Maintenance from Saturday 8th June 2019 to Sunday 9th June 2019

TT Webhosting will be conducting server and data centre maintenance from Saturday 8th June 2019 to Sunday 9th June 2019. During this period website may experience connectivity issues as we will be issuing and setup new IP addresses for our servers. If your website is down for a prolonged period of time please contact our support department by raising a ticket.

We thank you and appreciate your patience while we conduct this essential maintenance work!

Regards

TT Webhosting Support Team

Server Maintenance from 1am London GMT on the 28/03/2019

We will be conducting some emergency server maintenance from 1am London GMT on the 28/03/2019. The server will be down for approximately 3-4 hours to run hardware tests, during this time the server will be unavailable.

We thank you for your patience

TT Webhosting Team

4 Ways to Improve Your Website’s Security

Every website needs security. Even if you think your lowly blog or online store couldn’t possibly be a target for hackers, there’s some unscrupulous bad actor out there who would love to get access to your data and/or take down your site. If you think you might be vulnerable to cyber-attack, here are five things you can do to improve security on your website.

1. Get an SSL Certificate

In the past, SSL certificates, which encrypt the data that users enter into your website to allow it to remain secure as it travels from their browser to your server, were really only necessary for sites that collected personal information or credit card details. But Google has indicated that it wants to move toward a web where every site uses SSL. On their Chrome browser, any site without an SSL certificate will be flagged as “Not Secure,” scaring users off. And Google has also altered their algorithm to boost sites that use SSL above those that don’t. Contact your web hosting provider about adding an SSL certificate as soon as possible.

2. Back Up Everything

Any and all data on your site, whether placed there by you or entered by a user, needs to be securely backed up. Your server, as secure as you may think it is, could always fail. Backing up data on an external hard drive, preferably one located in a different geographical area from your server, is a good idea, but many people are now opting to back up data in cloud storage instead. Choose one and start automatically backing up your data.

3. Use Malware Detection Software Daily

Malicious software can be introduced to your website through any of several avenues, often completely without your knowledge. This software can be used to spy on your users and administrators, steal data, and even provide a “back door” for a hacker to use to take total control of your site. Scanning your entire site daily with malware detection software (ConfigServer eXploit Scanner – cxs, Imunify, and Linux Malware Detect all offer affordable solutions) can give you peace of mind and head off malware before it has a chance to cause real damage.

4. Avoid Unnecessary Applications and Plugins

The more “features” you add to your site, the more vulnerable it becomes to hackers. That means that extraneous applications and plugins are a big risk since the code they use could have already been cracked by hackers who can then gain entry to the rest of your site. Make sure any unnecessary apps and plugins are completely wiped from your site.

Cyber criminals go after all sites, great and small. Investing in security means you won’t have to worry about your website being crippled by an attack or your customers’ data being stolen. That’s worth the expense.

What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is a service that allows organisations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers.

When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain into their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your webpages will be delivered to them through the browser.

Most hosting companies require that you own your domain in order to host with them.

If you decide to create and host your website with TT Webhosting, you can get a custom domain, email addresses, and web hosting all bundled into one subscription.

Types of Web Hosting Services

There are various types of web hosting services available to host your website. Before signing up for web hosting services, it is important to understand what kind of service your website needs, the kind of server you or your business needs, your budget, and what type of services the web host offers.

Hosting options available are:

Website Builders

Shared Hosting

Dedicated Hosting

Collocated Hosting

Website Builders

Website builder services is a type of hosting service that caters to beginners who need to host a website, but lack the technical skills and knowledge to build one. Website builder services typically provide you with an online browser-based interface to build your website, and also host the website for you without any additional setup.

Shared Hosting

In a shared hosting environment, your and other website owners shared one server. This includes sharing the physical server and the software applications within the server. Shared hosting services are affordable because the cost to operate the server is shared between you and these other owners. There are, however, a number of down sides, such as being slower.

Dedicated Hosting

In a dedicated hosting environment, you have the entire web server to yourself. This allows for faster performance, as you have all the server’s resources entirely, without sharing with other website owners. However, this also means that you will be responsible for the cost of server operation entirely. This is a good choice for websites that requires a lot of system resources, or need a higher level of security.

Collocated Hosting

In this type of hosting, you will purchase your own server and have it housed at a web host’s facilities. You will be responsible for the server itself. An advantage of this type of hosting service is you have full control of the web server. You can install any scripts or applications you need.

New Look Website

Welcome to the new look TT Webhosting website, we thought by redesigning the site in a minimalist why would make it easier for people to find the information they need. We did not want to use to much technical jargon as most of our clients are not technical minded.

Included in this post we have included some videos on how to order hosting from us.

If you still access our old billing system the below video would be applicable to you.