Hosting & Servers

19th July 2018
Your friend’s can love us too!

Your friend’s can love us too!

Do you love us? Let your friend’s love us too! Bring your friends over to Webforward, and we will not only migrate their existing services for free, but we will also give them six months free hosting, emails and support!.... read the rest »
27th March 2018
Launch of the new Tamworth Informed website

Launch of the new Tamworth Informed website

Three weeks ago we launched a brand new site for the hugely popular local newspaper “Tamworth Informed”. Due to the improvements to the overall flow of the website and search engine optimised code behind every page, website visitors have doubled to over 5000 visitors every day since the launch on 6th March 2018... read the rest »
21st March 2018
How a virtual dedicated server could save your business from a huge fine

How a virtual dedicated server could save your business from a huge fine

In a climate ever more concerned about privacy, protecting your customer’s data has never been more important. New legislation coming into force on 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will impose stringent new requirements on how businesses of all sizes collect and process information about customers and staff... read the rest »
5th April 2016
Why I need dedicated server hosting

Why I need dedicated server hosting

Using shared hosting can be a cost-effective solution for your business’ website. Whichever hosting you’re using, whether that’s shared hosting, VPS hosting, or maybe you’re already using dedicated server hosting, as with any part of your business you should regularly audit the performance and cost-effectiveness of each component... read the rest »
29th March 2016
The pros and cons of server-side scripting

The pros and cons of server-side scripting

Script is the code that enables web pages to show something other than static content, in other words, dynamic content. Dynamic content is content that can change on a website based on the person viewing it, depending on their location, device, previous internet history etc... read the rest »
16th February 2016
Should I use a free website builder?

Should I use a free website builder?

Many online platforms are giving lots of people who wouldn’t traditionally have had the skills or expertise to set up their own websites. And a lot of the time you can find lots of promises that you can set up your website for free... read the rest »
12th January 2016
Which hosting plan is right for my website?

Which hosting plan is right for my website?

Once you’ve chosen the domain name for your website, the next step is to sort out your website’s hosting. If you’re not sure what this is, you can compare it to having a space hired to put your desks and staff in, and a sign hanging above the door on the outside... read the rest »
29th December 2015
LVM pvscan, vgscan and lvscan taking too long to run

LVM pvscan, vgscan and lvscan taking too long to run

Just before Christmas, we encountered monitoring issues with two host nodes (Debian) within our virtual cluster. Although all guest virtual machines were running perfectly fine – the nodes had stopped reporting virtual machine usage to our billing platform... read the rest »
22nd September 2015
Social media: useful WordPress plug-ins for your website

Social media: useful WordPress plug-ins for your website

Wordpress is one of the most popular ways to create your website, many professional developers use it as an open-source platform and many people use it to self-host websites. There are lots of useful features that can come with Wordpress, but here I’m going to focus on the best plug-ins for social media for your Wordpress website... read the rest »
18th August 2015
Website necessities for freelancers

Website necessities for freelancers

As a freelancer, one of the biggest difficulties with maintaining a steady workflow (and bank balance!) is that you really need to be marketing yourself and touting for work whilst you’re working on a project, so that one is ready to start as another finished. But while your head is fully immersed in a big project, how can you find the time and head-space to write proposals and network? Well, a website could be one of your most important tools, so you need to make sure it’s doing its job... read the rest »
14th April 2015
Domain name dilemma: find the right name for your business

Domain name dilemma: find the right name for your business

Choosing a business name can be a really difficult decision, it could be with you for years, and it could impact the way that people perceive your business. With an almost certain need for an online presence in todays internet driven world, you will need to factor in how your business name translates into your domain name as well... read the rest »
7th April 2015
New high-spec IBM servers for testing

New high-spec IBM servers for testing

For a while now we have been running the majority of our data center on enterprise HP hardware which mainly consists of DL360 and DL380 G7's. Today we have received 3x brand new IBM servers for further development of our high availability cloud and we can't wait to put them to the test... read the rest »