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Netcetera to Participate in World IPv6 Day

On the 8th of June 2011, Netcetera will join a large number of companies and organizations including Web leaders, such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo! and Bing, to provide IPv6 access to users of this new protocol.

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is the next generation of the Internet Protocol that is currently in various stages of deployment on the Internet. It was designed as a replacement for the current version, IPv4, which has been in use since 1982 and is in the final stages of exhausting its unallocated address space. Since every device on the Internet relies on a unique address to communicate, we must move to IPv6, which provides over 4 billion times more addresses than IPv4. IPv6 will ensure that everyone including users, ISPs, governments, and companies have direct and open access to the Internet.

Netcetera and the IPv6 dayWorld IPv6 Day is an event sponsored and organized by the Internet Society and several large content providers to test public IPv6 deployment.  The main motivation for the event is to evaluate the real world effects of the IPv6 brokenness seen by various synthetic tests. On World IPv6 Day, major web companies, including Netcetera, as well as other industry players will join together to enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours.

Users of the new protocol will automatically connect to Netcetera using IPv6, during the 24-hour experiment. However, users with IPv4 will continue to connect via the current protocol, since the website is published in IPv6 and IPv4.

This test is limited to the Netcetera website at and will neither affect our Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers or Colocation clients – nor our Support Systems.

IPv6 has been in beta stage since August 2009, and is now ready for testing.  Indeed, Netcetera were actually the 60th company in the world to register for the testing.

Should you wish to test your IPv6 connection beforehand, this can be done by clicking on the link:

Netcetera is very proud to be taking part in this event, as it complements our forward thinking and positive approach to preparing for the transition to this new protocol, and whose usage will ultimately be extended worldwide.

For more information about IPv6 please visit and if you would like to get in touch with Netcetera please contact our Sales Team.

Check out our new Mobile App – Beta Testers Wanted!

Our Developers have been working hard on building the Netcetera mobile web app – and we are looking for Beta Testers!

It utilises all the latest technologies – and will run on all of todays modern smartphones, including iPhone, iPad, Android etc

So far it allows you to:

  • Find out more about Netcetera’s Products and Services
  • Search if a Domain Name is available to register
  • Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter
  • Get the latest news from Netcetera, including our latest blog articles
  • Signup for unique Promotions
  • Login to your Client Area and
    • View your Services
    • View your Domains
    • Open a ticket with our Support Team
  • Login to your Web Mail
  • View live status of our Network & Service Status
  • Get in contact with us including requesting a callback

We have many more features planned – so let us know your feedback with any bugs, improvements, ideas etc

If you are interested in getting involved – please do get in touch!

When should I consider upgrading to a Dedicated Server?

A slow web site will be having a negative effect on your business. With the increase of download speeds on home computers users will not want to wait to load your site – they will simply look elsewhere. The average user will leave your site after waiting 8-10 seconds for a page to load – and most of them will never return.

Therefore, in order to enhance your business opportunities it is crucial that you have a fast, high performance website. The most effective way of ensuring you have a high speed website is by switching from a shared to a dedicated server. The primary reason for this is that if your site is hosted by a shared server you are in effect operating as a member of a group. If for any reason another client on your server has an increase in web traffic or increases the size of their web site there is a pretty good chance that your speed and performance will be affected.

By choosing the option of having your own fast dedicated server you are given exclusive access to all of the resources on the server allowing you to customize your plan. You are not required to share the space, memory or bandwidth for your site which enables optimization ultimately increasing your processor speed.

In terms of scalability, fast dedicated servers offer greater options. If your website is experiencing an increase in visitor numbers and as a result is becoming slower than desired you can simply add more RAM if required, or even add a load balancer to your server to split the load across two dedicated servers, or more.

Another benefit of a dedicated server is the availability of your own unique IP address. Added to these benefits is the fact that a dedicated server offers heightened security as no one else will be able to access the server other than you, this makes the risk of viruses extremely minimal.

If you have a high amount of traffic hitting your web site, are involved in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) projects, or simply want the best possible support service for your web site, a switch to a dedicated server is the fastest move you should be making.

Need to improve the speed of your web site?

Contact one of our Hosting Specialists to see how you could benefit from Netcetera’s superior network reliability and service.

Why Host in a Datacentre?

There are several reasons why hosting in a datacentre facility can benefit your company.

Maintenance Costs – Keeping an in-house comms room going can see your utility costs go through the roof. You need a constant power source, fire prevention, climate control etc. The list goes on. When you outsource, all this is taken care of for you.

Utilising Expertise – Outsourcing to Netcetera can free up your IT staff to deal with other issues rather than those relating to infrastructure. Netcetera’s engineers are skilled and trained in the network and server environments of the most widely used database hosting platforms.We can offer a complete service from design and implementation to management of your infrastructure. Our experts can can also help you find a disaster recovery plan that works for your business..

Physical Security – Datacentres have a wide range of security measures in place to protect your equipment. Netcetera reinforces datacentre security to keep your equipment ultra safe. We have secure perimeter fencing, CCTV and access control throughout our Datacentres.

Access to Multiple Carriers – Our datacentres  allow you access to multiple carriers, ensuring that your network reliability is enhanced.

All in all, hosting in datacentres gives you the resilience, security and continuity impossible to finance when hosting in-house.

Call our Sales Team today – 0800 061 2801 – to find out how hosting in a datacentre could work for your business or click here for a no-obligation quote.