How to Configure the Netcetera CDN Service

There are several ways to configure and manage your Netcetera CDN
service.  Advanced users can setup all sorts of custom configurations,
choose which folders to fetch, utilize custom DNS zones (ie
CDN.domain.com)

This guide is for the average user who simply wishes to utilize the
CDN as easily as possible and make the process as seamless as possible
in order to serve static/streaming content from their website across our
CDN network

1) sign up for a Netcetera CDN account here

2) manage the service in your Netcetera Account

3) Add a new CDN resource

4) Enter in the following

(To set up ALL traffic to www.yourdomain.com to utilize Netcetera CDN)

CDN Hostname = www.yourdomain.com (please use www)

Origin = IP Address of your website (shared or dedicated)

Edge Groups – Select the Continets you wish to serve content from

5) once the resource is created, create the custom cname record for
your www.domain.com record as per below (ensure you remove any existing
www.domain.com DNS record)

6) add a redirect or .htaccess file to your site so that all traffic
to your domain is forced over www.domain.com (ie any requests for http://domain.com will be redirected to http://www.domain.com

7) that’s it, you’re all set – you can log into your Netcetera Account, Netcetera CDN Service, check your usage hourly as it updates.

After giving some time for everything to resolve, you can test if the CDN is enabled with a simple ping test ping domain.com – note the IP address (should be your websites IP address). Ping www.domain.com - note the IP address (will be the IP address of the CDN POP closest to the location you are pinging from)

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Netcetera ranked as the Most Reliable Windows Hosting Company Worldwide for March 2014

We are very proud to announce that Netcetera is yet again the Most Reliable Windows Hosting Company Worldwide, as ranked by Netcraft.

This is a fantastic achievement for Netcetera as the ranking is measured against the world’s top Hosting companies!

From a customer’s perspective, the percentage of failed requests is very important and for this reason to give a clear indication of reliability of routing, the ranking is measured by a table of fewest failed requests, rather than periods of outage.

Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of approximately forty leading Hosting providers sites. The performance measurements are calculated at fifteen minute intervals from different points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.

Netcetera was formed in 1996 and today is one of Europe’s leading Web Hosting service providers, offering a full range of products, from a basic hosting service catering to individuals who need to host a single website, to large companies who require more complicated setups using, for example, our latest Managed Windows Cloud Server, a Cloud Server or a Dedicated Server. Whatever your Hosting requirements, our range of Managed hosting options will provide you with a solution, and our UK based Hosting packages can help create a professional backbone for your online business.

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Netcetera now accepts Bitcoin payments

We are delighted to announce that Netcetera  now accepts the Bitcoin payment method, in addition to PayPal, Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, and Direct Debit. Bitcoin is a decentralized P2P currency that enables instant payments. Use Bitcoin to purchase Domains Name, Web Hosting, SSL Certificates, Colocation, Cloud and Dedicated Servers.

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a peer to peer decentralized currency that enables instant payments to anyone located anywhere in the world. It has no central authority, so managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the P2P network.

Why did you decide to take Bitcoin?

Netcetera is a Customer-focused Web Host. For months, Bitcoin has been requested of Netcetera among the tech audience. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve listened to your feedback.

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Boost Your Business with Moz Pro Free For 60 Days

Netcetera are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with the folks at Moz to offer our customers Moz Pro Free for 60 days!

Moz Analytics online marketing software gives you all of your website’s inbound marketing data in one place. With beautiful data visualisations over time, custom reporting, and actionable recommendations, you can focus on what you need to help grow a successful business online.

Moz can drive very meaningful traffic to your website, it is like a GPS, it calculates where you are in relation to where you want to be, and it helps you get there. Take a wrong turn, and it pipes up. Get on the right road again, and it lets you know that too.

Being knowledgeable about where your site stands in the rankings and how to improve is like having a golden key for your business. When it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) there are no better-trusted services in the game than Moz

In addition to the great educational information available from SEOmoz, one of the greatest benefits to a PRO membership is access to great tools.

We’ll go over a few of the most important tools and resources briefly and then give you a little look into a few of those tools as well.

Link Research & Analysis

Keep an eye on your competition’s links. Inspect anchor text. Spot link opportunities. Get social activity data. And more.

Twitter Analytics

Study your followers and dissect data. Find top influencers. Connect with people in your niche. We recently used this to determine when our audience was tweeting the most, giving us a better time frame for releasing posts so we get more shares. We also use this to discover our most influential followers. Knowing this information is valuable for building powerful relationships.

Rank Tracking

Monitor your site’s position in the major search engines.

On-Page Optimization

Get grades on your pages’ SEO on-page effectiveness.

SEO Web Crawler

Make sure your site is optimized and accessible to search engines. Get information on problems that could be holding your site down.

Lab Tools

Somewhat like Google Labs, this section offers exciting new tools to take out for a test drive. Current lab tools include the Competitive Link Research Tool for finding where your competition is getting link juice but you aren’t. And next there’s the Link Acquisition Assistant – a tool to help you find brand new link opportunities.

Other Tools

In addition to the tools above, there are also two more older tools that are no longer supported; however, that doesn’t mean they’ve lost their value: 1. Historical Pagerank Checker for finding a page’s Pagerank – both past and present, and 2. Top 500 – a list of top 500 domains and pages according to SEOmoz.

Training Webinars

Twice a month training webinars not only give you an SEO education, they let you interact with professional SEOs.

Q&A Forum

Ask questions and engage with others who are serious about SEO. No off-the-wall high-schoolers shooting their mouth off about SEO here (unlike other places you may find on the web).

Comprehensive Q&A Database

Get access to an enormous database of SEO knowledge.

Fresh Web Explorer

The tool in Moz’s arsenal that we found to be one of the most useful is their Fresh Web Explorer. Type in any term and it will show you mentions of that term across the web. For example, type in your business name, then type in a competitor’s name, and you can see a comparison of web mentions, and exactly which websites are mentioning both. This can be extremely helpful to see where your competitor may have the edge on you and how you can infiltrate that space.

Open Site Explorer

If you’ve ever wanted to analyze links to your website or your competitors site, then give the open site explorer a try. With open site explorer you can investigate your backlinks, anchor text, and even compare a whole slew of link metrics against your competition. This really helped us to identify where we stand next to our competitors and what we can do to improve our overall linking strategy. Namely, we can leverage it to develop press in similar places to where our competitors are appearing.

Keyword & Ranking Tools

Ready to take the data you’ve gathered and use it to grow your business with SEO? Moz has a handful of useful tools for tweaking your content.

Rank Tracker

Curious as to where you are in the search engines for certain keywords? Type in your URL as well as the keyword and the rank tracker will show you where you sit in the rankings.

On-Page Grader

Optimizing your pages around the keywords you want to target is extremely important for SEO. Using the On-Page Grader, just enter your keyword with a URL and it will measure how well your page is optimized for that particular keyword. The best part is that it will also provide recommendations on how to further optimize the page.

Keyword Difficulty

Before considering ranking for a particular keyword, you’ll want to see how hard it is going to be to make a dent in the rankings. With the keyword difficulty tool you can type in a keyword and it will give you an in-depth analysis on how difficult it is to rank for that particular keyword. The Keyword Difficulty tool even provides a SERP report showing you the top ten results for your keyword, showing you who is already ranking for it and how high of an authority they may be. This is helpful for figuring out whether you can break into the top 10.

With Moz Pro, you get access to all the great tools mentioned above, plus the stuff we haven’t personally had a chance to dive into quite yet. If you don’t find value from Moz within the first 60 days, you can easily cancel at anytime. If you’re like us and had been handling your SEO manually before, I suspect you’ll get hooked once you see how powerful and time-saving Moz’s tools are.

Not only does Moz provide an amazing diagnostic system to point out errors with your website, but they also provide a competitive link analysis tool that lets you compare your site to your competition. You get an in-depth look at each and every one of your competitors, how they stack up against you, where their links are coming from, and much more. If you’ve ever wondered, “how can we beat these guys?” Moz’s tools are the first step in the right direction.

Questions? Let us help!

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please fill out our Enquiry Form or call 0800 808 5450 or click our Live Chat

 

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Netcetera ranked as the Most Reliable Windows Hosting Company Worldwide for January 2014

We are very proud to announce that Netcetera is yet again the Most Reliable Windows Hosting Company Worldwide, as ranked by Netcraft.

This is a fantastic achievement for Netcetera as the ranking is measured against the world’s top Hosting companies!

From a customer’s perspective, the percentage of failed requests is very important and for this reason to give a clear indication of reliability of routing, the ranking is measured by a table of fewest failed requests, rather than periods of outage.

Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of approximately forty leading Hosting providers sites. The performance measurements are calculated at fifteen minute intervals from different points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.

Netcetera was formed in 1996 and today is one of Europe’s leading Web Hosting service providers, offering a full range of products, from a basic hosting service catering to individuals who need to host a single website, to large companies who require more complicated setups using, for example, our latest Managed Windows Cloud Server, a Cloud Server or a Dedicated Server. Whatever your Hosting requirements, our range of Managed hosting options will provide you with a solution, and our UK based Hosting packages can help create a professional backbone for your online business.

Questions? Let us help!

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please fill out our Enquiry Form or call 0800 808 5450 or click our Live Chat

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Dedicated Server Promotion – FREE CPU UPGRADE

We are delighted to announce that Netcetera has launched a special promotions on Dedicated Servers.

Free CPU Upgrade on Custom Quad-Core Servers
We are offering a FREE CPU upgrade to 3.1Ghz on all Custom Quad-Core Servers, a saving of £59/pm.

The Custom Quad-Core is a State of the Art Dedicated Server Solution, comprising the latest DELL R210ii Servers with Intel Quad-Core Xeon Processors with up to 32GB of RAM, 2 x Hard Drives in a RAID 1 configuration coupled with a choice of server management from our award winning 24/7 Support Team.

For the larger corporate site or reseller, our range of Dedicated Servers offer reliability, power and independent management, from an easy to manage control panel. Various packages are available to suit all businesses.

This offer is limited to the first 20 Servers sold, so hurry!

Questions? Let us help!

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please fill out our Enquiry Form or call 0800 808 5450 or click our Live Chat

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New Domain Names Now Available!

We are very proud to announce that, beginning today, the first of many new TLDs are now available to purchase directly from Netcetera.

The following New TLDs are now open for registration:

  • .BIKE 
  • .CLOTHING
  • .GURU
  • .HOLDINGS
  • .VENTURES
  • .PLUMBING
  • .SINGLES

For complete pricing information, please visit our pricing page.

In addition, as of today, you can pre-register and place sunrise orders through Netcetera for the following new TLDs:

  • .COFFEE
  • .HOUSE
  • .FLORIST
  • .INTERNATIONAL
  • .SOLAR
  • .HOLIDAY
  • .MARKETING

Lots of new extensions are already available for sunrise and pre-order.

Questions? Let us help!

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Netcetera attending ICE 2014

Netcetera, one of Europe’s leading managed hosting and Datacentre providers, are delighted to announce that once again, they will be attending the International Casino Exhibition for e-Gaming, from 4th to 6th February 2014 at London’s Excel, where they will be part of the Isle of Man Government delegation on stand No. 11-225

As the most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibition in the world, with more exhibitors from more countries meaning new companies, new people and new business opportunities.The event will see exhibitors attending from across the betting, bingo, casino, lottery, mobile, online and street gaming sectors, and is one of the most comprehensive B2B gaming exhibitions in the world. Innovation is at the heart of ICE with international developers using the event to launch their products and services onto the world stage.

Netcetera’s Isle of Man Datacentre, The Dataport, offers the e-gaming industry the most-advanced and cost-effective facilities for housing IT infrastructure available anywhere offshore including the following products and services:

Over 16,000 sq foot of Datacentre Space available offering server co-location from single shelf to custom suites, purpose designed expandable space tailored to individuals needs

  • Fully resilient N+1 services including power, air-conditioning and network
  • Experienced support, 24/7
  • Low-latency communications circuits – only 10ms from peers at the major European exchange point and Tier 1 transit providers
  • DDOS mitigation
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Complimentary range of Managed Services

In addition Netcetera offers:

  • Experience in e-Gaming industry hosting services
  • Consultancy in design and implementation of secure infrastructures
  • Dedicated account managers & e-Gaming-savvy executives
  • ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO14001 accreditations
  • Isle of Man Government Approved Disaster Recovery Provider

If you would like complementary passes to the show or would like to arrange a meeting in advance, please contact us. The passes to attend the event give exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to attend conference sessions, seminars, workshops, networking and hospitality events during the two days.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Let us help!

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please fill out our Enquiry Form or call 0800 808 5450 or click our Live Chat

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Netcetera Voice – Our Christmas gift to you!

Here at Netcetera we are passionate about enabling small businesses to present a professional image and we are delighted to announce the latest in our range of innovative solutions; Netcetera Voice.

In association with dmClub, we can now provide a virtual business line which brings professional grade VoIP telephony within the reach of the smallest of business. It’s designed for the modern small business where flexibility is the keyword. As well as making your business look professional, you can make and receive calls anywhere and save money too!

To celebrate the launch of Netcetera Voice and as an early Christmas gift, we are giving all our valued customers a Netcetera Voice package worth £21+VAT completely free. You will get a free geographical phone number for anywhere in the UK plus 6 months line rental and you even get £3 worth of call credit to get you started!

Features

  • Save money on calls with Voip
  • Make & receive calls anytime anywhere
  • Design how calls are answered
  • Change call plans in less than a minute
  • Get a local business number
  • Reduce your operating costs
  • Present a more professional image
  • You can use traditional and Internet (VOIP) phones
  • Low call rates – your customers call you at their standard call rate
  • No expensive line installation or long term contracts
  • Simple to setup & manage
  • Call from your home, office or your mobile
  • Same low costs when overseas
  • Call answering when you are busy

Questions? Let us help!

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please fill out our Enquiry Form or call 0800 808 5450 or click our Live Chat

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New Domains. New Opportunities.

Starting now, new domain extensions, or TLDs, will change how the world uses the Web. People will have the option of choosing memorable and intuitive domain names specific to their online ventures such as .WEB, .SHOP, .SITE, .MED, .FILM and .HOTEL

Today, there are just a few generic domain spaces available, for example: .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info. New TLDs help consumers know what to expect from the websites they visit, making it easier to find sites relevant to them.

Registering new gTLDs gives you the opportunity to grow your brand’s presence online and to build a domain portfolio that works for you. Whether it’s .london, .shop, .singles – they are now up for grabs, just make sure you get there first!

Questions? Let us help!

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please fill out our Enquiry Form or call 0800 808 5450 or click our Live Chat

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