I had an enquiry yesterday regarding the necessity for encrypted emails to be GDPR compliant. O_O It was so out of the blue that it left me speechless for a moment, before realising where the request was coming from. Sure enough, a further Google/DuckDuckGo/Bing/Weapon Of Choice suggests that this is a common issue or query… Keep Reading

This is a short article on the use of /etc/hosts – often referred to by our engineers as an edit, entry, or change to your “etcetera hosts” file. It is the simplest, most reliable, long lived solution to site previewing. The /etc/hosts file overrides DNS lookups. As such the world can look up your website… Keep Reading

The Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities are very much all over the technical media – but are yet to make the real news. The impacts are threefold: Spectre Variant 1: bounds check bypass (CVE-2017-5753) Spectre Variant 2: branch target injection (CVE-2017-5715) Meltdown Variant 3: rogue data cache load (CVE-2017-5754) The vulnerability was discovered by Google’s Project Zero, a new class… Keep Reading

  Hosting UK has been made aware of a suspected vulnerability in Intel’s CPU architecture affecting their processors as well as those from AMD and ARM. This hardware is used in customer solutions across the Hosting UK environment. Our priority as always is to protect our customers’ services. Our engineering team is, therefore, speaking to… Keep Reading

Last week we were talking about the effects of infrastructure outages. This morning we wake to find that the HUGE French-based provider OVH was down. Offline. Email. Web. Globally. Counterintuitively, your scale can work against you sometimes. If you find yourself without service, we are reliable, contactable and UK based – give us a call, use the chat client,… Keep Reading