Netcetera named as Best Colocation Provider Award Winner – again!

We are pleased to announce that Netcetera has been selected for an award for Best Colocation Provider in the UK for June 2009 by the Dedicated Server Directory.

We would like to thank all of our clients for their support and look forward to continuing to provide the high level of service they expect.

For full details of our Colocation services please click here.

Netcetera selected as Finalists in the ISPA Awards

Netcetera has been nominated in the category of Best Shared Hosting

Best Shared Hosting
Best Shared Hosting

at the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) awards. The shortlist was chosen from a record number of entrants and also after a 3 month service testing regime by ISPA’s testing partners, Epitro.

Fingers crossed for a good result on the 9th of July at the ISPA award ceremony!


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PC Pro’s Awards are the most comprehensive guide to customer support and product reliability in the UK, but they need YOUR feedback to decide who wins.

Not only will you have your say, you’ll also be automatically entered into a prize draw to win some fantastic prizes – worth over £4,000.

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Netcetera named as Best Colocation Provider Award Winner


We are pleased to announce that Netcetera has been selected for an award for Best Colocation Provider in the UK for May 2009 by the Dedicated Server Directory. We would like to thank all of our clients for their support and look forward to continuing to provide the high level of service they expect.

For full details of our Colocation services please click here.

Can your company afford to ignore the benefits of Virtualisation?

There is a way to be green, slash your IT costs, yet still service all your requirements with a fraction of the hardware you may be currently employing. It may sound too good to be true, but virtualisation is the hot topic in the IT world, and when you assess the potential benefits offered by leading managed web host Netcetera, it’s easy to see why.

Netcetera is at the cutting edge of the Virtualisation revolution and has announced the latest addition to its impressive armoury, in the form of the VM500 Server, powered by Microsoft Hyper–V. In effect this new technology provides a scalable, reliable and ever-present virtualisation platform. It comes with a single set of integrated tools to manage both physical and virtual resources.

Virtualisation has been acclaimed as the perfect solution for companies of all sizes. It enables then to maximise their IT efficiency while operating fewer physical machines – with the resultant knock-on effect of significantly reduced costs in terms of hardware, energy and management overheads.

Netcetera’s server virtualisation enables multiple operating systems including Windows and Linux to run on a single machine as ‘virtual machines’. A single data centre consolidates workloads across a number of underutilised server machines. In simple terms the result is maximum performance, security and controllability, and a more dynamic IT infrastructure with fewer physical machines. It’s therefore leaner, greener and incredibly reliable.

Tim Cass, Netcetera’s CTO believes the virtualisation revolution is now unstoppable: ‘We’re experiencing a valuable emerging class of technology,’ he said. ‘Virtualisation builds on the principle of a dynamic data centre able to maximise the benefits of a combination of physical and virtual servers. At just £25 per month the VM500 Server offers tremendous value – with all the benefits of a traditional dedicated server – yet instantly scalable, removing the need for huge upfront capital expenditure as your company grows.

Other areas in which server virtualisation can add real value include:

  • Test environments and disaster recovery; complete flexibility and drastically reduced lead-time whilst minimising the cost of otherwise static and under-utilised test-servers.
  • Scalability: The addition of new server images or physical capacity to the shared processing frame is achieved dynamically, while maintaining interruption-free operations.
  • Resilience: Consolidated environments are normally configured to include disaster recovery or business continuity by default. The result is improved resilience and service levels when compared with stand alone solutions.
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Netcetera wins again an Award!


We are pleased to announce that Netcetera has been selected three times in a row for an award for Dedicated Server Host provider in the UK for March 2009 by the Dedicated Server Directory. We would like to thank all of our clients for their support and look forward to continuing to provide the high level of service they expect.

For more information please click here.



New Interview on Web Host Directory UK

1. What would you say is your company’s main strength?

Netcetera has always been a visionary company with a passion to bring new technologies to the market early and to deliver a high standard of service to our clients with technical expertise always on hand and accessible to our customers.

2. What makes you different from other web hosting companies?

We have serviced the Hosting Market since 1996, which in industry terms proves we are highly experienced.We have adapted our procedures to meet the high expectations and constantly changing demands of today’s marketplace.

We offer a Free 24/7 phone technical support. Each new client is allocated an account manager to assist with their individual requests; this means there are no phone queuing systems and no email auto responses and we also provide automation and technical support services to ensure there are no barriers to success for clients without a technical background.

There will always be a voice at the end of the phone which proves our dedication to servicing clients’ needs in what can be quite a daunting environment.

As well as providing a full suite of services on shared servers at Netcetera we take the time to understand our clients business and provide support for transition to dedicated servers or co-location as their business growth demands.

3. How do you define Web Hosting?

As a company we define Webhosting as assessing the needs of the Global market reflecting the widespread “thirst” for information.This broadly speaking means creating a solution for the individual or organisation which allows ease of access, technical guarantees regarding uptime etc, and peace of mind.

New: This must be reflected in a Solution which readily suits the clients requirements. Netcetera provides all of the technical knowledge and infrastructure to support organisations or individuals in getting their own web site on the Internet quickly, efficiently and reliably. This includes providing web servers,

Internet connectivity, controlled environment within Datacenter space and all surrounding services like domain registration, DNS management, Secure Certificates, backups and recovery, control panels, payment processing services etc.

4. Who is your target market?

We have an extensive range of products which are constantly monitored
and upgraded to suit our targeted markets.We have a range of Shared Hosting Options which target the Individual
Home User, SME organisations which require secure ecommerce access and high traffic capabilities.

We also have a range of Dedicated Servers and Custom Build Options for
Large Corporate Bodies and the advanced Developer.

As all our packages are ASP.NET enabled we feel we can create an
economical and efficient solution for any organisation.

5. Describe what you are doing to anticipate the next year of Internet growth?

Datacenters in Europe are critically close to exceeding their limits and we are very happy to announce that we can offer our clients the space, power and bandwidth they require.

We can provide companies the IT solutions they need to focus on their core business instead of managing servers, networks and firewalls often at a significant cost savings.

We have adopted a policy of continuous improvement ensuring we deliver Quality services (supported by our ISO accreditation) and a genuine customer focus throughout the business.

This approach we believe will result in significant increase in market share.

6. Where will you be in 5 years?

In 5 years time we aim to have achieved and surpassed our current mission statement.”Our mission is to become one of the top 5 European providers of Internet Hosting and E-Commerce Solutions to the Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) market.”

We know that with continued dedication to Microsoft and the Growth of ASP.NET this is highly likely.

7. Why should a web developer choose you over someone else?

Netcetera were a pioneer in providing Reseller Hosting Packages and building a responsive relationship with our developer clients – we listen to the feedback we receive and ensure we tailor our products to allow developers the best solution to support their business needs and maximise profits.

Our variety of Hosting solutions is the immediate factor that a web developer would choose.Our levels of support, after sales service and industry knowledge would also be a great deciding factor.

Any web developer is obviously at the fore of the technology market place when it comes to new products and services, and with Netcetera they would have access to the latest technologies (including PHP, MySQL,

ASP.NET) knowing that the support would be guaranteed and any further developments would be made readily available to them.

8. Describe the support services that you provide.

We offer 24/7 support via telephone, ticket and live chat.

9. List your web hosting categories i.e. shared, reseller, dedicated

Our offers reach from Custom Built over a range of Dedicated Server Solutions and also Shared Web Hosting Products, ideal for the first time web user and blogger through to the web designer/reseller.

The ONE Package LITE is an ideal starter package giving you everything you need to publish a web site – at just £25 per year. The RESELLER Package is ideal for those wishing to create an unlimited number of web sites at a fixed price of just £25 per month – the best value in the UK!

Netcetera’s range of packages and features suit all budgets/

  • Instant Account Activation
  • 30 day Money Back Guarantee
  • 24/7 Technical support
  • Latest Technologies including PHP, MySQL, ASP.NET
  • Powerful Control Panel
  • 99.9% Service uptime guarantee

ONE Package Lite

ONE Package


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Disaster Recovery for the eGaming Industry

Protect your business against natural and man-made disaster with Netcetera Disaster Recovery.

Netcetera provides a specialised Disaster Recovery service tailored to our customer’ specific business objectives.

Natural and man-made disasters have made a Disaster Recovery a growing issue, but while the majority of businesses consider a Disaster Recovery plan important, very few have actually implemented one.

In an increasingly competitive world, strategic advantages is often achieved.

Through smarter use of business information. The need to prevent the interruption of service to your customers even in the event of a disaster, is paramount to e-business.

Specific online gaming Disaster Recovery legislation combined with excellent technical infrastructure, telecommunications and power, as well as a politically stable government makes the Isle of Man the natural choice for Disaster Recovery.

Isle of Man online gaming Disaster Recovery benefits:

  • Specific Disaster Recovery legislation for online gaming
  • No additional gaming license required
  • Up to 90 days aggregate Disaster Period

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Netcetera offers the highest degree of protection against unauthorized access or intrusion, redundant power supply, state-of-the-art air conditioning, active fire protection measures and round-the-clock network monitoring- in summary an optimum framework for the successful operation of your business

Netcetera Named Netcraft’s Most Reliable Windows Host for January 2009

Netcetera has been named by Netcraft as one of the most reliable Web hosting companies in their latest provider uptime report and secured the top spot for the most reliable Windows Web Host.  The results were announced after a month long automated analysis of routing requests and load timing requests from varied key internet testing locations around the world.

These awards are based on the smallest number of failed requests and speed connection time. The reason of using these two measurements is to supply the clearest indication of network capacity and congestions, with minimum impact from the performance of the businesses own web servers. Netcraft believes customers place more relevance on the percentage of failed requests than outages on a hosting companies’ site, as this gives an indication to the routing reliability.

Netcetera faired greater than all other providers who were running Microsoft Windows Server as their operating system in order to secure the top spot for Most Reliable Windows Host and was ranked number ten on the list of all providers that utilised other operating systems.

“We are exceptionally proud to be named Netcraft’s Most Reliable Windows Host and ranked tenth most reliable hosting company. It is an affirmation of our hard work and strong guarantee to maximum network uptime. Along with an accurately managed network, we offer our customers a level of support unparalleled by other expertly managed hosts by giving time to learn about their business goals and how we can help them succeed and flourish. The efficiency of our network is just one of the many strengths Netcetera has to offer,” said Peter Skelton, Managing Director of Netcetera.

“Our clients’ number one greatest importance is having their Web sites up and running. At Netcetera we’re no different. Netcraft’s acknowledgement of our reliably echoes our drive and passion to provide our customers 100% uptime,” said Felicitas Gawenat Marketing Manager for Netcetera.

The periodic Netcraft uptime reports are popular world wide for customers conducting provider research and network analysis experts alike. Netcraft has provided research data and analysis on many aspects of the Internet since 1995 and is a well respected and established authority on the market share of web servers, hosting providers, operating systems, ISPs, electronic commerce, scripting languages, encrypted transactions and content technologies on the internet.

About Netcraft
Netcraft ( is a leading Internet research firm located in England and was formed in 1995.