POP AX Cybersecurity Conference 2018

POP AX Cybersecurity Conference 2018

Chester Ethical Hackers, a society supported by 21st Webb are delighted to be hosting their annual cybersecurity conference again this year – titled POP AX Conference 2018. This is a free event on Tuesday 13th November (2018) in the Molloy Auditorium, at University of Chester’s Parkgate Road Campus in Chester. Doors open at 17:30, with our first presentation commencing at 18:00. The conference will run from 18:00 – 20:00, featuring many guest speakers and an interval for refreshments / networking in-between.

This conference is open to students of University of Chester but also students from other educational institutions; members of the Chester Ethical Hackers society and the IET; as well as individuals from industry and law enforcement. The event in previous years has proven popular with individuals from local industry – with free refreshments available the conference makes for the perfect networking event.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the the CEH website. For any queries regarding tickets and ordering them online – please contact the Chester Ethical Hackers committee on admin@chesterhackers.co.uk

21st Webb support Chester Ethical Hackers

21st Webb support Chester Ethical Hackers

21st Webb are thrilled to announce our support for the Chester Ethical Hackers – a University of Chester society.

Always looking for new ways to improve our services, as well as maintain a secure and reliable level of service for all our clients – the Chester Ethical Hackers really plays into one of the biggest issues we are focusing on today… Cybersecurity.

You may have seen our previous announcements about our free 256bit SSL Encryption on all packages for all clients, as well as the availability of 2-factor authentication on all client accounts and application dashboards. Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues facing individuals and companies of all sizes today. While we are constantly working to ensure the security of our services is at its best; we are also supporting a brand new society at the University of Chester, one which aims to increase the awareness of cyber threats to any and all students at the university, but also develop their cyber skill-set both individually and as a group to help tackle some of the issues we all face today.

The society is a not-for-profit group, under the (charity) Chester Students Union, and is always looking for support from industry, with anything from equipment, materials or monetary support towards events and conferences throughout the year. Be sure to check out this up and coming society, and offer your support today!

CEH Website

New website for DMC

New website for DMC

With the start of a new academic year comes the launch of a new website for client – Denbighshire Music Co-operative.

With DMC rapidly expanding, the requirements have as such increased over the past few years. The use of social media marketing, and providing regular updates to Parents and Pupils via the websites blog has become an essential feature. With their new website; managing page-content and posts works effortlessly across devices with a fully mobile-compatible back end to match a mobile-compatible front-end design. Whats more, our new platform can also integrate social media accounts seamlessly, automatically sharing blog posts to accounts, pages and / or groups – a key feature of this new website.

Check out their website!

Perfect site for The Perfect Day

Perfect site for The Perfect Day

21st Webb are pleased to announce the launch of a revamped site for one of our longstanding clients – Amelia @ The Perfect Day Photography.

The new site features a full-screen image slideshow on the homepage; providing a clutter-free first impression that leaves a big impact. The site also features dynamic ‘Stories’ display pages, showcasing each of Amelia’s different projects in a low-maintenance, elegant layout. With the Blog section of the website being a key part of this website; complete mobile compatibility of not only the website but also the back-end allows for Amelia to keep on posting while she’s on the go.

Check out her website!

Wrexham Music Co-operative

Wrexham Music Co-operative

21st Webb are thrilled to be working with the new music service in Wrexham County. Wrexham Music Co-operative are a brand new service launched this year, providing a new vision for music provision in and around the Wrexham area.

Their website is one of the first websites to be published on our new platform and features a fully mobile compatible design, extended through to the back-end for management on the go. The site also features a built-in countdown timer, counting down to the start of new provision commencing this September. Future releases of the site will include Office 365 integration, and secure collaborative space for tutors to communicate and share resources.

Check out their site!

NEW: Free 256-bit SSL Certificate

NEW: Free 256-bit SSL Certificate

With today’s implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Google’s proposed ‘down-ranking’ of unencrypted websites from July this year – we are now offering all our existing clients, and any new clients free 256-bit SSL Certificates on all packages. With thanks to Lets Encrypt, all clients will now be able to access the Auto SSL service from their cPanel account; and encrypt all domains on their account.

We will be writing help guides for our clients on how best to implement this security – which will be published in our Knowledge Base in the next coming month.

The Association of Independent Music Services

The Association of Independent Music Services

21st Webb is delighted to be working with the all-new Association of Independent Music Services; or AIMS for short.

The association brings together all independent self-governing Music Services from across the country. 21st Webb have been working with Denbighshire Music Co-operative, our local independent music service; in providing their website and much of their IT systems.

We are delighted to announce that we have been working with AIMS in also providing their website, which is now available at www.theaims.co.uk

This website features many bespoke features, such as a custom forum section for all AIMS members to collaborate; as well as an interactive map of the UK displaying the location of all AIMS member services. What’s more, AIMS are the first of our clients to be hosted on our new webhosting services; the first of many who will have access to their very own cPanel – providing extensive access and configuration options to your webhosting service.

We would also like to thank the Musicians Union for their support with the AIMS project.

NEW: Webhosting Platform

NEW: Webhosting Platform

Over the past year, we here at 21st Webb have been working tirelessly in the background to refurbish the services we have to offer.

Since 21st Webb was first launched, we have been able to offer a range of webdesign packages to our clients at competitive prices with thanks to outsourcing our designer-platform to the US. Over the past year we have been working on setting up a completely different platform over here in the UK; which, aside from bringing our clients data back to the the UK / EU, will also allow us to offer a whole new range of services. The move to our own UK-based platform allows for the prices of our packages to remain at their current, competitively low rate.

Our new platform provides our clients with access to their own webserver share, with cPanel access for extensive controls and configuration possibilities. The platform also allows new and existing clients to register new domains directly with us, or transfer their current domains across to us at competitive registration / renewal prices. What’s more, the new platform can provide our clients with their own mailsever, using their own domain; a service we have previously had to outsource. Thanks to cPanel, our clients are able to do much more than host a website and emails – on their webserver share, through cPanels built-in installer suite comes hundreds of different applications available for install; meaning our clients can now host forums, CRM’s, messaging platforms, file-sharing platforms and much more.

Although we started out as a webdesign company; we have decided with the move of our services over to the new UK-based platform – we will primarily be providing webhosting services as of 2018. The new platform allows for automated management of new and existing clients, automatically allocating and maintaining their individual webserver shares, cPanel accounts and domains. Therefore we can now provide webhosting services directly from our website, at any time and location. Each clients cPanel account allows for individuals to setup and maintain their own web-based services themselves through the easy-to-use setup wizards built into cPanel. We will always continue to provide support to all clients however, and are developing an in-house Knowledge Base exclusively for 21st Webb clients and services.

Over the next 6 months we will be providing all existing clients the opportunity to migrate their existing websites across onto the new platform. Support for all designer-platform clients will continue as normal, on either platform.