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!
Save 50% off Web Hosting with our Black Friday Mega Sale. Choose any Ecenica WordPress Hosting, cPanel Hosting or Turbo Hosting and enter code BLACKFRIDAY50OFF to get 50% off. Offer ends tonight so be quick!
If you’ve recently received an email from a strange company called Nominet, you might be wondering what it’s all about? In this post we explain who Nominet are, why they’ve emailed you and how you can register your reserved .UK domain with Ecenica.
We kickstart our new Web Hosting 101 blog series by shining a virtual light on our new and improved cPanel control panel, just one of the fantastic features which make hosting your website with Ecenica easy, secure and hassle free.
Learn about the recent Shellshock bash bug and the steps we’ve taken to keep your Ecenica services safe and secure.
You may have read about an internet-wide security vulnerability called “Shellshock”. This vulnerability was found in a key app, Bash, which is found on all Linux servers web hosting service providers like Ecenica use.
After learning about this vulnerability, we immediately took action and we’re happy to confirm that all Ecenica services are not vulnerable to Shellshock.
Steps we’ve taken
Here are the steps we’ve taken in response to the Shellshock bug:
Quickly patched the Shellshock bug by deploying latest bash update across all Ecenica web servers.
Provided extra support staff to deal with any customer enquiries.
Rapid roll-out of updates within hours of security alert. (Fixes were in place as of 18:00 BST on Thursday, September 25th).
If you have any questions about this update please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
An SSL certificate is a digital file which encrypts (scrambles) the connection between your website and your client’s web browser keeping data safe.
Socket Layers (SSL) certificates provide a low cost option for securing your website and protecting your client’s data.
This secure connection ensures any info your client may enter on your website, such as credit card details, personal data, usernames and passwords are encrypted when they sent across the web, reducing the chance of anyone intercepting and stealing them.
When an SSL certificate is installed on your website a small padlock or green bar will appear in your client’s web browser and your website will appear on https://, immediately letting your clients know your website is secure. This helps quickly gain customer trust.
SSLs are suited to anywhere where you want to protect your users data.
Common uses of SSL certificates include:
Securing Online shops
Client login forms
Benefits of using an SSL certificate include;
Better data security
Improved customer retention
Increased customer trust.
Compliance with payment providers such as Stripe
Low cost. We offer SSL certificates equal to only a few £ per month
Works with your existing Ecenica web hosting package.
Easy and fast setup
As of August 2014, Google now checks if your website has SSL certificate and uses this information to rank your site against your competitor. With this massive statement from Google and increased customer-awareness regarding data-privacy we expect an increasing number of businesses switching to https://.
The good news is adding a SSL certificate to your website does not cost a lot of money. Our cheapest SSL certificates start from only £30/yr and take only minutes to order and install.
It’s also possible to get wildcard SSL certificates which allow you to secure multiple sub-domain websites and Extended Validation (Green bar) SSL certificates, which provide extra security and trust for your customers.
.UK domain names are now available at Ecenica from only £2.99/yr
We’re excited to announce the new shorter, snappier and more memorable domain for UK websites has arrived at Ecenica. This new .uk domain effectively replaces .co.uk. It’s easier to remember, 3 characters shorter and makes it instantly clear to your customers that your website is aimed at the UK.
The even better news is you can register your .UK domain with Ecenica today for a rock bottom price of just £2.99/yr.
To register your .uk simply click here to use our Free .UK domain checker and search for your new .uk domain.
The .uk domain is set to become the new standard for UK businesses and websites. If you want to stay ahead of the competition then register your .uk today!
Our brand-new Ecenica CDN Powered by CloudFlare® is now available as a free option on select Ecenica Cloud Hosting, WordPress Hosting and our full-range of high-performance Ecenica Turbo Hosting plans.
Ecenica CDN, or Content Delivery Network (CDN) CDN powered by CloudFlare® can improve the performance and security of your website by automatically caching your websites static files across a global network of custom-built, super-modern data centres.
On average, a website with Ecenica CDN powered by CloudFlare® enabled loads twice as fast for your visitors regardless of where they are located.
Benefits of Ecenica CDN Powered by CloudFlare® include;
Faster loading web pages.
Reduced reduces hops and lowers latency.
Extra protection against hackers, spam and DoS attacks.
Ecenica CDN powered by CloudFlare® caches the static content of your website across a network of 24 data centres worldwide so these files are stored closer to your visitors, while continuing to deliver your dynamic content directly from your Ecenica web server.
Visitors to your website are automatically served files from their closest data center resulting in faster loading web pages.
Ecenica Hosting, a UK web hosting provider for UK business has announced the launch of their new look website, featuring a new range of web hosting services, as well as a new and improved user Dashboard.
To celebrate our 10th year of web hosting, we’re pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website, brand new range of web hosting services and new Dashboard – our new account area where you can manage all aspect of your Ecenica hosting services.
New Ecenica includes everything you’ve told us you want from a web host (and all the bits you don’t want). New features include brand-new high performance Turbo Web Hosting plans, brand-new domain registration services and phenomenal new secure Dashboard.
On behalf of all of us here at Ecenica HQ, we really hope you enjoy your new Ecenica.
New Turbo Web Hosting
Our fastest ever shared-hosting powered on our custom-built Cloud hosting platform hosted from our brand new datacentre. Includes new SLA, super-fast CPU and memory, plus professional VIP support. See our Turbo Web Hosting page for more details.
New Linux Hosting plans
Our cPanel shared-hosting is now bigger and better. With new better value web hosting plans. More choice and more high quality features. We’ve made managing your Ecenica web hosting services even easier with our new Dashboard. You can now easily upgrade your account to a new bigger Linux hosting plan, or one of our new Turbo plans with zero downtime to your website and email. See our Linux Web Hosting page for more details.
New WordPress Hosting plans
The perfect choice for your WordPress website. Our WordPress hosting designed from the ground-up to offer high performance, high quality WordPress Hosting. See our WordPress Hosting page for more details.
New Reseller Hosting plans
Grow your own web hosting business with our range of affordable Linux reseller hosting. Features award-winning cPanel WHM control panel (Linux) . See our Reseller Hosting page for more details.
New Email Hosting Plans
Improved email hosting now with more space and features. Personal or Business email hosting with fast POP, IMAP, webmail and roaming SMTP – so you can send email on the move. See our Email Hosting page for more details.
New Domain Registration
You can now register, transfer and manage your domain with our new standalone domain registration service.
New SSL Certificates
Secure your customer data with our range of cheap SSL certificates now available for ordering via our new secure checkout.
Ecenica Dashboard is our new name for our account area. (previously My Ecenica). Dashboard makes managing your Ecenica services and getting help super-easy. It offers everything My Ecenica did, and lot’s more.
Manage Products & Services
Easily manage your web hosting account directly from within our secure Dashboard. Includes quota usage, single-click sign-on into your hosting accounts, easier upgrade options, new password management options and lots more.
New Secure Tickets & Knowledebase
Getting help for your Ecenica service is now even easier with our brand-new secure Ecenica Messenger service, now known as simply Tickets.
We’ve always taken the security of our customers incredibly seriously. With this in mind new security features include new more secure login, new stronger password encryption, new token-based payment service, more secure password reminders, integrated password management, stronger passwords enforcement and fully SSL protected website (https://).
New Affiliate Program
Earn money by referring your friends, colleagues and family to Ecenica. To celebrate the launch of our new Ecenica website, we’re giving away a massive 25% commission for each sale throughout May 2014. Checkout our Affiliate page for more details.
And lot’s more… Other new features include brand new invoicing and billing platform, new renewal notifications., new sub account management with user-controlled access-rights (ideal if you want your web designer access to your account but prefer not to have them view your personal info).