How to protect yourself against ransomware

From the very time when computers began taking their place in our offices and homes, the computer virus has been around. In the pre-internet days these little pieces of malicious code only really affected the software sharing enthusiast, being relatively difficult to spread in the world of 3.5″ floppy disks. Since the late 1990s, however, […]

What is HTTP/2?

HTTP has served as the internet’s underlying protocol since its inception in 1991, so why do we need HTTP 2? The answer is simple, HTTP has its limitations. What was fine in 1997 when the current version of HTTP was released, is not sufficiently adaptable for today’s high bandwidth resource intensive web apps. The web […]

Cyber Week – £5 Per Year On Our Basic Web Hosting

This week only we are doing a very special cyber week offer of just £5 per year on our Basic Web Hosting Package. Single Website 2 GB Storage 400 GB Bandwidth One-Click easy installs which includes WordPress and Joomla We will move your website files and databases to us Comes with full cPanel web control […]

Diagnosing The WordPress White Screen Of Death

If you’ve been using WordPress for a while, it’s possible you’ve experienced the white screen of death. When you or another visitor to your WordPress site tries to load a page, they get a blank screen instead of the content. It’s not a common occurrence, but it’s common enough that a WordPress user should know […]

Fixing The Five Most Common Problems In Magento

Magento may be one of the best eCommerce platforms in the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s all that easy to use. Quite the contrary, setting up a storefront using Magento can be a complex, involved process which only technical experts can weather their way through. The results, however, are more than worth it – […]

Improving The Crawlability Of Your WordPress Site

At the highest level, search engine optimisation is about three things: creating great content, promoting that content to generate links, and making sure that Google and other search engines can find it. It’s the last of these tasks I’m going to talk about here — specifically, how WordPress site owners can make sure that when […]

Boost Your Sites Performance

Cast your mind back to when you first launched your website. It may have been just last month or over a year ago. No matter when you launched, I can confidently assume – you spent hours fine-tuning your design, plugins and content for the benefit of both your visitors and search engines. Fast-forward to today, […]

The Causes of Downtime: The Myths and Reality

Early on in the days of the Internet, e-business was not a major factor. Corporate and business websites were mainly online portfolios where potential customers could go to gather information. Even then these were very expensive, and they would go offline often. This downtime was a constant and major source of frustration that impacted company […]

Making the most of your domain name

Planning Before you pick a domain, there are a few factors that should be taken into consideration, which are based around your niche, target audience and brand. The good news is that you can pick almost anything related to your idea. The bad news is that so can anyone else and as such picking a […]

We are one of the first to use xVarnish

PodRacks is one of the first hosting companies to start using xVarnish on all of our shared hosting servers to give vast improvements in websites speeds and performance. xVarnish is a feature-rich software package providing simple management of Varnish Cache, the open source high-performance HTTP accelerator developed by Poul-Henning Kamp and Varnish Software. The xVarnish […]

We are a CloudFlare Partner

We always like to improve our hosting service by introducing new benefits to both new and existing customers. We have now joined the CloudFlare partner network and introduced CloudFlare support on our platform by default, which can bring even more speed and security to your hosting service with us. CloudFlare is a third-party vendor, who […]

The benefits of hosting on an SSD hard drives.

From home and office PCs, to data centers and web hosting providers, time is ticking for the traditional platter-based hard disk drive. Recent generations of Solid State Drive (SSD) storage devices are silent, more reliable, faster and consume less power. As their unit prices have fallen and storage size has increased, they have become a practical […]