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Future Shock provides web hosting on powerful Microsoft Windows 2003 based servers - we do not provide Linux hosting. We offer a number of different hosting plans to suit every budget, with prices as low as £20 per year for basic hosting.

Our servers are provided by Rackspace UK and are located in London data centres operating with at least 99.99% uptime. We provide domain registration and management services - we are a Nominet Member and tag holder (for .uk domains) and JANET Approved ISP Member (for and domains). We are a Comodo SSL partner allowing us to add fantastically priced HTTPS secure encrypted communication to your website in just minutes.

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Clean and Intelligent Web design

Good-looking and user-friendly websites for companies of all sizes

We specialise in the production of reliable, straightforward and easy-to-use solutions which cater to the needs of users.

Whether you just want a simple contact form or a full e-commerce site, we can code it for you.
Expert level programming in ASP.NET, ASP Classic, JavaScript, XML/XSL, HTML and CSS, SQL Server and Microsoft Access. WCAG Accessibility to AAA conformance where required. Search engine friendly and easy to maintain HTML markup. Static Sites, Content Management Systems, and many other project types delivered on time and on budget.

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Search Engines and Offline Marketing

Gaining competitive advantage

From the black arts of web marketing to improving your brand, we can assist in getting your website, and your company, the attention it deserves.

We don't pretend there's a big secret to web marketing. Using basic principles and ethical techniques, we've helped many companies move up in the search engine rankings in competitive markets such as Spanish property and children's clothing. We offer everything from straightforward advice to full online marketing services, including link campaigns and Adwords management. Whatever your budget, and whatever your market, we can help.

We also help with traditional ("offline") marketing - writing press releases, or working with your managers or external marketing consultants to achieve brand objectives.

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Our most recent news

14th October 2013 We have released a new version of our Date Picker product to fix a problem with the newest release of Google Chrome

4th April 2013 We have discontinued our Free Date Picker product after 8 years of service

3rd April 2012 We are pleased to release Worldwide Dispensers a redesigned site to match Rapak and DS Smith PLC design

20th March 2012 Redesigned and released Rapak to match the new look of DS Smith PLC

19th March 2012 Released V2 of TheSupportDirectory

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Working with the Internet since it began!

Knowledge, experience and the ability to listen

We are a small family-run business situated at the edge
of the Peak District in the centre of the UK. We've been trading as Future Shock since 1995 and became a UK private limited company in 2004. We have a very broad range of experience in the design, programming and marketing of both web-based and more traditional media.

We have worked with clients of all scales, ranging from international investment banks and multinational PLCs
to sole traders and personal home sites. We've built
e-commerce sites, estate agent sites, bespoke content managed systems, and information websites. We pride ourselves on delivering sites which best meet our clients' needs - whoever they may be and whatever their budget.

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Setting up your email account in Microsoft Outlook Express

Below is an illustrated tutorial on creating a new email account in Outlook Express. This information is only relevant to email accounts provided by Future Shock.

Open your account opening email.

When you open a new hosting account with Future Shock, you will receive an email detailing all the settings required to access your email. This email also contains details and prices of the hosting account you have purchased, and Control Panel and FTP access information.

Open the Internet Accounts popup in Outlook Express.

Select Accounts from the Tools menu in Outlook Express:

Add a new account to the Mail accounts.

Select Mail from the four tabs along the top of the popup. Then click the Add button on the right and choose Mail to start the Internet Connection Wizard:

Enter your name.

Type your name into the Internet Connection Wizard popup, then click Next. You can actually type anything you want here, it will not effect your ability to send and receive mail:

Enter your new email address.

Ensure that the "I already have..." option is enabled. Type in your new email address, then click Next. This must exactly match the new email address sepecified in your account opening email (although upper and lower case is not important):

Enter the mail server names.

Ensure that the "My incoming mail server is a" option is set to POP3. Type in the mail server names exactly as they appear in your account opening email (they should be both the same), then click Next. These will always be "mail." followed by the domain name you have chosen for your hosting account:

Enter your account name and password.

Type your new email address into the "Account name" box, and your password (which will have been telephoned through to you or sent in encrypted email) into the "Password" box. Ensure "Remember password" is ticked and "Log on using Secure Password Authentication" is unticked, then click Next:

Complete the Internet Connection Wizard.

Click Finish to complete the Internet Connection Wizard. Your new email account will now be listed in the Internet Accounts popup. Select the new account and click the Properties button:

Set Outgoing Mail Server to require authentication.

Select Servers from the five tabs along the top of the popup. Tick the "My server requires authentication" checkbox at the bottom of the popup. This will automatically be set to use the same settings as your incoming mail server (so you don't need to click the Settings button. Click OK to close the Account Properties popup, then click Close to exit the Internet Accounts popup.

Your email account is now ready for use.

We recommend that you send yourself a test email using this new account to check that you can send and receive correctly. If this fails, first return to the Email Account Properties popup and check all the settings match those specified your account opening email. If the problem persists please contact support.

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