August 2011

Monthly Archives

The dangers of budget, shared hosting

There are plenty of web hosting companies offering low cost shared hosting that has continued to get cheaper over recent years. Cheap web hosting is particularly prevalent in the US where bandwidth is much cheaper than the UK and Europe.

Shared hosting is the most profitable way of offering a hosting service, as lots of customers can be hosted on a single physical server. However there are numerous drawbacks to choosing a shared web host purely based on price. Before choosing your web host consider that a cheaper provider may end up costing you more in terms of time as well as money.

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New CatN Control Panel teasers

As those of you who attended WordCamp UK in Portsmouth will know, we have almost finished our new control panel for the upcoming release of vCluster 2.0.

To whet your appetite here are some images and descriptions of new control panel functionality in the upcoming release. We will be announcing the release before the end of the year and migrating current customers to our new platform as soon as it is available.

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Video of the Innovation Launchpad presentation

Here is the video of the CatN presentation from the Innovation Launchpad presentations on he 19th July 2011. It was kindly sent to me by David Gigg at the Cabinet Office.

Unfortunately the sound quality was not very good, but we have done our best to improve it and I’m happy enough with the quality to post it now.

There are a few photos from the event on the Cabinet Office Flickr stream, and I am told that more photos will be added there soon.

CatN experts become RHCSA accredited

Last week the CatN office was decidedly quiet. We had decided to send some of our hosting experts on the RHCSA fast track course to become accredited as Red Hat System Administrators. In particular we chose the RH200 course combining two weeks of study into one and finishing with the RHCSA exam.

Completing the RHCSA takes CatN a step closer to becoming a Premier Red Hat partner, in particular as an infrastructure partner. We need to have 4 RHCE’s on staff before we can become a Premier partner, and completing the RHCSA is a prerequisite to becoming a Red Hat Certified Engineer.

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