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Powerful reliable web hosting

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 .ac.uk and .gov.uk 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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9am - 5pm GMT Mon to Fri, call 01629 825550

For urgent out-of-hours hosting support only
please text 07545 338414 (include your contact
number if different from phone used to send SMS).
Please do NOT call this number directly.

Email: post@future-shock.net

Address: Atrium Offices, Town Hall, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4EU, United Kingdom

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Information for Developers

The following names (in precedence order) can be used for default documents on your site: index.aspx, default.aspx, index.asp, default.asp, index.php, default.php, index.htm, index.html, default.html. Some of these will not be available if your account doesn't include support for certain scripting languages (.aspx requires ASP.NET, .asp requires ASP, and .php requires PHP).

All directories in your account have write permission as standard. Directory browsing is disabled by default.

SMTP Server for sending mail from scripts will be smtp followed by your domain name, for example mail.your_domain.com

If you require scripts to be executed on a scheduled basis, you will need to contact us detailing your requirements. This service is provided on a consultancy basis.

We do not provide any further programming advice or support except on a consultancy basis.

ASP & ASP.NET

Script execute permission is set on all directories in your account. Session timeout is set to 20 minutes, script timeout is 90 seconds. Buffering and ParentPaths are enabled, the default language is VBscript (JavaScript is also available). The following additional ASP Components are provided (click on the links for more information and code samples). It may be possible to install additional trusted components upon request and at charge to the account holder.

PHP

Our servers provide PHP version 4.4 from The PHP Group. All standard installation extensions are available. Script names must end with the extension .php

Front Page Server Extensions

We STRONGLY recommend against using these - they are a security weekpoint in the Microsoft webserver, and have been responsible for a large number of malicious attacks on servers around the world (although Microsoft have now provided patches that fix these holes).

Registered Nominet Member and Tag Holder Comodo Official SSL partner

call 9am-5pm on
+44 (0)1629 825550

or email us at
post@future-shock.net

urgent hosting support
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