to help.
On behalf of all the team at Ecenica HQ, thank you for your business in 2014 and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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