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5
The Ultimate Tool To Transform Your Website
Posted by Steve Salter on 05 May 2016 11:30 AM

How would you like to drive more business opportunities through your website? 

Netcetera is pleased to announce that we have partnered up with vCita LiveSite, a revolutionary new product that can guarantee to capture more visitors on your website and dramatically increase opportunities.

LiveSite lets clients contact you more effectively, schedule appointments, share documents and even pay online.

Document Sharing with vCita is easy and secure.

Client Engagement Platform for Small Businesses by vCita

With over 100,000 small businesses using vCita LiveSite worldwide,we’re quite confident it will help your business grow.

Fill Your Schedule:

Your clients want your website to show the services you offer and have the ability to book time with you. Whether it’s for an initial consultation or a follow up appointment, we all know that the process needs to be quick and easy — without  back and forth with emails or playing phone tag. Image-1-LiveSite

With vCita Online Scheduling your clients can schedule an appointment with you or any of your staff members within seconds via the web, mobile device or social media 24 hours a day!

You can predefine a list of services, durations, locations and fees and let your clients choose what works  for them, and with email campaigns that can significantly increase your conversation rate.

Boost Email Campaign Effectiveness 

Want to easily increase your email campaign response rates? Add vCita LiveSite calls-to- action to your campaigns and you can significantly increase response rates by as much as 70%.

Get Paid Faster

Clients have come to expect online payment options for goods. Now offer the same convenience for  your services through your website. vCita Online Payments is a convenient  and easy way for clients to pay online—before or after services  are provided.Image 6 - LiveSite Online Payments

Simply add a services menu, including fees and when clients book time they can prepay.  Or add a “Pay Now” button and returning clients are recognized and alerted to payments due.

Eliminate No‐Shows Easily

Client Engagement Platform for Small Businesses by vCita

Appointment no‐shows cost you time and money. End no‐shows with vCita LiveSite. Simply schedule the  appointment in your vCita LiveSite online calendar and your client will automatically receive a text (SMS) and/or email reminder of the appointment.

“I would recommend vCita to anyone with a calendar. Leveraging vCita with Constant Contact creates a powerful tool and positively impacts our business. It’s so easy and cost effective. Our clients can book appointments online – right from their smartphone — instead of procrastinating until the last minute. It saved us at least 150 hours of phone calls and coordination during tax season, and has changed how we manage our clients and our time.”    Effie Bar-Caspi, chief operating officer at GPL Tax and Accounting.

You can also customize the reminder— from the message to the time it’s delivered . If the client has a scheduling conflict , they can quickly reschedule – on a mobile device. No more no‐shows, save time and money and the frustration of missed appointments with vCita LiveSite.

If this all sounds too good to be true why not take it for a test run to see how it can transform your business. Take advantage of our 30 day free trial and you’ll soon see the improvements vCita can bring to your business and find out why it is currently being used by over 100,000 businesses around the world.

Get Your Free Trial

Questions? Let us help!

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please fill out our Enquiry Form or call 0800 808 5450

 

 


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Apr
13
Free SSL With All Netcetera Windows Hosting Packages
Posted by Dan on 13 April 2016 10:18 AM

Firstly what is SSL?

SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. Its standard security technology for encrypting information sent between the website and a visitor’s web browser.  Basically it’s the widget that makes a padlock appear in your browser bar. You can now get this technology free with Windows hosting packages from Netcetera.

Do I need one and why?

If you own or run a website the simple answer is YES.

Search engines are always looking for sites that secure sensitive data and make the web a safer place for their users, and Google is a driving force behind this notion. Google have recently announced that they will be using SSL secured websites as a preferred ranking indicator. This means that sites which are SSL protected will receive an extra boost up the list in search engine results.

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In addition, later this year, users of Google’s Chrome browser will begin to receive Google search results warning of any links to non-SSL enabled websites. This means that even if your website currently ranks well in Google, if your site is not SSL enabled your search result will have a “non-secure” warning next to it, implying to any potential visitors that the site is not secure.

With Windows Website Hosting starting from only £2.99 per month with FREE SSL, is it really not worth making the move to a more secure reliable hosting company.

Unlock your Potential

Questions? Let us help!

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please fill out our Enquiry Form , call 0800 808 5450 or Chat Live with one of the team


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Apr
12

So as we come to the end of what we hope has been an informative story, we come to what might be the most important element.

Part 8: The Cost

Following on from the Introduction and previous blog posts including last weeks insight into Tools and applications . It’s now time to turn our attention to the price you pay.

Last but not least, pricing is an important factor when choosing a web host. With so many providers out there we know it can be a difficult choice to make, especially when you have to consider all the different variables that go into pricing an individual plan. The general rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for.

If a company is charging a very small monthly fee, they have no choice but to skimp in other areas, perhaps in some of the ways we have highlighted in these blogs.

Another area to be on the lookout for is renewal pricing. Many hosts will offer a significantly discounted price for the first year in order to “get you hooked,” but when renewal time comes, your bill can be up to three times the cost of your first year! Make sure to read what you are buying and what the future pricing is likely to be.

At Netcetera we have simple pricing, no hidden costs or small print and to help you get started we allow you to pay monthly. There is no renewal pricing, what you see is what you get. Our plans start at only £2.99 per month and regardless of which solution you require, each one comes with fantastic reliability, security and awesome support without sacrificing on quality.

Make the right choice for you

As you can see, there are many factors that come into play when choosing a web host. These general factors should help you find the right one, even if it’s not with Netcetera we would still hope you’ll see the tremendous value we provide. If at any time you have to question if Netcetera is right for you, simply head to our website and start up a live chat. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have. If you’re ready to get started here are our most popular plans:

Explore Netcetera Hosting

Whatever you’re looking for, Pick The Best Host For You!

And do it today!!

Questions?

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please call 0800 808 5450 or Chat Live with one of the team


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Apr
11
Netcetera at #1 for Performance and Reliability
Posted by Steve Salter on 11 April 2016 11:59 AM

We are pleased to say as we continue with our 20th year in business celebrations that we haven’t sat back on our laurels and our hard work and continued investment in new technology and environment friendly hosting has yet again been recognised by external monitoring.

Webperf has been the UK’s only independent performance benchmark since 1998, undertaking testing on any willing ISP provider for reliability and performance.

webperf.net the monitoring service

Unlike some ISP’s, Netcetera is open to independent auditing, it is something that we are very proud of, as it allows our existing and potential clients the opportunity to make informed choices when it comes to meeting their hosting requirements. Not only are we a super fast reliable ISP but we are also super energy efficient and green.

With an ever increasing amount of businesses now looking at ways to improve their online image we feel there is no better place to start than with reliable fast hosting that doesn’t harm the planet.

Don’t just take our word for it. Try it out for yourself right now with one of our FREE hosting trials. We’re sure you’ll love being with the UK’s #1 for performance and reliability.

Start Your Free Trial

Questions?

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please call 0800 808 5450.


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Apr
7

In a very close second place, Netcetera also responded to every Netcraft request, but with a slightly longer average connection time. Netcetera owns and operates a carbon neutral data centre on the Isle of Man, and recently celebrated its 20th birthday, having been in the hosting business since 1996.

Netcetera has done it again in March.  We are still right up at the top of the list, a remarkable achievement for a business that has been operating for over 20 years. The results over the last few months clearly show that Netcetera is a company that still continues to provide some of the most reliable hosting on the planet.  Not just fast reliable hosting but hosting that doesn’t destroy the environment.

Most reliable hosting company sites in March 2016

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Netcraft has now been monitoring Netcetera for over 11 years and we’re pleased to say that during that 11 year period we have maintained an uptime record of 99.96 %. Staggering when you consider that this is over a decade of Internet Service Provision to a client base in over 75 countries around the world.

Not all ISP’s are as open about independent monitoring as we are.Not only are we happy to be monitored by Netcraft but we have also opened our doors to Webperf too.

Don’t just take our word for how fast and reliable our hosting is, take a test drive now with one of our birthday promo deals to celebrate 20 years in business.

Try one of our Zero Carbon Hosting Packages with a FREE 7 day trial. After that, it’s up to you, but we’re quite confident that once you’ve experienced what Netcetera can do for your business you’ll never want to host anywhere else.

FREE 7 DAY TRIAL

Questions?

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please call 0800 808 5450.


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Apr
4

Part 7: How easy it is it to create your website?

Following on from the Introduction, Longevity and HistorySupportHardware thoughts on Network and the insight into backups we covered last week. It’s now time to turn our attention to the software and systems that are available to allow your creativity to flow and make your dream site a reality.

Just like when you are choosing a new mobile phone or desktop, there are different platforms your web host can use to help you manage your website. Like iOS for iPhones, and Android on other phones, all of the control panels help you do things like adding account users, email addresses, FTP accounts, databases just like you do when setting up a new phone.

So why does this matter? There are many free, unsupported control panels out there, and some are easier to use than others. Play around with your proposed web host. Try out their control panel. See how it works and what questions you have.

At Netcetera you can access 1000’s of one click installations to give you the applications and tools you need to make building your new website as easy as possible with stunning results. 

The one-click installations include WordPress, Drupal, or Magento in literally less than a few seconds and most of them are free.

As you know we are offering a free trial of our hosting service, if you haven’t signed up yet and want to discover what truly service is like, now is the perfect time!

7 Day Free Trial

Hosting Highlight: Don’t just take our word for it

We’re so confident that you’ll love what we can offer,  that we’re prepared to give you a 7 day free trial so you can see for yourself just how good it is.

You can do a lot in 7 days on one of our shared hosting packages so why not start your risk free trial today and start building your presence on the web with hosting from Netcetera.
As an added incentive our hosting is 100% Green

Questions?

To speak to one of our Sales Consultants about what our services can do for you, or for any other queries, please call 0800 808 5450 or Chat Live with one of the team

 


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