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PHP7 is coming!

Company News/ 26th Aug 2016/Dan Miller

At Clook, we ensure PHP versions are 100% fit for purpose before making them available on our shared and reseller platforms. We have been testing PHP7 for some time now in both restricted and live environments. With a few select servers already having this installed, we are pleased to announce the second phase of our […]

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Why is website speed so important?

Tech Talk/ 15th Jun 2016/Chris James

Website speed has been a hot topic within the world of SEO for years.  Many have debated how important it actually is to a website’s success and the simple answer is very important. The reason why website speed is so important boils down to two crucial points.  Google and customer experience, without either of these […]

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Datacentre Deployment: New Racks (Part 1)

Tech Talk/ 06th Aug 2015/Dan Miller

Deploying new server racks is a delicate process, and a lot can go wrong if it’s not done correctly. Each and every element needs to be thought out with precision, such as cable lengths, amount of power to each rack and even positioning of switches and management of cables. We’re providing an inside-peek on the primary stage […]

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WordPress performance challenge

Tech Talk/ 17th Jul 2015/Chris James

Every so often here at Clook HQ we see a challenge being offered up, usually related to something silly such as eating cupcakes or locating something lost in the office!  The last office challenge was a little more interesting though… With discussions of making our new website as fast as possible a challenge was born to put […]

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Nominet Introduce Shorter .UK Domain Extensions

Tech Talk/ 20th Nov 2013/Karl B

The body responsible for .UK domains, Nominet, have issued a press release today detailing the approval and subsequent plans to roll out the new shorter and simpler .UK ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain), due to be available from Summer 2014.  The new .UK domains will run alongside .CO.UK, .ORG.UK, .NET.UK and so on.  The […]

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Google Chrome bookmarks dealbreaker

Tech Talk/ 28th Dec 2012/Chris James

I love Chrome as it’s lightweight, stable, standards compliant and seems so much quicker in everyday use while browsing the net. However, I’m heavily reliant on my bookmarks library with hundreds of them organised into neat folders which, thanks to having the screen real estate, are a permanent fixture in my browser sidebar. For this […]

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Internet Archive stores its 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte

Tech Talk/ 12th Nov 2012/Chris B

How much storage space do you have on your hosting account? I’d be willing to bet that a majority of the people reading this have had to upgrade their account at some point or another, to accommodate more files being stored on their server. However, I’d also be willing to bet that you don’t use […]

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Can you guess the website?

Tech Talk/ 22nd Sep 2009/Chris James

In the midst of researching a new technology that we will be bringing to the table in the coming months I stumbled upon an interesting article that detailed the hosting environment of a particular (popular) website. I took the following statistics and queried a few colleagues to see if they could guess the website that […]

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BOLT Browser

Tech Talk/ 22nd Sep 2009/Chris James

Having sufficient web browsing capabilities on various RIM BlackBerry phones has proven to be a bit of a nightmare in the past. The default browser, entitled BlackBerry Browser, poorly renders websites and therefore makes simple web browsing and functionality a bit tedious. The BOLT browser is a great FREE alternative to consider. BOLT is a […]

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