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.

Group that controls Combell to join forces with TransIP to form team.blue

Today, Combell Group (i.e. the group that controls Combell) is taking a major step in its growth strategy. It is today announcing that it is merging with Dutch TransIP Group, one of the largest hosting providers in the Netherlands. Together with them, we now form team.blue, a new, strong group in the European tech scene!

In recent years, both Combell and TransIP have grown organically, but also by investing in similar companies in order to make their product ranges even more complete. In 2017, Combell made a quantum leap by joining forces with Zitcom, a hosting group based in Denmark.

Work Smarter event promotes digitalisation of entrepreneurs

Teamleader, creator of a software solution that helps streamline sales processes, has been organising Work Smarter for several years. This event presents digital tools to work more efficiently, as well as concrete tips and best practices for the digitalisation of entrepreneurs.

The fifth edition of the Work Smarter event, which took place on 16 May at Flanders Expo in Ghent, featured an exclusive premiere: in the Pro-Corner, participating entrepreneurs had the opportunity to have their questions answered by experts. This was a perfect time for Combell to show that digitalisation is possible for companies of all sizes.

Looking for cheap web hosting? Keep this in mind!

Are you looking for cheap web hosting? Price is of course important when choosing the best web hosting, but other factors are actually even more important. We will give you a few tips to ensure that cheap web hosting will not cost you dearly in the long run!

Does that cheap web hosting includes all costs?

Basic web hosting, i.e. the rental of webspace, encompasses many other aspects. Some hosting providers lure you with the promise of offering the cheapest web hosting, but ‘forget’ to mention all the extra costs. You should therefore make sure that these costs are included, and if they are not, you should check how much extra money you have to spend for them:

  • Domain name: having your domain name with the same hosting provider is very convenient, as you can manage both via a single control panel. 

8 reasons to blindly trust Combell

Trust is essential for a hosting provider. As a user, you should be able to trust your hosting provider blindly. Every day, we at Combell put a lot of effort into the 8 pillars on which our customers' trust is built.

1. The strength of the corporation, the determination of the new kid on the block

Many of the people who are now involved in Combell's management were already on board at the beginning, almost twenty years ago. They now boast a great deal of experience. You can name any problem; we have most probably experienced it before.

Caution: blackmail e-mails are going around

If you receive an e-mail that at first sight appears to come from your own e-mail address, do not panic! It does not necessarily mean that your e-mail account has been hacked. Here is what you need to do if you receive such an e-mail.

Anyone can send e-mails in your name

Current e-mail protocols do not verify the mail sender’s identity. Put simply: anyone can create an account in their e-mail program and send e-mails from this account. You could even enter bill.gates@microsoft.com or president@whitehouse.org. The e-mail protocol does not check that the address exists or even whether you are entitled to use that e-mail address.

Tailor made managed hosting by Combell – from request to transfer

“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” A good old IT adage that still holds true today. Organisations indeed often reach the limits of their IT infrastructure first before they are willing to change. Nonetheless, the risks of a transfer are predictable and, given proper preparation, also completely avoidable. Each year, Combell Migration Teams carry out a couple of thousand technical migrations. They have extensive experience and follow proven procedures. Your transfer to Combell is therefore a memorable but not actually a particularly tense moment. What exactly can you expect of the traject to our tailor made hosting?

The baby’s corner is taking big steps in online retail thanks to Combell hosting

Over the past 20 years, the baby’s corner has grown into a comprehensive concept for mums, babies and children. Today, young parents and their friends are spending more time online than ever before. The step towards an attractive, diverse and extensive online range is therefore self-evident and ambitious at the same time. Since 2015, Combell has been helping to achieve the digital transformation of a classic retail concept.

For the perfect baby registry, you can stop by the baby’s corner. After all, everything that babies and their parents (or grandparents) need and personal advice go hand in hand.

8 reasons why you should have a professional e-mail address

For a company or an organisation, a professional domain name, with the associated web address, is indispensable. However, ordinary citizens should also go for a personalised e-mail address. Here are eight reasons why using a free e-mail address (or continuing to use one) is definitely not a good idea.

FOR COMPANIES

1. A free e-mail address undermines your company’s credibility

Such an address with hotmail.com or gmail.com is indeed handy for a private user, but it is not suitable for a company. How can one believe in the professionalism of your company if you are not even able/willing to pay the small price for your own domain with the associated e-mail address?