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Improve Your GTMetrix Score In Under 30 Minutes

Web Development & Design/ 23rd May 2017/Jamie Hoyles

GTMetrix is a tool that helps users optimise their site for both speed and SEO purposes. A slow website will frustrate visitors, sending them elsewhere. A faster and more responsive website will keep them more engaged and focused on the page content. In addition, Google use page speed in their ranking algorithms. Therefore, a faster […]

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What have we learned from WannaCry?

Security/ 16th May 2017/Will Cook-Martin

WannaCry has been labelled “the biggest ransomware outbreak in history.” It crippled the NHS, hit international shipper FedEx and is believed to have infected 300,000 machines globally in 150 countries. Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and India, being hardest hit according to Czech security firm Avast. It’s estimated that removal of the virus takes a couple of […]

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Clook turns 15!

Company News/ 16th May 2017/Will Cook-Martin

May 2002, will go down in history as a month to remember… Bradford City announced they were in administration Mars Odyssey found signs of huge water ice deposits on the planet Mars Tony Blair told Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman he would be happy to be remembered as the man who told the British people they should […]

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Managed WordPress Hosting – How to set up your Blog

Webhosting Articles/ 11th May 2017/Jamie Hoyles

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems available for users wishing to publish a website or blog. As of February 2017, approximately 27.5% of all websites online use the WordPress platform with around 50,000 new websites created daily. At Clook we offer Managed WordPress Hosting to our clients featuring optimised software, caching, […]

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How To Back Up Your Website

Tips and Guides/ 26th Apr 2017/Jamie Hoyles

Building and maintaining a website is easier than ever nowadays, but that doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. The site could get hacked, it could become compromised after an update, or you could delete critical files by mistake – and that’s just for starters. Whilst we at Clook will always keep daily, weekly & monthly […]

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Why You Should Build Your Own Website

Web Development & Design/ 20th Apr 2017/Jamie Hoyles

More than 50% of Britain’s smallest companies still don’t have a website according to The Office of National Statistics (ONS). Only 46% of micro firms (1-10 employees) have an online presence, compared to 81% of businesses with between 10 and 49 employees and 97% of large organisations with up to 1,000 staff. The information was based […]

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Cheaper Email Hosting

Tips and Guides/ 12th Apr 2017/Will Cook-Martin

Ask any server administrator and they’ll tell you that the size of email boxes is an ever growing problem. This is mainly due to the fact that users don’t delete email (myself included!) and that the size of email attachments grows every day. There are various ways you can try to combat inbox sizes, including […]

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Relocation, Relocation, Relocation…!

Company News/ 06th Apr 2017/Jamie Hoyles

    The first quarter of 2017 has been quite exciting for those of us located in the Preston office. After a huge year of growth in terms of recruitment and sales, the time was right to move into larger premises. The move has seen us relocate from Much Hoole to Ribble House, Bamber Bridge which […]

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What is a cloud server?

Tips and Guides/ 04th Apr 2017/Will Cook-Martin

What is a cloud server? The term cloud is often used to describe a myriad of internet related technologies, from cloud computing, to cloud drives to cloud servers. In this article we will focus on trying to provide an answer to a question we are asked on a daily basis – what is a cloud […]

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IPv6 and what it means

Tech Talk/ 29th Mar 2017/Dan Miller

You have probably heard the term IPv6 floating around the internet, or even IPv4. IPv6 in short is the succession to IPv4, the fourth iteration of the internet protocol. These schemes are IP address protocols which is the underlying technology behind the IP addresses on your home internet connection, servers and routers. The problem is, […]

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