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Christmas & New Year opening times 2014

Please see below for a list of our Christmas and New Year opening times.

 

Christmas and New Year 2014
Date Opening hours
Tuesday
23rd December 2014
08:30 – 17:30
Wednesday
24th December 2014
(Christmas Eve)
Closed
Thursday
25th December 2014
(Christmas Day)
Closed
Friday
26th December 2014
(Boxing Day)
Closed
Saturday
27th December 2014
Closed
Sunday
28th December 2014
Closed
Monday
29th December 2014
10:00 – 16:00 Emergency support
Tuesday
30th December 2014
10:00 – 16:00 Emergency support
Wednesday
31st December 2014
(New Years Eve)
Closed
Thursday
1st January 2014
(New Years Day)
Closed
Friday
2nd January 2014
Closed
Saturday
3rd January 2014
Closed
Sunday
4th January 2014
Closed
Monday
5th January 2014
08:30 – 17:30 (normal hours resume)
Tuesday
6th January 2014
08:30 – 17:30
We continue to monitor our network and servers as usual 24/7/365 including over the whole festive period – urgent tickets will continue to be dealt with at all times as usual. 

We would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Posilan team.

Ubuntu 14.04LTS template added to VPS operating system choices

th_ubuntuThe latest LTS (Long Term Support) version of Ubuntu was released last week.

We are pleased to announce that we have now added the new OS as a template to choose when creating a new VPS on our platform in addition to 10.04 and 12.04.

The new version, 14.04LTS or “Trust Tahr” as it’s codenamed, includes a number of changes – check out the official changes document for more information.

In addition to Ubuntu, Posilan also offers the choice of Debian, Centos, Fedora Suse and Scientific Linux templates. This is in addition to the ability to use your own ISO image if you prefer.

Check out our range of Linux VPS’s from just £10 per month here.

 

Posilan achieves Nominet Accredited Partner status

Nominet Accredited partnerWe are pleased to announce that we are amongst the first companies to be awarded the new Accredited Channel Partner status by Nominet, the UK domain name registry.

This new accreditation was achieved by Posilan meeting Nominet’s strict criteria and by demonstrating our high standards of customer service and data quality. This should help to give our clients reassurance of the levels of service to be expected from us at all times.

You can register over 200 types of domain name with Posilan, and if the domain extension you require is not listed on our website, please contact us for pricing details.

To register a new domain name now, simply visit our domain name page.

Christmas & New Year opening hours 2013

Please see below for a list of our Christmas and New Year opening times.

 

  Christmas and New Year 2013
Date Opening hours
Monday
23rd December 2013
08:30 – 17:30
Tuesday
24th December 2013 (Christmas Eve)
Closed
Wednesday
25th December 2013 (Christmas Day)
Closed
Thursday
26th December 2013 (Boxing Day)
Closed
Friday
27th December 2013
10:00 – 16:00 Emergency support
Saturday
28th December 2013
Closed
Sunday
29th December 2013
Closed
Monday
30th December 2013
10:00 – 16:00 Emergency support
Tuesday
31st December 2013 (New Years Eve)
Closed
Wednesday
1st January 2014 (New Years Day)
Closed
Thursday
2nd January 2014
09:00 – 17:00
Friday
3rd January 2014
09:00 – 17:00
Saturday
4th January 2014
Closed
Sunday
5th January 2014
Closed
Monday
6th January 2014
08:30 – 17:30 (normal hours resume)
We continue to monitor our network and servers as usual 24/7/365 including over the whole festive period – urgent tickets will continue to be dealt with at all times as usual.

We would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Posilan team.

So long, Altavista – and thanks for all the (Babel)fish

Back in the early days of the World Wide Web, in a time before Google, there was quite a lot of competition for web searching with a few small search engines fighting for market share.

In my early days on the web from about 1992 onwards, the web experience in the UK was dominated by the likes of online service providers such as CompuServe and AOL or one of the first “true” ISP’s such as Demon Internet. If you wanted to find websites, you would have to know the web address or look though online directories.

Things started to change around 1994 when a new range of search engines started to appear such as WebCrawler and Lycos. These sites helped to find what you wanted on the web with largely relevant results. Then in 1995, newcomer AltaVista was launched.

AltaVista’s search results we more relevant than ever and became one of the most popular search engines on the web. As well as crawling the web, AltaVista also became a popular portal and also added the massively popular Bablefish translator which meant for the first time you could easily translate text via the web simply by “cut n pasting” the text.

AltaVista began to lose ground rapidly when Google launched in 1998 and in 2003 it was bought by Overture and in turn Yahoo!.

Yahoo! announced yesterday (28th June 2013) that AltaVista would finally be no more from 8th July 2013, recommending that people use Yahoo! Search instead.

Many will argue that AltaVista “died” many years ago when Yahoo! first took it over. Even today, in the days before it’s plug is pulled forever, it’s little more that a rebranded Yahoo! search.

So long Altavista – and thanks for all the (Babel)fish.

 

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