The Ultimate Tool To Transform Your Website

How would you like to drive more business opportunities through your website? 

Netcetera is pleased to announce that we have partnered up with vCita LiveSite, a revolutionary new product that can guarantee to capture more visitors on your website and dramatically increase opportunities.

LiveSite lets clients contact you more effectively, schedule appointments, share documents and even pay online.

Document Sharing with vCita is easy and secure.

Client Engagement Platform for Small Businesses by vCita

With over 100,000 small businesses using vCita LiveSite worldwide,we’re quite confident it will help your business grow.

Fill Your Schedule:

Your clients want your website to show the services you offer and have the ability to book time with you. Whether it’s for an initial consultation or a follow up appointment, we all know that the process needs to be quick and easy — without  back and forth with emails or playing phone tag. Image-1-LiveSite

With vCita Online Scheduling your clients can schedule an appointment with you or any of your staff members within seconds via the web, mobile device or social media 24 hours a day!

You can predefine a list of services, durations, locations and fees and let your clients choose what works  for them, and with email campaigns that can significantly increase your conversation rate.

Boost Email Campaign Effectiveness 

Want to easily increase your email campaign response rates? Add vCita LiveSite calls-to- action to your campaigns and you can significantly increase response rates by as much as 70%.

Get Paid Faster

Clients have come to expect online payment options for goods. Now offer the same convenience for  your services through your website. vCita Online Payments is a convenient  and easy way for clients to pay online—before or after services  are provided.Image 6 - LiveSite Online Payments

Simply add a services menu, including fees and when clients book time they can prepay.  Or add a “Pay Now” button and returning clients are recognized and alerted to payments due.

Eliminate No‐Shows Easily

Client Engagement Platform for Small Businesses by vCita

Appointment no‐shows cost you time and money. End no‐shows with vCita LiveSite. Simply schedule the  appointment in your vCita LiveSite online calendar and your client will automatically receive a text (SMS) and/or email reminder of the appointment.

“I would recommend vCita to anyone with a calendar. Leveraging vCita with Constant Contact creates a powerful tool and positively impacts our business. It’s so easy and cost effective. Our clients can book appointments online – right from their smartphone — instead of procrastinating until the last minute. It saved us at least 150 hours of phone calls and coordination during tax season, and has changed how we manage our clients and our time.”    Effie Bar-Caspi, chief operating officer at GPL Tax and Accounting.

You can also customize the reminder— from the message to the time it’s delivered . If the client has a scheduling conflict , they can quickly reschedule – on a mobile device. No more no‐shows, save time and money and the frustration of missed appointments with vCita LiveSite.

If this all sounds too good to be true why not take it for a test run to see how it can transform your business. Take advantage of our 30 day free trial and you’ll soon see the improvements vCita can bring to your business and find out why it is currently being used by over 100,000 businesses around the world.

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Netcetera at the #1 spot for Performance and Reliability

What a great start to our 20th year in business celebrations. Not only have we been shortlisted within the Datacentre category for this year’s EGR awards but we are also at the #1 spot again, that makes it 5 months in a row for 2016 with Webperf, providing excellent reliability and super fast hosting to clients not just in the UK but right across the globe.

Webperf has been the UK’s only independent performance benchmark since 1998, undertaking testing on any willing ISP provider for reliability and performance.

webperf.net the monitoring service

Unlike some ISP’s, Netcetera is open to independent auditing, it is something that we are very proud of, as it allows our existing and potential clients the opportunity to make informed choices when it comes to meeting their hosting requirements. Not only are we a super fast reliable ISP but we are also super energy efficient and green.

With an ever increasing amount of businesses now looking at ways to improve their online image we feel there is no better place to start than with reliable fast hosting that doesn’t harm the planet.

Don’t just take our word for it. Try it out for yourself right now with one of our FREE hosting trials. We’re sure you’ll love being with the UK’s #1 for performance and reliability.

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How to start an online business from scratch. A fun blog including all the mistakes :)

 Week 1. How To Start Online Business with Netcetera.

Right guys, I’m sure we’ve all sat up and took note of how successful some of these new Online Businesses have become, Uber, Tinder, Eventbrite and many more. I’d love to have a go at starting an online business from scratch. Yep… that’s right, from idea, right the way through to attracting clients, sponsors and potentially advertising and turning the idea into something viable. To make it that little bit more challenging I’m not really a tech person which could be like doing the Tour de France on a BMX, not impossible, but not what you want to be really doing.  Pinterest Graphic – Tips Week3

I’ve had a few ideas and I’ve created a few businesses previously, and made some big mistakes. Some would say failures, but I call them lessons. We’ve heard it said plenty of times, but a fail is the first attempt in learning. 

I’ve set a business up from scratch in Ghana, developing a market, catching malaria (not recommended) and having to converse in Twi. Not easy but we never gave up and achieved what we wanted to do. I’ve sold water filters and glazing and I’ve built a park. Building an online business, well this will be a challenge.

I can’t give too much detail yet, partly because I’m not sure what it will be. I’ve looked at creating an auction site but that’s sort of been done. I thought about ordering takeaways online but that’s been done too. I also had this great idea for a shared ride scheme where people could offer lifts like a taxi, but low and behold someone is now doing this too. I’ve played with the idea of a dating app too but that one brought about suspicion from my wife so I’ll park that idea for now.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at the following :   

Join in with the fun as we learn about all the tech stuff, searching out the online tools that make life easier and getting to grips with promoting a new business through all the social media platforms.

Sounds interesting ? I hope it’s going to be, because it’s me that has to do it. All you guys need to do is follow, share and comment as we set out on this journey to create the next Ebay. (ok maybe not Ebay)

Join Our Journey

If you’ve got a great business idea and you’re looking for some help to launch it to the next level why not get in touch to see how we can help you take the next step.

Questions? Let us help!

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Netcetera Shortlisted For Datacentre Of The Year 2016 At EGR B2B Awards

The eGR B2B Awards is the egaming service providers and B2B operator’s industry event of the year. It is now in its seventh year, and rewards and celebrates the very best service providers in the online gaming industry, recognising the achievements of suppliers from across all the major egaming disciplines including betting and gaming software, networks, mobile, payments, recruitment, IT & infrastructure. This exclusive event will take place on Wednesday 1st June 2016, at The Pavilion, Tower of London.
EGR B2B Awards 2016
Netcetera’s Isle of Man Datacentre, The Dataport, is the only zero carbon datacentre on the Island, powered by a sustainable green energy source. Netcetera can offer the eGaming industry the most-advanced and cost-effective facilities for housing IT infrastructure available anywhere offshore, meeting the demands of the sector in a way that does not damage the environment.
Netcetera’s portfolio includes the following:
  • 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
  • Low-latency bandwidth – only 10ms from peers at the major European exchange point and Tier 1 transit providers
  • DDOS mitigation
  • Scalable and Highly-Available Cloud Hosting
  • Complimentary suite of Managed Services along with 24/7 experienced support
  •  Disaster Recovery and Business Recovery Centre

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
  • ISO9001/14001/27001 certified
  • Isle of Man Government Approved Disaster Recovery Provider

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Free SSL With All Netcetera Windows Hosting Packages

Firstly what is SSL?

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. Its standard security technology for encrypting information sent between the website and a visitor’s web browser.  Basically it’s the widget that makes a padlock appear in your browser bar. You can now get this technology free with Windows hosting packages from Netcetera.

Do I need one and why?

If you own or run a website the simple answer is YES.

Search engines are always looking for sites that secure sensitive data and make the web a safer place for their users, and Google is a driving force behind this notion. Google have recently announced that they will be using SSL secured websites as a preferred ranking indicator. This means that sites which are SSL protected will receive an extra boost up the list in search engine results.

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In addition, later this year, users of Google’s Chrome browser will begin to receive Google search results warning of any links to non-SSL enabled websites. This means that even if your website currently ranks well in Google, if your site is not SSL enabled your search result will have a “non-secure” warning next to it, implying to any potential visitors that the site is not secure.

With Windows Website Hosting starting from only £2.99 per month with FREE SSL, is it really not worth making the move to a more secure reliable hosting company.

Unlock your Potential

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7 Questions to ask yourself before you choose your new Host – Do I get what I pay for?

So as we come to the end of what we hope has been an informative story, we come to what might be the most important element.

Part 8: The Cost

Following on from the Introduction and previous blog posts including last weeks insight into Tools and applications . It’s now time to turn our attention to the price you pay.

Last but not least, pricing is an important factor when choosing a web host. With so many providers out there we know it can be a difficult choice to make, especially when you have to consider all the different variables that go into pricing an individual plan. The general rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for.

If a company is charging a very small monthly fee, they have no choice but to skimp in other areas, perhaps in some of the ways we have highlighted in these blogs.

Another area to be on the lookout for is renewal pricing. Many hosts will offer a significantly discounted price for the first year in order to “get you hooked,” but when renewal time comes, your bill can be up to three times the cost of your first year! Make sure to read what you are buying and what the future pricing is likely to be.

At Netcetera we have simple pricing, no hidden costs or small print and to help you get started we allow you to pay monthly. There is no renewal pricing, what you see is what you get. Our plans start at only £2.99 per month and regardless of which solution you require, each one comes with fantastic reliability, security and awesome support without sacrificing on quality.

Make the right choice for you

As you can see, there are many factors that come into play when choosing a web host. These general factors should help you find the right one, even if it’s not with Netcetera we would still hope you’ll see the tremendous value we provide. If at any time you have to question if Netcetera is right for you, simply head to our website and start up a live chat. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have. If you’re ready to get started here are our most popular plans:

Explore Netcetera Hosting

Whatever you’re looking for, Pick The Best Host For You!

And do it today!!

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Netcetera at #1 for Performance and Reliability

We are pleased to say as we continue with our 20th year in business celebrations that we haven’t sat back on our laurels and our hard work and continued investment in new technology and environment friendly hosting has yet again been recognised by external monitoring.

Webperf has been the UK’s only independent performance benchmark since 1998, undertaking testing on any willing ISP provider for reliability and performance.

webperf.net the monitoring service

Unlike some ISP’s, Netcetera is open to independent auditing, it is something that we are very proud of, as it allows our existing and potential clients the opportunity to make informed choices when it comes to meeting their hosting requirements. Not only are we a super fast reliable ISP but we are also super energy efficient and green.

With an ever increasing amount of businesses now looking at ways to improve their online image we feel there is no better place to start than with reliable fast hosting that doesn’t harm the planet.

Don’t just take our word for it. Try it out for yourself right now with one of our FREE hosting trials. We’re sure you’ll love being with the UK’s #1 for performance and reliability.

Start Your Free Trial

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Netcetera Takes 2nd Spot For Most Reliable Hosting Companies On The Planet

In a very close second place, Netcetera also responded to every Netcraft request, but with a slightly longer average connection time. Netcetera owns and operates a carbon neutral data centre on the Isle of Man, and recently celebrated its 20th birthday, having been in the hosting business since 1996.

Netcetera has done it again in March.  We are still right up at the top of the list, a remarkable achievement for a business that has been operating for over 20 years. The results over the last few months clearly show that Netcetera is a company that still continues to provide some of the most reliable hosting on the planet.  Not just fast reliable hosting but hosting that doesn’t destroy the environment.

Most reliable hosting company sites in March 2016

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Netcraft has now been monitoring Netcetera for over 11 years and we’re pleased to say that during that 11 year period we have maintained an uptime record of 99.96 %. Staggering when you consider that this is over a decade of Internet Service Provision to a client base in over 75 countries around the world.

Not all ISP’s are as open about independent monitoring as we are.Not only are we happy to be monitored by Netcraft but we have also opened our doors to Webperf too.

Don’t just take our word for how fast and reliable our hosting is, take a test drive now with one of our birthday promo deals to celebrate 20 years in business.

Try one of our Zero Carbon Hosting Packages with a FREE 7 day trial. After that, it’s up to you, but we’re quite confident that once you’ve experienced what Netcetera can do for your business you’ll never want to host anywhere else.

FREE 7 DAY TRIAL

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7 Questions to ask yourself before you choose your new Host – Tools and Applications

Part 7: How easy it is it to create your website?

Following on from the Introduction, Longevity and HistorySupportHardware thoughts on Network and the insight into backups we covered last week. It’s now time to turn our attention to the software and systems that are available to allow your creativity to flow and make your dream site a reality.

Just like when you are choosing a new mobile phone or desktop, there are different platforms your web host can use to help you manage your website. Like iOS for iPhones, and Android on other phones, all of the control panels help you do things like adding account users, email addresses, FTP accounts, databases just like you do when setting up a new phone.

So why does this matter? There are many free, unsupported control panels out there, and some are easier to use than others. Play around with your proposed web host. Try out their control panel. See how it works and what questions you have.

At Netcetera you can access 1000’s of one click installations to give you the applications and tools you need to make building your new website as easy as possible with stunning results. 

The one-click installations include WordPress, Drupal, or Magento in literally less than a few seconds and most of them are free.

As you know we are offering a free trial of our hosting service, if you haven’t signed up yet and want to discover what truly service is like, now is the perfect time!

7 Day Free Trial

Hosting Highlight: Don’t just take our word for it

We’re so confident that you’ll love what we can offer,  that we’re prepared to give you a 7 day free trial so you can see for yourself just how good it is.

You can do a lot in 7 days on one of our shared hosting packages so why not start your risk free trial today and start building your presence on the web with hosting from Netcetera.
As an added incentive our hosting is 100% Green

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IOVOX Makes Intelligent Call Analytics Available To SMB’s

Want more from your marketing?

Businesses of all sizes and budgets spend money on advertising, but they often don’t know whether that money is being spent wisely as they cannot easily track which ads are driving calls and which are not. Businesses also have very little insight of the effectiveness of  handling incoming calls as their telecom provider only tells them about the calls they make.

Are Your Business Decisions Driven By Data?

IOVOX brings intelligent call analytics to small businesses and helps you understand where calls come from, who is making them and when your busiest times are.

By gaining visibility of your business inbound call activity, you ensure never to miss an important phone call again, easily identify leads and know where to focus your advertising spend for the greatest results.

IOVOX provides an easy use call tracking and analytics solution for SMB’s, allowing them to understand in real-time the effectiveness of their advertising and the efficiency of their call handling.

How Does The Product Solve The Problem?

IOVOX provides local telephone numbers (where available) and an easy to use dashboard showing where calls are coming from, when they are being made and whether they are being answered. By placing call tracking numbers on their advertising, businesses will be able to see which ads are performing well and which are not. Analytics will also tell a business whether it is missing important calls and missing out on business.

By using our local phone numbers and included functionalities, you will :

  • Understand where customer calls come from (e.g. websites, leaflets, print, local adverts, etc.)
  • Have a visibility on the business call activity (call volumes, % of missed calls, unique callers, etc.)
  • Improve call handling by adjusting staff management based on call activity
  • Optimise marketing efforts and cut underperforming promotional spend
  • Support your business expansion to new regions by looking local

We’re now giving you the opportunity to see just how effective IOVOX can be for your business.

What do you get?

  •  1 month FREE trial
  •  Up to 10 IOVOX Numbers (local UK phone numbers) to add to your call mix
  •  Real time visibility on your calling activity and marketing performance in a simple dashboard
  •  Weekly email report straight to your inbox
  • Fail-safe call routing ensuring you don’t miss customer enquiries Missed a call? We alert you by email for instant call back
  • Option to record your calls for training, conflict resolution, regulation conformity purposes
  •  Get context on business calls before answering them with call “whispers”

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