Server Upgrades, phase 2

To keep our servers quick and safe for the coming years, we need to carry out our largest server maintenance in ~5 years.

We'll be doing this in 2 stages.

Stage 1 was completed back in July. more

Server upgrades

Upgrades complete. This work took 4 hours and during that time, no site was offline for more than 100 minutes, most for a lot less. We do apologise for the inconvenience, but this upgrade was necessary and desirable!

To keep our servers quick and safe for the coming years, we need to carry out our largest server maintenance in ~5 years. more

Major server upgrades

Completed at 8:10pm, ahead of schedule.

From 7pm on 22nd May, 2015, there will be a period of server downtime to allow for essential maintenance and server upgrades. For those who are interested, we're moving to an SSD based infrastructure, away from traditional hard disk drives.

This will mean that your website will not be available for a period of time. more

Server downtime

We've been advised that during these time windows: more

Server & site maintenance

Sites will be unavailable for a short period between 7pm and 8pm today, 20th October, 2014. This is to allow for essential maintenance.

You may notice other site disruption around that same time but this will also be minimised.

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the security of your sites and our web servers. Thank you.

Can you sell advertising on your website?

The simple answer is yes. However, before you start dreams of riches and the end of your funding woes a reality check. Advertisers want a return on their investment.

What are the benefits to an organisation of appearing on your website and how will the advertiser be able to see these benefits. more

Time to spring clean your website

Keeping your website up to date is important

Taking time out once every couple of months to review the site can help you to build on your online presence.

IlluminateICT develops websites for charities and voluntary and community organisations and we are here to help you to keep your site fresh and interesting for your clients and other stakeholders. more

Spring Clean your website

A regular review of your website is essential.  

Take a few hours to go through your site and make sure that the services on your site reflect the services that offer.

Are the people within your organisation the people on your website?

Does your site reflect the current social media tools that you are using, such as Twitter and Facebook. more

Google certification

Your clients and funders are using the internet to search for organisations or services that meets their needs.  You need to make sure that you are seen to be competing for their custom.  Using on-line marketing is a key tool. more

Server performance

Over the last few days we've had periodic problems with the performance of one of our servers. Tens of thousands of requests per hour were being made for many and non-existant pages across several of the sites we host. more