Embracing Cloud Based Services

At GURUS we have always had the mantra that the buck stops with us. This is mainly due to the fact that when we first started we didn’t think anyone could provide the levels of service that our clients deserved.

That’s why we built our own data centre and core services including DNS, shared hosting, co-location and email broadcasting to name a few.

Times have changed and we now look to sector specific experts who have paved the way and cut the cost of enterprise level features for the mass market.

Our current favorites are:


We love CloudFlare. CloudFlare makes using a content delivery network (CDN) simple and cost effective. In the past using a content delivery network was cost prohibitive and had complex pricing arrangements making it hard to understand the true cost of deploying a CDN. CloudFlare has helped our international clients get better user experiences and higher google page ranking by speeding up website response times.

We especially like CloudFlare’s use of a propriety technology they call “Railgun”. Railgun accelerates the connection between each CloudFlare data center and an origin server so that requests that cannot be served from the CloudFlare cache are nevertheless served very fast.

Highly Recommended. Tt’s one of the reasons we run a Coudflare Railgun Optimised Data Centre.


When it comes to transactional websites – emails are at the sharp end of the business. SendGrid specializes in email delivery. It can handle large volumes and avoids your email communications being relegated to the spam folder.

By allowing SendGrid to deal with outgoing email customers can reduce costs and get better deliverability rates.


Whilst we are not a WordPress shop – there’s no disputing the fact that WordPress is by far the most prominent CMS out there. Let’s think about that shall we? What does that mean?

Well 74.6 Million web sites depend on WordPress, and if you thought WordPress was for news and blog sites, well you’d be wrong – five times as many business sites are powered by WordPress than the number of news sites.

Sometimes you just need a website to serve a very simple purpose and when you do WordPress is a good choice. Traditionally WordPress has been hampered by low cost hosting that fails to take advantage of the benefits of having a WordPress site. Well that was before WPengine came along.

WPengine makes hosting and securing a WordPress site easy and stress free. We rate them so highly that we have migrated all of our WordPress websites to WPengine. It saves us time and energy and they believe in the same levels of support as we do. Awesome!