Two-factor authentication: an extra layer of security of vital importance

The best way to protect access to an account is to use two-factor authentication or 2FA. This is an extra layer of security on top of your standard password. And it is now also available for your Combell control panel. What is two-factor authentication and how can you enable it?

Even strong passwords are weak

When you need to log in to a website, a web service or a web app, you usually use a login (which is often your username or e-mail address) and a password. It is best to choose a password that is difficult to break.

Installing updates quickly: a must for better security!

Installing updates on a regular basis is a fundamental requirement to protect your site, app or IT infrastructure from cybercriminals. In this article, we will tell you all about the risks of ignoring updates and what you should definitely update.

The risks of a vulnerable website

Technology never stands still. Every software or tool that has ever been developed can always do better – not only to make it easier to use with new features and faster operation, but above all to make it more secure.

After all, experts often discover errors that make the software vulnerable.

Combell delivers even more speed and stability thanks to flawless network and data centre upgrades

When customers grow and opt for powerful servers, the central network infrastructure must grow accordingly. An uncompromising architecture and steady investments in extra capacity allow Combell to stay ahead of the game. Moreover, careful engineering and testing in a lab environment ensure that upgrades can be carried out without affecting any of the hosting customers.

Growing without pains

Growing is looking ahead. Combell is attracting more and more customers. And, in turn, these customers attract more and more visitors. They choose high-performance websites and regularly require extra capacity. In such situations, all bottlenecks should be eliminated.

Vavato automates online auctions without worries thanks to Combell hosting

The sale by auction, for example of cars, goods from overstocks, liquidations or collections, is increasingly taking place online. Vavato is Belgium's key player in this field, especially after the takeover of its competitor Jorisco. Combell provides a high-performance infrastructure that remains fully operational in all circumstances, especially when an online auction is about to close.

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Every day, large quantities of goods go under the hammer at Vavato. However, this does not happen in a room where prospective buyers place their highest bid for each lot.

Bazookas delivers unique digital experiences thanks to Combell

Bruges-based studio Bazookas helps businesses – from major entertainment brands to social profit organisations – to immerse their target audience in a digital world by developing apps, games and educational concepts for web and mobile devices. When the audience feels deeply connected to the narrative, the experience delivered must, however, remain smooth for everyone. To achieve this, Combell provides high-performance, flexibly scalable hosting.

Learn more about Combell's tailored hosting services

Only a few know Bazookas, but many know their creations. As people of all ages are spending more and more time with digital media – on mobile devices, tablets, PCs or even in virtual or augmented reality – the agency makes sure they can enjoy amazing experiences.

Combell customers experience huge performance leap thanks to new hosting infrastructure

A fast, high-performance infrastructure is what can make a difference in user experience for both visitors and customers. And this applies even more to those who offer Internet services themselves. Fortunately, Combell continues to invest in outstanding performance, with powerful and recent hardware, upgrades of its central network nodes and a tailored infrastructure design. And yes, customers clearly notice the difference!

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Three customers, which recently migrated their systems to Combell infrastructure, have been talking about performance.

Call on our Performance Team for optimal performance

When your website, application or software is not working properly, it is sometimes difficult to figure out how to solve the problem. But did you know that Combell gives you the opportunity to call on experts who will help you identify the issues at stake and find ways to solve them? Meet the Combell Performance Team!

Meet our Performance Team

More resources is not always the answer to performance issues

Your website, app or web service is not performing as it should. Slow response, whether or not during traffic peaks, will cause irritation among your users, and you are afraid that they will leave.

Adding dedicated web hosting to your hosting range as a partner

Combell’s hosting solutions now also include dedicated web hosting. This article is specifically for our partners who want to offer this new form of hosting to their customers.

Partners are very important to Combell, which is why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to integrate this into your existing working method. Below, we will discuss the different scenarios and how we added the new hosting to them. No matter if you want to launch a new project on dedicated web hosting or if you want to upgrade an existing package – we have a flow for every situation! 

Oops, have you forgotten to renew your domain name? This can be an expensive affair!

What happens if you forget to renew the registration of your domain name? Combell sends you a renewal invoice well in advance in order to avoid this from happening. But what if this invoice does not reach you or if you forget to make the payment? Is your domain name lost? Do you still have rights? In this post, we will provide you with further information about the all the relevant procedures and tell you more about domain drop catching. Because there is one thing you must absolutely know: letting your domain expire can cost you a lot of money!

What is SACK Panic and what does Combell do about it?

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Nowadays, every new bug gets a cool name instead of a boring number, and the same goes for the recent discoveries made by Netflix researchers. They have found several issues in the kernel of Linux and FreeBSD operating systems, and one of them, which is known as ‘SACK Panic’, seems to be the main source of concern. This is a bug in the implementation of TCP, an important IP protocol used worldwide.

Combell constantly monitors the security of your server and hosting package and therefore takes action.

What building blocks do you need for your website?

What exactly does “web hosting” mean? What types are there? What do you need to consider when choosing a web hosting provider? And what else do you need to get your business online?

Here you will find clear answers to all these questions:

→ Three elements to get your business online
→ The different types of websites
→ Do it yourself or call in specialists
→ The different types of hosting
→ The specifications that determine your choice of web hosting
→ Elements that your hosting provider must imperatively offer

The three elements you need to get your business online

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7 reasons to choose Office 365

Office 365 is the ideal solution for customer-oriented SMEs. Choosing Combell's Office 365 gives you the opportunity to enjoy Combell's major assets straight away: a free domain name, our expert assistance including the migration and configuration of your mailboxes, and, above all, guaranteed uptime.

But Combell's Office 365 Suite has much more to offer than just Outlook, Word and Excel! Below, we will highlight seven handy productivity tools that will help your business thrive.

Microsoft Office 365: a subscription-based Office Suite

With Office 365, Microsoft has taken a big step forward in its Office software.