RCTHosting News

RCTHosting Servers are now located in Wales

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Over the last 6 months we have been preparing a new website server environment in Wales.

Many website hosting companies will say they are hosted in Wales when many are not. Some are run from Wales but the physical hardware your website is hosted on is usually in London, the Netherlands or even the USA.

We have already moved most of our customers to the new data centre which is located on Microsoft’s secure Azure cloud platform located in South Wales, and we will be moving the remaining accounts soon.

How does this affect you?

  • Our new website hosting environment allows us effectively unlimited expansion and a number of other benefits which we can immediately pass onto our clients
  • Better security from hacking attempts and Cyber crime
  • An auto scaling environment that reacts to sudden peak traffic
  • Up to date WordPress website security best practices
  • Automatic WordPress core updates, including themes and plugins
  • Website and database backups for individual site restoration
  • Entire hosting environment backups for disaster recovery situations
  • Server sited caching to improve speed
  • Better compliance with GDPR
  • Free security certificates for most sites. The padlock and ‘s’ in https://
  • It’s in Wales

RCT Hosting can now say that not only is it run from Wales its servers are truly located in Wales.

RCT Hosting Becomes a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner.

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RCT Hosting earns distinction through commitment to academic customers.

RCT Hosting today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorisation, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

RCT Hosting’s services include: Domain name registration, DNS Management, Website development, Website hosting and ongoing support, Server set up and maintenance, Office 365 installations for business and education.

“This Microsoft AEP authorisation shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Paul Creedy. “We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisers for their IT requirements.”

“By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorisation, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorise and equip organisations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

RCT Hosting is a small and innovative Welsh indie cottage business run ‘in the cloud’. Local Welsh businesses trust us to offer a good and honest web site creation service, backed by excellent hosting and customer support.

RCT Hosting website launch

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We are excited to announce that our new website is live. The new site showcases our new product and services offering to compliment our existing website hosting service.

As well as our existing managed website hosting and domain name service, we are now able to offer the full range of Microsoft Office365 product range, a fully hosted Exchange email service, and security protection though our managed Bitfender virus scanning service.