Memset's Official Blog

aug 30 2018

SSL Certificates - Free Vs Memset Paid

Are you confused as to whether to go for a free SSL certificate over a Memset Paid, read this blog to find out why you would go for paid over free

aug 16 2018

Intel Foreshadow Vulnerability

Intel released a statement on the 14th of August regarding three newly discovered security vulnerabilities present in all of their desktop and server CPU’s.

jul 13 2018

Make web hosting easier with cPanel & WHM

cPanel is an industry leading web-based control panel that provides an easy solution a large range of features to manage virtually every aspect of your website.

jun 07 2018

Attending OpenStack Summit - Vancouver 2018

OpenStack Summit, is a great place to find out what is going on in the community and Vancouver 2018 was no different.

jun 06 2018

Self-Hosting Your Git Repositories

In this blog we'll get started with two popular options for hosting your own Git repositories.

may 06 2018

Initial Summary: Incident 6th May 2018

Initial summary of the incident affecting the Reading Memset Data Centre on 6th May 2018

apr 24 2018

GDPR The Final Countdown

GDPR is now a month away but what happens once May 25th rolls around and GDPR in the UK becomes our reality?

feb 08 2018

Memset's Best Bits of 2017

Reviewing 2017 with Hosting Advice and Memset's top moments

feb 02 2018

Meltdown and Spectre Explained

The impact of Meltdown and Spectre is far reaching but what does it mean?

jan 10 2018

Meltdown and Spectre

Meltdown and Spectre are the latest vulnerabilities to have become public, learn about the effects and how Memset are responding

oct 30 2017

Why is TLS 1.0 being deactivated?

What will it mean for me when TLS 1.0 is switched off?

sep 21 2017

Heard The One About "Pets vs Cattle" In The Cloud?

It's a great analogy for the difference between Cloud VPS and Dedicated Servers

aug 23 2017

Increasing Disk Space on Cloud VPS

How we used OpenStack technology to improve our Cloud VPS storage

jul 26 2017

Attending Security Bsides Athens

Last month Memset sponsored the after party following the Security BSides event in Athens

jun 30 2017

Same reliable services, new names

In recent years the hosting industry has changed significantly, we’ve noticed that what we once called Miniserver VM is now known as Cloud VPS. Therefore we are changing some of our service titles...

jun 23 2017

Security BSides Athens sponsor

Memset are delighted to be the after party sponsor for this year's Security BSides Athens

jun 01 2017

GDPR - The new, the old and the quite surprising

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go live on 25th May 2018, bringing with it new mandatory data protection processes and mechanisms, new rights for UK citizens, new executive r...

may 25 2017

Windows SMB and Shadow Brokers leaked exploits

Memset Security have noticed an increase in SMB-related compromises on Windows servers with SMB (Port 445) open to the public. This has been as a result of the alleged NSA-related Shadow Broker exp...

may 18 2017

Cyber Security – Risks & Services

Cyber security breaches have become an endemic problem in modern society and business, from the likes of huge public incidents at Sony and T-Mobile, through critically impacted SMEs to individual p...

may 11 2017

Post-mortem for disruptions on 4th May 2017

Further to the notification received the week commencing 24th April, at 22:00 Wednesday 03/05/17 Memset commenced scheduled maintenance to update the hypervisor of our previous generation Windows M...

may 08 2017

Disruptions May 4th 2017

Due to the NSA breech around Cyber security, to protect our customers, Memset applied ‘’emergency patching” across the estate.

jan 26 2017

Data Protection Day Is Fast Approaching

Will You Be Ready For The New GDPR?

jan 26 2017

Ansible automation on Memset Servers

This article will help you to effectively use the automation tool Ansible with your servers at Memset.

jan 16 2017

Memset Becomes Corporate Sponsor of Security BSides Athens 2017

The World's Leading Community-Driven Framework of Security Events

dec 07 2016

Blocking Wordpress xmlrpc.php attacks with CSF

Blocking xmlrpc.php attacks

oct 20 2016

zRAM and next-gen Miniservers

zRAM and swap on next-gen Miniservers.

mar 07 2016

Government Consultancy Spend Increasing

Memset Explores Why?

feb 08 2016

100% Uptime

According to Netcraft

jan 25 2016

Is the UK Government turning its back on Open Standards and Open Source?

90% - 98% of G-Cloud Sales are on Proprietary Software

jan 18 2016

Memset CDN Now Supports SSL

The new functionality allows our customers to use our CDN to host static resources on both HTTP and HTTPS sites.

jan 08 2016 Site Changes Arriving Soon

Here is a list and explanation of the improvements before they arrive.

nov 03 2015

Using Docker with Memset Miniservers

Our getting started guide

aug 20 2015

Free cPanel license & WHM on CentOS 7

with All Memset VPS Packages This August

jul 23 2015

Memset's CDN gets CORS support

CORS headers can be configured per container.

jul 14 2015

Memset Scoops Two Awards For Our First Class Hosting Services

Best Dedicated Hosting Provider and Best Enterprise Cloud Storage Product

jul 02 2015

OpenStack is Ready - Are You?

A report from Forrester Research

jun 25 2015

Why does Magento need full page caching?

Find out why & how to go about it here

jun 24 2015

G-Cloud VI Tips for Success

Tips to help you on the road to success.

jun 03 2015

Clustering Magento with Memset infrastructure

A short guide to set up a Magento cluster using Memset's vLAN and snapshot services.

may 22 2015

Debian Jessie for Miniservers

Debian Jessie is now available for Miniservers.

mar 11 2015

TLS cipher suite best practice

Continue to operate applications like nagios whilst protecting against downgrade attacks and blocking the use of weak ciphers

mar 04 2015

Private Dedicated vLans

Memset’s vLAN enables you to connect multiple servers together so that they are able to securely communicate with one another via a private network.

feb 24 2015

New Default Linux Miniserver Kernel

We have recently made available a new kernel for all Linux Miniservers.

jan 16 2015

The 'Kate' Effect is Well Known

Is Your Website Ready?

jan 16 2015

Windows Server 2003 end of life

Extended support ending for server 2003

dec 10 2014

G-Cloud 2014: Three Years On And We’re Making Real Progress

As we look to G-Cloud 6, the sixth reiteration of the G-Cloud programme, Memset’s Public Sector Advisor Robin Pape explores what G-Cloud and associated government initiatives have achieved to date.

oct 01 2014

Finalists in the UK IT Industry Awards

Memset are shortlisted in two categories

aug 19 2014

Practical Advice for Disaster Recovery

Follow these steps to get a plan in place

aug 12 2014

How To Use Memset's Support Ticketing System

Learn how we have improved our support ticketing system to provide you with greater security and more efficient support.

aug 05 2014

Service Management Changes

Continual service improvements to enhance our customer service

feb 25 2014

How To Move To The Cloud

A quick guide for public sector organisations

feb 25 2014

How To Save Money via G-Cloud

There are many drivers for cost savings

feb 25 2014

Purchasing Through G-Cloud

How To Select A Supplier from CloudStore

feb 14 2014

New firewall editor

Improved tools for changing your servers' firewalling configuration.

sep 05 2013

Keystone Authentication for Memstore

Memstore authentication services now support Keystone.

jul 26 2013

Still time to vote

In the PC Pro Excellence Awards

mar 22 2013

Free tools from Memset

Useful tools including a RAID calculator and a secure password generator.

mar 20 2013

Miniserver Exports

Memset leads the way in open standards.

mar 15 2013

Dynamic DNS API Example

A python script for dynamically altering DNS.

feb 08 2013

Customise your CDN "Not found" pages

Configure a customised HTTP 404 page on your CDN.

jan 31 2013

"to the Cloud"

Cloud is much mis-understood at the moment and also means different things to different people. Cloud basicaly means you can buy hosting without a contract and simply pay for what you use.

jan 31 2013

Manage Your Server On The Move

Here are some tips on how to do it

dec 30 2012

Questions To Ask Your Web Host

Here's a look at the kinds of questions and issues you want to think about before deciding where to host your website

dec 30 2012

Drowning in Data?

Here are some ways to save space and maximise data storage

dec 30 2012

Questions to Ask Your eCommerce Provider

Avoid costly mistakes with these important questions

dec 11 2012

Improving RAW Snapshots Performance

RAW snapshots can make an exact copy of our server disk, but they are inefficient.

dec 03 2012

Slow website?

Here are some tips to improve your load speed

nov 30 2012

How To Choose A Domain Name

Follow These Tips To Guarantee Your Online Success

nov 27 2012

Denial of service attacks

What are the security challenges facing organisations

nov 06 2012

A Firework Spectacular

The Guildford fireworks were better than ever this year!

oct 29 2012

Memset Community Fund

Memset donated £2000 to Skillway, a charity which aims to provide practical skills to children aged 14-16 who are struggling in mainstream education.

oct 19 2012

What is the best server operating system?

I often get asked by friends for advice about what operating system I recommend for a server. It's a hard question, indeed.

aug 07 2012

Memset Announces WXG Sponsorship

Memset Hosting is proud to announce that it is sponsoring WXG (Web Expo Guildford), a one day event at G-Live dedicated to bringing together the best of Surrey's design and development talent.

jul 20 2012

Integrate Snapshots to your Backups

Know how miniservers snapshots can improve your backup strategy.

jun 28 2012

Backup using Duplicati

Backup your Windows server to Memstore using Duplicati.

jun 21 2012


Combing MemStore with CDP v4 backups makes for a quick, safe, and easy disaster recovery plan

may 28 2012

Backups with Memstore and Duplicity

Backup your Debian server to Memstore using Duplicity.

may 24 2012

Memset Server Status App

An example Gnome appindicator demonstrating usage of the server status API.

may 22 2012

Cost Effective working

The need to work at home or at multiple locations has gone up considerably. The main challenge has been providing staff with the same access to all the systemsand data that they need in order to work.

may 14 2012

Scheduling Miniserver Snapshots

This blog post explains how to schedule miniserver snapshots using Memset's API.

may 01 2012

How can I reboot my server using Memset API?

Learn how easy is using Memset's API to reboot your server.

apr 02 2012

Adventures in Flight Simulation

When I was asked at the age of seven what I wanted to be when I grew up I knew the answer; A Commercial Airline Pilot.

mar 21 2012

How Does The Memstore CDN Service Work?

In this post we describe how the Content Delivery Network (CDN in short) functionality implemented provided by Memstore cloud storage.

nov 01 2011

I'd Like to thank the Firm

Memset has constantly won awards for its services and products in the three years I’ve been working for them. It’s not hard to see why - Memset is a wonderful place to work.

nov 01 2011

Website Security

These days securing a server online is more challenging than before the Internet was born, when restricting physical access was the ultimate protection.

nov 01 2011

Hosting and ecommerce

If you sell a product then chances are you have a website, and if you have a website there is a good chance that you already have a transactional website or sell your products online.

oct 01 2011

Backups For Windows Servers

We all know backups are very important, but do we honestly do enough to ensure that we are fully resilient against failure - whether that be human or electronic?

oct 01 2011

Drowning in Information?

They say information is power, but what if you have too much information?

oct 01 2011

Memstore Cloud Storage

Memstore can be the perfect solution for your cloud storage needs.

jul 01 2011

iPad 2

For someone who took the plunge about six months ago and purchased an iPad, it was inevitable that Apple were going to release the iPad2.

jul 01 2011

Windows Phone Anyone?

Microsoft, love it or hate it, these boys have been around a long time and you are often forced to interact with them no matter how irritating, or sometimes unreliable, they are.

jul 01 2011

Backup Options Keep Your Data Safe

Taking a little bit of time out of your day to backup your data is certainly not wasted time.