Combell wins a Smart Business Award in the “Hosting & Domains” category for the third year in a row

The jury was especially impressed with the international expansion on which Combell has been focusing for a few years now, which is why they decided to give Combell a Smart Business Award for the third year in a row.

Smart Business Awards reward best digital technologies

Zij zijn een jaarlijkse traditie geworden: de Smart Business Awards, uitgereikt door Minoc Media Services,The Smart Business Awards, offered by Minoc Media Services, the publisher of titles including SmartBiz.be, ZDNet.be, PC Magazine and Clickx.be, have become an annual tradition. Over the past years, these prestigious awards have even become a real reference for those who want to equip their business with the best professional digital technologies made available by local and international players.

Combell takes over Zitcom and becomes Denmark’s number one hosting provider!

Last year, Combell had already embarked on this great Danish adventure by taking over DanDomain. And today, the company has gone one step further in its expansion strategy in Denmark by taking over Zitcom Group. The group operates across the country via several brands, including Wannafind, UnoEuro, Danhost, Web10, Curanet, Zitcom, ScanNet and Cloud.dk.

In order to take synergy to the next level all over the country, the activities of DanDomain will be integrated as a brand in Zitcom Group, led by CEO Stefan Rosenlund.

Zitcom Group serves more than 175,000 private and corporate customers and has been growing for over 17 years, driven by a genuine passion for hosting.

Google and Mozilla want HTTPS to be used on all pages… Are you ready for it?

Soon, both Chrome and Firefox browsers will warn users even more strongly when they visit a page that is not secured via the HTTPS protocol. What is going to change?

HTTPS is important

In a nutshell: the HTTPS protocol (HTTP secure) allows to establish a secure connection between the browser of your visitor and your website.

  • Encryption offers protection against eavesdropping: the information entered by your visitors is unreadable.
  • Moreover, authentication confirms that your website belongs to the person who claims to be the owner. It is thus not a fake.

Hosting and domain names in 2017: evaluation

Now that an increasing number of retailers have turned to e-commerce, all aspects of the digital infrastructure have become essential. These aspects range from hosting to domain names, including SSL certificates and protection against DDoS attacks. It is therefore time for an evaluation!

Round table meeting with 5 players from the world of hosting and domain names

Five major players, who had the opportunity to observe first-hand recent progress in the world of hosting and domain names, got together in order to share their experiences. How have customer expectations changed, especially when web stores are concerned?

IMEC’s self-learning neuromorphic chip sounds like music to our ears!

Artificial Intelligence on a chip is what the IMEC research institute just achieved. A revolutionary innovation that was demonstrated with a chip that has the ability to… make music by itself. It may seem trivial, but this chip will find many useful applications in the future. Let us examine this technology through a magnifying glass – both literally and figuratively!

Artificial Intelligence on a chip

Chips only perform tasks for which they have been programmed. But what if you could make chips really “smart”, so that they can learn from what they do?

A sitemap is good for SEO but also for lowering the server load on your website!

A sitemap tells your visitors as well as search engines how your website is structured. But why is that so important? And what does a good sitemap look like? Here are a few tips…

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap provides an overview of the structure of your website, which includes the pages where visitors can find important content. The traditional sitemap is a static HTML file that shows the first and second level of the structure of your site. This way, your visitor will immediately see where he can find a certain type of content.

Critical Joomla update: install it now!

A severe vulnerability has been found in the current core of the Joomla CMS. Fortunately, the update to fix this issue has been released on Wednesday 17 May. So, make sure you install it, because you absolutely cannot miss this Joomla update!

A Joomla update for severe security issues

The Joomla Security Strike Team (JSST) has been informed of a critical security issue in the Joomla core. The problem is so acute that Joomla does not want to provide any further information before users get the chance to install an update.

Thanks to Combell, Quality Guard’s app is online 24/7

With the rise of the Internet of Things, almost every device is connected to the Internet and can be managed via an app. This makes our daily lives much easier, as long as these applications are available 24/7. The many users of Quality Guard’s IoT app, be they butchers or restaurant owners, also rely on the app of the same name to guarantee the food safety of their products. A chain in which the hosting of the app on Combell’s servers plays an important role. But what exactly does the app do?

Protecting your website: would you rather take a risk or invest in security?

Although citizens are increasingly concerned about their security online, some website owners still fail to properly secure their site. Why?

Websites are not secure enough

A recent survey conducted by CBS revealed that, in 2015, more than half the Dutch population was concerned about online security.

And as a consequence

  • they have put less content online
  • shared personal information more carefully
  • and sometimes even cancelled online purchases.

One would normally expect website owners and webmasters to take this (reasonably) cautious approach too. Oddly enough, that is not the case at all.

OpenStack hosting now also available for Windows

The OpenStack platform is based on an open source standard. Upon hearing this term, many think of Linux as the operating system for the servers in question. But OpenStack for Windows is also available, and an increasing number of companies are turning to this solution. Would you be interested in this service for your business?

OpenStack: standard for cloud platforms

In a nutshell, OpenStack is a private cloud platform that offers you all the benefits of the cloud, such as a competitive price, scalability, the ability to personalise your experience, etc.

8 tips for a faster Drupal website

As with other Content Management Systems, the speed at which your Drupal website loads depends on different factors that you can actually control. But what exactly should you consider? Thanks to these 8 handy tips, you too will have a faster and more efficient Drupal website!

Does you Drupal website load at a snail’s pace? These 8 tips provided by Combell will give your website wings!

A fast Drupal website will be prioritised

Drupal is an open source CMS that, according to recent figures published by W3CTech, is used by 2.2% of all websites worldwide.

Microsoft Teams: free for Combell Office 365 customers

Many regard this new collaboration tool as Microsoft’s answer to Slack, which is quite popular. But what exactly does Microsoft Teams offer?

Microsoft Teams: a new tool in the Office 365 suite

The Office 365 package already includes several tools that allow groups to very easily collaborate, without having to constantly travel back and forth: Outlook for business e-mail, SharePoint for smart content management, Yammer for networking across the organisation, and Skype for Business for voice and video meetings. And now, there is also Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace.

Since the release of Teams in November 2016, more than 50,000 organisations have been using these collaboration tools, including Accenture, Deloitte, Expedia, etc.