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Why You Shouldn’t Neglect WordPress Updates

  • Posted by bwf
  • On May 22, 2017
With recent headlines on the news with large ‘out of date’ computer systems becoming infected with ransomware we thought it good to provide a timely and important reminder as to why you should not neglect your WordPress install.  What we are saying is true of any script you install on your web hosting – it’s […]
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Fully Managed VPS Special Offer

  • Posted by bwf
  • On May 11, 2017
for the first month 4 Intel Xeon CPU Cores 4GB DDR4 RAM 100GB RAID 10 Protected Disk 4TB Monthly Bandwidth 200GB Remote Backup Space 24/7 Monitoring Fully Managed cPanel License Atomic Secured Linux Security Suite £17.99/month* From now until the end of May 2017 we have this great offer on a Fully Managed cPanel VPS […]
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Free Student Web Hosting

  • Posted by bwf
  • On March 30, 2017
Here at Big Wet Fish Hosting we’re well known for giving back to the community in which our company is based as you can see here. We’re excited that we have 400 totally free web hosting accounts (Shared Hosting Lite Plans) to give away to students at any Further Education College (Post 16 level) or […]
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Bare Metal vs Virtual Servers

  • Posted by bwf
  • On March 28, 2017
Like many web hosting companies we sell both Fully Managed Bare Metal Servers and Fully Managed Virtual Private Servers (sometimes known as Virtual Machines or Cloud Machines). We wanted to take a little time to explain the difference between these two commonly purchased products from our range of web hosting options. What is a Bare […]
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LIMITED TIME OFFER – Fully Managed Dedicated Server

  • Posted by bwf
  • On March 8, 2017
Dell PowerEdge R230 Intel Xeon E3-1270v5 Skylake Architecture 48GB DDR4 RAM 4*2TB SATA Drives (OR 4*240GB SSD Drives you choose) Hardware RAID 10 Dell PERC H730P RAID Controller 10TB Monthly Bandwidth CentOS 7 x64 cPanel License Atomic Secured Linux Security Suite £179.00/month Until 1 April 2017 we have an extra special offer on a Brand […]
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Our WordPress Hosting just got Better…

  • Posted by Karl B
  • On March 2, 2017
Our WordPress Hosting just got better and we’ll soon be reaching out to our current WP Management clients to let them know of the changes. We’ve just deployed a rack of brand new Intel Xeon servers for our new WordPress Hosting Platform.   We promise the following: The latest Intel Xeon Servers (currently Skylake Architecture) […]
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Chrome Forges Ahead with Insecure Security Warnings…

  • Posted by Karl B
  • On March 1, 2017
Back in September 2016 we wrote a popular blog post alerting our users that very soon Google Chrome would start reporting websites that were not encrypted with an SSL Security Certificate as Insecure.  SSL Certificates are now free of charge on all shared and reseller hosting plans on our platform and here is what you […]
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cPanel University Certifications

  • Posted by bwf
  • On January 4, 2017
Are you good enough to pass the test? cPanel is our Control Panel of choice for our Shared Hosting. Multi Site Hosting (reseller) and for our Managed Server Offerings. Our staff are experts in the use of cPanel and many of our clients are experts too being resellers of hosting through our Managed Servers. The […]
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New Domain Transfer Policy

  • Posted by Karl B
  • On December 1, 2016
    Changes to the ICANN Domain Transfer Policy The following terms are used in this document and are explained below: Registrar: The company who currently holds your domain name (eg BWF, GoDaddy etc) Registrant: The person, company or organisation who owns a domain name On 1 December 2016 ICANN the controlling body for the […]
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Black Friday Deals

  • Posted by Phil Smallwood
  • On November 23, 2016
  25% off all Web Hosting (Shared + Multisite – when paid annually) USE PROMO CODE: BFCM2016 Terms & Conditions Existing clients can take the offer and renew early to get this discount. Just open a support ticket. Applicable to shared + multisite hosting. Must pay before midnight Cyber Monday to avail of the offer. Offer […]
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Client Area Two Factor Authentication

  • Posted by bwf
  • On November 9, 2016
Two Factor Authentication is an additional security step you can use when logging into your client area at Big Wet Fish. Once you set this up on your Smart Phone you not only need your Client Area Password but you will also need your Smart Phone running the Google Authenticator App to give you your second […]
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Server Upgrade Cycle 2016

  • Posted by bwf
  • On November 8, 2016
A lot has changed in the world of Big Wet Fish in the last two years and all  new Shared & Reseller servers now have the following as standard: CentOS Linux Version 7 Atomic Secured Linux Firewall (replacing CloudLinux) Servers booted into the ASL Secure kernel cPanel version 60 AutoSSL Free SSL Certificates EasyApache 4 Upgrade […]
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Introducing cPanel Version 60

  • Posted by Karl B
  • On November 3, 2016
Introducing cPanel version 60 Following on from the release of v58 a few months ago that brought us free Comodo and Let’s Encrypt AutoSSL Certificates in cPanel the good folks at cPanel today have pushed their latest version 60 to ‘release’ stage.  This means unless you have disabled the auto update feature the new version […]
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Buy SpamExperts In Bulk

  • Posted by Daniel Morgan
  • On October 6, 2016
Resellers:  Buy SpamExperts Licenses in Bulk for your clients! SpamExperts is our Enterprise grade Spam Filtering Service that is available as standard on all our currently available web hosting plans:  Lite, Standard and Pro.  The service routes all incoming and outgoing emails through the SpamExperts Anti Spam Cloud and is effective in solving many of […]
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BWF Affiliate Scheme

  • Posted by Karl B
  • On October 5, 2016
It’s Autumn…It’s cold outside – Start your BWF Holiday Fund Today! We’re proud at Big Wet Fish that we have grown the company from our humble beginnings into what it is today – a supplier of web hosting to thousands of clients in over 50 countries.  Much of our growth over the years has been […]
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Chrome Will Soon Report Insecure Websites

  • Posted by bwf
  • On September 13, 2016
‘Moving towards a more secure web…’ was the headline on Google’s recent security blog post indicating to users the much anticipated changed in Google Chrome that will soon warn users if they are about to use an insecure website.  You can read the blog post here. January 2017 Version 56 Starting in January 2017 when […]
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FREE Comodo SSL Security Certificates

  • Posted by Karl B
  • On August 5, 2016
“The days of paying for SSL Security Certificates are coming to an end.  From today we’ll be rolling out free Domain Validated Comodo SSL Certificates across our shared web hosting platforms in the UK and USA.  Domain Validated SSLs from this point on will be free for all clients.  The only reason you should pay […]
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Direct End User Support for Clients

  • Posted by bwf
  • On May 18, 2016
Are you a BigWetFish client with either a reseller account, VPS server or Dedicated server? If so this new service we are offering could be just what you are looking for. If you want to remove the burden of supporting some or all of your clients directly then read on and we may have the […]
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Managed R1Soft Enterprise Backups

  • Posted by Phil Smallwood
  • On April 28, 2016
We are R1Soft Partners and are proud to recommend their Enterprise Backup Product to all our clients.  Whether you host with us our not we sell Managed Backup Solutions powered by R1Soft. We work with clients of any self managed VPS or Server Provider including but not exclusive to: 123-REG Heart Internet Digital Ocean OVH […]
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Carrickfergus IT Business Breakfast

  • Posted by bwf
  • On April 20, 2016
CABLE Education IT Breakfast 2016 CABLE stands for ‘Carrickfergus Area Business Links with Education’ and Big Wet Fish are a proud member.  The aim of CABLE is to foster links between local businesses and the schools within the local area.  CABLE is managed by Lorna and her team at Carrickfergus Enterprise. Big Wet Fish Hosting […]
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Backup Clarification

  • Posted by bwf
  • On April 18, 2016
A number of clients have asked us to clarify our backup provision following some recently well publicised issues with competitors. Reported Issue One: Deleted Data An Unnamed Web Hosting Provider deleted all their clients data with the misuse of the rm -rf command.  This was widely reported in the media last week and turns out […]
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cP1Con Edinburgh Conference

  • Posted by bwf
  • On April 14, 2016
Three members of our team are attending the cPanel One Day Conference in Edinburgh today to learn about the exciting new features of cPanel and some tips and tricks from experts. We’ll be live blogging the whole even throughout the day in each talk. Follow our live blog below to stay up to date with […]
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SSL Range Explained

  • Posted by bwf
  • On March 29, 2016
FREE!  SSL Certificates from Let’s Encrypt We’re pleased to announce that from today ALL clients on our Shared and Business Hosting packages can get a FREE Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate in seconds via a handy link within your cPanel. There follows a handy summary of the various SSL products that we offer as well as […]
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New Server Range Launched

  • Posted by Phil Smallwood
  • On March 11, 2016
New Skylake CPU Range of Dell Dedicated Servers from Big Wet Fish We’re pleased to launch our new Intel Skylake Range of Servers. The new E3-1270v5 is the latest in processing processing power from Intel. The new architecture makes the new E3v5 range much more attractive as you are no longer limited to just 32GB […]
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