The Role of Server Location in Web Hosting

When picking a web host, a lot many decisions need to be made. You must first ensure that the web hosting provider you are going with has a proven track record of providing exemplary service, as well as is capable of offering optimum uptime. Furthermore, the quality of service, and concepts such as backups, security settings and refund policy too come into the equation.

One noteworthy aspect that you should never overlook when selecting a web hosting provider is the location of the server where your website will be hosted. While in this era where “cloud” hosting is being promoted left and right, it might be argued that the location of the server is not of primary importance, it is still a highly crucial factor that can affect the performance of your website.

So how important is server location in the world of web hosting? Why should you consider the location of your server before finalising a web hosting plan or provider? This article will answer your questions regarding server location in web hosting. Continue reading “The Role of Server Location in Web Hosting”

Security Tips For WordPress Websites

WordPress is used by millions of users around the world to build their websites and blogs, owing to its simplicity and ease of use. On account of its popularity, WordPress has often been the target of many malicious attacks, and WordPress websites and blogs can be hacked or compromised. This, obviously, is not because WordPress has a flaw within itself, but simply because it is a large target, due to the high number of websites and blogs that run using WordPress.

If you are a WordPress user, though, there is no need to be scared. By following some simple steps, you can harden and secure your website within minutes, and then be safe from malicious hackers.

In this article, I will be discussing some simple hardening and security tips for WordPress users. Continue reading “Security Tips For WordPress Websites”

How To Install WordPress On Your Jolt Account

WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System. In fact, while it began as a simple blogging tool, WordPress can now be used to create virtually any nature of website, be it a blog, a portfolio, or even a magazine or news site.

Considering the fact that WordPress powers over 25% of the total internet, it is only natural that it is the first choice of many users for building their websites. Jolt makes it easy for you to build your sites using WordPress. Irrespective of the hosting plan that you are on, you can install and get started with WordPress within a few minutes. Continue reading “How To Install WordPress On Your Jolt Account”

Jolt now accepts Euros!

WebHostingBuzz UK EurosHi all,

With many of our clients ordering from European countries, we decided to start accepting Euros as payment for our services.

The process of ordering and paying with Euros is straightforward. Simply navigate to the service page you’re interested in – web hosting for example, hit Order Now, and then in the right sidebar of the checkout, select EUR in the drop-down. We offer a great exchange rate too!

Announcing Our New £49/mo UK Dedicated Server

We’re excited to be launching a brand new server this month. As you may have noticed, we regularly upgrade our server range to stay ahead of the competition and offer the best value, but this is unique in that we’re offering this brand new server model for just £49; just half the price of our previous entry-level dedicated server model!

 

What’s so special about this dedicated server?

The price and specification are truly outstanding. Whilst some other hosts come close on price, they’ll usually be lacking on either specifications or support – maybe even both. With Jolt, no matter what hosting plan or server you choose, you’ll always benefit from our outstanding technical support team, who are on-hand 24/7, 365 days a year to help with any issues you may have.

There’s no setup fee or ongoing contract either. Try it out for a month, cancel before renewal, only pay £49.

The specs of the Intel 8 Core C2750 are as follows:

  • 8-core 2.5Ghz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB HDD
  • 5TB Outbound Bandwidth (Free Incoming Bandwidth)

 

To offer some perspective, our high-end UK VPS plan (VPS4) is £39.95/month, and has the following specs:

  • 2-core CPU
  • 80GB Disk Space
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1TB Bandwidth

 

£49/month goes a long way in terms of the specs offered. For just £9.05 more than our high-end VPS, you get 4x the CPU cores, more than 6x the storage space, double the RAM, and 5x more bandwidth. Most importantly, you’ll have much more freedom and flexibility compared to a VPS plan.

Here’s a quick comparison of our competitors:

 JoltRapidSwitchPoundHostHeart Internet
Plan NameIntel 8 Core C2750Value Range (Customised)AtomCube Pro-
CPU8-core 2.4Ghz IntelQuad Core 2.13GhzDual Core 1.8GhzDual Core 2.33Ghz
RAM8GB DDR3 ECC8GB4GB DDR34GB
HDD500GB SATA3 7200 RPM500GB 7200 RPM500GB SATA22x 160GB
Bandwidth5TB Outbound (FREE Inbound)10TB5TBUnlimited
Monthly Price£49£66£40£79.99

As you can see, we’re not only the cheapest, but also the best value – many of our competitors charge more, but offer less powerful specs!

So what can this server handle?

Quite a lot!Network Switch for dedicated servers

Typical uses of a dedicated server such as this would be a startup/small business looking for a reliable and powerful solution for hosting client websites, databases, email servers, etc. This server would give you plenty of leg-room to build your company, whilst keeping everything bootstrapped with minimal costs.

As with the rest of our UK dedicated server range, you’ll have full IPMI management access, allowing you to have total control of the server. During the checkout process, you’ll also be able to choose from a Linux/Windows OS, and software add-ons such as cPanel/WHM, WHMCS, Softaculous, etc. – which you’ll find useful if you’re planning to host websites.

If 5TB bandwidth isn’t enough, or you’d like to upgrade to a Gigabit connection, simply choose the respective server add-on at the checkout.

Tempted to try it out?

We’d love for you to try out our new dedicated server! If you’ve already got an existing web hosting account elsewhere, we’ll be more than happy to help you with the migration – just let our support team know by creating a ticket.

For more info, and to compare with some of our other offerings, check out our dedicated servers page. If you have any questions, feel free to head over to our support area, where our team will be more than happy to help.

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For our US customers, stay tuned for a similar deal in the near future.